What Gundam should I start with? Looking to dive into the series. What are the strengths and weaknesses of them?
Try SEED. Best series IMO.
Start with the beginning like you would any other series
Plenty of other series I wouldn't begin at the start. Especially if the series aren't even connected.
Watch the movie trilogy on the original
I was looking for something like this. Thanks man.
I recommend SEED, this is not a joke. Despite the shortcomings of the show, SEED is by far the easiest series to start with. Alot of people hate SEED, but from past experience it's been incredibly difficult to convince friends of mine to begin with the original Universal Century series due to issues with animation quality.
All of SEED in HD remaster are available on GundamInfo here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJV1h9xQ7Hx89jH49IgnVuKyuRNTj11PK
SEED isn't terrible, it's just very average.
Give it a shot and form your own opinion on it.
DO NOT blindly watch SEED DESTINY (the sequel) with any previous expectations of decency (It is objectively a poor series.
This anon is sort of on the right track, I'd watch a couple episodes of SEED and see if you like it, if you do finish it and try to ease your way into the Universal Century (standards from SEED might improve your viewing of UC) OR Watch any of the original series and if you can't cope with the animation / production value then move onto something post 2000.
SEED was meant to be a re-imagining of the original, so it's no surprise why the teenagers growing up with it in Japan loved it, hence the huge fanbase for a show with average qualities.