IGN offers up their thoughts on the now completed first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. While the reviewer wasn't the biggest fan of the droid comedy, Jar Jar centered episodes and the season finale return of Ziro the Hutt, the review is rather positive with a rating of 7.7 out of 10. Excerpt below:
"The more sympathetic portrayal of the Clone Troopers is a fascinating aspect of the series. We all know that Order 66 is coming, and that these guys will turn on the Jedi. But by daring to show them as more fully rounded characters, some of whom are very close with the Jedi, it puts the Clones in a new light and makes their eventual actions all the more tragic. Many fans bemoaned spending any more time in the prequel era when this series began, but The Clone Wars has definitely proved that there is still worthwhile material to explore during this time in Star Wars history.
Yes, this is a show still going through some growing pains. The season finale, "Hostage Crisis", certainly was a reminder of that – it introduced a very cool and effective new villain, the deadly and dangerous Cad Bane, while simultaneously bringing back an incredibly bizarre and annoying character from The Clone Wars film, Ziro the Hutt – who was, sadly, even more annoying than before. Still, overall, The Clone Wars has to be seen as a success – it has a ton of great action and adventure, is increasingly great to look at, and has had some surprisingly effective character moments. It's flawed to be sure, but it has proven it can really deliver when it's firing on all cylinders. Hopefully Season 2 will continue to build on the show's strengths and downplay the Battle Droid/Ziro the Hutt/Jar Jar aspects."
We may see a few more of these full season reviews popping up so we'll keep 'em coming as we see 'em.