When I saw the Pilot, I actually thought the show sucked lol. I didn't start to like it until the middle of season 2.
Bonus question: When did you realize that there were ships? I always thought that Carly and Freddie were just supposed to be together, since those were the major hints. But last year I was on Yahoo Answers, and there was a question that said "Did Freddie get Sam from iCarly pregnant???" I was like WHAT??!!? Then someone answered that it was just a fanfiction, so I read it. Then I read a couple more, and they were all called "Seddie". And my obsession was born. haha