It’s time to get dark and gritty with ‘Titans’

If you are new to this wonderful blog, then you aren’t probably aware that I have a soft spot for superhero and the shows that are made to about them. At one point, I reviewed and covered all the DC shows on “The CW.” I figured it was only fitting that I reviewed the latest DC Television show because why not. I was going to review it when it first premiered but I figured, it’s better to wait until the season is over.

The iconic line

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“Titans” is a dark envisioning of the popular teen crime-fighting team, “Teen Titans.” It’s the first original series that was created for DC Comics’ streaming service “DC Universe.” With a rating of TV-MA, this is darker than anything the Arrowverse shows will offer. This show makes me really want them to add “Arrow” to their programming and give it the same rating. Fun fact: Arrowverse and “Titans” are produced by the same people.

The show follows Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire, and Robin. Their main mission before it all is to protect Raven from the people that are after her. During this mission, each has their own personal goal that they want to overcome. Raven is trying to stay alive and find her mother, Starfire trying to remember who is she is and her memories, Robin is trying to now be like his mentor Batman, and Beast Boy trying to find a family and just belong. They also meet some fellow “Titans” along the way to assist them in their journey to help and save Raven.

The show itself is paced out rather well but at the same time, it doesn’t give itself enough to tell the story that it wants to tell. There are only 11 episodes, but it’s almost like the story they want to tell would be a normal season length like for “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl.” The episodes were good but they just left me wanting more. Like I wanted more of the core four. I got the backstory of the recurring Titans and that’s fine and dandy but what about the others?

The production of “Titans” is everything. From the shooting of each scene to the way they introduced the new character. It’s just a well-done show that suffered from the first season hiccups as most shows do. It takes what makes the other DC shows so good and then adds it’s own flair to it. The rating also doesn’t hurt it. You can tell that they decided to tone it down a hair halfway through but it still made the show a little better. It was like the sprinkles on the cake that help the great tasting cake even better.

Verdict

“Titans” is a very good show that has the potential to dethrone “Legend of Tomorrow” as the best DC show. The story is what really hurt it with its first season. I really didn’t give it the time to fully go through the story. Just one or two more episodes might have been just enough to fully flesh out the story. I hope there is another season because frankly, it deserves one. I need to know what happens next. The season ended with two cliffhangers. I NEED RESOLUTION.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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