Horses Bros, it's just good quality television that probably seemed a lot more impressive at the time than it does now. I similarly enjoyed the snowy forest episode the most, along with the one where the guy spends the whole episode looking for the Russian nurse or whatever only to find out she died in the end (unless I'm reading it wrong). Schwimmer, idk... if I knew more about the real guy he's based on, maybe I could say whether him being all ineffectual and unauthoritative while still being a total hardass. Maybe miscast, maybe not.
Other than that, no one in the cast really stands out too much, which is both to its benefit and its detriment. I like that Scott Grimes, as well as Neil McDonough. Just... idk man, there's a kind of competent anonymity to the whole thing, I wonder what an axe-to-grind agenda-first freak like David Simon (I haven't seen Generation Kill) would've done with it.
Season 2 of Lost is the one I remember the least. I do like the introduction of Desmond though. It's probably where it first becomes clear that this show is going to be basically nothing but curveballs.