I just recently decided to start watching TCW, and this seems like the place to talk about it. I'll probably post a bit about each episode I watch. I got through a bunch today, finishing the first six. Ambush - This was an ok episode. The plot was simple, but it worked. The clones were a bit dim at points (Yoda's "wisdom" wasn't really that hard to understand, and they were just acting a bit stupid sometimes) but they were done ok. The only big flaw really was the droids. They were really annoying and distracting. It was interesting to see Toydaria. Overall, this was a decent episode, although its plot was probably a bit too simple and the droids were pretty annoying. Rising Malevolence - This is one of the few episodes I'd seen before, and its pretty good. I liked Master Plo, and the ship seems like a legitimate threat. The droids were annoying, but not as big an issue as they were in the last episode. I think its kind of stupid that they were drilling into individual escape pods to destroy them (it seems like just blowing them up with any number of readily available laser weapons would have made more sense) but it didn't ruin the episode or anything. Shadow of Malevolence - This was another good episode. Anakin's plan wasn't great, but honestly in the last two episodes he's bee a far better character than he was in Episode 2 or 3, so I can give him some slack. Ashoka isn't really annoying, which I thought she might be based on the movie. The only real problem I had in this episode was the kaminoan on the medical station. I mean, clones are basically human, so no special clone knowledge is needed to treat them. From the RC books Kaminoans were mostly portrayed as cruel, ruthless, arrogant scientists who hold genetics as basically the most important thing, even selectively killing kaminoan children who have even slight mutations. They definitely wouldn't care enough about clones to run a medical center (outside of using the injured for experiments) and since its just a product I don't think they are held responsible for keeping the clones "running" when they get injured, Kamino just keeps making more. I guess there might be special circumstances, but it was still weird seeing a Kaminoan in a situation where it might be implied that they actually care about anyone but themselves. Destroy Malevolence - Some goofy droid stuff, but still an ok episode. It reminded me a bit too much of the action scenes on Genosis with Anakin and Padme in the droid building factory, and the battle droids/Grevious were maybe a bit to incompetent. But it was entertaining enough, although probably the weakest episode of the three dealing with the Malevolence. Rookies - This was a great episode. The focus on clone troopers was great, and the story was good, although again the droids could probably have had the goofiness toned down. I liked the idea of the commando droids, but they would have been effective if they had been more serious than the normal droids. But, even with the slightly annoying droids, this was still a very good episode. I liked Rex and Cody, and the "shinnies" were pretty good. Downfall of a Droid - This wasn't outright bad, but it wasn't very good. It felt like barely anything happened in its 22+minutes, and it doesn't feel like R2 is in any real danger. Obi-Wan was a bit of a jerk, although it wasn't out of character for him I guess. I wish this wasn't a two part story. So far the show has been decent. A great episode, some good episodes and a mediocre episode. I'm not really looking forward to the second part of the R2-D2 story, and while I didn't look at spoilers I saw the bare bones summary of the episode after it and...yeah, its going to be a rough few episodes. Still, TCW seems like a show that is worth sitting through the junk, so I'll keep going and get to better episodes after the next two.