While all RD series are awesome... Series VIII, for me is defo below par... and Series I was where it all began!!! (Quote - I didnt know how to do it properly) I actually thought Series VIII was excellent, reverting back to a sitcom rather than the 'action/drama comedy' feel that started in Series IV (althogh Series VI was an improvement), and VIII also turned Red Dwarf in a brand new direction which I though was done superbly - it's like Series I & II with a bigger budget. That was also where Series I failed for me. I have no problem with low-budget programmes, but the first series was beyond low. P.S. I hate Series V!!!