TNG got better once Gene Roddenberry took more of a backseat. He might have been the creator of Star Trek, but it got better once there were other people taking charge. It will be a long while before I get watching it again with my girlfriend as we are stuck an ocean apart until we get vaccinated.
I've heard Lower Decks is either the best Trek since the TNG-ENT era ended and heard it isn't funny. I am curious about it.
The clips I've seen of Lower Decks didn't seem great. Seemed like everything it tries to do comedy wise, The Orville does better. Seen alot of people calling it CBS's bad copy of The Orville.