Samuel Walters wrote:
River ... I always thought she was the most annoying character in terms of her actions, even if her character story was one of the more intriguing ones.
That pretty well sums up my thoughts as well. However, I thought the circumstances of her government tampering and subsequent escape did more to make Simon interesting, not River. I was always impressed with Simon's self sacrifice, giving up his rightfully earned status and everything he knew for the love of his sister. River herself, on the other hand, was just pointless and annoying.