“told”-anon, I feel exactly like that too! I was actually just talking about it with a friend, and we agreed that the hot/cold and long absences weren’t really helping sell it. Both of us also, like you, have high hopes for it and we do like what we’re getting, it just could be so much better. For what we want from it, anyway. It just doesn’t seem like something the writers are wholeheartedly into, even though everyone else is definitely putting in their all.