By: Ryan Donoho
"At the same time, the very fact that critics are often part of that fan base affects their initial reaction, and ultimately, final judgment of a new text's good or bad qualities. But that's also why the most surprising feeling this longtime Star Wars devotee had about The Clone Wars was one of overwhelming uncertainty: The animated opus, culled from a story arc in the forthcoming TV series, is at once a rousing adventure, an effective set-up for the future of the saga, and another story beset by the same character, structural and storytelling problems as the prequels that came before it."
Over time, the feeling over The Clone Wars started to change. The show evolved, the characters grew, and the story continued to move at its own pace. By the end of season five, critics and fans were glued to the fate of the character they once loathed.
From IGN's season five finale review:
That final exchange between Ahsoka and Anakin was just terrific television. Ashley Eckstein and Matt Lanter were both excellent, as these two had a very sad goodbye…. And Ahsoka hinted maybe, just maybe, she knew about Anakin and Padme, or at the least could sense the conflict within her former master. The animation showing their expressions and emotion was wonderful and damn, Kevin Kiner really outdid himself with the score, which was beautiful and poignant – and, in a great touch, stayed with those sad themes, rather than revert to the more upbeat Star Wars music at the end, which only helped to underline the impact of what just happened. Yeah, I'll admit it... It almost made me a bit weepy! It's really impressive to see how far this series has come and what they've been able to accomplish with these characters
In that review the show is not only praised, but the voice actors are mentioned for their performance.