I binged my to catching up to episode 8 and have a few thoughts to share.
Season 2 is an improvement over season 1 in my opinion. The leftover issues and the attempts to cling to Trek mythology is the real problems with the writing this season. When Discovery is doing Starfleet missions they are fantastic.
Section 31 stuff is weakest part of season so far. They took away the mystery of Section 31 which takes away its ominous components. They seem like a bunch of hapless reactionaries who sacrificed principles for expedience and have neither. The characters that we see are thin tropes of interesting characters. Tyler can repeat that they are good people all they want but we never see results of that. Its obvious Michelle Yeoh is having fun as Terran Georgiou, but its getting a little too much.
Captain Pike and Number One would be a hell of a great show.
Just make Jett Reno the chief engineer already.
I want Captain Saru already, get Pike on Enterprise and give him his own show.
Stop with the Klingons, you don't get them, just stop