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WB/DC Plans Live-Action Teen Titans TV Series


Nightwing, Starfire and friends may become the next big DC Comics TV series

Marvel may have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returning for a second season and four Netflix series coming down the pike, but in terms of sheer volume DC is the undisputed king of comic-book heroes on TV: Deadline reports [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/conferences/sdcc2014/11990-Arrow-Gets-an-Explosive-Season-3-Trailer] that The Teen Titans could be next - though perhaps without the "Teen" part.

According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, Titans is "nearing a pilot order" at TNT. The story calls the prospective cable drama an "action series" that will focus on Dick Grayson transitioning from his role as Batman sidekick Robin to a new grownup identity as Nightwing, leading a team that would include sorceress Starfire [http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Raven] and "many others." Akiva Goldsman, who wrote Batman & Robin nearly two decades ago, will write and executive-produce the pilot.

Originally created in 1964 as a "Junior Justice League" made up of grownup heroes' teen-sidekicks, The Teen Titans are today best known from the Deathstroke, [http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/New_Teen_Titans_Vol_1] current appears as a character on Arrow - though there is no indication that Titans would share continuity with that series like The Flash will.


Source: Deadline Hollywood [http://deadline.com/2014/09/titans-show-dc-comics-tnt-pilot-order-833189/]

[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/comics-and-cosplay/]

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Oh HELL yeah! I WILL TAKE IT! I don't care if the casting is terrible, or the storyline is way too cheesy or if the superpowers are inconsistent... I WILL TAKE IT. As long as there is SOME kind of drama I will be happy.
 

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I have to say that while I think I didn't appreciate it as much at the time it was a really great cartoon. I almost hope they base it on the cartoon as I never really took to the comic very much. But definitely a much cooler property for DC in my opinion than a lot of their other stuff.
 

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I wonder who they're gonna have play Starfire and Raven. I'm not gonna watch it because these TV versions of cartoons/comics I enjoyed as a kid just don't appeal to me. But I do find myself curious who they cast in these roles.
 

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I'm strangle agreeable for this if it follows the quality Arrow has gotten in later seasons
 

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Well, live action automatically gets it points for not being so ashamed of itself that it had to rip off anime visuals. I was never a fan of the art style for the cartoon.
 

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On one hand, more Teen Titans. On the other, post-The-Dark-Knight-DC. I really want this to be good, but I doubt it will. Also depends on what material they're basing it on, as I never read the comic. I remember seeing a webcomic strip about growing up with the cartoon and then migrating to the comics, can someone find that?
 

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Oooh, interesting!
Now lets wait for the disappointing announcement that the show will have no jokes, and since this is Teens we're talking about... angst. Lots... and LOTS, of angst.

Please DC, just have your new writers marathon the original series, go from there, and you can craft an interesting take on the classic gold mine that was that cartoon.
 
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JagermanXcell said:
Oooh, interesting!
Now lets wait for the disappointing announcement that the show will have no jokes, and since this is Teens we're talking about... angst. Lots... and LOTS, of angst.
Great. Now you have me convinced that this is going to turn into the Superpowered version of the OC.

So much anger do I have...
 

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Considering the current New 52 run of Teen Titans... I'm not holding my breath for quality here.
 

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Soviet Heavy said:
Well, live action automatically gets it points for not being so ashamed of itself that it had to rip off anime visuals. I was never a fan of the art style for the cartoon.
I don't get it, what was wrong with the visuals? It's not like the Japanese haven't borrowed techniques from us. As long as the visuals support the tone of the story, and the writing is consistently good, does it really matter? I thought Avatar did an excellent job as well. Though, that was actually animated in Korea, so I suppose that ones debatable.

Anyway, I can't see this being big. Certainly not as good as the animated version, which I adored as a child. I don't think it can capture the scope, meaning that it will have to rely on character drama. Thankfully they have the writer from Batman and Robin, who is known the world over for his quality of writing and deep character studies.
 

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DrunkenElfMage said:
the superpowers are inconsistent...
It's a t.v series, which means the superpowers will be virtually non existent. For the most part, sure the first episode or two will have the mandatory flash bang to draw in viewers, but then it will be like Agents where it will have character driven story/filler episodes because they burned through too much of the effects budget.

I don't see this series lasting beyond one season, if that.
 

