I had seen quite a few of these episodes when this show was first on TV but I had missed the pilot and some of the first episodes. Watching it in sequence made so much more sense. This series is extremely well-written with several ongoing plots, and the overall message is very uplifting. I watched this with my 14 year old nephew and he loved it too. When several of my friends found out I had the series, they asked to borrow the DVDs. This has been an excellent purchase and will get a lot of play!