I like both shows but if I had to choose one it would be Orville. Orville doesn’t take itself as seriously and as such I find it easier to overlook the little flaws present in both shows. I also like the characters more even though I dislike Seth. He’s tolerable here because he’s a weak character in that he must rely on his supporting cast to carry the day and has grown on me a little bit. Conversely, my favorite Discovery character was killed off in the second episode. To me she was symbolic of the classical Trek protagonist. Discovery is much more dark and serious than TNG or even DS9. It’s different and interesting in its own way.
Also, I happen to be asian and I will concur with the “I have asian friends guy” in that Seth’s comedy, though frequently stupid, is not malicious and does not offend me nor have I seen anyone become offended by it outside of the internet. Something like casting Johansson in GiTS is much more disappointing for Asian-Americans but the PC people tell us we’re not supposed to be offended by that. Ugh. Regardless, Orville’s comedy is tame by comparison. Both shows are worth checking out.