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Fox12 said:
Soviet Heavy said:
Well, live action automatically gets it points for not being so ashamed of itself that it had to rip off anime visuals. I was never a fan of the art style for the cartoon.
I don't get it, what was wrong with the visuals? It's not like the Japanese haven't borrowed techniques from us. As long as the visuals support the tone of the story, and the writing is consistently good, does it really matter? I thought Avatar did an excellent job as well. Though, that was actually animated in Korea, so I suppose that ones debatable.
I am not a fan of anime that abuse those stupid tear drops, exaggerated features and shoddy animation that appear when a character gets shocked, angry, embarrassed or scared. You know what I'm talking about. It looks terrible, and why Teen Titans felt the need to emulate such an annoying style baffles me.
 

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Yes, yes, yes, yes yes yesyesyesyes OH SWEET MERCIFUL MARV WOLFMAN YES! Maybe it's a little early to be getting hyped, but I'm feeling pretty freaking hyped! Especially if it shares a universe with Arrow and Flash, just so we can get Arrow's Deathstroke.
 

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Watch out for erin yeager, DC. I hear he doesn't like titans very much.
Your comment made me laugh.

VanQ said:
I wonder who they're gonna have play Starfire and Raven. I'm not gonna watch it because these TV versions of cartoons/comics I enjoyed as a kid just don't appeal to me. But I do find myself curious who they cast in these roles.
I have nothing to say to you about the op, though I quote you regardly because I am curious where the source of your avatar is from.

On subject.... this has to be better than the stupid Justice League Court Case. Please don't fuck this up. Admittedly, I'm one of those kids who was born in 1991, so my experience with the Titans was the FUCKING AMAZING 2000 age cartoon, but still, I'm willing to be open minded. So long as it doesn't suck.
 

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FillerDmon said:
Racecarlock said:
Watch out for erin yeager, DC. I hear he doesn't like titans very much.
Your comment made me laugh.

VanQ said:
I wonder who they're gonna have play Starfire and Raven. I'm not gonna watch it because these TV versions of cartoons/comics I enjoyed as a kid just don't appeal to me. But I do find myself curious who they cast in these roles.
I have nothing to say to you about the op, though I quote you regardly because I am curious where the source of your avatar is from.

On subject.... this has to be better than the stupid Justice League Court Case. Please don't fuck this up. Admittedly, I'm one of those kids who was born in 1991, so my experience with the Titans was the FUCKING AMAZING 2000 age cartoon, but still, I'm willing to be open minded. So long as it doesn't suck.
It's from season two of Sword Art Online.
 

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This more or less makes up for them canning the Raven series they were planning. Yay Titans!

Now if only the comics would stop sucking.
 

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Either going to be really good, or really, really bad. I'm not really a fan of live action comic book adaptations. Cartoons can always get away with more because they don't need to do a huge budget every time someone cuts loose with a power, whereas live action is restrained by that it seems. But it can work in the right hands. I'll give it a chance.

P.S. If they get Raven or Starfire wrong--as in, emo moppy kid and super sexy with nothing else going on--then I won't waste my time.
 

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Live action? Teen Titans? Am I to assume that Beast Boy isn't going to make the team? Because I don't see how they're going to have the special effects for his constant shapeshifting on a TV show budget, unless they use the craptacular level of effects on par with a SyFy original movie.

Either way, I'm tentatively excited about this.
 

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Soviet Heavy said:
Fox12 said:
Soviet Heavy said:
Well, live action automatically gets it points for not being so ashamed of itself that it had to rip off anime visuals. I was never a fan of the art style for the cartoon.
I don't get it, what was wrong with the visuals? It's not like the Japanese haven't borrowed techniques from us. As long as the visuals support the tone of the story, and the writing is consistently good, does it really matter? I thought Avatar did an excellent job as well. Though, that was actually animated in Korea, so I suppose that ones debatable.
I am not a fan of anime that abuse those stupid tear drops, exaggerated features and shoddy animation that appear when a character gets shocked, angry, embarrassed or scared. You know what I'm talking about. It looks terrible, and why Teen Titans felt the need to emulate such an annoying style baffles me.
I can understand not liking the animation style, I suppose. Though I don't think it looks much different from Phineas and Ferb or whatever. Of course, I hate Phineas and Ferb, so there's that. I do really hate the new version of the show, which is basically nothing BUT what you described.
 

