Quirky and OTT in what way? I'm not necessarily opposed to those qualities, but I fear that it would be similar to Doctor Who, which is also quite quirky and OTT. That's kinda why I never got into DW, and I fear that Farscape may be the same way from what little I've seen of it.
Not really the same. Doctor Who is unabashedly looking to have fun
without too much concern for plausibility. Farscape takes itself more seriously from a story perspective, it just isn't afraid to go to some bizarre places along the way.
Better than I would have put it!
I would say that the show knows not to take itself seriously all the time, but when it must, it does. And as Lindley
puts, the show goes places most science fiction shows don't. Sometimes the result might not be the best, other times it is, but it won't leave you indifferent.
However I do think the show, like Babylon 5 or DS9, has a somewhat rough beginning.