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Old 09-12-2019, 11:06 AM
bibliophage is offline
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It sometimes takes upwards of half a season for the writers and actors to really know what their characters are all about. If the first few episodes aren't actually very good but the show seems to hold promise, I'll give them about that long. I won't necessarily watch every episode but I'll check in from time to time. If things aren't clicking by halfway through the first season, they probably never will. If memory serves, good series that took about half a season to get up to steam include Star Trek: The Next Generation and Cheers.

Of course if the first episode is downright bad and shows no promise for improvement, I won't bother with a second episode.