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"Akiva Goldsman, who wrote Batman & Robin nearly two decades ago,will write and executive-produce the pilot."

Unless we get the version of this writer who did I Am Legend, you've lost half of the potential audience right there.
 

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Fox12 said:
Soviet Heavy said:
Fox12 said:
Soviet Heavy said:
Well, live action automatically gets it points for not being so ashamed of itself that it had to rip off anime visuals. I was never a fan of the art style for the cartoon.
I don't get it, what was wrong with the visuals? It's not like the Japanese haven't borrowed techniques from us. As long as the visuals support the tone of the story, and the writing is consistently good, does it really matter? I thought Avatar did an excellent job as well. Though, that was actually animated in Korea, so I suppose that ones debatable.
I am not a fan of anime that abuse those stupid tear drops, exaggerated features and shoddy animation that appear when a character gets shocked, angry, embarrassed or scared. You know what I'm talking about. It looks terrible, and why Teen Titans felt the need to emulate such an annoying style baffles me.
I can understand not liking the animation style, I suppose. Though I don't think it looks much different from Phineas and Ferb or whatever. Of course, I hate Phineas and Ferb, so there's that. I do really hate the new version of the show, which is basically nothing BUT what you described.
You apparently haven't watched the new show, then. It's actually a competent comedy cartoon about a bunch of assholes masquerading as superheroes. Really one of the funniest (kids) cartoons currently on TV. The 2003 show was this schizophrenic mess that didn't know whether it wanted to be comedy or action. Not that action comedies can't work, it's just that this one was more like two totally separate shows in one body, neither of them very good, and with totally different goals.

Far as the art style goes, it was 2003, the height of the anime boom. There were quite a few cartoons that were aping the anime style at the time without really getting what made it work. Teen Titans was one of the worst, with the way it did the expressions.
 

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When I hear live action super hero TV series, I can't help but feel like it's going to be boring and limited by it's TV budget. I never get what I want from a live action super hero TV series. Powers are displayed very little, costumes get dumbed down or taken away, characters are made cheaper, too many liberties are taken to "make it work" for TV and the list goes on. Don't believe me? Just look up every single live action super hero TV series ever made. Hell MovieBob already talked about a lot of the garbage Marvel tried.
 

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Yes pleeeeeeeeeeease!

I feel like there is more nerd stuff coming out every day. I'm not really exactly a fan of Arrow, but that guy was basically Batman with a bow for the longest time.

But a team of superheroes? With real superpowers?

Bring it on pleeeeease.
 

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Personally, I'd just prefer if they'd finish the Young Justice cartoon, but hey, I'll take it. Depends on the quality of the end product, however. I haven't had the greatest faith in WB/DC live action productions as of late.
 

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Well i cant say im not interested.

But, this isnt necessarily going to have the same people behind it that Arrow does.

And even if this doesnt share the Arrow continuity, i just hope they get Bennett in to play Deathstroke again.
 

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ObsidianJones said:
JagermanXcell said:
Oooh, interesting!
Now lets wait for the disappointing announcement that the show will have no jokes, and since this is Teens we're talking about... angst. Lots... and LOTS, of angst.
Great. Now you have me convinced that this is going to turn into the Superpowered version of the OC.

So much anger do I have...
They already tried that. Remember the failed pilot for the Justice League TV show?
 

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I reallllllly hope this is tied into arrow/the flash. Lets get a world built! Also, Arrows version of Slade vs. The teen titans would be awesome (Excellent casting choice, even if they had to make deathstroke australian for it to work)
 

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ObsidianJones said:
JagermanXcell said:
Oooh, interesting!
Now lets wait for the disappointing announcement that the show will have no jokes, and since this is Teens we're talking about... angst. Lots... and LOTS, of angst.
Great. Now you have me convinced that this is going to turn into the Superpowered version of the OC.

So much anger do I have...
I was thinking more of Dawson's Creek for some reason...

So much laughter do I have...

OT: Would they tried to get Daniel Radcliffe to play as Nightwing? I hope so...

Other that that, Christina Ricci as Raven, per chance?
 

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Well, the Teen Titans cartoons were great and Go! is hilarious. So I hope they borrow liberally from there and the older comics and not the New 52 versions. I imagine they might want to keep Cyborg for the Justice League films though as he is in the New 52 comics.
 

