So this show popped up on my Netflix account as something I would interested in. I figured it showed up because I watched some episodes of the original 1984 show for nostalgia. I really had no intention of watching it since I am not that of a big Transformers fan. I mean I enjoyed the old show when I was a kid but I was never into the toys or the pretend games some of the other kids were playing and I never once wanted to dress as one. I even though War for Cybertron was an ok game but somewhat monotone, and boring game.
However for some reason that day I was bored, had no desire to play anything, didn't really have anything to do around the house, and had a few hours to kill. At first I was bit hesitant since the transformers design reminded me of the Bay version and I despise anything that man does. So with a bit of trepidation, and some shame I put it on expecting to fall asleep. I started watching it and a funny thing happened, I devoured the whole Darkness Rising mini-series. I was extremely impressed with the show.
I went a head and watched the whole first season in two days. I really couldn't get enough of it. The writing is top notch, the transformers are extremely interesting, the kids, while being somewhat a cardboard cutout characters have been slowly starting to show some growth, and the voice acting is just a treat. WHat I am most impressed is the way Soundwave is protrayed. I have no idea how the hell the animators managed to put so much into a charcahter that hardly talks and has no face, every moment he is on he just manages to somehow steal the scene.
The whole first season was just spot on. Really great visual that fits the show just perfectly. Great stories that developed almost every character culminating with a really great ending that left you satisfied and also gave a great starting point for the next season. I really am excited to see how the show will developed in season 2. I haven't been excited about an animated since Avatar.
So anyways, as someone was at best a mild fan of Transformers, I wanted to ask the more hardcore transformers fans here what they thought of the show.