I thought I'd share with you the main reasons why I love Enterprise. I'll try not to make this too lengthy. In no particular order (numbering is there just to keep track), they are: 1. The realism of the decor and uniforms, bridging the gap between our real world and the fictional Star Trek universe. I love the look of the ship and especially the more rugged interiors. In comparison to the other Enterprises, the colors of the NX-01 are darker, the living quarters and hallways are more cramped, there's less lighting if I'm not mistaken, everything is less comfy and more utilitarian. I especially like the scene in "Broken Bow" where we see Malcolm and Travis walking past a guy still working on a bulkhead, and Archer always bowing so as not to hit his head on the beams going across the ceiling of his ready room. I also appreciate the NASA-like uniforms and the more military-looking of higher-ranking officials like Admiral Forrest. 2. Shirtless Archer & Shirtless Trip. 3. The friendships: the preexisting best buddy relationship between Archer and Tucker, and the developing archetype of Vulcan first officer / Human captain pairing. 4. The bits of in-universe history: the re(e)d alert, the UT, the beginnings of the warp program, the formation of the Federation, first contact with Andorians, the initially rocky relations with the Vulcans, the making of the first Captain, the insight into Vulcan society. 5. The excellent production values: beautiful designs, great colors and lighting, some very good scores. 6. Pretty neat space battles. 8. Finally seeing Vulcan starships and a lot of Vulcan itself. 7. Trip's Southern accent and humor. 9. Hoshi - a linguist in space, thus confirming that there will be a place for me when the Enterprise sails out. 10. The Andorian stories and most of all, Commander Shran. 11. The grit and drama of the Xindi arc, and especially the way that experience transforms Archer from wide-eyed, naive explorer to a tough, battle-tested commander, and T'Pol from an apparently classical, restrained Vulcan to an imperfect, conflicted Vulcan. 12. Soval and the way his relationship with Archer evolves towards genuine partnership. 13. Admiral Forrest as a balanced authority figure: effectively communicating Starfleet's orders to Archer, but also trying to understand and accommodate Archer's point of view as "the one who is out there". 14. The mirror episodes, with their TOS revival extravaganza. What are yours?