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18th Feb '17 7:59:42 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* While the SpiritualSequel ''Roleplay/NanQuest'' is less popular overall than ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', due to both to it [[ToughActToFollow following a massive success]] and [[ScheduleSlip how long it took to finish]], the general consensus is that it's a better work overall. The story is tighter, characters are deeper, and it has a much larger sense of lore and backstory overall.
15th Feb '17 6:52:25 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** The first three films are generally considered to be progressively better than the one that came before it. ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is still regarded by some as the best Bond film ever.
* Critics and audiences largely agree that ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' improves on just about every aspect of [[Film/JohnWick the first one]], and it sports a 90% "Certified Fresh" rating on Website/RottenTomatoes.

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''Film/JamesBond'': The first three films are generally considered to be progressively better than the one that came before it. ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is still regarded by some as the best Bond film ever.
* Critics and audiences largely agree that ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' improves on just about every aspect of [[Film/JohnWick the first one]], and it sports a 90% "Certified Fresh" rating on Website/RottenTomatoes.
15th Feb '17 1:30:09 PM contrafanxxx
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* Critics and audiences largely agree that ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' improves on just about every aspect of [[Film/JohnWick the first one]], and it sports a 90% "Certified Fresh" rating on Website/RottenTomatoes.
12th Feb '17 12:57:49 PM jjeffrey01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a spin-off of "The Tracey Ullman Show". While "The Tracey Ullman Show" has faded to obscurity, "The Simpsons" is a worldwide cultural phenomenon.
12th Feb '17 3:22:48 AM Luppercus
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} ~After Story~'' consistently gets better reviews than the excellent first season of the anime, thanks to a series of {{Wham Episode}}s and CharacterDevelopment in the second half. It also frequently tops lists of the best anime series ever made.
* The first ''Manga/InuYasha'' anime was widely loved even with all the filler, but the last part of the manga (that hadn't yet come out when the anime ended) was shown in ''[=InuYasha=]: The Final Act'', which was much more straightforward.



* While ''[[Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo]]'' is well-liked among Lupin fans, it's the second Lupin film, ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', directed by HayaoMiyazaki, that's achieved widespread mainstream critical acclaim on both sides of the pacific.
* A variant example with the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' series. The series itself has been continuous since the beginning, and thus has never had need of a true sequel. However, after the drought of {{Filler}} (over eighty continuous episodes, nearly two year's worth) after the animated episodes OvertookTheManga, there was a {{Retool}} to coincide with the series' TimeSkip, leading into ''Naruto: Shippuuden''. Much like the manga it derives from, it jumps in quality to become much more mature, relying far less on toilet humor and greatly emphasizing CharacterDevelopment. The producers also learned their lesson from the Great Filler Drought, interjecting a filler arc in between every 1-2 {{Canon}} story arcs so that there's no chance of [[OvertookTheManga Overtaking the Manga]]. These filler arcs are worth mentioning, in that they are actual story arcs of fairly decent quality, unlike the pre-TimeSkip episodes which were mostly stand-alone slapstick.



* The first ''Manga/InuYasha'' anime was widely loved even with all the filler, but the last part of the manga (that hadn't yet come out when the anime ended) was shown in ''[=InuYasha=]: The Final Act'', which was much more straightforward.



* A variant example with the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' series. The series itself has been continuous since the beginning, and thus has never had need of a true sequel. However, after the drought of {{Filler}} (over eighty continuous episodes, nearly two year's worth) after the animated episodes OvertookTheManga, there was a {{Retool}} to coincide with the series' TimeSkip, leading into ''Naruto: Shippuuden''. Much like the manga it derives from, it jumps in quality to become much more mature, relying far less on toilet humor and greatly emphasizing CharacterDevelopment. The producers also learned their lesson from the Great Filler Drought, interjecting a filler arc in between every 1-2 {{Canon}} story arcs so that there's no chance of [[OvertookTheManga Overtaking the Manga]]. These filler arcs are worth mentioning, in that they are actual story arcs of fairly decent quality, unlike the pre-TimeSkip episodes which were mostly stand-alone slapstick.



* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} ~After Story~'' consistently gets better reviews than the excellent first season of the anime, thanks to a series of {{Wham Episode}}s and CharacterDevelopment in the second half. It also frequently tops lists of the best anime series ever made.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} ~After Story~'' consistently gets better reviews than While the excellent first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is undoubtedly a classic, ''Sailor Moon R'' and ''Sailor Moon S'' are the anime, thanks to a series of {{Wham Episode}}s most praised among critics and CharacterDevelopment in fans. Unfortunately, they were followed by the second half. It also frequently tops lists of the best anime series ever made.panned ''Sailor Moon Super S'' and polarizing ''Sailor Moon Stars''.



