This series is CLASSIC! Don't underestimate it just because it is in a cartoon format. For newbies to Batman or DC universe, this is the standard that all Batman portrayals should be held to. Sure the plot isn't complicated; you know Batman is going to save the day and catch the bad guy, but that's not what's excellent about the series. It's how true to character the series is. Batman isn't just millionaire playboy who does vigilante work at night. He's a detective. Yes the detective in Detective Comics. Movies don't portray that part of him, but it's what makes him so different from the other superheroes in the DC universe, is his intelligence and sharp instincts. The villains are iconic and Mark Hamil as Joker is such a treat. Goes to show that even if for kids, cartoons don't have to always be cute and bubblegum (like most of CN's shows now). It's dark appeal, mysterious allure, and even feminine seduction is really what makes this show THE Batman that fans have come to love and movie directors try (but fail) to bring to the big screen. Also, the music, opening and background, is FANTASTIC! Really sets the mood.
Warner Brothers, Zack Snyder, and CW network, you guys need to go back to these roots and do justice to the characters you guys keep ruining in your movies and TV shows!