reVisiting Childhood – Best Show on TVFebruary 6, 2005
All right. Mindcr…er the Artist Formerly Known as Mindcrime, complains I have no taste in, well, anything. And that’s cool. I’m fine by that, because, see, I have taste, but my taste just runs a bit … off.
He introduced me to the new Battlestar Galactica and I’ve been watching it every week because it is that darn good. I was shocked to find that I enjoyed it so much due to the fact that a) I couldn’t stand the original Battlestar Galactica and b) Mindcrime is a snarky fool who thinks high taste in entertainment is eating fish bones.
Well, as much as I like BG, I’ve found something on TV that I like even more. I’ve seen about a dozen episodes and I’m so enamored of this show I’m going to try and track down every episode I haven’t seen.
What’s the show, you ask? Teen Titans. Watch it. It’s extremely witty, well-written, wry, dry and hilarious. The artwork is fantastic, the characterization is consistent and strong. And you know it’s good when you can’t pick a favorite character on the show because they’re all terrific.
This cartoon is top notch and definitely my favorite show currently running on the tube. I’m hooked. Check it out sometime.
I haven’t seen the Teen Titans, but if Paul Dini is associated with it then that might explain why it’s so good. He’s the guy who transformed a ton of DC comic book properties into really good cartoons (all the batman movies, the batman cartoons, etc.)
Marvel does well with live action films, generally (X-Men and Spiderman, of course; Hulk, not so much because it was so damn boring; etc.) while it seems DC does well with cartoons.
Yeah, I like Batman and the Superman animations but I’m not at all crazy about the Justice League – Unlimited one, I think the writing is subpar.
But, dude, Teen Titans rocks! You HAVE to check it out. It’s got such a wacked out sense of humor I literally laugh through a good 10 minutes of a 30 minute episode. And yet it still maintains an air of cool comic drama as well. It’s AWESOME.
I too have enjoyed BG but I did really dig the original. Hey I was a kid.
Speaking of kids, my son Will is 3 and loves Teen Titans. But he tends to get to hyper and violent after watching.
3 years old! Dude, that is freakin’ awesome.
Yeah, I can see him getting nutty. Like his father would get whenever he had a little too much too drink. Let’s grab the stick and walk around pretending we’re terrifying! 😉