Titans: Season 1 Reviews

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October 5, 2018
Titans is not fun. It's relentlessly adult so much so that it's alienating, and so slow in developing the plot and bringing the characters together that it's frustrating.
October 10, 2018
This ain't Teen Titans Go! This isn't even Teen Titans. These are some capital-S Serious teens out to prove that they matter. And after three of the first season's 12 episodes from the doofus trifecta behind the show I'm not convinced they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.9/10
October 4, 2018
Titans is so determined to stand out on the basis of its TV-MA depiction of superheroes that it quickly becomes almost absurdly self-serious and self-aware.
October 11, 2018
The production design looks cheap, the fight scenes perfunctory and forgettable, and Starfire is the only lead character in the initial episodes to make much of an impression at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 12, 2018
Titans might as well arrive carrying a sign that says "Ask Me About My Edginess."
December 5, 2018
DC Universe's first original show is a well-constructed take on a beloved franchise.
October 11, 2018
Just wild and risky enough, with a surprisingly great cast, to be any fans next superhero TV obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 8, 2018
There's surprising flavor beneath its classification as a dark, moody, teen drama.
October 4, 2018
[Titans] shows glimmers of promise, as long as the producers can brush away some of more irksome Snyder-esque affectations, and focus on the compelling mystery and the characters it entangles.
October 5, 2018
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.
October 4, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2018
Despite its flaws, 'Titans' is a true origin story makes it feel as if we are growing into the characters with them -- and that shows that this series has potential that shouldn't be ignored.
October 4, 2018
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.
October 11, 2018
While the darkness hovers, Titans seems to at least care about connecting each of the main characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 4, 2018
If ever you needed proof that a book can't be judged by its cover, there's Titans over on DC Universe, which is actually quite good.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 4, 2018
This might just be the one time where the old, hollow defense about how a movie or TV show was made "for the fans, not the critics" could actually hold water.
October 5, 2018
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.
October 16, 2018
Its edgy aesthetic feels as much like a reaction as it does a decision.
October 18, 2018
The violence takes some getting used to, but it balances well with humor and powerful performances to create an engaging show.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 18, 2018
Titans is different enough to take viewers on a refreshing ride filled with high-octane fights, and crazy twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.6/5
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