I think what made the show for me was the ensemble. The writing was so good and the whole cast settled in together like one big damn family! If I had to pick one character it would be Wash. My real life lovey is much like him. Extremely competent, imaginative, a little goofy and he just worships the decking his wife walks on. I was heart-boken when Wash died....actually cried. Silly I know.