What Have You Streamed Recently (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.)
Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:17 AM
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:42 PM
Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:22 PM
Love Travelers. There are some insulting moment but the writers play them down so you let them slide.
So far, good show better than the usual back ground noise.
Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:56 PM
This is a lesson on how to bilk an insurance company for 1.5 billion bucks to haul it off for scrap.
I could have done it for a lot less. See comment with the yellow rabbit wearing glasses.
Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:04 PM
Some not-great elements first: The breakdown of specific episodes in the season was a weird split between following the origin story for the Titans as a team and more general worldbuilding. There were two separate episodes that focused more on Hawk & Dove than they did on the core Titans, episodes that were mainly introducing Donna Troy and Jason Todd, and a 'backdoor pilot' style story introducing the Doom Patrol. Most of these individual episodes were cool stories in their own right, and a nice spotlight on some DC characters who haven't been seen on-screen before, but in the context of the actual team of Dick/Rachel/Kory/Garth, it made for some weird pacing where it felt like we were taking a break from their origin story at odd moments. And the origin story itself focused a LOT on Dick and Rachel, so fans looking for big plotlines for Kory or Garth would probably be disappointed. (I'm a big Dick Grayson fangirl, so I was fine with it. )
Good bits: The main character arcs for Rachel and Dick were really good, imo. There's a lot of emphasis put on Batman and Dick figuring out how to move out of Batman's shadow (and probably laying the groundwork for him to become Nightwing next season), and Rachel's story is the main mystery driving the entire season, so there's lots of fun stuff going on there. The team, when they come together, gels really nicely, with plenty of humor. Kory, in particular, cracks me up a lot with just her turns of phrase or a dry comment here and there. It's interesting to see this show doing humor because it's very different from the dork-centric, pop-culture-reference-laden humor like you get with The Flash or Legends. Also, the action side of things is done REALLY well. The show *is* more violent than we get in the CW shows, but it's nowhere near the ultraviolent sort of grimdark-fest that I think people were expecting based on the "F--- Batman" trailer. Probably on par with what the Netflix Marvel shows do. And when they do have fight scenes, they're VERY nicely choreographed, with moves appropriate to the characters.
Next up on DCUniverse is Young Justice Season 3. I've seen three episodes so far, and so far so good on that one.
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