Up to episode 10 of the new Star Trek... still iffy about it. So far my thoughts are that it makes a good modern show... as in the writing is generally good and it keeps my attention... but does it really capture the spirit of the star trek franchise? For me personally, not really.
I think they were really concerned with writing a captivating over arching storyline but I really liked the episodic nature of past shows. Also it's very action packed and interesting but not really mentally stimulating so far. I think they aimed at bringing new life to the franchise by changing a lot of stuff up (a darker tone, changing up the focus on the captain as hero/protagonist, updated klingons, focus on over arching storyline, etc), and I appreciate that but not sure if I like it all that much.