was never a fan of the show, but i caught the first series ep over the holidays on TVLand and really enjoyed it and realized how much i've been craving entertainment that is more spiritually nutritous or uplifting. of course i hated the show as a kid so i have no previous experience with it in depth. i say that because i was reading reviews over on Amazon that mention the episodes on the dvd sets are butchered. for fans of the show is it worth picking these up at all now? how much material is generally cut per ep-if you don't know whats missing are you going to miss it? and how is the A/V quality aside from that? also is the first season a strong one?