The first season of Night Court gets thumbs up for being able to deliver a solid number of chuckles each episode. The characters are interesting to the point where they're almost three-dimensional, and the concept is original enough. All of the actors are competent.
Where the show falters is that, like every other sitcom of its day, problems arise and are resolved in a single episode. Sometimes the problems are intriguing, such as when a prostitute falls in love with Harry because he's actually nice to her, and sometimes they're not, such as when Bull takes care of an abandoned baby. The same is true for the resolutions to those problems - some good, some curious.
There are many notable guest stars for this first season, including appearances by Michael J. Fox, Yakov Smirnoff and the late Barney Martin (the father on "Seinfeld").
The extras on the disc are minimal. There is a commentary on the pilot episode by the series creator, Reinhold Weege, and a short documentary with interviews with Weege and Harry Anderson. Both pieces skirt around the issue of Karen Austin and Paula Kelly, going so far as to ignore them entirely in the documentary, save for a throw away line by Anderson about "the girls" in relation to the cast getting along so well in that first season. I'm not sure why Karen Austin left the cast before the initial season was over, and it would have been nice to actually explain the full goings on behind the scenes.
Overall, though, the show is enjoyable, and holds up well after 20+ years.