After 15 episodes I think it’s safe to give an impression of the third season. Let me first say that season one was a solid 8. Season 2 was a 9.
However, season 3 has been lackluster and I feel it’s too late to make any significant improvement. I will start off with the good.
It’s finally back!
Maturing recurring characters and relationships
Frankly…that’s it. Now the negative…
the animation quality, notably during action sequences, has not been up to par. This was widely talked about much in the early part of the season.
It the plot has moved at a snail’s pace. It feels like we could still be on episode 3 for the amount of progress that’s been made for the antagonists.
The new characters lack depth or endearment. Let’s go through the list. Terra? She’s said maybe 5 sentences. When she isn’t speaking, which is almost always, she has a mostly expressionless face. By the time she does betray the others, I wont care what they do with her character. Let’s pretend, she breaks the status quo of “terra” and does something totally different…I still wont care because its gonna be to little, too late. At least the teen titans show did her character better…so did the animated movie.
Forager- a likeable and endearing character…at first. However, non existant back story, character growth, and a lack of diverse emotions make him a “one trick pony”.
Violet - a unique character…but I feel that more could be done with the character’s personality.
Brion- I think they’ve done the best job with him. He’s developing a sense of purpose.
Cyborg- nice to see him in the show…but really nothing new to his character, nor any added depth. A lack of screen time doesn’t help.
- Forcing the idea of Artemis x Roy. I get it… they live under the same roof, both are single, they compliment each other’s lives…but that doesn’t necessarily make a relationship, nor for a good one for that matter.
As it stands right now, this season is a 6.5.