The Clone Wars is set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy during the three-year gap between Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Following the First Battle of Geonosis, the Galactic Republic (supported by the Jedi Order), is at war with the Confederacy of Independent Systems (organized by Sith Lord Count Dooku). Unknown to the Jedi, Dooku’s master, Darth Sidious is playing the strings of both sides, all part of his plan to eliminate the Jedi and gain the power to establish a new autocratic governing state.
The Clone Wars mainly focuses on the many battles between the Republic and Separatists (the Confederacy), as well as delving deeper into Anakin Skywalker’s eventual path to becoming Darth Vader. The individuality of the clone troopers is shown throughout many of the show’s arcs as well as the people’s loss of faith in the Jedi Order.
To any Star Wars fans like myself, watching The Clone Wars to further see the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker and the Republic is essential to knowing the plot behind George Lucas’ masterpiece of the Star Wars Universe. The three-year gap between Episodes II and III are well written out in the show, and we even get to meet Skywalker’s Padawan, Ahsoka Tano.