I started watching the Orville tv series when it first launched, to be honest I wasn't expecting a lot. Written and staring Seth Macfarlane of Family Guy fame. Sadly films and series staring the writer have a nasty habit of being terrible. The Orville is different, it works, and it works well.
The idea is a sort of Star Trek spoof, but in fact while having some comedy especially in the early episodes it's turned into a proper science fiction show that stands on it own, with good stories.
Waynes rating 8/10 well worth a watch if you like science fiction.