And if you want to, there’s nothing stopping you from going back to watch the rest later.
I don’t care what the show is, you watch the pilot.
It challenges our ideas about democracy and tolerance in the face of existential threats, and asks its characters to choose between multiple, flawed moral paths.
It has the confidence and skill to simultaneously depict wars, civil wars, coups, genocidal conflicts, legal battles, romances, political campaigns, and ethical debates, and to keep it all coherent and interesting. Due to its incredible focus over multiple seasons, the show tends to get better as it goes along.
It’s obviously required watching if you want to get into the show, but like most pilots it feels substantially different from the rest of the series.
Watch this to get an understanding of the premise, but know that you still haven’t really seen what grabs most people about it.