R. Star wrote:
TNG had more "mini-arcs" than anything else. They're willing to revisit old episodes and expand upon them now and again, though for the most part yes the show is quite episodic. Yet the characters to manage to grow and evolve despite that limitation.
Again, isn't that like Farscape in the first two seasons? Yeah the show got more arc heavy in seasons 3 and 4 (mainly season 3) but of all the formats you can have in TV, I think I like the whole "mini-arc" "character arc" format the best.