For the most part, TNG was competent. At its best it was brilliant. I'm with people
on episodes like The Inner Light and The Measure of a Man.
Add in, for me, Cause and Effect, The Emissary, a few others.
The human condition, in space. Good stuff.
Unlike many, I actually liked The Dauphin.
I thought Darmok was an interesting idea. How do you make aliens who are, well, alien, but not so
alien that you can't interact with them? This was an issue with the Borg, badass aliens who could kick the
shit out of Klingons and not work up a sweat, but who were so alien that no meaningful interaction
Bad episodes? Yeah, there were a few. I prefer to remember the good ones.