The original series was a collection of morality plays, good vs evil. That's why I loved it. Voyager had some of that with some adventure of the week sort of thing. DS9 seasons 1 and 2 sucked, but with the war, we had serious Trek drama that was awesome. Enterprise just sucked.
TNG was the Soap Opera of the week. Soap Opera in the general plots, the quality of the writing and the quality of the acting.
These are good examples of the plots of the episodes.
- Alien consciousness wants to kidnap and raise human boy to make up for past wrongs. Shitty episode.
- Data makes a daughter android. Everyone shits themselves that he could make one. They try to take her, she predictably develops emotions and dies. Asshat admiral is assholish.
- They get fucking caught by the wake of two dimensional being. At the end of the episode, they realize it was an accident. That's it. That was the fucking episode.
Basically, TNG episodes lack plot. They have no substance or soul. Moreover their science advisers suck ass, half the actors suck ass, and most of the writers suck ass. I could go on, but I should probably take it to a different forum, and I'm replying to a troll, so it doesn't matter anyway.