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  • Summary: Dick Grayson aka Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth aka Raven (Teagan Croft) up with Gar Logan aka Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Koriand'r aka Starfire (Anna Diop) come together to defend Earth from destruction in this live-action series based on the Teen Titans characters.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Christian Holub
    Oct 8, 2018
    75
    Come for Robin saying "F---Batman," stay to see how many bodies the teens drop trying to stop the occult apocalypse prefigured by Raven. [12 Oct 2018, p.49]
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 11, 2018
    70
    The superhero Sturm und Drang and personal melodrama that Titans offers is attractively packaged and reasonably entertaining in the early episodes. ... If you’re partial to the more serious end of the comic-book spectrum, you may already be watching “Black Lightning” on CW, “Jessica Jones” and a few others on Netflix, “Legion” on FX, “The Runaways” on Hulu and “Gotham” on Fox. “Titans” may deserve to join the list, but it’s a big ask.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 12, 2018
    70
    Titans is a superhero hybrid -- a live-action series that essentially weds the CW's DC Comics-inspired fare with the gritty, premium-cable approach of Marvel's Netflix dramas. That's not a bad formula, and it yields an entertaining, heavily serialized show.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 10, 2018
    68
    Another superhero show is overkill, but for what it is, Titans strong-arms its way into acceptance and occasionally more (the series’ depiction of a Beaver Cleaver-style family of killers, introduced in episode two, is especially clever).
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Oct 11, 2018
    40
    Titans is a try-too-hard stab at occupying a middle ground between grumpy, but still family friendly, DC offerings like The CW's Arrow and the definitely-not-for-kids Marvel shows on Netflix. ... What it doesn't mean, at least through the three episodes sent to critics, is any sort of extra creative depth or narrative exploration.
  6. Reviewed by: Vinnie Mancuso
    Oct 4, 2018
    20
    Titans is poorly made, acted, and written enough to be considered a “bad” show, but not nearly crazy, ambitious, or just plain weird enough to be worth it for the discussion alone. It is a slog. It is, in fact, the sloggiest slog I’ve ever slogged.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 11, 2018
    20
    Thwaites doesn’t have anything near the gravitas required to pull off this self-righteously vicious approach. If you’re going to say “Fuck Batman,” that’s your right. But you’d better back it up with more than what Titans has to offer, or you just seem like a frustrated poseur who wants to seem much tougher and cooler than you can ever hope to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 35
  2. Negative: 11 out of 35
  1. Nov 21, 2018
    10
    So far, This is the best Live-Action TV adaptation of DC Show. This show name doesn't have "Teen" in its title. So stop complaining about ourSo far, This is the best Live-Action TV adaptation of DC Show. This show name doesn't have "Teen" in its title. So stop complaining about our childhood show and start to realize that this show more revolving about like DCEU world. In future, We will definitely see Tim Drake in this show/ DC Universe. So wait for it and enjoy the whole wide DC universe. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    the series surprised me too much, and always with the passing of the episodes it gets even better! All the characters are well, not bad asthe series surprised me too much, and always with the passing of the episodes it gets even better! All the characters are well, not bad as some speak and the story is very interesting! Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    9
    Better than most of the cw shows. In please ignore the comic book purist and the people who are afraid of a dark storyline because the mcuBetter than most of the cw shows. In please ignore the comic book purist and the people who are afraid of a dark storyline because the mcu told them to. Just enjoy it for what it is or hate it for what it is, just don't expect for it to be the teen Titans cartoon. Because it isn't, it was never advertise as so. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2018
    8
    First episode felt a little while connecting Robin and Raven, but overall this show is off to a terrific start. Starfire is the biggestFirst episode felt a little while connecting Robin and Raven, but overall this show is off to a terrific start. Starfire is the biggest surprise. She's amazing. Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2018
    7
    Based on the first 8 episodes: I am not a follower of the Titans comics. I was surprised by the almost dark horror style of the show. TheBased on the first 8 episodes: I am not a follower of the Titans comics. I was surprised by the almost dark horror style of the show. The story so far isn't that bad but very slow to unveil itself. The acting is spotty but at least some of the main characters are solid. It's more a question of experience then anything but you do get some experience actors after a while. I really do like the Robin actors. They do bring some grounds up to the fantastic side of the show. The action gets better with time. You do feel the director isn't used to make a dynamic action scene, and so, the choices of camera and angles can be poor at first. The music was a fun part. Fitted to the character and I like it. I give it a 65%. Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2018
    3
    The show comes across as okay but the way most characters are presented makes it unwatchable for me.
    Starfire's powers and outfit,Beast Boys
    The show comes across as okay but the way most characters are presented makes it unwatchable for me.
    Starfire's powers and outfit,Beast Boys skintone, Raven's non grayish/pale skintone etc etc.
    Starfire doesn't seem like a alien and the way the actress is portrays her breaks it for me. Raven is okayish. Will wait for next episode to see about beast boy's actin but after that i'll probably stop watching
    I do like robin and the grittiness in fact i think robin is the best character so far besides hawk and dove. Hawk and dove could have their own tv show imo i really liked them and the actors portrayal of them. All in all this show is okish but I can't watch it
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  7. Dec 10, 2018
    0
    I would rather be forced to watch every episode of TEEN TITANS GO! on repeat for a year than more of this try hard stinker. The characters areI would rather be forced to watch every episode of TEEN TITANS GO! on repeat for a year than more of this try hard stinker. The characters are only loosely based on their original versions and then only when its needed to remind you they are from a well known franchise. Any other time they are generic and trying extra hard to be moody and angsty. Would have likely had a better time had they made their own characters because as it stands it doesnt live up to other iterations, not even GO!. Expand

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