I'm re-watching Season One of Star Trek: The Next Generation myself, although just on the older DVD collection. I find so far two episodes really shine out of the first handful of episodes... "Haven"

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/06/star-trek-th...

and "The Big Goodbye".

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/06/star-trek-th...

"Haven" made me laugh out loud at least once, which I hardly ever do, and "The Big Goodbye" is just some good homage, both to old "film noir" detective pulps type stuff and a bit of a nod to "A Piece Of The Action".

Overall, I'm finding the first season much better in my opinion than the critics warn of, although so far the new generation of aliens are really badly done... kind of Galaxy Quest bad, it appears.

All in all, pretty classic at 25 years past.