Scott Bakula isn't a bad actor... after all, he had earned himself a Golden Globe for Best Actor win, two additional Golden Globe nominations as well as four Emmy nominations for his role in Quantum Leap
. Recently, he was also nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra
But the writing and his characterization on ENT was just terrible. During the first two seasons he was mostly depicted as incompetent and imprudent. And for Season 3 he was suddenly retooled into a cross between George W. Bush and Jack Bauer.