Titans Season 4 starts out extremely strong. This season gets dark and gritty right away, proving again that this show gets better with every season. This review is based on just the first five episodes of Titans Season 4.
Titans has been getting better and better from the very start of the series, and season 4 proves this is continuing. Based off of the first five episodes of this season, this show is on an upward tick. Titans season 3 took place in Gotham, and this season promised to take place in Metropolis. Which is true, although the team is doing everything they can to leave it. New characters are brought in and things get dark and gritty real quick, which is a surprise considering they are no longer in Gotham. Could things get even more intense than last season? With what we have seen already, we certainly think so.
Titans season 3 ended with the team saving Gotham. Jason Todd became Red Hood, but has now learned his lesson and disappeared into the night. Bruce Wayne is back and Scarecrow is locked up. One of the most important things to come from this season is that Tim Drake has joined the team, destined to become the next Robin — but we just might have to wait a while to see him suit up.
Titans Season 4 Review
This review is based solely off of the first five episodes of DC Titans season 4. This is a spoiler free review, so read on with no concern of certain elements being ruined for you.
Easily one of the best things about DC Titans season 4 is that it spends no time at all jumping into the intense, dark, gritty, and bloody. This series has gotten better and better with each season and season 4 is no different. Having stepped out of Gotham, into Metropolis, it could have been assumed that there was going to be a cheery side to the story this time around. But no, not even close. In fact, Metropolis gives Gotham a run for its money — starting immediately in the first episode of the season.
As promised, there are some new characters making their Titans debut in season 4 — Lex Luthor, Mother Mayhem, and Brother Blood. So yeah, things are quite suspenseful and intense from the start. Lex has always been one of the most maniacal and manipulative villains in the DC universe, and that is exactly how Titus Welliver plays him.
It is about time he showed up in this show, considering he is the one who created Conner using his own DNA mixed with Superman’s. The way this part of the story plays out is more shocking than expected, with twists and turns immediately thrown in.
Mother Mayhem is a big part of the story in Titans season 4 as well. For those who don’t know much about her, you are in for a surprise. She is extremely powerful and instantly gives the Titans a run for their money.
The plot points all start to connect as early as episode 3, but there are still many surprises in store. Some things are predictable, but for the most part viewers will be scrambling to put all the pieces together just like the Titans are. The pacing is very fast through these five episodes, pushing things along quickly so that we can get to the dark and gritty parts.
DC Titans has had two issues since season 1 that seem to be getting better, but aren’t one hundred percent fixed yet. The first is cheesy dialogue, particularly during fights. For some reason, even though the stunt choreography is on point, they want to wedge in wisecracks that just don’t work. The second is the CGI effects. Although, right from Titans season 4 episode 1 it was clear they decided to up the anti with these.
While they aren’t all perfect, they have certainly raised the bar and that is appreciated. In particular, Raven’s powers are used often this season — and every time they look on point (although the sound could use some tweaking).
Despite all that, the actors help to carry Titans season 4 to the top of the ranking (at least so far). Those who have been here since DC Titans season 1 certainly know their characters inside and out, so their actions are believable through everything that is happening. Jay Lycurgo, who joined the show last season as Tim Drake, perfectly embodies his character and has his time to shine in season 4.
The thing that works so well about this show is the cast chemistry. There is never any doubt from the viewers that they are giving it their all. These characters clearly mean a lot to the actors who are portraying them, which makes them likable and relatable.
DC Titans season 4 will suck you in and have you completely enthralled with the potential of the season, before knocking you on your butt with a shocking and unexpected twist. It is dark, gritty, and insanely bloody. The villains are terrifying, but intriguing at the same time. The cast brings their A-game, and this is just the beginning. With the first 5 episodes getting better and better, we cannot wait to see what happens next.
Rating: 4 out of 5
About Titans Season 4
Having saved Gotham, the Titans hit the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Critics Association, and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.