Early on, I would describe it as Adventure Time with a girl protagonist, what with all its le random humor, sometimes noodle limbs, cast of colorful sometimes non-sensical characters (Ponyhead), and lore.
However, seeing as how Marco is actually a positive role model/partner for Star to rein in her autism, its comedy pretty much driven more with character's personalities, clear demarcation in limbs, animation that got polished after the first season, excising of unnecessary characters to focus on the show's stronger cast members and developing them, and lore that not only expands the world and seems to build up to a clear conclusion (Star must beat the "evil" an actual antagonist, or make amends with the monsters, and later become queen), I would say it is better. It's strong direction by the creator is one of its hallmarks, though there are filler episodes that are terrible, there are few and in-between and doesn't take fucking forever.
Even the shipping is much more tolerable, as you know from the get-go who is gonna end up with who despite the teasing, and it is actually used to develop the characters (make Marco go beyond his comfort zone/make Star have more control over her magic which is based on her emotions) not just some dumb fluff to cuck a character.>>89569507
Not much gay in this show other than Tom and Marco shenanigans, unlike a certain other show.
One character secretly wants to fight the patriarchy and not conform to gender stereotypes, but is played out for laughs. Star is very powerful but is naive and needs Marco to stop from doing stupid shit. The Kingdom of Mewni is a matriarchy but it doesn't really make it out to be either good or bad, though its foundation has been taken into question and there is an evil Queen.
Basically, Daron is based.