Originally Posted by horatio
When I first saw some episodes of ENT I was puzzled by this jerk-captain and I guess that most people felt similar when they just caught a few episodes on TV.
It's really a show that you gotta watch in order, otherwise one misses how the characters and even whole species like the Vulcans learn and grow.
I think that of all the Captains, Archers character arc was the richest and truly showed him becoming a good captain, less prejudice against the Vulcans he saw hindering his mission and overall a more mature, well-rounded person.
Definitely one to watch in order, probably more so than DS9.