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Review of "Titans"
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|This show came out last year, but I was too busy
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I grew up reading
comics (having three older brothers who are comic
book fans). DC was always my favorite superhero
company - probably because it was less angst-filled
and the heroes had brighter colors. I appreciated
Marvel heroes more later on, but I've always loved
DC comic heroes, especially Superman and Batman.
One of the Batman-related comics that I used to read
was "Teen Titans," which featured Robin and other
teens. Of course, eventually, DC comics also
got darker, but that was long after I'd stopped
This new show on the DC
Universe streaming channel is the TV version of that
comic book. I can't say how closely it follows the
comic, but I do know that it diverges some. If
you're a comic book fan, you might object to
whatever changes they've made. On the other
hand, there are so many different forms of comics
now in TV and movies, you should be used to changes.
This is not "Smallville." It's a really cool show,
more like "Daredevil" and the other Netflix Marvel
shows. Like those shows, it's also very violent and
In this TV show, Robin
(Brenton Thwaites, who reminds me of Grant Gustin,
star of "The Flash") has become a police offer and
left Batman, and Gotham. He's moved to Detroit,
where he still goes out at night, battling crooks as
Robin (crooks who hurt kids, specifically), until he
decides to become Nightwing. Each episode brings us
more information about the various "heroes" that
will form the Titans. We learn more about Dick
Grayson and his background, too. Each episode brings
new revelations and cool characters, like Hawk and
Dove, Raven (Teagan Croft), Starfire (Anna Diop),
the Nuclear Family, the Doom Patrol (which spins off
into their own series) and more. The cast is
outstanding, and there are also many great
guest-stars such as Sherilyn Fenn, Marina Sirtis,
Matt Bomer and Brendan Fraser.
usually like really violent shows where the heroes
sometimes kill people, but since this is based on
superheroes I grew up with, I'll keep watching it.
It's a very good show, and I just love good
superhero shows and movies. It's way better
than any of the DC movies. I can't wait to see the
new "Doom Patrol" series as well.
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