… until we started watching it again this past weekend at Shauna's insistence.
First off, there's Shannon. She's utterly useless (and no, the weak French translations of nonsense don't count) and spends her entire time whining, tanning (she wears at least three different swimsuits before the season is halfway done), and making all kinds of snarky remarks like the spoiled little brat that she is. I'm glad she died and even "got the hots for her" Sayyid seems to have forgotten about her by the middle of season 2 (which is what, a few weeks?).
And then there's Michael. The dude's got two lines the entire series: "WAAAALT!!!" and "THEY TOOK MY SON!!!" Couldn't the writers, for all of their crazy imagination, come up with something better than that? Maybe someone who wasn't treating his kid like some kind of unwanted stepchild and trying to justify all of his bad behavior on someone else's kidnapping? I was so happy when he left at the end of season 2, then mad when he was back in season 4, then happy again when he exploded in a giant fireball so I wouldn't have to worry about him coming back again.
Even with those too big annoyances (which were thankfully later corrected), I'm really enjoying re-watching it with perspective from what happens in later seasons.