Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about this cartoon, and the last time I left off, I was still in the middle of the third season, but I’m finally all caught up now. I take this time to now say that many of my criticisms for the show as a whole were given a little premature. Sure, I still don’t like the personifications of the Force and I maintain that the first two seasons were pretty mediocre, and I also maintain that being Star Wars, there is a little bit of sexism going on. Furthermore, characters like Asajj Ventress and Lux Bonteri have made reappearances. Despite my critiques of the third season, that’s where the show started to pick up. I was not a huge fan of the following season, but it had some amazing episodes, such as reintroducing Darth Maul into canon. The fifth season is possibly one of the best seasons of any cartoon. It’s not perfect, but it is enough to make me almost want to take back anything bad I ever said about the show.
You know, I’m not sure how excited I am for this season. Yeah, there looks to be a lot of awesome to be had. Ventress is back, and she’s fighting Ahsoka. We get to see Sidious face off against Maul. And most of all, finally something other than this damn war is going on. Thank you, Maul. Seriously, as much as The Clone Wars is about, well, the Clone Wars, after watching episode and episode of “then this strategic battle happens” it gets tiring. And it looks like a few female characters are going to be introduced.
The only reason I’m not excited is because of what seems to be a sure sign of droid-centric episodes. I don’t care about the droids. As much as R2-D2 and C3PO are traditional Star Wars icons, they’re not people. I don’t want to watch their shenanigans in this war. I get enough of that from Jar Jar Binks, who thankfully, I didn’t see in this trailer.