Star Trek: Lower Decks


Hilarious self-parody of TNG-era Star Trek. Funny on its own, but even better if you know the shows it’s riffing on. Great as a diversion or as a palette cleanser after watching something more serious (like, say, Picard).

Toward the end of the first season they start mixing in episodes with Big Changes™, Important Events, Mysteries and continuity. It’s not bad when it does those episodes. But I think it’s better when it plays to its strengths: the absurdity of the situations and the way the characters play off each other.