Look I will be the first to admit that I was personally pissed with the whole idea of funbags ‘Harley Quinn’ becoming a major league baddie. Sure she was comic relief a sexual outlet for Mr. J. Hey Batman had the OG sex kitten in CatWoman so sure his counterpart needed something. So OK FINE Batman The Animated Series gives him a lady.
-skipping the Harley Quinn comics on purpose-
The years pass and Batman The Animated Series becomes the stuff of legend, but you have these little callbacks to Harley in the Batman animated movies and Batman Beyond, so she does not disappear. Time continues to pass and the Suicide Squad movie is announced and released. Now diehard comic fans went to see it because it was a live-action Suicide Squad movie, but we know that 90% of the male viewers went to see it because the smoking Margot Robbie was slipping into the second skin costume of Harley Quinn.
The film completely sucked the only TWO characters that came off the page anywhere close to what we wanted to be was Amanda Waller and YES, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn (Jared Leto’s Joker got a bad review but I personally kind of liked the new take on Mr. J. But that’s a different conversation). I mean her Harley Quinn stole the movie completely, even the ‘white picket fence 2.5 kids and a dog’ dreamscape fit the character like a glove.
So now we are in Harley Quinn fever. We get an announcement about an animated series coming to DC Universe and a Harley Quinn solo movie and YES Margot Robbie is going to reprise the character. I was personally happy to see super hot Margot Robbie, but sick of this HARLEY QUINN CRAP!!!
Now the DC Universe Harley Quinn Animated Series releases. I reluctantly watch it a few days after it airs, 30 seconds into the 1st episode my jaw drops, I start laughing my butt off and 22 mins and 30 seconds later. I am still laughing but I am calling my wife and friends am telling them they have got to watch this Animated Show, because it DAMN sure is not a F$%&ing cartoon. It is completely and totally ROCKSTAR genius.
So I am starting to think the solo live-action Harley Quinn movie may raise the bar set by Wonder Woman. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!! Pure trash! WB released that crap hoping to make back the money simply by selling the sex appeal of Harley, Canary, and Huntress. That film would have been better off destroyed and blamed COVID-19 on it never being released.
Now back to DC Universe Harley Quinn Animated Series. Each episode has gotten better, the character development grows. The ARC of Harley Quinn ‘sidekick’ to Harley Quinn ‘boss ■■■■■’ expanses in a believable way with every second of the show. I mean anyone that can bash this show has 0 sense of humor(yes it is dark, but funny is funny), does not understand the trails that it takes to become a hero or villain in this case, and you hate sex. (the idea of Giganta and Dr. Psycho, ‘KITEMAN’ need I say more). I mean the idea of the LOD ‘not supporting a particular brand of evil’ and the idea of what they are not supporting. This is straight-up 1980’s Mel Brooks Adult comedy. LOL who knew that there where that many Jews in Gotham. LOL!!! I mean I have only seen like 5 black people, but the main 1 they have is HALOIROUS and COMPLETELY UNCHAINED!!!
Look I could go on and on but bottomline DC Universe Harley Quinn Animated Series Season 1(and the first 3 episodes of Season 2) have earned its place next to and I cannot believe I am saying this. You have Batman: The Animated Series at #1 as it was the blueprint for Superman, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, etc. However, I have to place Harley Quinn as #2, and for all that think I am insulting these great shows I am NOT. I am simply acknowledging that things must be RELITIVATE TO THE TIME and Harley Quinn Animated Series is today what Batman The animated series was back then.
HARLEY QUINN IS AN A LEAGUE VILLIAN! SHE STANDS ALONE WITH HER CREW! NO NEED TO BE IN LOD or INJUSTICE LEAGUE!
Verdict: Harley Quinn Animated Series DOES NOT ROCK. IT KICKS F%^&KING ASS!!!