It’s entirely episodic in the way DS9 was before the more serialized final seasons. There’s a story going on in the background like the Dominion War, but the show is entirely episodic with standalone episode stories.
That does sound nice, but my main issue is with the dialogue between characters. In Picard and Discovery, it's as if the writers' only experience interacting with other humans is over Twitter. It's horrible and cringey. I imagine this will be more of the same. I would be more than happy to be proven wrong. Especially since this show is supposed to be more episodic.