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Review: 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.

Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Teagan Croft, Joshua Orpin, and Jay Lycurgo

The not so hit DC series 'Titans' has finished off its run with its fourth season. While still the best by a long shot, the series repeatedly missed what makes the Titans such fan favorites in the comics. The gritty R rating and the various age ranges between the characters always made the team feel more forced than fluid.

The final season sees the team take on fan favourite villain Brother Blood. While at the beginning his arc was headed in a great direction, his inevitable defeat felt prolonged for the sake of episode count. Joseph Morgan does a great job as the character and easily takes the top spot for villain across the series.

The major issue the show had and continued to have until its end is very simple... writing. The series feels like it was written by people who don't know who the Titans are and wanted to remake the boys but much much worse. These supposedly hopeful heroes murder on the regular, save nobody, and argue about something new every episode. The characters are unrecognizable from their comic counterparts are everyone outside of the four main Titans feels like a waste.

This season does have some great additions though the biggest one being Jay Lycurgo joining as a main player from season 3. Easily the best written character on the show, Tim Drake is easily the best Titans. He feels like a hero, acts like a hero, and grows in ways the others don't. Not to mention him finally becoming Robin which was a great arc for the show overall.

Outside of Tim the rest of the team feels bland. Dick hasn't had a storyline since season 2, Kory feel so watered down from what she should be if it wasn't for Anna Diop's acting her character would be unwatchable, Gar goes on an arc to become more in touch with his animal side yet continuously does not transform, Rachel is only relevant because of Brother Blood, and Conner has easily one of the worst arcs of the show.

This shows inevitable downfall was always because of one thing, the character gap. They aren't the Teen Titans and aren't the Titans, they are just random heroes who join up together by chance. Even after all the complaints and behind the scenes work, 'Titans' downfall will always be because of itself.

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