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Titans - The Complete Second Season

by JC Alvarez
Thursday Mar 26, 2020
Titans - The Complete Second Season

Sidekicks... No More!

Stepping out and away from the shadow of his mentor, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) has all but failed in his mission to protect the empathic runaway Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft). Now a terrible monster from another dimension that calls itself Trigon is about to tear down the entire world! In "Titans - The Complete Second Season," available now on Blu-ray and digital combo pack, the action just keeps on coming.

Super-producer Greg Berlanti has a gift for turning superheroes into flesh and blood personalities with extraordinary gifts and powers, but with relatable issues that resonate with fans of the genre. Even as the prime time counterparts of Berlanti's heroes faced a multiverse-ending "crisis" of infinite measures, the Titans were thrust into life and death circumstances that forced the core group to examine their past failures, even as they prepared to move forward. Rachel's demon father Trigon gave them a run for their money, but they recouped!

Looking to a bright future, Dick brought the new recruits back to the Titans Tower headquarters in San Francisco, unaware of the ghosts that would be waiting in the dark. Donna Troy (Conor Leslie), the Wonder Girl and protege of the Amazing Amazon, isn't convinced that this is the best idea — and it isn't long before the arrival of the mysterious Rose Wilson (new regular cast member Chelsea Zhang) and Conner Kent (Joshua Orpin) — a clone of none other than the Man of Steel himself — attract the attention of new and old formidable foes.

The most dangerous man alive, the assassin Deathstroke (Esai Morales) has a vendetta against the Titans, and means to pick them off one by one. Will Dick Grayson be able to rise to the occasion, with all the lessons he's learned as the crime-fighting partner of the legendary Batman, pull together a new generation of young adventures, and stop Deathstroke before he is able to exact his revenge? The 13 episodes of "Titans - The Complete Second Season" pack a dynamic punch and raise the bar! It's adrenaline-kicked and fierce, and doesn't hold back!

It may not appear as polished as its CW counterparts, but "Titans," which premieres on the DC Universe subscriber service, doesn't have to apologize. It is deliberately rough around the edges; the cast is extraordinary, exceptionally camera-ready, and gorgeous, and look phenomenal in (and out) of their superhero suits. The scripts can sometimes feel contrived, but then agin, these stories are based on comic books. The Second Season disc set makes for perfect binge watching; it includes the bonus feature "Jason Todd: Fate by the Fans."

"Titans - The Complete Second Season"
Blu-ray and Digital

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".


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