It's been a while. And because of that time, I have finished DS9 which IS THE best written Trek series. It has the most engaging plot among the five. I'm halfway done with TNG and Enterprise. TNG had the most content and may be considered the central point from which DS9, ENT and VOY branched out of. BUT I gotta say, Enterprise is one of the most unappreciated TV shows I know. My kid loved DS9 and I had to always wait for him before I can watch but it's starting to look like he likes Enterprise more we have to pause every time he's busy. And that is because without bias, it's the best adventure among the five.
No Federation, No prime directive, unreliable number of stored languages and capability of their Universal translators, inferior technology to more than half of alien encounters, minimal use of transporters, no replicators, Warp 5 top speed. The same things spoiled Trek fans hated during its run on TV is a third of the reason why it's exciting to watch.
The other two reasons why it's good -
1. The human perspective on everything. Starfleet is in it's toddler years and the Vulcan High Council aren't comfortable about this time of weaning. They have minimal to zero data on every anomaly, region, site and species they encounter. They deal with everything the same way WE from our timeline would deal with things.
2. It has tons of references to Trek lore. Most episodes feel like watching journals of Trek history. They set in motion the events that is the very history of the Federation. Lol their Lt. Reed even invented the "Red Alert" protocol only he's not sure what to call it yet and his siren is a bit annoying and need replacing. It's only fitting that their greatest challenge lied in the form of the Temporal Cold War. In layman's terms, a cold war between factions of time-travelers.
Edit: Good thing I watched VOY first. It's very inconsistent and got many boring fillers. Imo, it's still a good show but they should have reduced their number of episodes or seasons. And its ending isn't that great considering all the other stuff they had to go trough on their journey home.
Scott Bakula must love sci-fi. Time-travel specifically. I used to watch this as a kid
The Niners from one of DS9's funner episodes
Odo, as the impartial umpire
... Ejected Cap Sisko from the game lol
Worf in his usual self
One of Sisko's infamous feats. Why Q never bothered them ever again. scene from one of the earlier episodes