CBS (ended 1973)
I'm a little more than halfway through Mission: Impossible and have loved it so far. There has not been an episode I've disliked (except for "Zubrovnik's Ghost," but I only didn't like that one as much as some of the others
The DVD set is my first big exposure to the show. When I was younger, I used to watch reruns of it on FX (along with The Green Hornet and Batman...back before they got into original programming), and while I only saw "Jim Phelps" episodes, I really enjoyed it. Therefore, being able to watch three or four episodes in a row is a blast!
My two favorite characters have got to Rollin Hand and Dan Briggs. I prefer Briggs to Phelps, and am curious to see how the Season 2 and forward episodes compare with Peter Graves at the helm. Of course, the rest of the team is great too.
I echo the previous poster's comments on DVD quality. For a show that is 40 years old these episodes look amazing! I read one review of the set and it said that the show almost looked like a modern series trying to achieve a "retro cool" look. The picture and sound are fantastic, probably the best of any TV DVD from that era that I've seen.
Wish there had been some extra features...with the exception of Greg Morris (Barney), the original cast is all living. It would have been great to hear some recollections, though I can understand why Steven Hill might not want to, given his departure from the series. Martin Landau and Barbara Bain wanted to cameo in the Mission: Impossible movies, so I bet they'd be willing to sit down and share their thoughts on the show. Oh, well...there's always next season!