i watch, and like, all of the star trek shows, firefly, alias, battlestar gallactica, babylon 5, stargate 1...you name it. but the best ever, in my opinion, is farscape.
in the first episode, crichton is all alone contentedly working on wormholes. sikosu pops up trailed by a group of mercenaries, who callously sick their evil dog on our hero. chiana and rygel come home.
"what was lost" 1&2 brings d'argo and jool back into the picture, at a "dig". grayza is a problem, along with noranti and an amphibious creature. everyone is looking for an alien probe to solve magnetic disturbances with the atmosphere. the unexpected happens. jool decides to stay behind.
"lava is a many splendored thing" is a humorous episode, with rygel getting the group in trouble. john and d'argo trying to rescue rygel while chi and sikosu are trying to get in to help.
"promises" reunites the crew with moya and crichton's beloved aeryn. unfortunatly, she arrives with major baggage, in the name of scorpius, and some bad guys claiming that she assassinated someone important to them. to crichton's dismay, aeryn is not forthcoming with all of the facts and he has to figure it out.
to those of us who did not need to be re-introduced to the characters, these episodes might have been written differently. however, that criticism aside, the characterizations, writing, directing and editing are all top notch.
so, grab a raslak and watch some frelling good episodes.