Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?
Normally I'd honestly roll my eyes at people's seemingly exaggerative negative reviews but believe me I completely understand; this show really is a middle finger to the original shows fans, me being one of them.
I first discovered this show a week ago during a nostalgic re- watching of the original, and the only reason I'm not that mad is because I knew a "spin-off" would never do as good as the original, but I guess a lot of you might have seen that coming. To me though, the show died when the original was cancelled and I knew nothing would ever bring me back in.
Most of the shows humour is just random, goofy and frantic. This along with the the art style basically makes this into a show that only a kid could enjoy. And even then not a single joke is memorable. They seem to have tried to appeal to older audiences with pop-culture references and nods to the rest of the DC universe, hell there's even an episode called "Video Game References," This was the first one I managed to catch on TV and the one Zelda reference I found amusing was not enough in face of all the rest of the cringe moments throughout. So really they're not worth it.
The characters have received a lot of backlash for many reasons. Robin, who was originally a confident, focused and loyal leader has become an overly anxious, raving lunatic. Beast Boy and Cyborg have been criticised as becoming far more mean-spirited to the rest of the team; maybe I just have terrible friends or haven't seen enough yet but in their defence I've seen far, FAR worse. Starfire and Raven are really the only characters that haven't changed a whole lot (except some weird thing about Raven watching a "My Little Pony" knock-off, REALLY...original by the way.) In fact, Raven's sarcastic, deadpan remarks are probably the best attempts at humour this show has to offer.
There are many half developed plots involving romantic relationships between the characters that were seen in the previous series, even a new one which I would have really liked if they took it seriously. The writers approach to these relationships completely ruined it however.
To sum up, if you're a huge fan or never watched Teen Titans, don't bother with this show unless you want to draw your own conclusions. This show's really just useful keeping a kid from getting bored.
- Dec 28, 2015