* While ''[[Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo]]'' is well-liked among Lupin fans, it's the second Lupin film, ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', directed by HayaoMiyazaki, that's achieved widespread mainstream critical acclaim on both sides of the pacific.



* While the first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is undoubtedly a classic, ''Sailor Moon R'' and ''Sailor Moon S'' are the most praised among critics and fans. Unfortunately, they were followed by the panned ''Sailor Moon Super S'' and polarizing ''Sailor Moon Stars''.

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* While the first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is undoubtedly a classic, ''Sailor Moon R'' and ''Sailor Moon S'' are the most praised among critics and fans. Unfortunately, they were followed by the panned ''Sailor Moon Super S'' and polarizing ''Sailor Moon Stars''.



* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is widely considered to be even better than James Roberts' previous work on ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers''.



* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is widely considered to be even better than James Roberts' previous work on ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers''.



* The original ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' wasn't bad, but it had its fair share of BrokenBase, with complaints directed at the setting, cliché story, and an underwhelming antagonist. The sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' was better received. Every aspect lacking in the original was improved to some degree; Sunset and Twilight get more character development, the story is stronger, the songs are better (and worked into the story better), the animation is improved, and the villains are better.
* Most agree that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' ended up better than the original. Some feel ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' managed to top them both. The first two films have a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while the other one has 99% (although the third also received many more reviews in total).
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' is often considered to be better paced, better written, and in general a better movie to the original ''Disney/TheRescuers'', [[BrokenBase though there is still some debate within the fandom about that]].



* The original ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' wasn't bad, but it had its fair share of BrokenBase, with complaints directed at the setting, cliché story, and an underwhelming antagonist. The sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' was better received. Every aspect lacking in the original was improved to some degree; Sunset and Twilight get more character development, the story is stronger, the songs are better (and worked into the story better), the animation is improved, and the villains are better.
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' is often considered to be better paced, better written, and in general a better movie to the original ''Disney/TheRescuers'', [[BrokenBase though there is still some debate within the fandom about that]].
* As far as Rotten Tomatoes goes, critics have rated ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' more highly than its predecessor - ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', which was also generally well-received.



* As far as Rotten Tomatoes goes, critics have rated ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' more highly than its predecessor - ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', which was also generally well-received.

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* As far as Most agree that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' ended up better than the original. Some feel ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' managed to top them both. The first two films have a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes goes, critics have rated ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' Tomatoes, while the other one has 99% (although the third also received many more highly than its predecessor - ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', which was also generally well-received.reviews in total).



* ''Literature/TheHobbit'''s sequel, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', is much more mature in tone and epic in breath with more dynamic characters and a great deal more at stake. It's partly a matter of genre, as well: ''The Hobbit'' was very clearly literature aimed at children, while ''The Lord of the Rings'' was a massive enterprise, intended to create an entire mythology.
%%* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' to ''Red Dragon''.

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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'''s sequel, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Many ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fans agreed that ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'' is much regarded as the best after the first two books. Indeed, both Seasons 3 and 4 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' which was adapted from ''A Storm of Swords'' became critically acclaimed by reviewers and viewers which brought the show and books at the peak of popularity.
* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' to ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'', the latter being a fun boy's novel with some ComingOfAge themes. The former delves
more mature in tone and epic in breath with more dynamic characters and a great deal more at stake. It's partly a matter of genre, as well: ''The Hobbit'' was very clearly literature aimed at children, while ''The Lord deeply into the world of the Rings'' was a massive enterprise, intended to create an entire mythology.DeepSouth, with biting social commentary and powerful CharacterDevelopment.
%%* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' * ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' really starts going with the second and third entries in the series; the first book being a compilation of three separate works ends up being a weirder and weaker installment compared to ''Red Dragon''.the next three books.



%%* Every book in the ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' series after the first.
* David Brin's first Literature/{{Uplift}} trilogy - ''Sundiver'' is decent, but ''Startide Rising'' blows it out of the water (no pun intended), and swept the major SF awards.
* While ''Logan's Run'' is a good book, ''Logan's World'' is much better seeing as it has an actual coherent plot and flows from one scene to the next. Plus it shows Logan is an even bigger badass then you were originally led to believe.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' really starts going with the second and third entries in the series; the first book being a compilation of three separate works ends up being a weirder and weaker installment compared to the next three books.

