I'm a student from the New England area, I'm turning 20 in about a month and a half.
I was an infant when TNG first aired but both my parents were big fans so it's been with me for seriously like my entire life.
I like pretty much every episode of TNG but I tend to have a preference for the more, I suppose, "cerebral" episodes such as Timescape
or The Next Phase
to the simpler episodes like Code Of Honor
As for characters, I liked Data the best, with Picard pulling in second there. I liked the whole Data/Geordi friendship too. I especially liked what they showed for the two of them in The Next Phase
, with Data thinking Geordi was dead and all, how he reacted and the things he said about him.