Transformers Prime's 1st season reminds me alot of the way they did Beast wars. They focused on character development heavily in the first season for both series. They both then ended with a bang by hitting key aspects of the plot in the last 3-4 episodes. It's almost as if the Prime writers are using the same formula the BW writers used. I can definitely see that being the case as Beast Wars had the best plot and I'm sure they want to put the best product out there. I mean, we still talk about BW alot, so theres proof that it works.