Just saw the first four episodes.
I like it well enough. Michael makes for an interesting character, and so is her position on the Discovery. Jason Isaacs is great, of course, and a devious, war-minded captain certainly is something new. Fourth episode felt like proper Trek, too, with the monster turning out to be a friendly and a lot of pseudo-science and all that. I also liked how quickly they killed the poor head of security. They’ll have to introduce more characters quickly, though, if they’re going to go through them at this rate!
The show’s weak side is the writing. Drew pointed out some of the flaws in the first episodes, and it’s a bit of a constant. Can’t say I’m surprised, given that Goldsman and Kurtzman both are mediocre writers and prone to this kind of thing. The Klingons aren’t working for me, either; their scenes are much too slow and tedious and they’ve covered the actors in so much costume that they’re just all stiff.