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26 Nov 2018 21:24 #62146 by jyache
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Episode 8 : Wonder girl


I'm surprised that nobody speaking about this TV series ...
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26 Nov 2018 23:10 #62148 by andyf
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Maybe the reason why hardly anybody here talks about Titans is,, because few if any, members here subscribe to DC Universe?

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27 Nov 2018 00:15 #62150 by ChaozCloud
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It's on netflix in EU.
I myself lost all interest after the initial trailer and have not bothered to look at it.

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27 Nov 2018 00:31 #62151 by Markiehoe
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The trailer completely turned me off.
It is exclusive on DC Universe where I live and I have no intention of paying for another streaming service.
I can get the exact same type of show on the CW for free.

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27 Nov 2018 00:56 - 27 Nov 2018 00:58 #62152 by lfan
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Markiehoe wrote: The trailer completely turned me off.
It is exclusive on DC Universe where I live and I have no intention of paying for another streaming service.
I can get the exact same type of show on the CW for free.


while you still wouldn't like it for the profanity probably, it is FAR, FAR from a CW show in my opinion.   Far darker than anything in CW's arsenal and nothing light and fuzzy about it.

that being said, I really like it -- Markie, you'd actually love the Doom patrol episode.   The vitriol directed at the promo stills of Starfire are a distant memory, and she looks great in the series.   Her questionable choice of dress in the stills is on purpose based on her situation.  Yet another example of fanboys' "Fire, Ready, Aim" mentality.

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27 Nov 2018 00:59 #62153 by lfan
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jyache wrote: Episode 8 : Wonder girl



I'm surprised that nobody speaking about this TV series ...



still somewhat undetermined whether it'll be Wonder Girl or Trois.   Hope the former....

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27 Nov 2018 02:11 #62154 by Sarge395
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I've been keeping up with it.  I like it so far.  

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27 Nov 2018 05:05 #62157 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I mean to watch this .... but I've not been watching any tv.  (sordid stupid story.)

I only just now started back up and I'm the entire season of CW shows behind (I even missed E1 of Supergirl this year), Only a few episodes into Sabrina, _and_ I need to watch Titans.

(I did like She-Ra, I watched those on my computer because they were short and fun.)

But I suspected that the inital trailers didn't do Titans justice and always meant to take a look at it.  I'll probably have to get some more CW shows down so they don't roll off the CW app and then binge on Titans (or finish Sabrina THEN binge on titans).

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27 Nov 2018 05:46 #62158 by jnw550
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lfan wrote:

Markiehoe wrote: The trailer completely turned me off.
It is exclusive on DC Universe where I live and I have no intention of paying for another streaming service.
I can get the exact same type of show on the CW for free.


while you still wouldn't like it for the profanity probably, it is FAR, FAR from a CW show in my opinion.   Far darker than anything in CW's arsenal and nothing light and fuzzy about it.

that being said, I really like it -- Markie, you'd actually love the Doom patrol episode.   The vitriol directed at the promo stills of Starfire are a distant memory, and she looks great in the series.   Her questionable choice of dress in the stills is on purpose based on her situation.  Yet another example of fanboys' "Fire, Ready, Aim" mentality.

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It is a good show and definitely not family friendly.  The Dick Grayson story arc is amazing and seeing Doom Patrol in live action was so much fun.  

Hiwever, I still can’t stand how they portrayed Starfire.  Frankly, not that interesting a character either.

Everyone wants to be a beast, until it's time to do what real beasts do.

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27 Nov 2018 06:46 - 27 Nov 2018 06:49 #62159 by Avalian
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In Canada it's exclusive to DC Universe... but also DC has yet to make DC Universe available in Canada. So it's unavailable because they "Have definite plans to extend DC Universe into Canada at some future time", so they won't give anyone else license to show the exclusive shows.

A correction: they've now announced it's included in their deal with Netflix to add it to Netflix Canada - but they won't give any indication of a release date.
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27 Nov 2018 13:31 #62163 by Markiehoe
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[quote="lfan" post=62152 Markie, you'd actually love the Doom patrol episode.  

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I saw some stills from the Doom Patrol episode and it did look like something I would like.

In this Wondergirl video Starfire still looks like a trainwreck.
I feel sorry for the actress, she is just doing what she is asked to do and working with bad material.
Not her fault.

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27 Nov 2018 14:37 - 27 Nov 2018 14:38 #62166 by lfan
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Markiehoe wrote: [quote="lfan" post=62152 Markie, you'd actually love the Doom patrol episode.  

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I saw some stills from the Doom Patrol episode and it did look like something I would like.

In this Wondergirl video Starfire still looks like a trainwreck.
I feel sorry for the actress, she is just doing what she is asked to do and working with bad material.
Not her fault.[/quote]

In their defense, I would surmise that Starfire, as a character, was/is a nightmare to pull of on a TV budget.  There is no way to get a comic-esque feel to her and her powers (e.g. the 'extending' hair, orange skin) done without EXTENSIVE cgi work.  Couple that with the traditional bikini outfit that would not standup to the laws of normal word physics, and you have to make some concessions.

Without spoilers, so far they've taken a lot of poetic license with the character and her background that differentiates her a bit from her comic counterpart.  The purple satin dress and fur coat shown in still and brief clips DOES make her look like a hooker, but if you watch the first few episodes, it makes more sense and now doesn't seem ridiculous at all.  Anna Diop, the actress, I think does a great job with the character and is one of the best performances in the group.

Not keen on the SFX when she uses her powers either, but it is what it is......



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27 Nov 2018 17:07 - 27 Nov 2018 22:01 #62172 by Agent00Soul
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To be fair, the animated Starfire from the two Teen Titans series is also very different from her comic book counterpart.  I would daresay that this cartoon version is actually the definitive Starfire for most people since so many more watch TV than read comics.

I think DC attempted to bridge the gap by bringing in Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti to work their usual light-hearted magic in the Starfire comic book series.  
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27 Nov 2018 21:49 #62175 by cbaby
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I'm rather enjoying it. Some of the episodes haven't been A1 but I'm certainly liking it more than this season of supergirl.  Perhaps because it's a little darker and less preachy than SG.
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30 Nov 2018 14:56 #62191 by lfan
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lfan wrote:

jyache wrote: Episode 8 : Wonder girl



I'm surprised that nobody speaking about this TV series ...



still somewhat undetermined whether it'll be Wonder Girl or Trois.   Hope the former....


And she is Wonder Girl!  Good episode, not much in terms of action but they are definitely digging in with DC canon with mentions of the Justice League, Batman, Joker, and Wonder Woman in this episode.  I liked the interaction with Donna and Dick which is showcased in this episode.  Without giving too much away, we WILL see Donna again (although maybe not in the next episode as it looks like its gonna slide back to Hawk & Dove with their origin story)

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01 Dec 2018 21:01 #62196 by Sarge395
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