I would suggest that it turned back to a more cynical one. The original source material got pretty cynical and I don't really see either Discovery or Picard being significantly more cynical than TOS could get. We aren't talking Space 1999. Blakes Seven, Babylon 5, BSG 2K, Firefly, Killjoys or Expanse cynical. IMO, It's more like TOS, DS9, level cynical. A lot of people who are angry at the latest episode maybe don't seem to think that bad things don't happen in the Star Trek universe, but prefer those bad things to be kept at a comfortable distance. They don't react well to Star Trek being uncomfortable ever to watch at any level. Star Trek is supposed to be perfectly comfy almost all the time, I think, to most people, and the more uncomfortable it is, the more they think it isn't Star Trek.