Titans – Season 1 Episode 8

“Donna Troy” With Titans‘ alternation between episodes following the principal story and those taking on meandering side plots, it would follow that we’re due for another of the latter, especially since such episodes are invariably titled after the characters brought in for a one-shot appearance. However, those churning out this tedious slog of a series…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 7

“Asylum” Alternating back into a ‘plot’ episode, the group investigate the possible location of Rachel’s mother, and in the process find out more about themselves than they would care to know. The end of the last episode insinuated something resembling answers would be coming when Dr Adamson woke up and wanted to speak to Rachel….

Titans – Season 1 Episode 6

“Jason Todd” After making strides towards moving the story along in the last episode, Titans now launches off on another directionless tangent episode with Jason Todd, bringing with it all the meandering plot and meaningless pseudo-development we’ve come to expect. The end of Together saw Dick face Dr Adamson and get some cryptic allusions to…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 5

“Together” Now that Titans has finally got all four of its main characters together (such a momentous achievement that the episode is even titled after it), you’d think that this is where things would actually start to happen. Well, you would unless you’d been paying attention. Meandering inaction has largely been the driving force of…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 4

“Doom Patrol” I think I see a pattern emerging. Titans’ first episode established more or less what the principal story was going to be, and to varying degrees introduced its main players. Then “Hawk and Dove” brought the narrative to a grinding halt, instead acting as a somewhat pointless and completely unasked for backdoor pilot…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 3

“Origins” Sigh. I really wanted to like Titans. After the first trailer appeared quite a lot of people were quick to write it off, but I genuinely thought it looked like it might be a lot of fun. I still want to like it, and I still want to believe that it’s salvageable and can…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 1

“Titans” Titans is the first scripted show to air on new streaming platform DC Universe, and adds another to the informal set of dimensions in which the publisher’s properties are being adapted, existing as it does outwith the DCEU, the Arrowverse and whatever pocket reality Gotham takes place in. The Teen Titans are a supergroup…

On the Silver Screen – Big Hero 6

Disney and Marvel spawn their first animated feature in the form of Big Hero 6. It’s a Marvel Comics property that I knew absolutely nothing about going in so that’s a new one on me. Upon further research it’s clear that the comic is a really obscure one and the adaptation appears to be so…