Okay, now we’re getting somewhere.
Acting is still too obvious for the most part, I wince at how silly it looks, still (i.e. the humor, the “oh-spare-me” tender moments, the interactions with non-metahumans, and the disingenuous swearing.)
The tone is still all over the place. Again, it’s supposed to be for “Mature Audiences”, but it still rings up as a disgruntled kids’ angst show that might as well be Power Rangers with a stereotypical “emo dark cloud” looming over its head. A fusion confusion. Not saying it never works, but just get it right. (watch Jason David Frank’s personal reaction video to the fan-made Power Rangers adult film and you’ll get an idea).
What sells it here is the last 10 minutes. Action being less rough and claustrophobic, and the world finally leaning towards being more fleshed out with cats getting out of the bag, character references and leaning to questions getting answered. In other words: Things are FINALLY happening.
Such a slow show, man. The only thing that I bought into prior to this was the dynamic between Raven and Robin, probably the only characters with common ground/interchangeably relatable (a staple in Titans whether it be Grayson, Drake, or Wayne) providing the best potential plot fodder that provides compelling interactivity and an enticing synopsis. It can go places is what I mean. Raven finding out who Dick was lasted a few seconds, but that was an enticing highlight for sure.
It can only get better from here. It has to. I’m a cafeteria fan and so I have to pick and choose what I like.