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Titans is a superhero hybrid -- a live-action series that essentially weds the CW's DC Comics-inspired fare with the gritty, premium-cable approach... That's not a bad formula, and it yields an entertaining, heavily serialized show.
The series features plenty of f-bombs, grisly violence and a willingness to dispose of supporting characters as if they are yesterday's newspaper. As uneven as it is, there's enough here to make you want to see how crazy it all gets.
The times they're apart in the first few episodes aren't nearly as interesting as when they meet, except for Starfire (Anna Diop), who lights up every scene she's in, literally, and could be the best thing about this show.
Titans is worth checking out because it's trying in earnest to be something you don't quite expect and, in a world that's being increasingly dominated by cookie cutter, live-action comic book adaptations, it stands out.
Titans quickly establishes itself as a unique, sometimes harrowing, and surprisingly engaging prospect. It's one that doesn't fall into the slow pacing and overwrought narratives of some "serious" comics adaptations.
It's an image of these heroes many are going to find jarring and possibly even failing. But, the ones that take the tone in stride are going to find themselves in the middle of a series dialed directly into their interests.
Titans reminded me of one of my favorite comics of all time, Gail Simone's Secret Six, which was a very funny and touching series about deeply broken people desperately clinging to whatever paper thin moral compass they have left.