I was pretty young, like 5, when TNG came out. But my papa ( Dads dad) and I had a Saturday tradition before then. We could curl up on the couch and watch TOS together. I liked it well enough, but the time spent with him was the big deal.
When TNG came out, papa was a trucker and on the road during the week, so grandma and I would tape the show, and he and I would watch it together on the weekends. Even though I usually watched it when it aired, again, sitting down with him was our bonding experience, so I have a warm feeling for the show, even the less then stellar episodes, because of i