Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?
What bugged me about him at the start was his obnoxiousness. Always butting in on things talking his head off, defined mostly by his lustfulness. As Worf put it, 'He is an overgrown child', and they didn't figure out how to make that endearing for a couple seasons.
Its wasnt that they didnt figure out how to make that endearing for a couple seasons but that they were purposley trying to make the character annoying to the audiance for the first season or so and then gradually making him bearable/endearing.
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