Star Trek: Picard is a flawed show that did a great thing — it gave TNG a proper ending

I agree with Matt Gurney’s take:

So Picard, really, is something I’d be judging on two entirely different levels: as a part of an existing Star Trek legacy, but also as a new addition to it. It’s a new show, and must be judged on its own merits, but it’s also a direct continuation of TNG, and must be judged on that basis, as well.