Post by Old Man Dream on Oct 31, 2018 11:47:06 GMT
I heard about this show launching months ago. From what I seen of the trailers, it looks like the kind that is gonna try too hard to be dark and angsty with the character back stories and origins. Granted, Raven's has been the darkest among the Titans even in the original comics and the series delved into darker storylines like the Judas Contract with Deathstroke and Terra. But this was balanced out by the series having its more lighter moments and characters to balance out the more serious storytelling, this especially notable with Beast Boy/ Changeling's character.
In spite of its changes from the source material to make it accessible for a younger audience, the Teen Titans cartoon seemed to get the gist of its source material. This live-action one, however, seems to be going too hard for darker and edgier storytelling and is a bit of a turn-off for me as a result.
I feel the same when I saw the trailers. Tonal issues is a long issue with DC properties. I'll see if it gets any better. There are a lot of padding despite the episodes being over 40 minutes? It feels slow to me. Better to binge these type of shows in one or two sitting.
Watched Ep 4. This will be my last episode because I will cancel my 7 day free trial. I watched the DC films I haven't watch yet, Mystery of Batwoman and Batman Year Zero. I wish I did not watch the recent films, could have save money. They have all the DC animated films I believe up to Death of Superman which was released in 2018.
Ep 4 introduces the Doom Patrol. I think the cartoon series did show them. I don't remember much.
Titans' take on Doom Patrol - the doctor is a conflicted man whose "cures" end up giving the people he saved, powers.
I feel the episode rushed a bit which is a first time something actually felt rushed
For some reason without much emotional time needed, the Doom Patrol send off Garfield to be with Raven, Robin, and Starfire. They did get acquainted with Raven when Beast Boy brought her to get help. They barely know Robin and Starfire. They would entrust someone they love to a group of strangers excluding Raven.
It felt weird to see a man of science, a doctor trying to "cure" Raven. It doesn't look scientific. Her powers are supernatural-ish.
The bust in Arkham - didn't think it will end Raven's case. It did and it is probably for the better since they weren't compelling. The show f focuses on the Titans and their budding relationship with each other. It is already dipping into romance. Dick seem s to sleep around
Later I was watch ing and the show went to focus on Hank and his younger brother, Donny the Hawk and Dove. A car accident kills both Donny and Dawn's mother, the four just met in the street
It is my first time hearing about these two. I think it did enough to invest into their backstory. I can't really see them being part of Titans. It feels disjointed. Dick is the only thing connecting these 2 heroes to Titans.
I finished Titans last Sunday. Since I didn't have lot of anime
No Cyborg in Titans - I might have remember wrong. I thought he was going to be there
The show was fine. I didn't grow up with comic books. My main exposure was the cartoon show. It was my first time seeing Hawk and Dove plus Donna Troy. Not sure if Doom Patrol was in the Teen Titans cartoon. The Doom Patrol made more impact on me than the other two. Donna was only in one episode while Hawk and Dove got 2 episode s, one of them being an origin story.
The finale was a hit of miss. Ended on a cliffhanger with Trigon as most of the finale shows an alternate world of Dick having a family with Dawn and having to stop Batman who killed the Joker and all the criminals
The Batman part wasn't as personal compared to Damien\Wayne movies or Wayne\Dick in the BTAS cartoon series. Titans made it look like Dick was speaking my to a wall because Batman rarely talk and exchange words
It was a decent show. I expected to hate the series when I first saw the trailer and cringe. It grew on me. It had a very rough start.
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2019 4:13:59 GMT by Taka: Autocorrect nightmare, have>hate
So far - so much teen soap opera drama -Jason - reckless behavior and he wants to help but gets put on standby which causes him to go after Slade. -Donna = we find out her boyfriend Garth is killed by Slade.
Superboy's debut was okay. The epigenetic memory was weird. It leads into fleshing out Luthor's character who never appeared on screen but through pictures.
First time I seen Jericho on screen. The Teen Titans cartoon never show him or Rose.
Finished season 2. Watched it while doing laundry and house work. I have nothing to watch on HBO Max after finishing off all the DC animated films. Because it's a live action and low budget, bulk of time is just dialogue, driving, cussing (excess profanity just to make it edgy), sex.
Season 1 was about Raven, I believe. Season 2 was mostly about Dick Grayson. We do feature other characters, but it was mostly on Dick, his past and mistakes with Jericho and the fallouts (two times) with Titans, and his vendetta against Deathstroke.
Killing off Donna Troy felt out of nowhere. Donna barely got any development other than her backstory with Garth and some relationship with Dove and Raven.
Last episode - Dick was chatting about family. He summarizes this show as a family of heroes. Though, family with family issues it would seem.
Surprised season 3 held my interest. I was trying to figure out the motives that led Jason into becoming Red Hood and the drug paraphernalia.
Scenes I did enjoyed -
Dick and Crane talking about living up to people's expectations. Crane is a hypocrite for saying Batman is a psychopath for manipulating his children with fear.
Jason and Bruce conversation on whether Jason should not put the costume on. Jason had genuinely wanted to help people and make people proud of him. He didn't want to seen as weak. He did not want to lose Robin. Bruce does not want to lose Jason and tries to validate him that Jason is his son without the costume.
Jason asking Scarecrow to make a compound that makes fear go away which is the opposite of Scarecrow's usual tactics, using fear toxin to commit crimes.
Stuff I did not like Dove having "sex?" with Hank during Hank's last hours. The bomb in Hank's chest is linked to his # of heartbeats. He does not have much left. Having sex would raise his heartbeat.
Starfire and Blackfire arc = Starfire had visions which were actually Blackfire's traumatic experiences after being confined by the US government. That does not explain why Starfire attacks Gar in her sleepwalking. When Starfire frees Blackfire from her jail, the guy who was watching her stated that the US government would not go after her. That arc ended short and underdeveloped.
Reveal of mastermind - Batman's rogue gallery (Joker, Two Face, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Ra, Dr. Freeze) - any of them has the potential to be a main villain. They are smart and are unique enough to be distinguished from each other. The reveal of the mastermind in this series was underwhelming. I did like the Scarecrow element in Jason Todd's transformation into Red Hood. I was curious how they do it without Batman and Joker who are really ingrained into Red Hood because Joker and Red Hood are connected. With Scarecrow leading a young Jason Todd (he is much younger and inexperienced than the other Jason Todds who became Red Hood), why did they pick Red Hood? They got nothing to do with Joker. Transformation of Jason Todd into a villain was partly due to Jason seeking a way to remove fear through collaboration with Scarecrow. I think they should have changed the name. Don't use Red Hood.
Finished season 3 a few days ago. Trying to remember it. I feel things fell apart after Hank's death. We brought back Tim, Donna from the dead. Resurrected Dick and many others with the Lazarus Pit. Hank stayed in the world of the dead after reuniting with his brother, Dove.
I feel the group didn't get a chance to meet Jason who changed sides. I feel Nightwing forgiven Jason too easily.
Scarecrow as a main villain - they fail that too.
Lots of soap drama, sex, and yelling. People telling people to not go alone but they go alone.
One interesting to note - While I don't read comic books or watched a lot of comic book related things, it was my first time experiencing and seeing a Blackfire character being on Starfire's side, the good side. That was interesting. Blackfire formed a very sexual relationship with Superboy. Everyone is too horny on this show.
Jason and Scarecrow being the main villain fell apart. The conflict was pretty much inner family drama.
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