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JagermanXcell said:
Oooh, interesting!
Now lets wait for the disappointing announcement that the show will have no jokes, and since this is Teens we're talking about... angst. Lots... and LOTS, of angst.
TFA said:
Akiva Goldsman, who wrote Batman & Robin nearly two decades ago, will write and executive-produce the pilot.
Oh, you'll get jokes. Awful, terrible jokes that will make you cringe. But, yes.

Waffles.
 

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AbsoluteVirtue18 said:
Yes, yes, yes, yes yes yesyesyesyes OH SWEET MERCIFUL MARV WOLFMAN YES! Maybe it's a little early to be getting hyped, but I'm feeling pretty freaking hyped! Especially if it shares a universe with Arrow and Flash, just so we can get Arrow's Deathstroke.
As someone who doesn't read comic books and refuses to watch any comic book related material... I'm getting a little stoked as well.
(Also Arrow's Deathstroke sounds quite NSFW out of context... or maybe he just has a stroke and dies? See above statement about not reading comic books.)
 

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The original Teen Titans cartoon is brilliant, so I'm wondering if they'll try to take cues from that or just be completely original. Eh, it'll be hard for them to do worse than Teen Titans Go! at least.
 

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You apparently haven't watched the new show, then. It's actually a competent comedy cartoon about a bunch of assholes masquerading as superheroes. Really one of the funniest (kids) cartoons currently on TV. The 2003 show was this schizophrenic mess that didn't know whether it wanted to be comedy or action. Not that action comedies can't work, it's just that this one was more like two totally separate shows in one body, neither of them very good, and with totally different goals.

Far as the art style goes, it was 2003, the height of the anime boom. There were quite a few cartoons that were aping the anime style at the time without really getting what made it work. Teen Titans was one of the worst, with the way it did the expressions.
Thank you for not being one of the people that automatically dismisses Teen Titans Go! because it's different from the 2003 Teen Titans cartoon. I really enjoyed the 2003 Teen Titans, and Teen Titans Go! was a pretty damn funny show that one of my roommates and I watched fairly regularly senior year of college. To anyone that hasn't seen TTG! at all, I'd recommend the episode Colors of Raven.

As far as the live action show, I foresee the same problem: fans of the 2003 cartoon getting upset that the live action Teen Titans is too different from the "original" Teen Titans (even though, from what I've read/heard, the 2003 cartoon Titans were fairly different from their comic iterations).
 

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If ANY of the DC shows that are out were good, I would be excited. Ive been collecting Titans since the 2000 (right?) reboot, I own every issue. After seeing what they did to Arrow (does he have to have a good cry every episode?) I have no faith in them doing titans without turning into a teeniebopper show where they all have dating problems withing the group and it makes it "so hard" to live/work together.
 

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The immediate questions that come to mind:

So is Starfire just going to be an airheaded sexdoll?
Is Beastboy going to be on the team at all?
Does the no-joke rule go for the entire DC movieverse or just the Justice League team-ups?

Depending on the answers, this may or may not have my interest.
 

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Now will they have the full costumes, or will it be just about a bunch of teens with powers. :) Im guessing it wont be a live action version of the cartoon.
 

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And Man said:
Thank you for not being one of the people that automatically dismisses Teen Titans Go! because it's different from the 2003 Teen Titans cartoon. I really enjoyed the 2003 Teen Titans, and Teen Titans Go! was a pretty damn funny show that one of my roommates and I watched fairly regularly senior year of college. To anyone that hasn't seen TTG! at all, I'd recommend the episode Colors of Raven.
I don't know about everybody else, but I dismissed Go! because:

1. It was a cartoon initially billed as a continuation of the previous show at least in spirit before it came out, then it came out and obviously wasn't even remotely like the previous show.

2. It was born from the demands of fans prompted by Teen Titans shorts that actually were faithful to the 2003 series, and then completely failed to be faithful itself.

3. The characters are a bunch a hypocritical psychopaths masquerading as heroes that gives no reason to give a damn about anything that's going on.

4. It's a show starring superheroes that don't actually do anything remotely heroic or super.

5. The 2003 show knew when to be funny, when to be serious, and when to get to the action and how to do all of it, and as a result made each part more effective than it could have ever been on it's own. Any particular episode of Go! is just one bad joke and slapstick after another, and unlike other shows like Looney Tunes or Tom and Jerry and so on that do the same, the jokes and slapstick are horrible and frequently extremely dark. Black comedy without the actual comedy. For instance, one episode has Beast Boy pranking the entire team into killing themselves before ending up dead himself, there's nothing funny about that and the entirety of Go! is just as bad.

