As the title says, I'll scream from the hilltops that RID2 did humans best. I say that because RID finally made its humans realistic, understood that they're meant to be a pleasant aside and grounding point to the "disguise" factor, delivered in short sweet bursts with enough variation to keep the environment alive. I think RID is the first time since G1 that the humans were made to have this sort of authenticity that the Unicron shows and Animated decided to forgo and Prime couldn't do with it's dead streets. It almost felt like Crown City was meant to make up for Jasper, NV. It's an anywhere USA town with a huge cache of random models (I actually asked Adam Beechen if every instance of the same model was meant to be the same character, ie Bikini Bottom, especially since you do have Hank, Arnie, Casey, making multiple appearances alongside these generics, but he said that was never the intention but certainly not a bad way to look at it.) I loved also how all of the human incidentals were shown doing a larger variety of just normal everyday stuff. Driving, going to museums, concerts, in spas, meditating. I enjoyed the variety in the speaking one-timers like Larry LaRue, Arnie (thought it was neat that he and Casey both got a second go round), the concert guy, the demolition derby guy, the meditators sitting through Grimlock (they either don't notice or somehow know they can count on our hero, either way you should go to that spa), the tour guide who hated her job, the conspiracy theorist, I could go on. Not to mention our main two, Denny and Russel. Denny is top shelf fight me. I love that he's just a collector who gets to do what he loves. Russel is dull sometimes but never horrible. I think for me he's a little Joe Everyman and his voice reminds me of the kid from that horrible Grandma Got Run-over By A Reindeer special but he's definitely not bad. He's best when he's playing off another character and I suppose that's all characters but unlike every other character in RID I just don't have any favorite Russel moments that aren't actually my favorite Hank moments or Denny moments and I might not have a whole lot of favorite Bot moments will Russel. I wanted more Hank. I just felt like she could be what really makes me enjoy Russel. But that's only cause she's a damn fine human character yes sir. Would I or you really say that about Carly, Sierra, or any other minimal time female ditagonist? But I'm just picky. Stan Marsh lite and divorced Randy actually have a great arc rebuilding, or possibly building at all, their relationship and maintained a welcome but tasteful presence for the rest of the show and I never missed them too much, and I never hated when they had their spotlight. I really don't think even G1 did it this good. Thoughts?