Look. You go to movies for a variety of reasons. You go to a period piece for a different reason than you would for a Jim Carrey comedy. If you go to a martial arts flick, you don't expect a deep plot. The same goes for most of Micheal Bay's work. You go see a Micheal Bay film to see shit blow up. Cars wreck. And good fight scenes. This series came from a Saturday morning cartoon!!!! Why are the critic expecting a Shakespearean level of drama? Just sit back and enjoy the explosions.