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%%* Every book in * The first two ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels are enjoyable if somewhat generic fantasy-parodies. After that, Terry Prachett found his voice as an author, and the ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' quality of the series after the first.
* David Brin's first Literature/{{Uplift}} trilogy - ''Sundiver'' is decent, but ''Startide Rising'' blows it out of the water (no pun intended), and swept the major SF awards.
* While ''Logan's Run'' is a good book, ''Logan's World'' is much better seeing as it has an actual coherent plot and flows from one scene
continued to the next. Plus it shows Logan is an even bigger badass then you were originally led to believe.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' really starts going with the second and third entries in the series; the first book being a compilation of three separate works ends up being a weirder and weaker installment compared to the next three books.
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* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' to ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'', the latter being a fun boy's novel with some ComingOfAge themes. The former delves more deeply into the world of the DeepSouth, with biting social commentary and powerful CharacterDevelopment.
* Creator/NancyKress's ''Probability'' trilogy got better with each book (in contrast to her better-known ''Literature/BeggarsInSpain'' series, which did somewhat the opposite). The final novel, ''Probability: Space'' was the award-winner, and many people refer to the series by the name of the last book.
* The first novel of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, ''On Basilisk Station'', is a thoroughly enjoyable MilitaryScienceFiction novel, but its sequel, ''The Honor of the Queen'', is where the series really starts to find its stride.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Most fans agree that the series get's better with each book, as there is steady CharacterDevelopment for the heroes and the plot becomes more complex.
* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' While the second book ''Son of Neptune'' was well-received ([[{{SurprisinglyImprovedSequel}} especially in comparison to the lackluster]] ''The Lost Hero''), the third book ''Mark of Athena'' is even better with Percy and Annabeth reuniting and the Seven finally working as a group. The fourth book ''The House of Hades'' continues the trend and is often considered the best, due to its excellent CharacterDevelopment, a truly insane ChekhovsArmory pulling from pretty much every corner of the story so far (Think Bob and Calypso), and the journey through Tartarus everyone had been waiting for.
* The first two ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels are enjoyable if somewhat generic fantasy-parodies. After that, Terry Prachett found his voice as an author, and the quality of the series continued to improve.



* Many ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fans agreed that ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'' is regarded as the best after the first two books. Indeed, both Seasons 3 and 4 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' which was adapted from ''A Storm of Swords'' became critically acclaimed by reviewers and viewers which brought the show and books at the peak of popularity.

