Ok so from what I have seen so far (and it's limited as I rarely am around to watch the show when it's on) I like the story telling in Animated, however as you all know I despise the art style just like I do most cartoons that are on today. (What I call the "Lazy Animation Style"). So I just got the first 2 seasons of animated and I have started watching them. I just finished the opening 3 parter (which I watched with my boy when it first aired) and I can say I love the story line, I love the sound effects nods to G1 and of course I love the beginning with the G1 footage. As I go forward I will document the journey I take watching this show and what I think periodically .