May seem silly, but I never watched this show on tv, but then when my friend rented the season 1 set, he then started watching season 2 religiously. He insists I HAVE to watch season 1 of the show and get on board. Here's my concern, let me know if it's unreasonable. The show's appeal is largely based on the cliffhangers, suspense, etc. If I watch the first season now, I can't start watching the second season half-way through. I'd have to wait until the dvd set comes out, and by that time, I wouldn't be able to escape the word of mouth on what happens. I'm big into the sopranos, and I find that show is strong on so many points rather than show to show cliffhangers that when I hear the occasional blurb on season 4 stuff, it doesn't ruin anything for me. Any thoughts?