Originally Posted by laffer
Babylon 5 is a fantastic series, I highly recommend it. Very cool overarching storyline.
It does start a little slow and boring but it gets really good after Season 1.
But there are some key episodes in the first series, and anyway, I think to feel the atmosphere and appreciate the later calamaties you need to have come from quiet beginnings.
A bit like Lord of the Rings starting off in the rustic and homely Shire and then descending from there into all sorts of trouble.
There needs to be a journey from harmony to strife, or you'd just have heavy metal.