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  • Summary: Never fear, New Gothamites. Even though the Dark Knight has vanished, a threesome of champions led by Helena, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, is ready to take wing. Helena refers to herself as Huntress and crime is her prey. Oracle is a wheelchair-bound beauty formerly known as Batgirl.Never fear, New Gothamites. Even though the Dark Knight has vanished, a threesome of champions led by Helena, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, is ready to take wing. Helena refers to herself as Huntress and crime is her prey. Oracle is a wheelchair-bound beauty formerly known as Batgirl. And Dina is an Everyteen psychic. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    May 16, 2015
    80
    Like its net- mates, Birds of Prey boasts sharp casting of little-known performers whose personalities prove as feistily engaging as their exquisite looks. And, of course, they're smart talkers.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    May 16, 2015
    75
    I liked it, but I'm still not sure why.
  3. Arizona Republic
    Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    May 16, 2015
    70
    Birds of Prey isn't "Buffy" or "Alias" smart, but it is fun, and Scott's a breakout star. It's from the producers of "Smallville", but it's much darker -- a good thing -- and has a hip sheen that serves it well. [8 Oct 2002, p.6E]
  4. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    May 16, 2015
    60
    When the heroes look like this, you don't have to sweat the details. [9 Oct 2002, p.D09]
  5. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    May 16, 2015
    60
    With Birds of Prey, Kalogridis has crafted a tidy concept, crossing an idol with a villain to make a new breed --- slightly naughty, definitely conflicted but with some serious kick-ass power.
  6. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    May 16, 2015
    50
    The problem with Birds is that you have seen it all before. The show is competent enough, but everything it has to offer -- from the rain-drenched streets to the wisecracking heroine -- has been done better elsewhere. [9 Oct 2002, p.4D]
  7. Newark Star-Ledger
    Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    May 16, 2015
    20
    What is surprising is that the network that turned "Small ville" into a soaring hit has crashed so badly with its second flight of Spandex fancy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 8, 2018
    10
    Unexpectedly great. Well developed characters you get attached to. But alas, everything I like gets canceled after 1 season and mediocrity reins.
  2. Apr 10, 2015
    10
    Pretty good show with a lot of potential. WB didn't give it time to develop it & blocked writers. DC comics blocked too the use ofPretty good show with a lot of potential. WB didn't give it time to develop it & blocked writers. DC comics blocked too the use of characaters. The BOP orignal cast will be together once again at Hollywood Show April 25, 2015 at Westin LAX in LA, Dina Meyer, Ashley Scott, Rachel Skarsten. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2017
    10
    I'm shocked how good this was... and how bad the current batch of soap-opera super-hero shows are that I stopped watching after a few episodesI'm shocked how good this was... and how bad the current batch of soap-opera super-hero shows are that I stopped watching after a few episodes each. And of course this was canceled after 1 season... but the various trash shows go on indefinitely. Expand
  4. Feb 15, 2013
    8
    I actually really liked this show and thought it was a shame it was just one season. A real shame as you can see that it has such greatI actually really liked this show and thought it was a shame it was just one season. A real shame as you can see that it has such great potential. While it obviously is working on a limited budget, what they do with it is not bad and with a bit more refinement and investment, it could have been the next Smallville. Character are good and more or less not a bad adaptation of the comics, (even though it does take a few daring liberties.) Overall: I really hope that one day someone decides to try this again, reboot or continuation it doesn't matter. Perhaps the next time they should try marketing it better. Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2011
    4
    This seemed to have potential...but just came across as kinda cheap and bland. I wanted to like it, but it's really just a creative waste ofThis seemed to have potential...but just came across as kinda cheap and bland. I wanted to like it, but it's really just a creative waste of time and not worth even looking into or checking out. Just pass on it. Blah. Expand

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