6. The characters are generic. They could take them out and replace them with any other cartoon's characters and you'd never be able to tell the show was a Teen Titans show or any other superhero show for that matter.

In short, Go! is terrible in every way it could be bad, and the fact that the much better show to compare it to preceded it doesn't help matters. However, even if the 2003 show hadn't existed Go! would still be no less bad.

Young Justice is what Teen Titans Go! SHOULD have been like, but it didn't last long.
 

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Are they gonna pull a Red Hood and the Outlaws and have Starfire bang every guy in the pilot episode?

...I mean if you're gonna throw a pilot out there, I guess that's one way to ensure it'll get picked up.

Sarcasm aside, I could get excited about this. I think there's potential...I'm just gonna be cautious.
 

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Yay, now I get to hear my fellow 2003 series fans ***** about this now...

immortalfrieza said:
I don't know about everybody else, but I dismissed Go! because:

1. It was a cartoon initially billed as a continuation of the previous show at least in spirit before it came out, then it came out and obviously wasn't even remotely like the previous show.

2. It was born from the demands of fans prompted by Teen Titans shorts that actually were faithful to the 2003 series, and then completely failed to be faithful itself.

3. The characters are a bunch a hypocritical psychopaths masquerading as heroes that gives no reason to give a damn about anything that's going on.

4. It's a show starring superheroes that don't actually do anything remotely heroic or super.

5. The 2003 show knew when to be funny, when to be serious, and when to get to the action and how to do all of it, and as a result made each part more effective than it could have ever been on it's own. Any particular episode of Go! is just one bad joke and slapstick after another, and unlike other shows like Looney Tunes or Tom and Jerry and so on that do the same, the jokes and slapstick are horrible and frequently extremely dark. Black comedy without the actual comedy. For instance, one episode has Beast Boy pranking the entire team into killing themselves before ending up dead himself, there's nothing funny about that and the entirety of Go! is just as bad.

6. The characters are generic. They could take them out and replace them with any other cartoon's characters and you'd never be able to tell the show was a Teen Titans show or any other superhero show for that matter.

In short, Go! is terrible in every way it could be bad, and the fact that the much better show to compare it to preceded it doesn't help matters. However, even if the 2003 show hadn't existed Go! would still be no less bad.

Young Justice is what Teen Titans Go! SHOULD have been like, but it didn't last long.
Sigh...

Okay, I loved the crap out of the 2003 series but, personally, I like Go! for what it is. Yeah, it's just one goofy skit after another but it was never mean't to have the emotional depth of the original series and how are the shorts faithful to it? They're exactly the same as Go! they just focus more on the action as opposed to the characters. Granted when Go! focuses on the them it pushes them to ridiculous extremes for the purpose of comedy, I agree they're a little generic in the sense that they're static.

I like that people really want kids and CN to have more shows that focus on actual characters who progress and have emotional depth but I don't like the idea of chucking Go! under the bus.

Also, people need to stop labeling Go! as Young Justice's assassin, that was CN not willing to shill out for a traditionally animated show that wasn't drawing in the crowds it's cheaper shows were.

The kids like Go! and maybe it will get them into the 2003 series like it is my youngest sister, we're gonna watch it together when I next stay at my dads... it's gonna be awesome.
 

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The real problem I have with Go! is it isn't even good "for what it is" at all. I've seen plenty of cartoons that are nothing but just nonsensical mindless slapstick and jokes that I've liked because they DO IT WELL, Go! doesn't. Hell, even the 2003 show itself had a few mindless slapstick jokey episodes and it still did it much better than Go! does. Go! is PAINFUL in it's rather badly done, cliched, and blatant attempts to get the audience to laugh, with a complete lack of subtly, the writers are more concerned with having the characters make these attempts than giving them anything resembling an actual personality, and frequently it gets downright disturbing. As mentioned before the fact that initially billed itself as completely different didn't help matters.

The fact that we have a much better show to compare it to only makes things worse. Even if you weren't a fan just knowing of it's existence is enough. That we all wanted it to be, were lead to believe that Go! would be, and expected it to be a continuation more or less of the old series just twists the knife deeper.

