Before I start, let me clarify: I am not a six-year old writing this based on watching seven episodes from Season 1. This is my favorite show and I have memorized every episode. So, let's get started!
This show is simple- it is, to put it in concise terms, a series of events happening between episodes 2 and 3 of the prequels.
This show shows the progression of how the writers and animators weren't afraid to try new things after a while.
Season 1 of this show is sort of dull. As I said, the creators weren't very brave at this point, and didn't really know what crossed the line. Soon, of course, they found out: THERE IS NO LINE. There are a few good episodes in the season, getting better as it comes to a close. But overall, it was just flashy lights and big noises- your typical kid's show.
Season 2 is where they started accelerating, in terms of creativity. They made their first four-episode story arc, and made some pretty darn good standalones. "Cat and Mouse" was a particular favorite of mine.
Season 3 is where they really started putting some good stuff into the show. There was a lot more commentary, and the show got pretty intellectual and actually got older audiences thinking. The last few episodes of the season are where they really show their transition. The animators changed their style, and a lot of things changed, but I loved the change in the Jedi's clothing style and the beginning of this new, smarter, creative show that the people behind this masterpiece had just started.
Season 4 is where it gets great. What surprised me was the amount of violence. Clone Wars was no longer a show for seven year olds. Now it was a show for twelve and thirteen year olds, and for the parents watching too. They came up with some great stories, including "Obi-Wan goes undercover," "Water Wars", "General Krell," and of course, the revival of Darth frickin' Maul. That's right. They bring back Darth Maul.
Anyway, Season 5 was all four-part arcs. (On the DVD version, Revival is right before Shades of Reason.) These were very interesting stories. The first arc, for example, is a strange meld of the American Revolution and the Vietnam War, as Jedi go to train people on another planet, who are looking to overthrow their tyrant ruler, King Rash. Sometimes, the arcs get too lighthearted (Like the one with R2-D2 and the frog colonel) but overall it was a good season, with an astonishingly beautiful, sad, and open ending.
Season 6 is where they just went nuts. Clone Wars was not on TV anymore, so they could do whatever they wanted. And the episodes in Season 6 went from Fives investigating something in the genetic code of the clones, to Anakin and Obi-Wan looking for clues as to the mysterious death of Sifo-Dyas. Great season.
Animation: Sort of lazy and generic at the start, but it sure got better. 18/20
Plots: Started off bland, but got interesting very fast. 19/20
Characters: Fleshed out over time, they were actually given real development. 19/20
Soundtracks: At first, they were all very similar, and then they made themes, and started using an orchestra and made some music very satisfying for the
Voice Acting: Good. 17/20
Overall rating: 91%
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