The truth is, they should just be true on both the source material and from the animated shows (Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!), also they should just have the actors just right and match the characters instantly, and also they should make sure that the CGI effects have to be good as well, and also there are two distracting things I have always wanted to see, Beast Boy’s first and only transformation is a tiger in the first seasons, and Cyborg is not with them, I want them to have an interesting budget on the CGI effects, so they can fully upgrade this show’s Beast Boy to have him transform into any animal in the world, even a fricking T-Rex or a dragon (that’s a mythical creature) or even as green copies of cartoon animals, like Scooby-Doo, just to match the source material and his animated counterparts (OG and Go!) and also I have always grew up with both Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, so they should’ve just added DCEU Justice League’s Cyborg to make him join the Titans, even though he was from a different universe, but he’ll be perfect for Cyborg on the show as well, next to the upcoming miniseries, Snyder’s Cut of Justice League on HBO Max.
I mean, I don’t want them just replacing the actor at this point. Its not fair to Teagan Croft. Just let them be friends. I dont think the show needs to follow source material. That is irrelevant to me. I just want it to have stronger writing. Whether it’s original or a retelling, idc.
I don’t think it needs a crazy budget to be good. Nor follow the teen titans/ go tv shows. The teen titans have been around wayyyy longer than the tv show version. They’re also focusing too much on Jason, and I’m worried they’ll focus too much on Barbara Gordon and tim too. It’s not supposed to be about them. It shouldn’t be a gotham centric show.
Look, it’s no secret how I feel about this show. I’ve said it several times. But my experience with it was quite similar to yours.
When the show was announced I was over the moon excited! When Thwaits was shown in costume I FREAKED! I thought it was the best day of my life (not really but you get the idea). Then the “leaked” shots of hooker Starfire I was like okay, maybe it’ll change over the season. But something told me to start worrying. Then the trailer dropped I was utterly disappointed. But I still have it a chance. I watched the first episode and thought the dialogue was weird, pacing and tone was very off putting, pretty much the same issues you have with it. I thought it was so bad I started laughing literally. But everyone was like “jUsT gEt ThRoUgH tHe FiRsT 3 ePiSoDeS iT’s SoOoOo GoOd” so I watched the whole season. It didn’t make me wanna watch another so I haven’t. And I won’t.
The most disappointing thing thing for me is I like all the actors they have! I like them all enough to want them to succeed because dispute all the bad I can see they could be great as their respective characters of written correctly. My problems lie solely in the show and team behind it. The writing, tone, pacing, that atrocious blue filter, characterizations, AND the fact that the only characters to get a real suit are Dick, Hawk, Dove (whom I had no idea existed before this show), and Jason who is also getting a new suit this coming season . It all just feels they’d rather be doing a Batman show rather than a Titans show cuz this is Bats tone and his related/adjacent characters get the most attention. Which is more evident in all the Jason stuff I read about. He has absolutely nothing to do with the Titans - same as Batman so neither should have even been in the show let alone apart of the team. Just shows they don’t even have faith in their work as they need Bats and the current Robin to produce ratings. Jason should’ve showed up, announced himself as the new Robin causing Dick to drop the mantle and become Nightwing and left never to be seen or heard from again after those what 2 episodes in season 1. Ugh… okay I’m ranting let me stop or I’ll be here all day.
I think for me, it’s just Dick Grayson in the flesh. I love him so much that it would be hard to mess up a representation of him, unless they just completely missed the mark. I grew up on BTAS, and he was such a cool part of the show. To be fair, he doesn’t have the “smart alec”-y aspect of his character, but they make it very apparent that this is a Dick that feels betrayed and distanced from Batman. I’ve always been interested in what caused the separation of Bruce and Dick (any comic recommendations that focus on Bruce and Dick’s relationship?), and this hit that heavy.
Apart from that, I personally think the actors do a great job, it’s a fresh take, and I also liked Teen Titans growing up. I think it’s just important to not compare to the cartoon show, and just enjoy it for what it is!
For me personally, seeing good actors play my favorite characters trumps any bad story/writing!
Okay, I understand wanting to see your favorite characters live in the flesh. I love all the actors that well. But why watch a show if it’s not well written/has a bad story. If you juwt want the costume/actors, then go watch some cosplay videos or look at some clips. But why force yourself to watch hours of a bad story if it’s just for the costume/character.
Well I guess maybe I didn’t phrase it the best, but I don’t think the story is all that bad. I was a bit put off that the end of season 1 was resolved in the first episode of season 2. The dialogue is pretty rough, but as long as I don’t focus on that aspect, and keep my attention on the parts I do like, it’s not a problem. But even that, the “F*** Batman” line made my jaw drop, and I knew I was going to love it.
I guess the bottom line is I’m not really looking for quality dialogue (lets be honest, there are some cheesy, campy comic book IP) and I didn’t feel like the average story was enough to distract from great acting, amazing costumes, favorite characters.
Well I think Red Hood is really popular now, which is why they’re focusing on Jason. I’d love some Barbara and Tim, but agree that we don’t want it to be too Gotham centric.
Additionally, now that Dick has resolved some of his issues, I’d be interested to see if Brenton Thwaites can pull of some more cheerful, wise cracking Dick Grayson. No real reason to be so angsty now, although I enjoyed it in seasons 1 and 2.
What aspects of the story are you drawn to? I’m curious.
I mean without going step by step, I like Dick and Rachel’s connection. I like that it’s both a connection in the story and a character connection. I saw the first season as mostly character building and establishing where the characters are in their lives. Hawk and Dove’s episodes aren’t my favorite but their relationship is one I enjoy watching. If I had my way, it would have been more intertwined rather than an entire episode of those two.
Season 2 story was significantly better than Season 1. Characters are established, they’re all together, and Deathstroke is a straight badass. This season you get a lot of Dick and Bruce relationship, I like the Superboy story line (very similar to Young Justice, which is AWESOME) and then obviously the Nightwing reveal at the end.
It’s not a perfect story (I’d give Season 1 story a C- and season 2 a B), but it’s good enough that I can watch my favorite characters in live action!
What did you think of Doom Patrol? Honestly I had never heard of it prior to the DCU show and it’s almost the opposite of Titans for me. Hilarious dialogue and I don’t know the characters so the story has to carry a bit more weight!
I loved Doom Patrol, but I think it’s far superior to Titans in writing and story. I don’t have an issue with Titans tone. I just don’t think it’s story/writing is strong enough. Doom Patrol is a lot better at developing its characters, their backstories, their relationships, etc. It takes them through much stronger, complete, and engaging arcs. I’d have to dedicate a whole thread to it haha.
I mean I can’t argue, and i think reason is that it has to be. The Titans can rely on their characters and make a (in my opinion) good show, whereas you can’t rely on name recognition for Doom Patrol. Its lazy on the Titans writers’ part, so I don’t blame you for not liking it. I’m glad both shows exist and am looking forward to watching future seasons!