My Biggest Problem with the series

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by MrSoundwaveGuy, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I've really been trying to enjoy Transformers Prime because I think it has a lot of potential to be a great show. But there's problems the series has that just hold it down so much, the biggest for me being:

    It feels like the same thing happens EVERY week

    Every episode feels the same. There's no excitement or suspense. The Decepticons/Autobots go out looking for some Energon/artifact/macguffin and then there's a fight between the two factions (which feel choreographed exactly the same every episode)

    The series tries to have an epic scope but when the same thing happens every episode, it's just boring. And what exactly is going on in the show anyways? What is the main goal of the Decepticons right now besides getting the new macguffin every week, and what's the main goal of the Autobots besides stopping them every week?

    I don't mind if the show goes in a more episodic approach but it needs to tell more interesting stories. It also doesn't help that the majority of the characters are so dull. It you're gonna use many of the same characters we've been seeing so much of the past few years then you have to do something interesting with them! (Although I do hate the way the TF fandom throws around the word "character development" as if all that needs to be done is give more screentime to a character and then they'll become more interesting and deep)

    I didn't mean to type this much or sound too negative, it just disappoints me that the show is 37 episodes in (almost the complete run of Animated) and has done very little to prove itself as a great show.
     
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    I see what you mean.
     
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    They are all waiting for the Fate, giving, bringing, them an opportunity to "Win The War Once And For All".

    And if the episodes were that interesting, some of us would suffer from the addiction to see new episodes more often.
     
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    I'm sure people have been saying this since around mid-Season 1.
     
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    It will probably change near the end of the season like season 1 did. But I do see what you mean. They should change the story sometimes.

    EDIT: Actually, there's been times in Season 2 where the story has changed up. like the Orion Pax episodes or the Nemesis Prime episode.
     
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    This is exactly why I dislike this show.
     
  11. SouthtownKid

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    You must have missed Crossfire.
     
  12. megapork

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    Crossfire was mostly predictable except for the elimination of Brakedown.
     
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    Yep. I predicted Airachnid going rogue, Dreadwing showing an independent streak, Starscream being mortally wounded, and Starscream freeing Arcee.

    Oh yeah, and FUCKING INSECTICONS. I totally saw that coming.
     
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    If you had read or watched any of previews then it would be a given about the singular insecticon. Though I admit my misgivings concerning the hive. The previous episode had Dreadwing disobey direct orders, he obviously has an independent streak. Airachnid going rogue can be seen a mile away the minute megatron asked soundwave to remind him of her "trustworthiness". With the build-up airachnid has had since season 1's finale, Her going rogue was only a matter of time. Starscream gets hurt in almost every episode he appears in.

    Lastly, though I hate to admit it, Cuad's Starcee pairing is kinda being built up to though not his extent of course. Since Partners, I kinda did expect the two to double team airachnid.
     
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    The key to enjoying this show for me? I had to stop expecting so much... I wanted something that would hook me in and keep my interest.. storytelling more like BeastWars.. I used to rant about everything that bothered me about it mainly due to the fact that I was disappointed and it did not fufill my expectations.

    When I watch Prime now (and I do download and watch it weekly now.) I simply enjoy it for what it is and don't really worry too much about it. I just shut my brain off and watch. In essense- I've given up on being stimulated but still watch it for the little stimulation that will sometimes occur.

    Is it satisfactory? No... Does it let me get through the series and find some moments of enjoyment throughout? Kinda... Try that!

    Or just stop watching it. Another trick that works? Comparing it to some lesser TF shows from the past! (AEC anyone?)
     
  16. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    I don't turn my brain off to critically think any show :O a lot of people I suspect probably pick apart every little thing in the shows they watch. I bet if prime was animated instead of cg people wouldn't be so critical on it :L Its a damn show about giant robots fighting and thats how I see it.
     
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    Invalid argument.

    If you read or watch spoilers, YES, the episode is going to be easier to predict. :rolleyes: 

    If someone told you Darth Vader was Luke's father before you saw Empire Strikes Back the first time, then yeah, you can see it a mile away. Going in unspoiled, not so much.

    But that is part of the genius of Animated, as much as I had a hard time warming up to the aesthetic. Because of the art style and lighter, more humorous tone used for Animated, it lets you make all kinds of allowances for the show. It's built in to the show itself. But with a show that tries to take itself a lot more seriously, like Prime, that becomes a lot harder.
     
  18. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    Legit enough :p  I just don't question stuff as much probably the only time I was taken back at something in prime was in armada at the fight with arcee and the spidey. It was so lackluster that it made me doubt prime for a 2nd Lol
     
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    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    That's what I do, kinda turn off my brain and that way I find I very much enjoy the show. I don't expect much because I know I'm not watching a show geared to my age group. Sure, there are things I would like to see but that's my own personal preference. But I also know most shows arn't going to do what I personally want.

    Some posters come here and proclaim "The show is complete crap!!!!" and rant and rant because it didn't do what THEY personally thought it should do. Calling out the writers because it wasn't written the way they thought it should be? Sheesh. Heck, I've seen these same posters attack others who try and say good things about the show by spewing personal insults.

    I just don't get it sometimes. A poster proclaiming the show is complete crap but continues to watch it week after week even though it doesn't meet their expectations and then comes here to rant and attack others who like the show. Blah.
     

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