After watching most of the season 3 eps, it occured to me that there was something missing. After thinking about it playing Mario Kart, I realized that what was missing in a lot of episodes was, well, fun. Seasons 1 and 2 had a lot of great things going for them. Strong characters, consistent animation, good (even if sometimes a bit goofy) stories, and most of all, a living Starscream!!! Think about that...in S3 the Decepticons were kinda boring...Cyclonus was boring, Scourge had his moments...and other than that, there was really no one else featured on a regular basis, even though they gave Octane a bit to do. Galvatron was made into a screeching loon; and I really do not like the voice Mr. Welker employed either. It's like Barney rubble when his voice changed later on. But back to Starscream....I love that guy...his two eps are great, and thats partly what made the first seasons good....the conflicts that Megatron and Starscream had, and all of his plotting and all that. Also hindering S3 was that the movie set a new tone for the series and Transformers in general. Gone were our original Autobots and Decepticons that got us into TF's in the first place...and when they were killed the whole thing became much darker for better or worse..and that carried on to season 3. Perhaps thats what zapped some of the joy out of it. Also, the autobots that replaced the originals were kinda dull too. Rodimus was always depressed about something, Ultra Magnus was eh, not very exciting. Compare these characters to s 1-2...you have a whole range of personalities....Jazz, Ironhide, Wheeljack....great voices and great characters....compare someone like Jazz to say, Springer, and you see what I mean. Animation was another problem for me at least. FFOD was terrible....that Akom, I tell ya. We get used to the wonderful movie animation (mistakes included) and then we go to bla. Now there are some notable eps that look great, and you know the ones, and lets not get started on Rebirth. Can you imagine Dark Awakening animated like Call of the Primitives....oooooh. Well, what do you think about Season 3, what was good what did you not like?