When you think of shows that are popular, ran for years, and are still popular long after going off the air, you’ll find something near universal, the first season, or even the second or the third, usually aren’t the best.
Everything takes time to find a stride. Not only that, there is something more important that can’t possible happen early on.
Connecting themes, past show events, known character traits and more to craft something more meaningful, funny, or evocative is only possible after someone has spent time with a show.
This extends far beyond shows, to your career, your arts, your relationships and your life.
The first season is never the best. Things get better over time if you work at them.