I don’t normally have access to Netflix, but I sometimes visit people who have it.
In general I have always liked DS9 better than TNG, because it is darker and has more complex characters and more believable inter-character dynamics. But I have to say when I tried to watch the first season again, they definitely didn’t hit their stride early. A few seasons on though the show started working well.
5×02 The Ship – Wikipedia (spoilers)
This is good except it is odd that the destruction of the ship in orbit isn’t part of their discussions. It doesn’t really make sense as a standalone episode; you have to know the entire Dominion storyline to understand the various Dominion characters.
5×10 Rapture – Wikipedia (spoilers)
I just like something about the idea of having to choose between visions and living your life.
5×06 Trials and Tribble-ations – Wikipedia (spoilers)
Fluff, but they do a really good job visually of fitting into the original series episode.
The obvious episode to watch would be 4×03 The Visitor, which is probably DS9’s best episode, an analogous episode to TNG 5×25 The Inner Light in that it’s not really a DS9 episode at all.
August 6, 2016 What TNG I watch, when I can watch any episode