I had seasons 1&2 a decade or so ago; bar a few songs, season 2 was a huge step down in quality.
But I remember the cast saying as much in that Justin Lee Collins reunion thingy, that all the good writers were shipped off to other shows and Fame was left to coast on its past glories. For 5 more years.
Season 1 was just about perfect. I still think season 2 was good. For me, season 3 really started to decline in quality. Still entertaining. I hated that Coco left.
Last night TCM aired the movie of Fame and the Twitter TCM watch Party was so much fun. So much love for Irene Cara was tweeted.