Did the Star Wars prequels make you loose your faith in humanity? Do you now say the name of George Lucas like Jerry Seinfeld says "Newman," or Kirk says "Khan" - when you used to say it with reverence? Are you looking for a reason to be excited by Star Wars again? Well, have I got a cure for you!
This show is a balm for your force-weary souls. Taking place between the second and third prequels, the story brings you closer to the inner workings of the Jedi, the Senate and the clone troopers. It gives you the emotional and dramatic arc in the story that makes the fall of the Jedi, the Rise of the emperor and the turning of Anakin to the dark side actually meaningful, equally sad and inspiring, and most importantly purposeful.
In the films 'things happen' then we should 'care it all goes wrong.' This animated series is WHY you should care. Love these characters and hate these characters as you did in the original trilogy - maybe even a little more.
A storm trooper isn't a mindless drone just for blaster fodder. Rex, Cody, Fives, Heavy, Hardcase, 99 - they are all real characters you care about and root for. What happens to them and the other troopers is the tragedy you see in the eyes of Old Ben Kenobi when he talks of the Clone Wars in A New Hope. Its not in the movies - it is this show.
Seriously, watch it you guys. If you've seen it, watch it again. It holds up to repeat views. We don't know what the future holds for the new Disney animated series, Star Wars Rebels or the new movies, but I know for sure that the true fans have a gift for their long-time loyalty in this series.
Oh, and Ahsoka Tano kicks ass. And Ventress is everything. And you don't want to punch Anakin in the face. And Han shot first... oops, wrong 'episode'...