Didn't see this sort of topic so I decided I would make one. I also like reading about how other people discover certain shows and stuff they like. XD
So here's mine:
Sometime in July, I was watching Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix, and when I visited the page one day I saw Sliders on my recommended shows list. I read the description on it and thought, "Hey, this sounds cool". About two weeks later I watched the pilot episode and enjoyed it greatly. Then I waited a week before watching the next few episodes, and it went on from there.
Basically, I found it through Netflix. Unfortunately, Netflix is (of course) missing two episodes. I watched "The Weaker Sex" on YouTube but it was a bad-quality version with the edges of the screen cut off. So I'll wait to watch that episode and "Last Days" upon getting the DVD set! Hopefully that will happen.
I watched the first three seasons with enthusiasm, but around the end of season 3 it was tapering off, and after "Genesis" I didn't like the direction the show was going. Frankly the episode was kinda depressing (and I didn't much fancy the change of backstory on Q-ball's part). When I finally picked back up again a few weeks later, I pushed through the first few episodes of Season 4 (pretty much because I wanted to see Colin in action after realizing that Jerry O'Connel's ACTUAL BROTHER was playing Quinn's brother), and I regained my interest! I consider myself to be an oddity since I really like that 4th season for the most part... But during season 5 I lost interest in watching it again because it just wasn't the same show anymore. It lost its magic, so to speak. I plan to pick it up again eventually and at least say I've watched all the episodes (except Last Days).
And oddly in the weeks that followed my break from watching the episodes, I've become even more into the show. Usually when I stop watching something the obsession fades off. *shrugs* It's being kept alive through passion and fanfiction!
Soooo, share your story here. For no reason. o_o