I'll admit it. Even though the various trailers & clips showed promise, part of me was always leery of the idea of a Thundercats revamp. There were plenty of ways that things could have gone wrong.
They didn't. Tonight's premiere episode (well, technically 2 eps) showed that the new Thundercats series has many of the elements that made the original series fun, married to a story of surprising depth & complexity. Thundera, for all it's strength, was far from utopic, and Lion-O was not the only character with lessons to learn.
Despite the limited length (1 hour, including commercials) every character had a chance to shine, from proud Claudus to a surprisingly not-annoying Snarf. There was even a cameo by Lynx-O (one of the later additions to the original series).
Of course, being the sort of geek I am, seeing Mumm-Ra blown through a wall was quite cathartic. *grin*
I'll be watching next week for sure. After all, we still need to meet Panthro.