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Generally favorable reviews- based on 195 Ratings

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  • Summary: Dick Grayson aka Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth aka Raven (Teagan Croft) up with Gar Logan aka Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Koriand'r aka Starfire (Anna Diop) come together to defend Earth from destruction in this live-action series based on the Teen Titans characters.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Christian Holub
    Oct 8, 2018
    75
    Come for Robin saying "F---Batman," stay to see how many bodies the teens drop trying to stop the occult apocalypse prefigured by Raven. [12 Oct 2018, p.49]
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 11, 2018
    70
    The superhero Sturm und Drang and personal melodrama that Titans offers is attractively packaged and reasonably entertaining in the early episodes. ... If you’re partial to the more serious end of the comic-book spectrum, you may already be watching “Black Lightning” on CW, “Jessica Jones” and a few others on Netflix, “Legion” on FX, “The Runaways” on Hulu and “Gotham” on Fox. “Titans” may deserve to join the list, but it’s a big ask.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 12, 2018
    70
    Titans is a superhero hybrid -- a live-action series that essentially weds the CW's DC Comics-inspired fare with the gritty, premium-cable approach of Marvel's Netflix dramas. That's not a bad formula, and it yields an entertaining, heavily serialized show.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 10, 2018
    68
    Another superhero show is overkill, but for what it is, Titans strong-arms its way into acceptance and occasionally more (the series’ depiction of a Beaver Cleaver-style family of killers, introduced in episode two, is especially clever).
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Oct 11, 2018
    40
    Titans is a try-too-hard stab at occupying a middle ground between grumpy, but still family friendly, DC offerings like The CW's Arrow and the definitely-not-for-kids Marvel shows on Netflix. ... What it doesn't mean, at least through the three episodes sent to critics, is any sort of extra creative depth or narrative exploration.
  6. Reviewed by: Vinnie Mancuso
    Oct 4, 2018
    20
    Titans is poorly made, acted, and written enough to be considered a “bad” show, but not nearly crazy, ambitious, or just plain weird enough to be worth it for the discussion alone. It is a slog. It is, in fact, the sloggiest slog I’ve ever slogged.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 11, 2018
    20
    Thwaites doesn’t have anything near the gravitas required to pull off this self-righteously vicious approach. If you’re going to say “Fuck Batman,” that’s your right. But you’d better back it up with more than what Titans has to offer, or you just seem like a frustrated poseur who wants to seem much tougher and cooler than you can ever hope to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
  1. Dec 28, 2018
    10
    So excitedly! Dark horror and a few actions! I’m so hyped for season 2.at least 1 year I should wait :(
  2. Dec 28, 2018
    10
    It seems DC has found its way,It’s so dark and I really want this from DC :)
  3. Nov 21, 2018
    10
    So far, This is the best Live-Action TV adaptation of DC Show. This show name doesn't have "Teen" in its title. So stop complaining about ourSo far, This is the best Live-Action TV adaptation of DC Show. This show name doesn't have "Teen" in its title. So stop complaining about our childhood show and start to realize that this show more revolving about like DCEU world. In future, We will definitely see Tim Drake in this show/ DC Universe. So wait for it and enjoy the whole wide DC universe. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2018
    8
    I really liked this season because it was dark, the story was good, the actors were born to play their roles. It's not perfect (CGI, someI really liked this season because it was dark, the story was good, the actors were born to play their roles. It's not perfect (CGI, some action scenes) but is a very good season. Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2019
    4
    Just like all the other super heroes tv shows (Either Marvel or DC), I expected to dislike this show and not go further than a coupleJust like all the other super heroes tv shows (Either Marvel or DC), I expected to dislike this show and not go further than a couple episodes. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it at first, until episode 8. Then the show goes into an incredibly boring and convoluted third act, going absolutely everywhere and nowhere at the same time. I have never seen such an anticlimatic third act in a TV show. It took me one night to watch the first 8 episodes, then 4 days to finish the last 4 ones. I won't watch season 2. By the way, the show is really annoying when it purposely don't want to show important characters like Batman or the Joker. It looks so cheap... Expand
  6. Jan 12, 2019
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Show was actually pretty good, but episode 11 ruined it for me.. I don't even call it a season finale, because it wasn't. How the **** they came to the idea to make season 1 endind into season 2 opening?? Doing riddiculous cliffhangers like these will only make the show worse. They doesn't actually explain anything, just beacuse they want season 2 opening to be better. That's not how you build good show. Really dissapointing, would not recommend Expand
  7. Jan 15, 2019
    0
    The story is pretty weak from start to finish, I have seen Darker stuff in cartoons, simply because everything is so overly melodramatic youThe story is pretty weak from start to finish, I have seen Darker stuff in cartoons, simply because everything is so overly melodramatic you can't take anything seriously, from the Space Hooker to the goth emo girl to a violent version of Robin and a bad cg beastboy everything in this screams: this is an edgy 12 year olds fanfic that somehow got a budget. Expand

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