So now that it is on Netflix, I thought I would check it out again like I had never seen it. I knew from memory that the first season just sucked, I remember describing that to SW that the first season was garbage, but then it started getting better after that.
I watched a few episodes in the first season and it sucked every bit as badly as I remember it. Then I perused descriptions of some episodes in the second season and remembered them pretty well, but nothing that I really wanted to watch at the moment. The same with the third season and the fourth season and so on.
So even though it got much better, I remember the episodes enough that I didn't really want to watch them. It was weird, even though I knew the episodes were really good, I didn't want to watch any finally just went to something else.
I will watch certain Simpsons episodes even though I know most of the lines, but not sitcoms. Maybe the charm really is only in the moment with some shows, although I still consider Seinfeld one of the best comedy shows ever.