Yeah, Silver Surfer was pretty bad. The animation style got on my nerves (the lines were way too thick), and the CGI was extremely badly blended. But the worst part was, indeed, the philosophising. I've read some SS, and I know that the hero can get pretty deep. I can't cite specifics because I've long since purged it from my brain, but the show's philosophising was EXTREMELY dumbed down for kids, leaving a heavy-handed yet vapid mess. You didn't miss much.