It's not bad at all. It's just kinda simple and basic with a very small cast. There are a number of episodes made mostly out of Bumblebees memories of pre-war and war Cybertron that are really good world building and pretty fun stuff.
Teletran X is a fun new character when he joins them. Slipstream is great just to see another bot, and a lady, in the traditional Starscream role. The episode where they find Grimlock is fun with his Bizarre backstory.
I think a lot of folks don't like it just because it is 90% Windblade and Bumblebee, kid aimed, and one single pretty simple drawn out storyline. But it can be quite enjoyable if those things aren't turn offs.
As for the time jump it both surprised and thrilled me because Season 1 ends with the main Con cast now on Earth and the crew of the Ark just awakened, and then rather than show us THE FIRST TWO SEASONS OF THE G1 CARTOON BASICALLY AGAIN BUT OUR WAY, like most Cartoons would have it skipped all of that. Said, "yeah it happened, you know how the basic G1 Bots and Cons battle on Earth in disguise situation goes, let's skip to the "Final Battle" of that status quo and what comes next."
-ZacWilliam, they were right on track to do the cliche Transformers set up everyone would have expected from a kids show and then said, "No, everyone's seen that, lets skip all that and do something creative and fun for Season 2 instead."
Edited by ZacWilliam1, 07 August 2020 - 09:57 AM.