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* Many ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/TheHobbit'''s sequel, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', is much more mature in tone and epic in breath with more dynamic characters and a great deal more at stake. It's partly a matter of genre, as well: ''The Hobbit'' was very clearly literature aimed at children, while ''The Lord of the Rings'' was a massive enterprise, intended to create an entire mythology.
* While ''Logan's Run'' is a good book, ''Logan's World'' is much better seeing as it has an actual coherent plot and flows from one scene to the next. Plus it shows Logan is an even bigger badass then you were originally led to believe.
* The first novel of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, ''On Basilisk Station'', is a thoroughly enjoyable MilitaryScienceFiction novel, but its sequel, ''The Honor of the Queen'', is where the series really starts to find its stride.
* Creator/NancyKress's ''Probability'' trilogy got better with each book (in contrast to her better-known ''Literature/BeggarsInSpain'' series, which did somewhat the opposite). The final novel, ''Probability: Space'' was the award-winner, and many people refer to the series by the name of the last book.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Most
fans agreed agree that ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'' is regarded as the best series get's better with each book, as there is steady CharacterDevelopment for the heroes and the plot becomes more complex.
** ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' While the second book ''Son of Neptune'' was well-received ([[{{SurprisinglyImprovedSequel}} especially in comparison to the lackluster]] ''The Lost Hero''), the third book ''Mark of Athena'' is even better with Percy and Annabeth reuniting and the Seven finally working as a group. The fourth book ''The House of Hades'' continues the trend and is often considered the best, due to its excellent CharacterDevelopment, a truly insane ChekhovsArmory pulling from pretty much every corner of the story so far (Think Bob and Calypso), and the journey through Tartarus everyone had been waiting for.
* David Brin's first Literature/{{Uplift}} trilogy - ''Sundiver'' is decent, but ''Startide Rising'' blows it out of the water (no pun intended), and swept the major SF awards.
%%* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' to ''Red Dragon''.
%%* Every book in the ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' series
after the first two books. Indeed, both Seasons 3 and 4 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' which was adapted from ''A Storm of Swords'' became critically acclaimed by reviewers and viewers which brought the show and books at the peak of popularity.first.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was a good television show that had some good lead actors and often made poignant insights into the human condition, but suffered from cramped production time and a low budget. ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had an actual budget, universally high-quality actors, a chance to use a StoryArc or three dozen, and consistent show continuity, and in fact is the only Trek show to get a Golden Globe nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. TV Guide also considers TNG to be one of the 100 best shows of all time. Things proceeded to escalate even ''further'', in terms of critical reviews at least - ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' earned even more critical raves than its predecessor, and pioneered the use of intensive CharacterDevelopment and {{Story Arc}}s spanning multiple seasons in a time well before that became the norm.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' was also a spinoff but was easily more popular than ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', no doubt due to the obscene levels of [[LesYay implied lesbianism.]] It was also much more willing to be experimental in its stories, and considering how different Hercules could be, that's saying something.
* The various ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series fall somewhere between sequel and spin off, but in general, while the first few seasons were good, the production team were still trying to hammer out the kinks of trying to write and film a story around already done Japanese source footage. The show hit its stride somewhere around ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace.'' ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had the benefit of numerous seasons before it to hammer out the kinks before the franchise was sold to Disney, making it one of the most solid entries. It was also extremely close to the original ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series is subject to this, as ''Blackadder II'' is generally regarded as being better than ''The Black Adder''. The first season was a good television show that had some in its own right,[[note]]It won an International Emmy award in the popular arts category in 1983.[[/note]] just not as good lead actors and often made poignant insights into as the human condition, but suffered second in which Ben Elton took over writing duties from cramped production time Rowan Atkinson, and a low budget. ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had an actual budget, universally high-quality actors, a chance to use a StoryArc or three dozen, and consistent show continuity, and in fact is the only Trek show to get a Golden Globe nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. TV Guide also considers TNG to be one character of the 100 best shows of all time. Things proceeded to escalate even ''further'', in terms of critical reviews at least - ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' earned even more critical raves than its predecessor, and pioneered the use of intensive CharacterDevelopment and {{Story Arc}}s spanning multiple seasons in a time well before that Blackadder became the norm.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' was also a spinoff but was easily more popular than ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', no doubt due to the obscene levels of [[LesYay implied lesbianism.]] It was also much more willing to be experimental in its stories, and considering how different Hercules
iconic, witty DeadpanSnarker. This could be, that's saying something.
* The various ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series fall somewhere between sequel and spin off, but in general, while the first few seasons were good, the production team were still trying to hammer out the kinks of trying to write and film a story around already done Japanese source footage. The show hit its stride somewhere around ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace.'' ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had the benefit of numerous seasons before it to hammer out the kinks before the franchise was sold to Disney, making it one of the most solid entries. It was
also extremely close to be considered a case of GrowingTheBeard. It arguably continued with ''Blackadder the original ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''.Third'' -- which some fans consider slightly better than the second series, though others consider it a slight step down -- and was definitely continued with ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', which is near-universally regarded as the best ''Blackadder'' series.



* The second season of ''Series/TheMole'' is generally liked better by the viewers than the first season due to an increase in cast size (fourteen players over ten players), a more or less superior cast, and host Anderson Cooper opening up and becoming more friendly and relatable than how he was shown during Season One.



* The second season of ''Series/TheMole'' is generally liked better by the viewers than the first season due to an increase in cast size (fourteen players over ten players), a more or less superior cast, and host Anderson Cooper opening up and becoming more friendly and relatable than how he was shown during Season One.
* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series is subject to this, as ''Blackadder II'' is generally regarded as being better than ''The Black Adder''. The first season was good in its own right,[[note]]It won an International Emmy award in the popular arts category in 1983.[[/note]] just not as good as the second in which Ben Elton took over writing duties from Rowan Atkinson, and the character of Blackadder became the iconic, witty DeadpanSnarker. This could also be considered a case of GrowingTheBeard. It arguably continued with ''Blackadder the Third'' -- which some fans consider slightly better than the second series, though others consider it a slight step down -- and was definitely continued with ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', which is near-universally regarded as the best ''Blackadder'' series.

