this is gonna be rant so you don’t have to read the whole thing but I need this for my emotional well being so here it is.
It is currently august 12th at 4:14 pm and I am shocked. Like I literally can’t comprehend things rn, my heart is beating weirdly, and my mouth can’t close all the way bc it’s hanging open bc it literally can’t close bc i’m so shocked. You want to know why I’m shocked to the point of it being physical? I’ll tell you why, ■■■■■■■ titans. The first three episodes of titans season three premiered today and as one sane human does, I watched them. And let me tell you what I was not prepared. Titans in the past have been lacking to say the least. There was shitty dialogue, some of the things that happened in the plot honestly made no sense (yes I’m referring to donna’s death which could of totally been avoided). But despite that reputation, season three was made out to be a banger. So when going to watch the episodes i had high hopes but nothing and i mean nothing, not even god himself coming down from the sky and telling me to get ■■■■■■■ ready could of prepared me for this. it was a masterpiece like it should be hanging in a ■■■■■■■ museum masterpiece.
the first episode started off a little weak to be honest but i feel that was purposely done so you would lower your guard and then be ■■■■■■■ bamboozled in the next two episodes. I feel like they did a good job with the whole jason dying thing without doing the whole shabang like they did in the comics. and trust me like any comic fan I get heated when they stray from the comics but doing the whole murder bat thing. Literal chefs kiss. I mean I think that set the tone for the whole season. Barbara was amazing. I think that she had the right viewpoint of the whole superhero life especially when you find out that Jim was killed by mr.freeze (also a nice touch bc i seem like having jim die of a regular old heart attack does him dirty). Her and dicks relationship was also fun to watch bc you can tell that there was something there between them but not enough that it overshadows the whole thing. Tim, my soft boy angel fan boy. He will be protected at all cost, and I swear if the titans writers do him dirty there will be hands thrown.
I screamed when the whole crime gang members (whatever they’re current occupation is) showed up and the red hood threw the bag of heads on the table. I’m so glad they included it bc that is what sets the tone for red hood. He’s not afraid to get dirty and he takes no ■■■■. I was a little confused though bc i was wondering how the hell jason came back to life so fast. In the comics it takes a few years so I thought that they were going to wait at least an episode or two so time has gone by to introduce him but no they just smack him right in the center and I’m here for it. You know why I’m here for it? bc curran walters (the dude who plays Jason) and the writers did such a good job portraying jason that i do not give a single ■■■■ about how he got brought back to life, all i care about it seeing more of him. I was iffy when he started going to all the extremes like taking the children and stuff bc i feel like comic jason wouldn’t do that but i think that’s the point. The writers are telling the readers that this isn’t the jason you know, not from the past two seasons and not from the comics. they went to the extreme and boy did it work.
The ending fight between red hood and nightwing another chef’s kiss it was perfect. when red hood literally just yeets aside nightwings batarang, and then literally catches his escrima stick (all it is, is iconic) you can tell that these are two people who have been trained by the same person which i think is one of the most important things to highlight with red hood fight scenes. Then when nightwing breaks his mask and he slowly picks it up and you see it’s jason, oh my god i got chills. the look on his face just shows that he has been through some ■■■■ and he is done with taking it and that is literally the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. crane being a pothead is the storyline that I didn’t know I needed but now that I have it, I cannot live without it. I feel like the fact the scarecrow is an almost genius level psychologist gets overlooked due to the whole you know being crazy thing, and i really liked how the writers made sure we were reminded of that. bc being crazy is one thing but being a genius level crazy person is a whole other playing field, and i’m really excited to see how that plays out.
jason is a mother**** but he’s a good mother**** and that is what made episode three so damn good (also the ending but I will talk about that later). You knew the whole time he was talking to hank that he was screwing with him but you didn’t know what extent so instead of yelling at hank so being so stupid i was on the edge of my seat fixtated on how it was gonna turn out, and boy was i shook. I could come up with a hundred things that jason could do to hank and what actually happened would not be one of them. It’s not the fact that it was a bomb in his chest bc let’s be honest been there done that, it was the fact that it was in sync with his heartbeat that really got me bc talk about original (or at least I thought it was original, if you’ve seen it done before, don’t come for me for being uneducated). okay let’s talk about the ending of episode three bc oh my freaking god that is what I was most shook about. I did not see that coming. I was so sure that there was no way in hell that they were going to actually kill him off. and the fact that jason tricked dawn into pressing the detonator ughh pure brilliance. I think what made this death even more of a bomb to the heart (pun definitely intended) was that we saw another side of hank. the part where he’s talking to gar and he tells him that it’s not his time to go, and that he has a lot more things he needs to do just made it even more heartbreaking bc he was right!! it was not hanks time to die and everyone knows it.
wow that was a lot but so were the first three episodes but anyway thanks for coming to my ted talk I hope you’re not as emotionally damaged as I am after watching the first three episodes