Wasn't AMOK TIME the only Season Two shirt-ripping for Captain Kirk? It seemed to happen every other week in Season One. McCoy even ruined a perfectly good sleeve in THE NAKED TIME just to inject a hypo into him. Season Three didn't have any rippings due to the low budgets.
The second year did have more action on the whole, but it was high quality in general (MIRROR, MIRROR.....SHORE LEAVE......FRIDAY'S CHILD...), so I didn't mind much. The stories were still solid.
The one flaw in AMOK TIME is obvious.......T'Pau's failure to inform Kirk it's a fight to the death until AFTER he's accepted the challenge. You call that logical?