For me I'd honestly rather skip episodes like The Inner Light
or I, Borg
before skipping The Royale
. It is at least entertaining and isn't so wrapped up in itself that it forgets it's suppose to be fun.
There's certainly nothing wrong with episodes that are about having fun, but there's also nothing wrong with having episodes that focus on the dramatic side of our characters. In fact, that's one of the reasons why I love Star Trek so much is that it has variety in it's shows. It's not all fun and games. It can be dramatic, tragic, scary and even mind twisting. It's thanks to episodes like those that gives the fun episodes more meaning and vice versa.