Deep Space Nine
DS9 is more complex than most make it sound...
is no more or less "complex" than its parent or sibling series. It could be wonderfully good, it could be painfully bad and insanely mediocre just like every other Trek.
My point is that fans and non-fans too often describe it in general terms, "that show on the space station" when it fact, it is more than this. I wasn't talking about stories or quality.
For myself, i don't think serialization is absolutely necessary for quality drama...while I love many DS9 episodes and the general war arc, the arc also keeps me from rewatching the series as much as TOS or STNG.