Titans:

The Complete Second Season

                           review by Bobby Blakey

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Through the years the Teen Titans have had numerous takes on TV including Teen Titans, Young Justice and Teen Titans, Go! that had it’s own feature length film last year. More recently they got the live action treatment with the new DC Universe streaming service series Titans starring Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly, and Alan Ritchson. Now fans that want to revisit or check it out for the first time can bring home Titans: The Complete Second Season.

Titans follows former Gotham City vigilante Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, the mysterious Starfire and loveable Beast Boy who become a surrogate family and team of heroes while battling villains, demonic forces and encountering familiar faces from across DC’s legendary canon. In season two, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick Grayson reforms the Titans.  Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel aka Raven, Gar aka Beast Boy and Jason Todd aka Robin train together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl.  Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business.  And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke, brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more. 

While there was some hesitation with the first season I really ended up digging it and the cliffhanger elements had me excited to see the follow up season, buy could they make it better? Where the first season focused on the darker tones of introducing the characters and bringing them together this season allowed it to stretch its wings and comes across even better. Not only do we get a variety of new characters thrown into the mix  including my

personal favorite Deathstroke, but it feels more like a Titans series than the first season. Each character still gets their own arc, with some of them not getting as much time as they should, but it lets the audience spend more time with them as the bigger story is playing out.

 

I loved this chapter of the series that really took all the characters into the next level. The new additions to the series are all great most notably the addition of Connor Kent aka Superboy. His arc is a ton of fun and rounds out the team to make it feel more like the Titans fans have loved from the comics and Young Justice. If nothing else the ongoing chance to see Hawk and Dove come to life is worth the whole series as a big fan. Whether you want to revisit or stepping into this latest season for the first time be sure to join the famed sidekicks kicking ass all on their own to make a name for themselves and grow into the next level of their journey as heroes.

 

This release not only includes all 13 episodes from the second season, but also an all-new special feature. Join the fight when Titans: The Complete Second Season available now on digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.