The second episode of The Orville aired tonight. Gretchen and I watched it in almost-real-time, since it had been delayed by the football game.
It was good. It was actually good enough that Gretchen is now worried about the fate of the series, because she thinks that there is not enough audience that will be able to figure out what it is trying to be.
It's sort of like it's trying to be funnier than, say, Castle, but not as over-the-top as Quark.
And it's not any sillier in the important plot points than Star Trek: TOS.
I'm also encouraged that FOX hasn't thrown it up against the future Big Bang Theory Thursday night time slot to die.