Hey, Wil. So I've always been a huge fan of TOS but just recently I've been convinced to start watching the first episodes of TNG, and I'm really enjoying it. So here's my question: Is there a specific reason you've ever heard why some people don't seem to like Wesley? Because from what I can tell he's like a freaking awesome boy genius and he and Data are proving to be two of my favorite characters of all time. Right up there with Spock and McCoy. So I'm not really understanding the hate.
For the most part, Wesley was an objectively badly written character. If you were a kid in 1988, you probably didn’t notice, and were likely just happy to have a representative in a science fiction show.
I’m really glad to know that you’re enjoying the show.