Buffy Season 1
I saw that they had a Buffy The Vampire Slayer podcast series called Dusted going through the entire TV show episode by episode. I had always kind of dismissed Buffy since it was before my time but I figured if these two people think it's worthwhile to cover the entire series then there must be something there to check out.
The first season of Buffy is rough but I can definitely see the core of a series that could become good. The setup to kick off the series isn't bad but then it's followed by a lot of "monster of the week" type episodes that don't hold up as well. The episode about Angel halfway through the season is the first one that made me stop and think, "hmm... there might be something to this show." Then I got few more monster of the week episodes but then the season ends really strong with an episode all about prophecy and Buffy's role in the world. That was an excellent episode.
After the entire first season my verdict is... cautiously optimistic.
I can see the heart of what may become a good (or even great) show but it's not there yet. Shows have a way of finding their feet better after the first season so I'm interested to see what happens in season 2.