I finally got to sit down and binge the whole series so far...I caught the first two episodes when they came out, got a very "meh" feel from it. After the RL stuff and the holiday season are over I finally got around to picking it up again and, I have to say I'm genuinely entertained. I kinda like the overall storyline (the ongoing war that they're not always hip-deep in), and I honestly liked T'kuvma--I was sorry to see him killed off so early. I thought the idea of a potential living Klingon messiah would've been interesting to explore...even if his ultimate fate was sealed. (It almost seemed like they were setting him up to explore a "Klingon Warrior Religion.")
I'm not going to spoil anything here from the most recent few episodes, but I did not see the plot twists coming (though one of them was almost obvious in hindsight).
Couple of thoughts and comments on the series in general:
1) The "overall look" of everything...it's certainly different than what should be there, and not all of it good or bad...I'm wondering why there are absolutely zero gold, red, and blue shirts so far...
2) Technology seems more updated than fifty years ago, that's fine. Technology evolves and our ideas of what it'll be like in two hundred years changes with that.
3) Series overall does seem more action-oriented than almost any Trek we've seen before, with the exception of later DS9 and some chunks of ENT. Possibly thats an effort to use exciting action to draw in a larger viewer base early? Maybe they'll be trying to work out some more....cerebral stuff once this whole first season is wrapped?
But I do have one serious gripe that I just can't let go of: Does EVERY damn piece of Starfleet's hardware TALK!?