This TV series - from George Lucas - tells the in depth story of what happened between the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Almost any question a fan might have - or things fans couldn’t appreciate fully due to the limited content in the films - is likely answered in TCW TV series. It covers the full range of adult emotions across the Episodes, and it’s pretty hard core and violent in many episodes - it does not water down the content to be “kid friendly”. Stories range from light/humorous to dark/heartbreaking to endearing/romantic to angry/violent.
Key things you learn and see: First, Anakin’s Padawan - Ahsoka Tano. She is introduced in the TCW TV movie that kicks off the series. You see that Anakin’s disenchantment with the Jedi didn’t happen overnight - and was justifiable from a certain point of view. The Jedi Council’s own inner conflict with their effectiveness is explored. The Clones - Rex, Coty and dozens of others are personalized and the depth of the devotion between the Clones and their Jedi Generals is defined. After watching TCW TV series, you’ll find watching the scenes in ROTS where Order 66 is executed are beyond gut wrenching to watch. The actual battles the Clones and their beloved Jedi Generals fought together, the bonds they forged and trust they shared will reveal the unique tragedy and overall gravity of each one of those scenes. You get to know more of the Jedi and how they operate. Anikan and Padme’s relationship gets the attention it needed in the films to be appreciated. The Emperor’s manipulations, Count Dooku, and General Grievous are covered in depth. The Galaxy’s citizens and battles for their planets are necessary viewing to understand the depth of the Empire’s evil. Many other characters upon which books and comics have been based, such as Tarkin, are introduced. Many hints about what is to come in the films are integrated into all of these characters’ interactions.
Yes, it’s CG animation, which I learned means everything about the battle scenes and non-human movement is beyond stellar. The first episode or two you notice the legs when walking/running and mouths when speaking because they aren’t perfect. But then it becomes normal and you literally forget you’re even watching CG - it doesn’t take away from the quality or enjoyment at all.
As a Star Wars fan and Clone Wars fan, I appreciate how the story telling has matured while at times maintaining its levity.
Season 6 was worth watching for the die hard Star Wars fans, filling in gaps leading up to the eventual "Episode 3" outcome.
I enjoyed the story arc involving Fives and to a lesser extent Tup. It added another dimension to what otherwise would be "generic" Clone troopers..."those with slight personality variations but basically are highly trained do good-er soldiers".
The unfortunate thing is that Clone Wars had to end so we do not get to see some of our lesser, favorite characters continue to develop. We have to leave everything to Episode 3 and Star Wars Rebels.