>Am I the only one who has this issue with Beast Wars?
I think you have some sort of vision problems, anon. I don't know if it's your eyes or your brain, but there is something wrong.
Maybe your tv was actually broken. Most of the shows mentioned were very successful, and it wouldn't be like that if people couldn't see them.
Beast Wars is awesome and you're missing out, which is unfortunate, since it sounds like it's not your fault that you have some sort of problem with the part of your brain that processes light. That said, some episodes of Season 1 are mediocre, especially some of the more "filler-like" episodes. But the episodes that actually affect the plot are awesome, and by the end of Season 1, they become the majority. Season 3 is absolutely awesome, though the best episode is in Season 2, and anyone who watched the show will know which one it is. In Season 1 you get an episode where the plot is that Rhinox has explosive farts. In Season 2 you get episodes where one of the main characters is considering suicide. I'd recommend anyone try to get to Season 2 before quitting the show. Even by the end of Season 1 it changes. I guess Mainframe stopped giving a fuck about pleasing censors after ABC cancelled ReBoot anyway, since both ReBoot and Beast Wars got incredibly hardcore after that.
Also, as for it being dark, by Season 2, and especially 3, most of the characters get redesigned with garish chrome and vibrant colors that destroy any pretense of them being robots in disguise, but they do look pretty cool, and made for some awesome toys.
Beast Machines also gets a bad rep, but is great on a rewatch. As a kid I think it went over my head, even though I loved Beast Wars. But now I appreciate how it tries to have some deeper themes than even Beast Wars, which already had some pretty heavy stuff.
>I remember only liking it... whenever that sexy spider robot appeared.
Am I the only one who noticed that when Blackarachnia transforms from Beast Mode to Robot Mode her spider-mouth becomes her vagina