the G-man wrote:
That being said, if the only seasons a person can see are the first two I would still encourage them to watch. Those first two seasons are what set the tone for the entire series and there wasn't a bad ep or arc in the bunch. Furthermore, neither the second nor third episodes ended on cliffhangers. As such, a viewer can enjoy the first two or three seasons as a standalone.
You're right of course. It just strikes me wrong that one could get into the series and know there are 80 or 90 more episodes out there but not be able to see them in the foreseeable future. But that' perfect vs. good, and the first three seasons are great. And three seasons availability is better than St. Elsewhere