I never saw the first season.
I misread the box at the video store.
And just thought that the lack of story and character development was really cool.
But in truth, in medias res is one of my all time favorite things about epic storytelling.
It's more like of how we experience life.
Nothing, then plop! and we have to figure everything out on our own.
Or ask the people next to us, maybe, if you're not up to it.
And then relive our childhoods through our children and grandchildren?
Okay, I don't know about that part. But it sounds nice.