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* The second season of ''Series/TheMole'' is generally liked better by the viewers than various ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series fall somewhere between sequel and spin off, but in general, while the first season due few seasons were good, the production team were still trying to hammer out the kinks of trying to write and film a story around already done Japanese source footage. The show hit its stride somewhere around ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace.'' ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had the benefit of numerous seasons before it to hammer out the kinks before the franchise was sold to Disney, making it one of the most solid entries. It was also extremely close to the original ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was a good television show that had some good lead actors and often made poignant insights into the human condition, but suffered from cramped production time and a low budget. ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had
an increase actual budget, universally high-quality actors, a chance to use a StoryArc or three dozen, and consistent show continuity, and in cast size (fourteen players over ten players), fact is the only Trek show to get a Golden Globe nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. TV Guide also considers TNG to be one of the 100 best shows of all time. Things proceeded to escalate even ''further'', in terms of critical reviews at least - ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' earned even more or less superior cast, and host Anderson Cooper opening up and becoming more friendly and relatable critical raves than how he was shown during Season One.
* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series is subject to this, as ''Blackadder II'' is generally regarded as being better than ''The Black Adder''. The first season was good in
its own right,[[note]]It won an International Emmy award in predecessor, and pioneered the popular arts category in 1983.[[/note]] just not as good as the second in which Ben Elton took over writing duties from Rowan Atkinson, use of intensive CharacterDevelopment and the character of Blackadder {{Story Arc}}s spanning multiple seasons in a time well before that became the iconic, witty DeadpanSnarker. This norm.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' was also a spinoff but was easily more popular than ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', no doubt due to the obscene levels of [[LesYay implied lesbianism.]] It was also much more willing to be experimental in its stories, and considering how different Hercules
could also be considered a case of GrowingTheBeard. It arguably continued with ''Blackadder the Third'' -- which some fans consider slightly better than the second series, though others consider it a slight step down -- and was definitely continued with ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', which is near-universally regarded as the best ''Blackadder'' series.be, that's saying something.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' did very well with ratings for Creator/AdultSwim, but it started out trying to show as much {{Gorn}} as possible. Season 1 gave us the most terrifying image in existence, the end of "Dethkids." Season 2 was better, establishing continuity. Season 3 is even better, presenting the band in a more realistic light (they're in their DorkAge), and it's 22 minutes long instead of another QuarterHourShort. It also has been light on the Gorn (so far), the first two episodes being rated MA instead of the usual MA-V.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' did very well ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' originally dealt with ratings for Creator/AdultSwim, a huge backlash from the fans that were against animal-themed Transformers (at least those with organic animal modes), but it started out trying to show as much {{Gorn}} as possible. Season 1 gave us the most terrifying image in existence, somewhere by the end of "Dethkids." Season 2 the first season almost everyone else seemed to catch on that the series was better, establishing continuity. Season 3 is even better, presenting better than the band original in a more realistic light (they're in their DorkAge), almost every way, and it's 22 minutes long instead of another QuarterHourShort. It also has been light on still usually considered the Gorn (so far), the first two episodes being rated MA instead high point of the usual MA-V.entire Transformers animated fiction. People who grew up on [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] were ready for a ''Transformers'' series that [[AnimationAgeGhetto escaped the ghetto]]. The producers knew this, and delivered in ''spades''.



* Book 1 and 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' were pretty damn good in their own right but were plagued with some horrendous RomanticPlotTumor and the early half of Book 2 to be rather disjointed. Book 3 was able to finally do away with those problems and quickly became acclaimed by critics and fans alike to the point that it, combined with the rest of the books, is considered better than the entirety of ''Avatar the Last Airbender,'' the original series, by many.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' did very well with ratings for Creator/AdultSwim, but it started out trying to show as much {{Gorn}} as possible. Season 1 gave us the most terrifying image in existence, the end of "Dethkids." Season 2 was better, establishing continuity. Season 3 is even better, presenting the band in a more realistic light (they're in their DorkAge), and it's 22 minutes long instead of another QuarterHourShort. It also has been light on the Gorn (so far), the first two episodes being rated MA instead of the usual MA-V.



* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' originally dealt with a huge backlash from the fans that were against animal-themed Transformers (at least those with organic animal modes), but somewhere by the end of the first season almost everyone else seemed to catch on that the series was better than the original in almost every way, and it's still usually considered the high point of the entire Transformers animated fiction. People who grew up on [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] were ready for a ''Transformers'' series that [[AnimationAgeGhetto escaped the ghetto]]. The producers knew this, and delivered in ''spades''.



