When I first saw the promotional artwork for Transformers Animated I was horrified. "My God what did they do to Transformers" were somewhere along my thoughts. The appearance of the robots was awful and just ugly to look at. At first I thought maybe it was a joke but unfortunately that was the actual style. That said I decided to give the show a chance. Beast Wars wasn't exactly in my exact tastes and it turned out to be a great show. The reason why because it had a strong storyline for the most part. I have tried to watch every Transformer show hoping one would lead to a new, cool one. I have watched every episode of the first season and even today's Elite Guard episode. For today's episode my brother came over and we watched it since I needed a second opinion and honestly only my wife and brother even know I like Transformers still (none of my friends have a clue). I knew he would be honest about it since I tend to be more of a G1 and BW fan and he could care less. As we sat down to watch it his initial reaction was basically mine "These things don't even look like robots! What the" We watched the episode and needless to say he wasn't impressed either. This pretty much confirms how I felt and that I am pretty much done with Animated. I guess I am writing this because I felt I gave it more than a fair chance and honestly it just hasn't grown on me at all. The writing is decent and that is probably the strongest point of the show but the look of it is still not good at all. I honestly can't imagine buying the toys since they just don't look very cool. I also think even as a young boy I wouldn't have found these Transformers interesting or cool since it is really about monstrous, powerful-looking robots bashing each other in a huge war. That is really a boy's dream. I had hoped I could find more beyond that for this show but to me there really isn't that much there. Overall I hope those of you who like or love the show continue to do so and I hope it does do well for your benefit. I wrote this to give you a perspective that I hope is honest and not trying to bash anyone's opinion. If you love Animated I salute you but I am done with it and the Animated board pretty soon as well (still have to check TFW2005 daily though because I love lots of other lines of TFs ). Hopefully the next TF show is one I can get into more but until then enjoy it or any other Transformer line you collect!