Re: Batman: The Animated Series vs. The Batman
Although it took some getting used to, I really enjoyed "The Batman" for the reasons mentioned earlier. My favorate would still have to be BTAS. I grew up on the '60s and 70s Batman TV shows. So, my perspective of TB was not just that it wasn't as good as BTAS, but rather that it was much better than the 70's cartoon--the new adventures of Batman and Robin.
I also really liked Batman Beyond, but have still not really gotten Brave and the Bold. It does amaze me that "The Batman" seems to be so heavily panned--even by comparison to BATB.
I would rate the cartoons 1-BTAS, 2-TB, 3-BBeyond, 4-BrBld, 5-NABR