Yeah, I was pretty skeptical early on, too, but the first season quickly proved to me that I had nothing to worry about. I'm still amazed that this show has almost eclipsed Breaking Bad in high-quality writing and acting, from top to bottom. This is an extraordinary show and has greatly raised the standard for all prequels (not just shows, but films, books, comics, plays, everything) and I think very few will ever clear this bar. So, yeah, pretty bittersweet. But I'm super excited about my mega marathon! I'm just trying to decide if I want to reserve the Gene scenes and episodes for viewing only after El Camino or if I'm overthinking it all. Gods, fucking yes. Even if (and probably when) she gets robbed of her Emmy, I cannot wait to see what she does next. She has leaped into "Must See" viewing.