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6 Thoughts on the First Season of Titans

A kickass, live action Robin? In an actual ongoing TV show? That pays respect to both the character and the legacy? How did it take me this long to finally watch Titans on the DC streaming service?! As a big fan of both the original Teen Titans cartoon, the newer Teen Titans Go! cartoon, and whatever is happening with the Young Justice cartoon, I knew I had to get on board with the darker, grittier, live action version too!

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TV Show Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.

I remember that everybody was really unsure about this show when it was first revealed, with a Comic-Con trailer that really threw people for a loop. I was one of the skeptics, I’ll admit. Despite all of these superhero shows over the past many years, I still find it hard to believe that I live in a world where this is common. Where I could get a live action TV show starring a comics accurate Dick Grayson, with both an awesome modern Robin costume, and a complicated relationship with Batman. It doesn’t help that shows like Titans and Gotham continue to refuse to just make a show about Batman, so it’s not yet a perfect world. But this is a good start!

Join me after the jump for my thoughts on Titans! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the first season.

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New Trailers for Teen Superhero TV Shows!

For reasons I will never fully understand, today we got two competing trailers for upcoming Teen Superhero TV shows, specifically Titans from DC and Runaways from Marvel!

First up is a new, extended look at Titans! I think it still looks pretty bad, though I’m going to keep an open mind, because we appear to have a legitimately cool, fleshed out, live action Robin story. Those come around once a generation.

Everybody else in the trailer looks really bad. I’m trying to keep an open mind about Starfire, but man she looks weird. And Beast Boy’s transformations are definitely straining everything about this show’s SFX budget.

Then we’ve got season 2 of Runaways, which doesn’t really show much. I enjoyed the first season well enough and am generally excited for more!

The current Runaways comic, from Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka, is currently amazing. If the show is half that good, we’re in for a treat.

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SDCC Kicks Off With Scary Dark Titans Trailer!

I am very excited for live action Robin on the new TV show Titans. So I’m also very excited to see this thing for myself. Well the first trailer has arrived to kick off San Diego Comic-Con, and it’s dark and brutal as all hell!

It’s like…how do we go for the complete opposite of Teen Titans Go! on every conceivable level? I think it’s a bold choice, and not one I’m very confident that DC can pull off.

But hey, it’s a serious, live action Robin, so you better believe I’m going to give it a chance! This sort of thing only comes around once in a generation! Hopefully DC doesn’t screw it up like they did with Chris O’Donnell.

Also in SDCC news from DC Comics, Grant Morrison is coming back to write a police procedural Green Lantern comic, and I near about blew my lid! That is, like, everything I could possibly want from Green Lantern comics. I’m really excited about this one!

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Live Action Robin Looks Hella Cool!

DC and Warner Bros. held some sort of press conference on their DC Universe streaming service this morning, and I was not invited. I’m never invited to any of these things. I don’t mind, though, because I’m nobody special.

You can read all of the details here. Basically, it’s gonna be a streaming service with some new DC shows, like Titans and a Harley Quinn cartoon, which should be awesome. I’ll find ways to watch all of it. Plus the service will have all the classic DC cartoons and movies.

What I really wanted to draw everyone’s attention to was the awesome Robin shots that came along with the press conference. Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson looks hella damn cool!

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I’m pretty sure I’ve been waiting my whole life for this image

That is a gorram viable live action Robin costume and you all know it! So don’t let Hollywood feed you any nonsense that Robin can’t work in a live action, serious Batman movie. This costume proves it, and I’m sure the show will too.

Robin is awesome, end of story.

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Check Out Hawk and Dove!

The awesome Titans costumes just keep coming! We saw Robin a few weeks ago, and it was great. So here’s Hawk and Dove, which also look great!

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They look like they mean some kind of business

I am honestly kind of excited for this show now. I didn’t have much faith in it ever happening — because sometimes I still can’t believe that we live in a world of awesome, live action superhero everything — but now I can’t wait to see this show in action!

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