However, the 2003 show and even the comics don't matter. Go! could be a completely original property and it STILL would be absolutely terrible on it's own merits.

You may find Go! funny, I don't, and everything I've said so far would probably be echoed by anybody else that doesn't like it.
 

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I'm not gonna act like Go! is genius, it's not, a lot of it's humor is referential to the DC universe and the stuff that isn't is either slapstick or just kind of random. I just despise the hate it's received, a lot of the 2003 fans get so overly aggressive and that's not any way to make progress.

My point is that Go! is harmless, if people want to get mad then at least direct it in the right way as opposed of bitching at a bunch of kids about how they've ruined their favorite nostalgic show. I've seen so many folks my age rage at modern cartoons without giving most of them a chance.

I suppose i'm more annoyed at my generations current attitude towards cartoons then weather or not Go! is a good show or not, if you hate it fair play.
 

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PunkRex said:
immortalfrieza said:
I'm not gonna act like Go! is genius, it's not, a lot of it's humor is referential to the DC universe and the stuff that isn't is either slapstick or just kind of random. I just despise the hate it's received, a lot of the 2003 fans get so overly aggressive and that's not any way to make progress.

My point is that Go! is harmless, if people want to get mad then at least direct it in the right way as opposed of bitching at a bunch of kids about how they've ruined their favorite nostalgic show. I've seen so many folks my age rage at modern cartoons without giving most of them a chance.

I suppose i'm more annoyed at my generations current attitude towards cartoons then weather or not Go! is a good show or not, if you hate it fair play.
I've never minded cartoons, but truth be told, the amount actual worthwhile ones coming out these days are few and far between. Most seem like they come out of the fevered dreams of a meth addict and their attempts at humor are painful at best, Go! is just another one of the bad ones.

I don't like Go! not because it's a cartoon, but because I think it fails on EVERY way it possibly could for reasons I've already stated. I don't mind that its a cartoon, I don't mind even that it's not a continuation of the 2003 series or even remotely like it, what I do mind is the blatant lies in it's marketing, inconsistent generic characterization, absolutely terrible attempts at humor, and often sickening actions of the characters that make any dark joke the Looney Tunes ever did seem bright as sunshine and rainbows. Again, the existence of the 2003 just makes it seem even worse because it serves as an example that they can do better than this, even on just the humor itself.

And no, I don't think Go! is harmless, if nothing else it's apparent success is setting a bad precedent for future cartoons ESPECIALLY any future superhero ones. If it's successful enough some executive somewhere is going to start taking cues from it, and that's a bad thing. Also yes, it did outright replace Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, two much better shows, so people cannot be faulted for thinking that Go! had something to do with that.
 

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immortalfrieza said:
I've never minded cartoons, but truth be told, the amount actual worthwhile ones coming out these days are few and far between. Most seem like they come out of the fevered dreams of a meth addict and their attempts at humor are painful at best, Go! is just another one of the bad ones.

I don't like Go! not because it's a cartoon, but because I think it fails on EVERY way it possibly could for reasons I've already stated. I don't mind that its a cartoon, I don't mind even that it's not a continuation of the 2003 series or even remotely like it, what I do mind is the blatant lies in it's marketing, inconsistent generic characterization, absolutely terrible attempts at humor, and often sickening actions of the characters that make any dark joke the Looney Tunes ever did seem bright as sunshine and rainbows. Again, the existence of the 2003 just makes it seem even worse because it serves as an example that they can do better than this, even on just the humor itself.

And no, I don't think Go! is harmless, if nothing else it's apparent success is setting a bad precedent for future cartoons ESPECIALLY any future superhero ones. If it's successful enough some executive somewhere is going to start taking cues from it, and that's a bad thing. Also yes, it did outright replace Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, two much better shows, so people cannot be faulted for thinking that Go! had something to do with that.
But that's CN's fault, my anger is at the fan base's constant bitching, nothing gets done.

From what I hear, CN canceled Young Justice due to poor merchandising sales, as for Green Lanturn, it wasn't aired long enough for me to get a good look at it but i'm guessing that's true for most people so that's likely the reason it got canceled.

If people want their shows to do well they have to put their money where their mouth is and commit, buy some damn toys, comics or the DVD's. There was that online campaign #SaveYoungJustice (which was featured in the background of a TTGo! ep), that's the way to do it, bitching at kids for finding slap stick funny is not.