I think they maintained the course they were on from the get-go. Things were more balanced, maybe, but if you really didn’t like the first few shows, you probably won’t like the first few shows, but a little better. As stated above, they did add more arcs, so if that was holding you back, there you go.
[spoiler]The only thing I liked about the robot love arc is that he REMAINED A ROBOT. No emotion chips, no hidden depths. He didn’t let them kill the doctor’s kid, but even that was after playing a long con on the Union, betraying everyone, and setting things in motion that got a shitload of ppl killed. I suspect he will continue to evolve into a Real Boy, though, because we can’t have a friggin’ Trek show without our Spock analogue.
The doctor needs psychiatric help for pursuing that relationship.
Also, there was too much plot stupidity. They didn’t react like intelligent people when they found the caverns filled with the bones of millions of dead people. They went to ask what was up, instead of performing the, “Get the Hell out of Dodge” maneuver. I thought AT LEAST, they’d have a plan if the talk went bad, but no, they depended entirely on the kindness of robots with millions of hidden bodies. I. . . find fault with that strategy.[/spoiler]
They’ve said since the beginning that its inspiration was TOS Trek, and it plays like that. They do some questionable things like they did 50 years ago, but it doesn’t play well in this age. Not for me, anyway.
I’ll still watch it. I like about 1/3 of the shows quite a bit (but enough episodes revolving around Bortus and the Machlans!), and the humorous moments are often fun, but I will continue to be disappointed when they do plot-mandated stupid stuff. And they will.