I've watched about half of the first season so far, and although it's pretty entertaining, I find it very one dimensional. Here are the problems I have with it: • No continuation between the episodes, which allows for really no story (since the episodes are so short). This isn't too bad, but it would be nice to see some character development, and not just random snapshots of Batman Adventures • Characters. The writing is decent, but there's no real emotional aspect to this series. Batman is a very one dimensional character here in my opinion, meaning there hasn't been any inner turmoil in the series so far; there haven't been any love interests, or prominant female characters (another problem). Bruce Wayne barely has any social life. Like I said, very one dimensional. There's a villain who does something bad at the beginning of each episode, then Batman chases him, catches him, and puts him in jail, while delivering a few decent one-liners along the way. • Very campy and kid-oriented. I was under the impression that this was a more adult oriented series, but every time somebody falls off of a building, they land on top of a tree and bounce off just fine. There is no blood either, though that's not too important. What bothers me is that the campiness allows for almost no suspense during the whole series. I'm looking for an R rated Batman series, like Frank Miller's The Dark Knight returns, or at least along the lines of Batman Begins, where Bruce is actually an emotional human being, with a prominant love interest, and issues regarding revenge and his parent's death, battling between how far is okay to go in terms of justice. I want a human Batman, and a much darker story theme wise. • Darkness, like I already said. Although the colors are mostly very good in the animation, the campiness, lack of character development, lack of personality, lack of relationship continuations, story continuations, et cetera et cetera, do not allow for a very mature, suspenseful, dark, "Batman" like theme to the animation. • More on the animation. Although the vintage look suits Batman in a way, especially in pictures of just the buildings and the sky, sometimes, the vintage animation does not make for very good action. Also whenever a character sweats it's like a constant stream of drops running down the persons fast at the speed of light, which only serves to remind the viewer that they're watching a corny animation series, and aren't really in a Batman world. Anyway - I posted this because everyone said this was the best batman series, and I'm wondering if there's anything better, anything more R rated, et cetera. Also, i know this isn't the X-Men forum, but I started watching x-men evolution, and that show is even worse, and even more childish, and even the voice acting (which is one of the few good things batman the animated series does, along with its music) is awful. Is there a more adult oriented xmen series? How about Spiderman? How about annnyyyy super hero animated series? I just want a good, dark, R rated, "real" superhero series to watch. Anyone know?