So I finished my marathon TNG re-watch earlier in the year and started on DS9 recently. I couldn't help but realise just how much better DS9 is when compared to TNG. I used to adore TNG when I was a kid but re-watching it now it seems to have dated poorly. TNG seemed to suffer from an over-abundance of bore-fest episodes and a preachy optimism that seemed to make for some poor drama. Yes, the new HD-remake effects are wonderful, but there seemed to be far more bad episodes than good. I did for the most part enjoy re-watching them and there are some truly brilliant episodes hidden in there, but at times it was a slog.
This was magnified a hundred times when I started on DS9... you realise what they were trying to do with DS9 was taking the series in a new (far more interesting) direction and actually having believable characters, situations and real drama makes this show a hundred times better, even from episode 1. Gone are the pacifist, superior starfleet ideals and the "make love not war" crap that seemed so overdone in TNG. DS9 is just more fun, period. The characters are better, the stories are better and the episodes just seem more enjoyable.
I am curious to see how I will feel when I finally get round to Voyager after I am done with DS9... whether rose-tinted glasses will make a difference. I certainly seemed to remember TNG being much better as a kid than I do now after a complete re-watch.
So, out of curiosity, for those of you that have watched them, what are your thoughts?