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« on: October 04, 2018, 06:25:16 PM »
http://collider.com/titans-review/

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In DC Universe’s Titans, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) stabs a guy in the balls with a pair of garden shears. Unfortunately, the powers that be say I have to write more than that sentence about Titans, but I do truly think every aspect of this show—its tone, its aesthetic, its story, its themes—boil down to the image of Dick Grayson, the original Robin, Boy Wonder, charming vigilante do-gooder, plunging a gardening tool into another man’s crotch.

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Re: Titans
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 06:38:30 PM »
I'm hoping this stuff will be blamed on Raven's darkness. But I suspect the plan is to dial him back. He's just starting in this really dark place, a place he doesn't want to be.
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Re: Titans
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 07:00:08 PM »
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All put together, Titans lands just about as gracefully as The Flying Graysons.

Too soon >:O

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Re: Titans
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 07:25:53 PM »
I'm hoping this stuff will be blamed on Raven's darkness. But I suspect the plan is to dial him back. He's just starting in this really dark place, a place he doesn't want to be.
Without knowing more about the series and Batman's relationship with Robin, you have to wonder why Batman doesn't come and apprehend Robin for being a psychopath.

That said, I will never know because I'll be giving this series a hard pass.

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 08:13:50 PM »
From what's been said, this Robin is trying not to be like Batman.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 06:07:12 AM »
Maybe the writers plan to have Dick Grayson become Nite-Wing.
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Re: Titans
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 08:09:29 PM »
At this point, I think DC just needs to quit trying the live action thing for awhile. They hit it pretty good with the Nolan Batman films, Arrow, The Flash and Wonder Woman, but since then its anywhere between meh (BvS, JL) to dumpster fire (Titans, Suicide Squad). Even Disney decided to back off on Star Wars a bit after one movie that fractured the fanbase and another that barely moved the needle (not that it was bad, just poor release planning).

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Re: Titans
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 11:33:42 PM »
If you are going to make the terrible decision to watch this be sure to have your tv cliche bingo card handy. I ran it at 2.5x speed and it still seemed to last hours. It's like they had the production team divided into team boring and team stupid and set up a competition. They both won.

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Too bad they made Sherilyn Fenn not be Raven's real mother. Could have had a crossover with Twin Peaks where the White Lodge turns out to be in Azarath and Bob was Trigon. Could hardly be any worse than this was.

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Re: Titans
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 02:54:03 PM »
Hmm... except for the excessive violence, I enjoyed it.
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Re: Titans
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 03:03:09 PM »
*No video games were harmed in the filming of this episode.

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 05:37:22 PM »
Eesh... Batman better be dead or something for letting Dick walk around like that.
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Re: Titans
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2018, 07:50:55 AM »
Ep 2 was way better. Still lots of cliche but at least not painful. Not dreading ep 3 at least.

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2018, 08:27:22 PM »
I still wish they weren't so violent and brutal, but I'm starting to like the characters. Had some tears with this one.
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Re: Titans
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2018, 01:45:07 AM »
In case everyone stopped watching, this has gotten decidedly non-awful.

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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2018, 12:39:23 PM »
Yeah, while I still think Dick is way too dark, I'm just about loving this show. I'm enjoying it more than any Arrowverse show. I hope Donna sticks around. She dropped the statement that she still has her Wonder Girl suit, and I'm hoping that was a Chekhov's gun (want to see her in it).

I heard a rumour there will be a complete cast change by the end of season, and I'm not happy about that. Maybe it ends on a cliffhanger with this main group trapped by Trigon and the second-stringers (Hawk, Dove, Jason) need to help them next season. I could maybe live with that.

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Re: Titans
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2018, 06:15:56 PM »
Is Robin still murdering people?

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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 06:54:54 PM »
He's been taking a back seat and letting the others do most of the murdering lately.

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Re: Titans
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2018, 12:15:21 PM »
So... (spoilers from a couple eps ago)

Spoiler for Hidden:
That building full of cult scientists? Do we think they miraculously escaped or are they scores of roasted corpses?
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2018, 05:54:58 PM »
So... (spoilers from a couple eps ago)

Spoiler for Hidden:
That building full of cult scientists? Do we think they miraculously escaped or are they scores of roasted corpses?

The latter
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hence the brief pause before making the call :D

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Re: Titans
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2018, 09:49:58 AM »
So the first episodes were terribly painful to get through.

It definitely suffers from the "GRIM DARK!" syndrome badly.

It has become okayish though, I don't hate myself when I watch it anymore like the first five episodes.