For sure this is hands down the best robot battle TV reality show. It not only demonstrates the abilities of the designers to innovate and create a warrior fighting robot, it also shows the mental ability of the inventors to plan a strategy to win.
This comment sums it all up for this season.
“Overall, there’s a lot to improve with this series of New Battlebots, particularly the amount of filler; so much time is wasted talking and watching the long-winded pre-fight build up (where the competitors hit their button and the lights start flashing) and long replays every single time. Come on, just four fights in a episode lasting just over 40 minutes (not including adverts) is not good enough. I think it is far worse than old Battlebots’ structure, which only had three (rarely four) fights, but in a much more compacted time of just over 20 minutes. Yes the old Battlebots did have filler, but it didn’t overstay its welcome” – Adrian Lee