Small story: I'm 21. I've never been of the right age to enjoy the old Star Trek, and nowadays, people my age or lower find Star Trek laughable. I think its reputation is remarkably similar to Teletubies. Don't take this the wrong way, read on.
I ran out of Sci-Fi shows to watch. Loved the likes of StarGate, Battle Star Galactica. But there's just ain't enough. With great fear, I decided to try a show which, by reputation only, I already disliked.
My first impressions: this show is just so CHEESY. This really caught me at first, so much I wanted to quit. But I gave it a shot, and held on.
And I'm not regreting it.
I'm at season 1, episode 22, and loving it. Despite the extremely cheesy begining, the cheesiness in general actually became quite supportable and enjoyable. I love the characters, and the stories are interesting. I can safely say I'm hooked.
Its reputation is a bit deserved, even if I don't agree with it anymore. I think the show's cheesiness (and cheesy reputation) stops it from being enjoyed by younger generation, at least this one (maybe not the newer ones). I think most people my age are less willing to care about something that started long ago, and surely will not botter with something so old and cheesy.
So I just have to say, for anybody out there: This show is actually great. Getting used to the cheesiness is one thing, but once you do, its as good as a sci-fi show should be. Obviously, since it probably started the whole thing?
Anyway. I'm enjoying it, and I'm glad I took the leap. If anybody out there is in doubt, don't. Just try it.