I never liked the 2K3 show all that much either. It definitely took itself too seriously to the point of being obnoxious. It's the one Turtles incarnation I don't care to ever revisit. At least the mirage comics still had some underlying satire to them within their "seriousness". This new show strikes a great balance between humor and pathos just like the Archie comics did and I really am enjoying it quite a bit.