Anyone who has watched as much television as I have catches on to the basic pattern quickly: most shows end poorly. The creative well runs dry after a while. The lack of fresh ideas leaves the writers relying too heavily on the audience's investment in characters and on predictable narrative patterns.
Not so for The Clone Wars. All due credit to George Lucas, the Star Wars well never seems to run dry. Whatever criticism one might throw at him, you can say this much for his galaxy far, far away: there is always more to explore. While the episodes produced for The Clone Wars were, to the end, decidedly uneven, the overall quality was awfully high in the last two seasons. Season Six includes only four arcs. The first is outstanding. The last is strong. The second has its moments. Even the one clunker would be okay minus Jar Jar. Best of all for me, no droid episodes.
Favorite Episode: "Conspiracy"
Favorite New Character: AZI-345211896246498721347
No, this is it for me. For anyone who's eager for more, there are unfinished episodes to watch at StarWars.com and also comic books of other unused stories. But there are no more on Netflix. I have one more post next week to wrap up this 2-year+ project but then it's time to move on to other things.
Please visit my friend Andrew Leon today for his Season Six recap. Next Tuesday: "What Is The Clone Wars?," my full series review.