Bite-sized TV Reviews - Titans - S01E01 - Well damn. Teen Titans Go this is not. There was not one, I repeat, not one song about waffles. DC's default tone tends to be dark and gritty. Some people blame Nolan's Batman movies for the shift, but while they were dark, they weren't sinister, still had moments of levity, and they still felt like a comic book movie. The CW shows go in a slightly different direction grasping more to the moments of levity and leaning hard into humor (Flash), hugging (Supergirl), and a bipolar sense of ethics (Arrow). The Snyder movies are dark, visually stunning, but with no character development or story. Titans borrows from each of these but still feels more like another adventure down the Snyderverse. Forget the Titans from the comic books, this isnt them. These characters are dark, troubled, morally maladjusted, and plagued (literally) by demons. Beast Boy only makes one brief appearance in the show opener, its humorous and gets points for not being violent and sadistic. And that's where those points end. Robin is violent, resentful, and cites his break up with Batman to be because he was becoming too much like him. Problem solved here because he's nothing like Batman. He kills and maims his victims. But it's okay, guys, he has a soft spot for kids. Starfire is a German hooker with amnesia and likes her meals extra crispy. Raven is stuck with some sort of duel personality that really wants to kill people. I can't say I didn't enjoy it as I find I'm accepting that comic books movies and shows, particularly DC ones, are going to continually reimagine their characters and that's just they way they make their content. But I am supremely disappointed that, because we've got to know these characters through comic books and cartoons, and Titans is such a departure from the source, I can't show it to my two sons. Both of which were excited for a live action Titans show. But no kid needs to see Robin drag a bad guy's face across a broken glass window. I'll keep watching, but I'm not sold as of yet.
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