Well, last year anyway, when I got back into Transformers thanks to War for Cybertron. See, I had kind of a strange reaction to seeing the '86 movie in theaters. I can't explain exactly what was going through my 10 year old brain at the time, but it had to do with realizing that most of my favorite characters were gone and not coming back. Especially Optimus. All I remember is walking out of the theater thinking that there was no reason to watch the show any longer. I don't remember being angry, I think it was more like "well, I guess that's it. they're gone. no more reason to watch". So, I didn't. That was where the story left off for me for 20 or so years, until the end of last year when I started re-watching the cartoons again (and reading the Marvel/UK comics for the first time). Tomorrow night I will finish Season 2 and introduce my wife to the glory that is The Transformers: The Movie (hey, I watch that American Idol crap with her so it's the least she can do). Then, I venture into unknown territory. Mostly. Of course I know bits and pieces about what's to come from posts here and elsewhere online, but I've never actually seen any of seasons 3 and 4. Should be interesting. Sorry if this was boring, but I felt like I needed to write it down. If you've read this far, thanks.