I absolutely loved the show Zoey 101 since it first debuted. I wasn't as a frequent watcher when Season 4 came around because I felt the styles were changing. And plus its painful to watch and know that it was towards the ending of show.
But anyways...you want to know about what I thought of season 1: Basically, I thought it was terrific. The episodes were consisted of wide variety topics as any great sitcom is. Who doesn't love the Jet X episode where Zoey makes a very creative commercial out of crappy argument footage! Or the episode where the kids form a Disc-Golf team to get out of Gym. It made me want to find sneaky ways to get out of GYM too.
Overall, the show is great. I think it is one of the best shows Nickelodeon has ever had to offer. It is an extreme shame that these Mothers couldn't accept how strong Jamie Lynn was, and that she could have continued on with the show. And one last thing, this season is reasonably priced; But as far as the other 3 seasons, $35 is outrageous! I read that Season 4, which is around like $35, doesn't even include all the episodes! So, just a warning to people who choose to buy the other seasons as well; try and buy it used.