Tv shows have changed a lot during the past 20 years, with the rise of "premium" shows. One of the most important changes is that most shows that want to be taken seriously, feature a serialized format that tells a story over an entire season or even several seasons, these days. At first, I was intrigued by the prospect of serialized Star Trek shows: With a format of shows like "Game of Thrones" or "The Expanse", it would be possible to add so much more depth to Star Trek, I assumed. But after four seasons of DSC and 2 seasons of PIC, I feel the by far best new Star Trek is SNW, which goes back to the episodic format of standalone episodes. Imo, all season arcs on DSC and PIC were crap -- instead of adding depth, they became badly written storylines full of pointless cliffhangers, absurd detours and deus ex machina slaughterfests. When you cannot write arcs, don't try writing arcs. Imo, it's obvious the showrunners of current Trek can't write arcs. So should future new Star Trek shows return to the episodic format?