WARNING: MAJOR The Clone Wars SPOILERS
The new episodes of The Clone Wars are a breath of fresh air. Bloody, destructive, fresh air. Based on the time in which the show airs, season 5 seems to have been geared towards an understandably younger audience, but now I believe that was just buttering us up for the trail of bodies they were about to leave during Saturday morning cartoons. Do not even get me started on the pure violence going on in a time-slot that should be more accommodating to kids.
Anyway, if you have ever had a complaint with The Clone Wars, they probably just fixed it. I am writing this having seen the first three episodes of a four-part arc on television, but also having read the book based on the story, The Clone Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy, which tells all four parts. I generally enjoy Star Wars more if I read the material first. The movies and television show can get a little… well, you know. Like Port Haven message board member *Sticks* said, “Sometimes, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, I forget how truly awful parts of the existing SW films are.” I hear you. Like most of Attack of the Clones?
*MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW.*