-When does the show really hit its stride? Seinfeld if my favorite show of all time, but I'll admit that first season is almost a completely different show compared to the mid/later seasons. It took about 2 or 3 seasons to really become "seinfeld", if that makes sense.
I would say by late first season, early second season, it starts to find it's legs. I'm excited for you, Dawg, as I watched the show when it aired.
-Is every episode inside the bar? I don't care one way or the other, but I've noticed the entirety of what I've watched so far has all been inside the bar. I know the office was very heavily office-centric to start but they eventually had to branch out and started doing a lot more out of office stuff
95% of what happens in Cheers
- happens in Cheers. They branch out only reluctantly and briefly.
-Reading that other thread, I got the sentiment that everyone LOVES coach. Maybe I'm just too young, but eeeehhhhhhh he's kind of TOO much of a charicature, IMO. He's the bumbling, goofy, slightly stupid old timer.
4 episodes and you're not there yet. Coach is awesome.
-In your opinion for those who have seen it all, what are your favorite seasons? You dont' have to rank them all since it's a sitcom and ranking the seasons here would be different than ranking the Wire or LOST or something..but are there any that really stand out to you as being above the rest?
I generally like the seasons that had Frasier and Diane, so, probably 3 through 5 - throw Coach in there, too, and I'll say 3 as a single favorite season.
My favorite episode is Season 1, Episode 19. My favorite single scene is from the Season 5 premiere and that is probably my second favorite episode.