The Superhero Show Show #476
Is Titans the New Doom Patrol?
It’s the return of Titans, plus X-Men: The Animated Series, and Nick from None of My Friends Like Comics, on an all-new The Superhero Show Show!
The Superhero Show is a podcast that delves into the latest and greatest superhero television shows. In a recent episode, the hosts discussed the popular series Titans, which airs on the streaming platform DC Universe.
The hosts began by discussing the premise of the show, which follows a group of young superheroes led by Dick Grayson, the former sidekick of Batman, as they fight crime and grapple with their own personal demons. They praised the show’s dark and gritty tone, which sets it apart from other superhero shows and makes it feel more like a mature drama.
One of the hosts noted that Titans features a diverse cast of characters, including Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy, who each bring their own unique abilities and personalities to the team. They also commended the show’s exploration of complex themes such as trauma, identity, and belonging, which adds depth to the characters and makes the audience care about their struggles.
The hosts then discussed some of the standout moments from the show’s first two seasons, including the epic fight scenes, the shocking character deaths, and the surprise appearances from iconic DC characters like Jason Todd and Deathstroke. They also talked about the show’s bold choices, such as its decision to introduce the villainous Trigon in the first season finale, which set the stage for an even darker second season.
Overall, the hosts were enthusiastic about Titans, praising its strong cast, engaging storylines, and impressive production values. They recommended the show to anyone who enjoys superhero stories with a more mature and nuanced approach.
Then the Taste Buds turn their attention to X-Men: The Animated Series.
The hosts began by providing some context for the episode, explaining that it is part of a larger storyline that involves the X-Men battling Apocalypse, a powerful mutant who seeks to dominate the world. They praised the show’s ability to balance action-packed fight scenes with thoughtful explorations of the X-Men’s moral and ethical dilemmas.
The hosts then turned their attention to the fifth horseman episode, which centers on the character of Warren Worthington III, also known as Angel. They noted that the episode deals with themes of trust and betrayal, as Warren must decide whether to side with Apocalypse or his fellow X-Men. They praised the episode’s pacing and the way it builds tension as Warren grapples with his loyalties.
The hosts also discussed the animation style of X-Men, noting that it was groundbreaking for its time and still holds up today. They praised the show’s attention to detail and the way it brings the characters and their powers to life on the screen.
Throughout the episode, the hosts engaged in lively discussion and debate about the X-Men universe, speculating about what might happen next in the storyline and sharing their own opinions about the characters and their motivations. They also provided background information about the comic book source material, giving listeners a deeper understanding of the X-Men’s rich history.
Overall, the hosts were enthusiastic about the fifth horseman episode and the X-Men animated series as a whole. They praised the show’s ability to appeal to both children and adults, with its engaging storylines and complex characters. Fans of X-Men and superhero animation in general would likely enjoy listening to this episode of The Superhero Show Show.
Special thanks to Nick from the podcast None of My Friends Like Comics. Follow Nick on twitter @NoComicFriends!
None of my friends Like comics is a podcast that explores the world of comic books and graphic novels. The podcast is hosted by a group of friends who all share a passion for comics, but who also recognize that many people may feel intimidated by the vast and often overwhelming world of comic book fandom.
The podcast’s hosts aim to make comic books more accessible and approachable by discussing them in a casual, conversational manner. Each episode focuses on a specific comic book or graphic novel, and the hosts share their thoughts and opinions about the work, as well as any interesting or noteworthy aspects of its history or production.
One of the unique aspects of None of my friends Like comics is that the hosts come from diverse backgrounds and have varied levels of familiarity with comics. Some are lifelong fans who have read thousands of comic books, while others are relatively new to the medium and are still exploring different genres and styles.
The hosts often engage in friendly debates and discussions about their different perspectives, providing listeners with multiple viewpoints and insights. They also frequently recommend other comic books and graphic novels that listeners might enjoy based on the work being discussed in the episode.
Overall, None of my friends Like comics is a fun and informative podcast that is perfect for anyone who is curious about comic books but may not know where to start. The hosts’ enthusiasm and passion for the medium is infectious, and listeners will likely come away from each episode with a newfound appreciation for the rich and varied world of comics.
TV EPISODES AND FILMS DISCUSSED:
GOTHAM KNIGHTS #105: OF BUTCHERS AND BETRAYALS
“More Money, More Problems” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLSV) (HDTV)
THE KNIGHTS TAKE ON THE MCKILLENS – A plan to take down the Court of Owls leads Turner (Oscar Morgan) and the team to a notorious mobster family, the McKillens. Meanwhile, Carrie (Navia Robinson) and Stephanie (Anna Lore) prepare for Gotham Academy’s Parents Luncheon, and Harvey (Misha Collins) seeks help from a psychiatrist. Olivia Rose Keegan, Fallon Smythe and Tyler DiChiara also star. Nimisha Mukerji directed the episode written by Elle Lipson & Summer Plair (#105). Original airdate 4/11/2023.
RIVERDALE #703 – SKIP, HOP, AND JUMP
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES – After a lesson in sex education leaves the gang more confused than ever, Veronica (Camila Mendes) decides to organize a make-out party at the Pembrooke. Elsewhere, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) attempts to help Ethel (guest star Shannon Purser) out of some trouble only to find himself in hot water as well. KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick, Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan and Drew Ray Tanner also star. James DeWille directed the episode written by Janine Salinas Schoenberg (#703). Original airdate 4/12/2023.
SUPERMAN AND LOIS #305: TOO CLOSE TO HOME
“Head On” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LSV) (HDTV)
DAVID RAMSEY DIRECTS – Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and General Lane (Dylan Walsh) are both having a hard time giving Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) room to make her own decisions. Meanwhile, Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Sarah (Inde Navarrette) have a run-in with an old friend at the diner. Lastly, Natalie (Tayler Buck) has a surprise visitor. David Ramsey directed the episode written by Andrew N. Wong (#305). Original airdate 4/11/2023.
TITANS 407: CAUL’S FOLLY
X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #509: JUBILEE’S FAIRYTALE THEATER
Fabian Cortez kidnaps Jubilee because Apocalypse is trapped in Astral Plane and needs a host body.
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