I'm not going to pretend I'm a Turtles fan who knows everything. I'm a fan, but not a big one. I grew up with the movie(s), and watched the 2003 cartoon as often as possible at the time. I enjoyed the 2007 CGI movie. I'm currently in the middle of watching the 1987 cartoon, and am finding myself enjoying its silliness. I haven't yet read the comic books, though. So as you can see, I'm learning about the Turtles at my own pace.
Needless to say, I was
a bit skeptical about this adaptation. However, I have found myself loving it.
I like the style here, it's a bit unique. The animesque can
get a little overboard at times if the camera focuses on it a few seconds too long, but with the style they're using, it doesn't seem very out-of-place. Much better than Ciro Nieli's other project.
I'm also liking the attention to detail with the Turtles' designs adding to their personalities. Donatello has a missing tooth (which adds to his Adorkable
nature), Raphael's plastron is chipped, Michelangelo's mask has small ribbons (which may be a call-back to the 1987 cartoon), and Leonardo... um... well, from what I can see thus far, he's a brighter green compared to his brothers.
I'm also a bit giddy with the Turtles' personalities. They act like how teenager brothers act as they bounce off each other, thus showing their relationship as siblings. Donatello is so far my favorite, due to his shyness, his awkwardness, his boyish crush that I do find rather adorable, his geekness, there's a lot to like about him.
I'm so far neutral about the other characters, though they are becoming more promising by the episode. And the two mutations we saw so far are rather terrifying, to say the least. Maybe not bad enough to literally give me nightmares, but if I were to think on it long enough... possibly.
Thus far, I am excited for this series, and I'm happily looking forward to more episodes, if at least just to hear Rob Paulsen play a dorky, loveable Donatello. Not that the other voice actors aren't great, Raphael is a close second.
So I'm not going to tell you what to think about the series, but you should at least give it a shot, see what catches your eye the most, if at all.