For your run time complaint the only rebuttal i can offer is a quote from Yoda "Size Matters Not". Just because something is bigger or longer, doesn't make it better. Genndy didn't choose the run time of the show, it was Cartoon Network who did, and when they saw the positive reception it got from the fans, in the last season they were granted 5 twenty minute episodes, If he had it his way, we'd see a show the span of TCW. Emotional Attachment: This goes with the length of the series, Genndy did not have as much time as he wanted and if he did, he would be fully capable of making you care about even the most insignificant of characters (any fellow Samurai Jack fans will agree). But he did get the main stuff down with the time that he was given: Anakin's evolution from a whiny brat to a less whiny war hero, the establishment of a brother relationship between Anakin and obi-wan after his knighting, and frequently references the secret marriage of Padme and Anakin (even goes as far as to hint at the conception of Luke and Liea) Making a great lead in to ROTS. I seriously recommend watching AOTC, then CW then ROTS on a day when your bored and have nothing else to do. syncs perfectly, cant do that with TCW though, too many inconsistencies and time jumps. OP Characters: Durge is awesome, he nearly whipped out the Gungan race and they had to push him into Maramere's sun to finally kill him. The worst thing Cad Bane had ever done was steal babies. As for Mace Windu; hes Motherf***ing Samuel L Jackson: deal with it *insert sunglasses on Mace Windu here*. Grievous in TCW was not the "fearsome military commander" you think you saw in the series, he was portrayed as a coward, a common cereal villain who tied the proverbial damsel to the railroad tracks and then running away when his ill thought out plan had been foiled. George wanted this, he actually had to tell Genndy to dial back grevious a bit after the airing of chapters 20 and 21. In the original series we do see Grievous as a capable warrior but more of a strategic genius then TCW ever portrayed him. In chapter 22 or 23, I cant remember witch, we see a montage of the CIS capturing multiple Republic and neutral worlds, informing the audience that for every 1 planet the Republic liberates, 3 more fall to the CIS. CW Grievous: "The strategy is working perfectly my lord. The Jedi and their forces are stretched thin across the outer rim worlds, in a vain attempt to contain our new offensive. The unsuspecting fools know not what awaits..."- General Grievous in Chapters 22 or 23 (I cant remember which) TCW Grievous "Cough Cough, Curse you Kenobi! I'll get you next time! Cough Cough" *flies away in shuttle* -General Grievous (not an actual quote from TCW but you get where I'm going with this) My point is, don't rip on Genndy's series because he pretty much got the sucky end of the deal. Genndy is like Nikola Tesla and Dave is like Thomas Edison. Tesla invents all this awesome stuff but in the end, gets screwed over by Edison. History ends up remembering Edison but not Tesla, and its quite sad.