7. Season One
With its cool animation and epic scope, The Clone Wars burst onto the scene with 22 episodes of varying quality. Unlike the next seasons in the series, the show's debut often struggles to find its footing with its tone and themes. At one moment, you could be watching a silly, slapstick space adventure, the next you could be watching an epic battle with lots at stake.
The topsy-turvy tone lets it down, especially when you look at it having seen what the show would grow into, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad TV.
For starters, it builds on the relationship between Anakin and his new Padawan, Ahsoka, who isn't quite as likeable here as she would become in future, but who offers a great new level to Anakin's overarching story. It also spends a lot of time focusing on the clones and the intricacies of the war around them.
If it had found its footing with its tone, season one could have ranked much higher, but unfortunately it's not quite as well-rounded or mature as the seasons that follow.
Best Episodes: Innocents of Ryloth, Lair of Grievous, Rookies