Originally Posted by horatio
I agree but let's not forget that the first movie had to be innocent and show the diversity of life in the Republic. On the other hand, the Clone Wars series does this in a far better way than Phanton Menace.
True, but also TPM had a narrower focus because it had it's own story to tell and although it's always great that Lucas fleshes out his universe completely, one film can never cram everything in.
That's usually a luxury that a TV series does have, however.