I should preface this by saying, I overall really liked series XI. Series XII to me has been more of a mixed bag, same as with X although XI has reused too many jokes from old shows which X didn't really. There's some really good bits and there's episodes I think are really well written, but to me RD still seems a bit off. The good episodes have an odd few moments that don't quite feel right and a few episodes (I'm looking at you Lemons) are pretty dreadful. After a while I think I know what's bugging me. Red Dwarf feels like an American sitcom now. The gags and the way they're acted feels like a US sitcom, and don't get me wrong I like US Sitcoms (Seinfeld is in my top 5 comedies ever) but they always feel a bit forced, a bit showy, a bit fake. Probably because I was born and brought up in England. An example is in Lemons where Lister makes a reference to Jesus's penis, using a comedic term I've not heard but basically a generic Jewish American type name you'd expect to hear from someone like Jackie Mason, not an English blokeish lad like Lister. I watched the hated US Pilot again recently and you know what, it's not that bad. Some of the jokes are the same and the new jokes are actually funny. It's not the same because they're played by different actors, but if that script was filmed with the regular cast today, people who love the new series would probably laugh their arses off, because the humour works as American comedy humour. But all the fans have been appalled by it even though our RD has moved closer and closer to a US Sitcom The humour now, feels like a US show. I even watched a video on youtube where someone else (an American) pointed this out, so it's not just me. So basically, Red Dwarf is still mostly funny, it's still clever, but it doesn't feel like the same show, and I'm really puzzled when people say it feels just like series I - VI where for me it's actually very different.