Enterprise looked unappealing to me when it debuted in 2001. The whole franchise felt a bit out of gas at that point. Recently I've been starving for some new Trek, so I figured it was time to give this show its due. I'm halfway though season two, thoughts... The theme song is TERRIBLE, and while I like the outer design of the ship, the cheapo fake looking CJI kills it. A real turnoff right off the bat. The series opener, aside from the portrayal of Vulcans, is promising. Unfortunately, that promise quickly fades as the show falls into formulaic monster of the week mode. There's very little story arc so far. While there's decent episodes here and there, it all feels like things that I've seen before. I have nothing against Berman or Braga, but it seems to me that at this point Trek needed new blood behind the scenes to freshen things up. Another problem is the incredibly bland characters. I like Phlox, and T'Pol is okay, but everyone else is as plain and uninteresting as can be. Travis Mayweather is the obligatory black guy. A pointless happy-do-gooder and a complete blank. Hoshi Sato isn't far behind. Captain Archer is probably the dumbest captain in any version of Trek ever made. His sidekick, country boy Trip Tucker, is a simpleton that's about as likeable as George W. Bush (he don't them dadgum intellectual Vulcans!). Being the only human character on the show with any noticeable characteristics, Trip is a feature player in nearly every episode. There's also some guy named Reed that likes pineapple. I'm probably forgetting someone else. Then there's the Vulcans. Smug, emotional, ignorant, petty, conniving bigoted fools these Vulcans are. They're essentially Romulans. I guess the writers needed material, so instead of coming up new original ideas, they just turned the Vulcans into idiots, that gave them a lot of material to work with. Maybe in the next the Trek series they'll turn the Kligons into piece loving hippies. I've heard ENT changes drastically in season 3. I sure hope it's for the better.