I'm not exaggerating and also have no expectations, I do however have "demands" to like a show. For example it has to have logic in it, it need to adhere to its own rules and not bounce back and forth as they run out of ideas and another rather important thing is charisma, or chemistry if you like, so that one can have connection to the characters, they are selling this as a drama scifi show but they forgot to make people care. If this is too much to ask then sure its my bad, but considering the quality of shows we had its sad that STD cant get inspiration from those, instead they keep going for the eye candy and hope that it being called Star Trek would be enough, sotty but it isnt.
You misunderstood or I was not clear, she has not been acting as a Vulcan since season 1 episode 2, this is what I'm saying, no traces of logic or rational behaviour, the writers wanted the marketable lineage (same stupid shit they did with Rey) but then wanted all the overacting drama and cheesy outburst that they can cram in. 5 min into the episode this was again happening and she was ALONE!!!!! talking to a robot.I didn't find Burnham's role annoying. I don't really understand your comment there. She was raised on Vulcan, by Spock's parents no less. And she was still with the Vulcans up until she was appointed to the Shenzhou. Why would you be surprised if the character exhibits Vulcan traits from time to time?
Just for the sake of it I would wager a large family pizza worth that if they had this episode without Burnam at all it would have been much better, they could have had use live in this new "universe" and have follow that Book dude around showing us the inner workings it would have made so much more sense instead of having a rather contrived plot point about WALKING for a gazillion miles to a place where magically they have all the solutions for this rather very specific problem, including plot armour. At one point, not quite 20min in, they made this wide shot and I wonder how the mother of all teleportation devices did they get here?
And this is the problem, they care about looks and very little about content, imho. So yes it was not atrocious or anything, it was just bland and boring and if demanding more from a show is "having expectations" then sure maybe I'm guilty of that.