DC Catch-All [Spoiler Zone]

BadKen wrote:

Looks pretty hot. Service still isn't worth $8/mo for me, though.

It's worth eight bucks for the one month when Young Justice drops the rest of their season. I'll probably check it out then.

kazooka wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Looks pretty hot. Service still isn't worth $8/mo for me, though.

It's worth eight bucks for the one month when Young Justice drops the rest of their season. I'll probably check it out then.

That's me when they get the PS4 app up and running. Between Young Justice, Titans, Doom Patrol and now Swamp Thing there's enough stuff on there to justify a month or two. $16 to "rent" all of those over the course of two months isn't too bad. The comics are just an added bonus.

I've been thinking of messing with calendar software (or some Android APIs if I'm feeling fancy) to try and put together a series of reminders; when shows I want to watch drop, when they finish, what I'm subscribed to, when I have to cancel/disable auto-renew (I very much doubt any of these services allow cancellation via API, sadly), and so on.

With the balkanization of streaming services going full tilt, what with Hulu now being Disney, Disney+ being a thing, and NBC/Comcast looking to produce their own streaming service it's getting hard to keep up with, even assuming you just keep constant on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Plus the more niche services if you're into them like CrunchyRoll and Shudder.

I just signed up for the DC Universe service last weekend after a long time considering it. I posted in the Comics thread about this, but in short, it's pretty cool. I'm on a monthly sub for now (and I'm not clear if I got the one week trial I thought I was signing up for or not?), but I will keep an eye out for whenever they next do a sale on annual memberships (I assume they will, though maybe not). In addition to reading the first 20 or so issues of Tom Taylor's Injustice comic, I've watched the first episode of Doom Patrol (a little long, a little opaque, but I'm intrigued), the Death of Superman animated movie (fun enough nostalgia background viewing while I was working from home, looking forward to watching the Reign of the Supermen follow-up), and the first episode of Titans (despite the negative impression of the trailers, I've heard good things from folks who watched the show, and I think I like it so far, although the violence seems excessive and gross).

What explains the lack of DCU feature movies from the last decade on the service? I'm of the opinion that most of them have been garbage, and I think I've seen all the ones that aren't, but if they put Aquaman up there I would definitely watch it.

Swamp Thing first episode was pretty good. Looks like it costs a lot of money so I don't think it will be around long.

So, because my brain is broken, after watching the first episode of Doom Patrol, I noticed that they had appeared earlier in the Titans series, and thus I felt compelled to watch all of Titans before I watch any more of Doom Patrol (and will now probably watch all of Doom Patrol before I watch Swamp Thing even though I don't know that there is any reason that would matter). But! ...Titans is a great show and I love it?!

When I saw the "[email protected]$# BATMAN" trailer for this show, I was so embarrassed for the creators and it was certainly one of the reasons I didn't sign up for the DC Universe membership sooner. But I did hear a few subsequent positive comments about Titans after it started airing, so I figured I should give it a shot. I'm so glad I did. I'm 7 or 8 episodes in now, and I'm having a great time with it, and really appreciate the spin they're putting on the characters in this universe. There's a character whose name is the title of the 6th episode, a character who I do not like at all in the comics, but I love everything about how he is introduced and portrayed in this universe, it is so smart and fun. The violence continues to be gratuitous and kind of gross, and I specifically don't like the angle they're taking on Dick Grayson with respect to that violence, but I think/hope the show is moving away from that. (I get that it's a longstanding version of Batman where he is breaking bones left and right, but I've never liked the idea of him having a code against killing and yet every fight seemingly ends with dozens of henchman messed up so badly that they'll never walk again). It's not the most sophisticated show in the world, but it's a great show to have on a second screen while I'm playing a video game.

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farley3k wrote:

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Ok, fine. Under the proposed terms, I accept Pattinson as a Batman.

Surely because I just signed up for it and am liking it, the DC streaming service is being "reevaluated" by AT&T and could be cut as AT&T/Warner consolidates their various streaming services. I would hope that at worst some of these shows and the video offerings and comics get folded into whatever new service they end up making in its place...

Also, apparently Swamp Thing is already canceled (which I gather just means that it won't get a second season, my understanding is they've already made the first season even if it's not released fully yet). Sounds like there were some weird financial shenanigans going on that made it too expensive to continue. Not having watched it yet, I don't know how disappointed to be!

I finished watching Titans Season 1, and it was really good, though I was a little disappointed that things ended on a cliffhanger. Hopefully any turmoil with the streaming service won't stop them from at least finishing the second season...

A live action Lobo series is in the works which is a spinoff of the show Krypton. Color me shocked. The main man shows up in the first episode of the second season of Krypton. I didn't really care for the character but he was only on screen for maybe 5 minutes.

Does it count as a tease when there’s already a Black Adam film in the works? The Rock is going to be Black Adam.

Doom Patrol is coming back for season 2 in 2020 and will simultaneously drop on both DC Universe and the new HBO/Warner streaming service.