Yeah, I guess I was thinking about Malcolm in the Middle (another series the wife and I started) with the seasons.
I've watched the first episode of the 2nd season and I'll probably finish it out (because I hate not finishing what I start). It's sad to hear though (which I have heard from a LOT of people) because the first season was really enjoyable. I've always been into these kinds of shows; not just of the comic hero style, but sci-fi in general. Fringe was an excellent series that had a similar effect after the 3rd season, but manage to finish strong.