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Teen Titans Go! Season 1 Blu-ray Review

Teen Titans Go! Season 1 Blu-ray

“Teen Titans Go!” will appeal to a younger crowd.

In the premiere season of the animated series “Teen Titans Go!,” viewers get to see a decidedly comedic take on the characters of Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy. Over the course of the 52 11 minute episodes, there are plots about a magical sandwich, Beast Boy working at a pie shop, Robin in trouble, clones, Raven’s dad, laundry, magic, babysitting, pizza (and food in general), Beast Boy’s various forms, a space parasite, a demon, Terra, dodgeball, romance, Dr. Light, books, fitness, a future jump, powers, the Batcave, mutated birds, the H.I.V.E. tower, dreams, and Robin’s crush on Starfire.

While there are a lot of comic book fans out there who only want to see serious and faithful adaptations, it is important that there are comic book films and TV shows that are aimed at every demographic and age group. “Teen Titans Go!” is very much aimed at a younger audience and it gives viewers a different interpretation of these characters. One can argue that the series dumbs down the heroes and strangely pokes fun at the DC universe (see the digs at The Wonder Twins and Vixen) and that is a valid point, but there’s no denying that the show has clearly developed a loyal fanbase.

For those that are unfamiliar with the toon, “Teen Titans Go!” is a zany animated series that feels like a mixture of “Regular Show” and “The Powerpuff Girls” with an anime vibe. While the Titans do indeed embark on missions and engage in fights every now and then, a lot of the stories involve them arguing, doing mundane tasks, goofing off around the Titans Tower, and, yes, eating lots of food. It may sound like odd creative choices, but they work in the context of the show.

If there’s one thing you can say about this show, it’s that it focuses on the core characters. Sure, there are a ton of DC easter eggs and some cameos by characters like Jinx, Speedy, The Wonder Twins, and Silkie, but the show is all about the titular Titans. Whether they’re acting like kids, spouting catch phrases like “Booyah!,” or embracing their hero duties, you really get to know these 5 heroes. Whether or not you like them, that’s up to you.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? This is a bright and colorful show that looks positively flawless in hi-def.

Audio Track: 2.0 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The lively music, rapid fire jokes and dialogue all sound sharp even with a mere 2.0 track.

No extras.

Overall Thoughts: Is “Teen Titans Go!” an essential comic book show? Not in my opinion. With that said, the show does have its charms as well as some amusing pop culture references. It’s worth seeking out if you’re looking for a lighthearted comic book series or are trying to find something that families or children can enjoy.

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May 4, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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