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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by eviljohn2, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. eviljohn2

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    Has anyone else been watching this new series on Toonami?

    Whilst it's obviously a shameless tie-in with Batman Begins I've finally decided that it's quite good. It does give a younger and more modern style to Bruce Wayne than the other adaptions have but it works in some ways and many of the characters have been superbly re-realised. The Joker in particular is really creepy and the Penguin is a really dislikeable character.

    Perhaps the best thing about it is that a number of episodes have been loosely based on the actual comics/graphic novels. The episode with Bane had similar themes to Knightfall and Wednesday's episode had an obvious tie-in with The Killing Joke.

    Overall, not true to the traditional Dark Knight heritage but fun nonetheless. :)
     
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    It's okay. Nothing so far has really made me want to watch it regularly, more something to have on while waiting for Justice League. I'm just used to the excellent "Animated Series".

    I did quite like The Joker though.
     
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    I think its a very good series, and well done to Toonami for showing it.
     
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    Not come across this, when is it on?

    Is it on par with the previous Batman: The Animated Series?
     
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    I would say no, but it's a hard one to judge as it's such a different interpretation.
     
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    New episodes are on Toonami at 1830 on Monday and Wednesday. They do get repeated on Friday evening and at the weekend I think too.

    I agree with dsw182 opinion though, it's not quite as good as the animated series but that's more because that was so good than this is bad. It's certainly very different to the other interpretations and probably has more in common with the Adam West series than some others - in fact he has a cameo in one episode. :)
     
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    My 9 yo Son loves and so do I :thumbsup:
     
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    Cool, I'll give it a watch. I love anything Batman!
     
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    Will do mate! :smashin:
     
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    Were still waiting fo Tejstar to watch 24. :rolleyes:
     
  12. eviljohn2

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    I've never seen any episodes of 24. :D

    This is a Batman franchise though so I'm sure he'll be on it like a shot. :)
     
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    Hallelujah! I'm not the only one! :D

    Very true! :)
     
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    I think we will all give up trying to get Tejstar to watch 24 [​IMG]
     
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    Have you seen any of these yet Tejstar?

    I've just watched the JTV episode which not only has Adam West doing a voiceover but numerous references to the Adam West series. :smashin:
     
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    No not yet, I have a couple recorded but haven’t had a chance to watch them yet. I’d wish I’d caught them from the start though, rather then coming in mid-series. :(
     

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