A super gritty action series based on DC comics- Teen Titans developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti. Initially released with DC Universe on 12th October premiered on 19 April 2019 with Netflix, “Titans” is an American web series that sees a team of young superheroes who join the forces to protect the world & fight against the wicked.
The first season was launched with a total of eleven episodes featuring Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Kory Anders (Anna Diop), Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft), Gar Logan (Ryan Potter), Jason Todd (Curran Walters), Donna Troy (Conor Leslie), Dawn Granger (Minka Kelly), Hank Hall (Alan Ritchson), Rose Wilson (Chelsea Zhang), and Conner (Joshua Orpin).
With no memory of her past, Kory vaguely remembered her search for Rachel. With an unclear head, she makes her way to the states where she succeeds in rescuing Rachel from the Nuclear family & joins with Dick & Gar.
The story unravels Kory’s voracious quest to find & eliminate Rachel, thus preventing Trigon from destroying her home planet & the rest of the world.
Rachel is portrayed as the stimulus in the first season whose life is devastated after the loss of her mother. She seeks help from Dick, to fight her inner demons but eventually finds solace in the fellowship of Gar after being betrayed by Dick & Kory. But, a sudden turn of events leads the four of them to join the forces.
Rachel however discovers that her mother, Angela is still alive & is in league with her father Trigon in his quest to conquer the world leaving her dumbfounded.
With powers to shape lift as a tiger, the Good Ol’ Beast Boy joins with the Titans as an endowment to his “family,” -the Doom Patrol.
Gar, who found comfort in Rachel, was forced to attack an organization where he first tasted blood & that very moment, things changed for Gar.
The twist in tale followed with Gar falling ill & being saved by The Dark Lord, at a cost that even Gar was aware of.
Fighting with the inner demons himself, Dick decided to help Rachel at first. Since he could equally feel the suffering within her.
Dick eventually joins with his old chap- Donna Troy. Donna further succeeds in decrypting Kory’s past leading them to reunite as a team once again.
He was also the very first Titan to defy Trigon but unfortunately became a victim to his in power. It brought back Dick’s most violent guise & even though Rachel tried hard to save Dick, it looked as if there is now no coming back of the “old Dick”.
“Titans” unfolds the tale of young superheroes. They have their base operations in San Francisco and fights against the evils of the world.
The action series sees the return of the original members who reform the eponymous team-“Titans”.
The first season sees Rachel seeking Dick’s protection from the evil forces that haunted her, leading them to further team up with Kory & Gar.
In the course of protecting Rachel, the superheroes learn that she is being targeted by none other than his evil father- Trigon, whose only motive is to enslave the world.
Punching with some incredible action scenes, “Titans” also depicts Kory’s struggle with amnesia, leaving her neglected by her true identity. On the other side, it also focuses on Dick’s desperation to distance himself from his mentor & his self-image as Robin.
The Audiences Take:
Stay to the end of the #Titans finale credits. My jaw is appropriately on the floor.
— Titans TV – TitansTV.net (@TitansTV) December 21, 2018
The viewers seemed to be quite engaged with the “Titans” unique depiction of the characters rather than every other adaptation.
It came out to be a refreshing watch, something which wasn’t a repeat of others.
A dark-action that promises not to fail you with its gritty & refreshing narrative.