Fortunately, I have distracted myself by pulling it out of its packaging and loooool I forgot how DVDs were built in the early 00's, This thing is 7 discs long (granted it's also apparently a 27-episode season because these were the last gasps of the Old Style TV Era) and it's a brick nearly the width of a vertical-standing credit card, each rigid-plastic leaf inside nearly the thickness of an entire season case these days. It even comes with a booklet containing episode summaries. Truly a work of art.
I should really go to bed instead of watching this. I definitely should. I have many more important things that are checkouts from the library that I need to get to, and I need to get through work tomorrow before I can go back to them.
Look down. What's that? Oh, it's the first disc curiously inserted into my CD-ROM drive and auto-playing, California, here we come.
...it's already weird because in my memory this show looked brand new and now it definitely has a dated hue.
Also I just realized I have not seen this pilot in full since I was 17. Maybe 18, if they played a rerun the summer after. This is going to be a trip.
[edit: oh my god I am 3 episodes deep without a second's pause. It's so good and not trashy yet*!!! I can barely comport myself. This is absolutely the show I fell in love with once upon a time.
*I mean except for the requisite party scenes, but those are all minor/background characters being trash for ambiance so it doesn't count]