* Book 1 and 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' were pretty damn good in their own right but were plagued with some horrendous RomanticPlotTumor and the early half of Book 2 to be rather disjointed. Book 3 was able to finally do away with those problems and quickly became acclaimed by critics and fans alike to the point that it, combined with the rest of the books, is considered better than the entirety of ''Avatar the Last Airbender,'' the original series, by many.
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* Albeit ''Film/{{Blade}}'' is not generally considered a bad film, it was also disregarded as just an "action flick" by many critics. But Creator/GuillermoDelToro's ''Film/BladeII'' is regarded as an improvement from the first for the more harsh critics of the franchise and --by far-- the best of the trilogy (especially in comparison to the third movie) for the fans and the more benevolent critics. It's also considered one of Del Toro's more memorable works (which is say a lot).
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* The original ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' wasn't bad, but it had its fair share of BrokenBase, mainly over the human element (including nitpicking over the human character designs, [[HypocriticalHumor despite fans making human versions of the ponies almost since the first episode]]), though there were other common complaints. The sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' was better received. Every aspect lacking in the original was improved to some degree; Sunset and Twilight get more character development, the story is stronger, the songs are better (and worked into the story better), the animation is much improved, and the villains are better.
* Most agree that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' ended up better than the original. Some feel ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' managed to top them both. The first two films have a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while the other one has a measly 99%.

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* The original ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' wasn't bad, but it had its fair share of BrokenBase, mainly over with complaints directed at the human element (including nitpicking over the human character designs, [[HypocriticalHumor despite fans making human versions of the ponies almost since the first episode]]), though there were other common complaints.setting, cliché story, and an underwhelming antagonist. The sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' was better received. Every aspect lacking in the original was improved to some degree; Sunset and Twilight get more character development, the story is stronger, the songs are better (and worked into the story better), the animation is much improved, and the villains are better.
* Most agree that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' ended up better than the original. Some feel ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' managed to top them both. The first two films have a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while the other one has a measly 99%.99% (although the third also received many more reviews in total).
1st Feb '17 11:04:51 PM MyFinalEdits
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* While actually a prequel, ''OuijaOriginOfEvil'' was considered a vast improvement over [[Film/{{Ouija}} the original]], to the [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel surprise of many]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' originally dealt with a huge backlash from the fans that were against animal-themed Transformers (at least those with organic animal modes), but somewhere by the end of the first season almost everyone else seemed to catch on that the series was better than the original in almost every way, and it's still usually considered the high point of the entire Transformers animated fiction.
** A lot of this can be attributed to the fact that the people who grew up on [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] were ready for a ''Transformers'' series that [[AnimationAgeGhetto escaped the ghetto]]. The producers knew this, and delivered in ''spades''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' was a great (if a bit flawed) show, but its successor ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' is considered an improvement in nearly every way, and has aged ''much'' better to the point where it's considered ''one of the greatest cartoons of all time''.
** Some fans even consider ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' to be this to ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. It helps that it was based on what is generally agreed to be the show's best segment.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' originally dealt with a huge backlash from the fans that were against animal-themed Transformers (at least those with organic animal modes), but somewhere by the end of the first season almost everyone else seemed to catch on that the series was better than the original in almost every way, and it's still usually considered the high point of the entire Transformers animated fiction.
** A lot of this can be attributed to the fact that the people
fiction. People who grew up on [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] were ready for a ''Transformers'' series that [[AnimationAgeGhetto escaped the ghetto]]. The producers knew this, and delivered in ''spades''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' was a great (if a bit flawed) show, but its successor ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' is considered an improvement in nearly every way, and has aged ''much'' better to the point where it's considered ''one of the greatest cartoons of all time''.
**
time''. Some fans even consider ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' to be this to ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. It helps that it was based on what is generally agreed to be the show's best segment.
1st Feb '17 12:51:55 PM Scoutstr295
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* While actually a prequel, ''OuijaOriginOfEvil'' was considered a vast improvement over [[Film/{{Ouija}} the original]], to the [[SuprisinglyImprovedSequel surprise of many]].

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* While actually a prequel, ''OuijaOriginOfEvil'' was considered a vast improvement over [[Film/{{Ouija}} the original]], to the [[SuprisinglyImprovedSequel [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel surprise of many]].
1st Feb '17 12:50:51 PM Scoutstr295
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* While actually a prequel, ''OuijaOriginOfEvil'' was considered a vast improvement over [[Film/{{Ouija}} the original]], to the [[SuprisinglyImprovedSequel surprise of many]].
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