Oh My Word, did I love this show when it aired! We watched this show religiously.
The EYE candy. Geez. I loved Scott Bakula/Captain Archer. He has such an odd face (the nose) and yet I loved him here. Rawr! But not quite as much as Conner Trinneer/Trip Really, they were all good looking.
When we realized this series was on Netflix's streaming service, we squealed and starting singing "It's been a long road....", one of the most hokey (yet catchy) theme songs for a show EVER.
The blatant "see our show, we have half naked people in it!" is kind-of lame. FIRST episode and we have a "rub-down" fest in the decontamination room. Now, they do not play it sexual. Everyone in the room is being completely nonchalant about being half-naked and having to rub this medicine all over themselves and into each other's backs, but it's just so out-there.
Joleen Blalock as T'Pol needs to EAT A SANDWICH. It's disgusting how skinny she was and yet how large her chest was. That's not normal. You lose weight, you lose fat; you don't become a size zero and keep your size D's. Yuck. When your 40-something husband and your (then) 17 year-old son both say "Ewww" when they see her in her short-shorts and tank top, bra-less, in the decontamination room, you know she's too skinny to look good. And no, they're not afraid to say a woman is attractive in front of me.
I love seeing how the entire space program "started" before Captain Kirk. It was fun "meeting" Klingons for the first time. Watching T'Pol slowly shift from hard-nose Vulcan to slightly less hard-nosed was entertaining; for all my skinny-whining, Blalock is a good actress. I enjoyed the sets, the costumes and all the aliens. Not-so-much a fan of the Hoshi Sato character; she's in SPACE on an amazing adventure, and she spent the first half whining and scared. Dr. Phlox is such a great alien. The story lines are good, but sometimes they get lost (time war? Never really figured out who was behind all that this season. )
Although we watched these live, I have Swiss-cheese memory and can only remember bits & pieces, so it's like new! :)