I have to be honest and say that I never watched more than a couple of episodes of this show when I was younger. It was only recently that my girlfriend bought me the first series on DVD and soon after that I got the second, which is even better than then first. To state the obvious this cartoon is fantastically made. Everything from the animation, the voices, and the sound track are made brilliantly and gotham city as I'd always imagined it to be appears on screen. But what really sets this apart for me is the stories. The episode where four of the bataman villians sit around chatting about the cloest they came to getting batman is funny and clever and the episode in which we follow a low level hunchmen who believes he's killed batman displays a maturity that is a joy to see in a childrens cartoon.
I would thoroughly recoomend this boxset for any batman fan. It's dark, clever,a whole lot of fun and like all good cartoons makes me feel like I'm 12 years old again.