But the older kids, especially Andrew, are up to the fifth episode. It's better than I remembered it from when I was a kid. The special effects and acting aren't as bad as the cliches make them out to be. It's been fun to show the kids where the sci-fi genre pretty much got its start. The only other sci-fi series I could think of that pre-dates it is the old black & white Buck Rogers serials they played in the movie theaters. Given the context in which it debuted, I'm not suprised it has such a following.
Of course, it can't compete with American Idol, which Tim and Allison prefer. We've also enjoyed that. We even tape it when we can't watch it live. I must say, for those of you following the show, that Adam Lambert's rendition of "Ring of Fire" was much more to my liking the second time we watched it. The kids agreed with Simon.