Titans Season 4 Review

Titans has been one of the better shows produced by Greg Berlanti and the WB. It is one of the few shows grounded in reality and not CW-ified like so many more like Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. It has a look and feel that I love. It actually looks more like the films than the other DC shows. And that’s a good thing. After saving Gotham the team is headed back to San Francisco on a road trip in season 4. 

As I mentioned, the team that consists of Nightwing/Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) Starfire (Anna Diop) Raven (Teagan Croft) Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) is headed back to their home on the west coast in a luxury traveling home on wheels but they are interrupted by a phone call that makes them stop off in Metropolis on the way back west. This leads to a new series of adventures for the team involving Mother Mayhem (Franka Potente), Brother Blood (Joseph Morgan, Lex Luther (Titus Welliver), and a new hero named Jinx (Lisa Ambalavanar) The team faces obstacles they’ve never faced before and trials within themselves that are more difficult than ever.

Titans is the best DC live-action show I’ve seen. It cuts out all the romantic entanglements of the CW shows and gets to the heart of the story it’s trying to tell. It doesn’t need twenty or more episodes to tell its story each season. Even though each season has new villains and things they have to overcome it doesn’t waste time on the minutiae that other shows do. I’m not saying those shows are bad but they lack the importance and gravitas that Titans has. 

One of the best parts of Titans I have always liked is the cinematography by Fraser Brown and Boris Mojsovski and the overall look of the series. They film in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada which can look beautiful in the summer or dank and dark in the winter. The gray gritty look of the show lends itself to the tougher more hard-nosed aspects of it. This series looks completely different from all the other DC CW shows and I for one I’m glad about that. It fits in more with the films which have a similar style to them. I was in from the beginning of this show and I’m still in today in season 4.

I am glad that Titans has moved around as a series. The DCEU is a big place and it was cool to see the show go to different places like Gotham last season and Metropolis this season. Along with that are the different kinds of threats they have faced off against each season. Including Deathstroke, The Red Hood, Scarecrow, and now Mother Mayhem and Lex Luther among others this season. Part of what makes the series good are the villains and this show has had good ones so far. 

Titans Season 4 is a new adventure with new villains and heroes alike. It gives the main characters new obstacles they have to overcome within themselves and outside the team. They have to work together as a team to overcome seemingly difficult odds which are not always what they seem. The writers and directors keep the same intensity and aesthetic the series has had in the past to make another very intriguing season for these characters. With only twelve episodes they can’t mess around. They have to get right into the meat and potatoes of the story. And that they do. I’m glad they don’t mess around. I like this more condensed season and less wasting of my time as a viewer.

4 stars 

Dan Skip Allen

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