It was not as bad as people claim it was, but it was still pretty crappy. The whole thing about identity politics was not as forced as the positive reviewers make it out that it's going to be, so that was good. Shadowweaver's design was an improvement to the original. The story had continuity, so that was better than the original. The voice actors don't know what they're doing, especially Bow's voice actor who exaggerates emotions more than necessary. Swiftwind became annoying. Catra was the only character that received any form of personality while the others were flat. Especially Bow and Glimmer. The animation, while not completely horrible, was in no way any form of improvement to the 80s version. You can get over the animation's inferior quality pretty easily and not let it stop you from watching the show, but it's stilla clear downgrade from the original. The story, though it does have continuity, could have been summarized into a 2hr film instead of 13 whole episodes. Hordac was useless. He was also useless in the original, but at least he was useless while active, as opposed to someone who doesn't even try to do anything and is still a failure as a villain. The Horde itself, supposedly a force that conquered all of Etheria, can be defeated by a bunch of hippies with leaves. Let that sink in for a moment: a bunch of hippies with leaves defeated the tyrannical army that has taken over the entire planet... and yet a superheroic TEENAGER is needed? I kept an open mind about the series, but I cannot in good conscience claim that it was good when it wasn't.