Part of me doesn’t want to do this because I don’t want to further feed the overstuartionof TTG talk because it’s no longer a cartoon that people don’t like. It’s an eternity that serves as a way for people to bitch endlessly about nothing.
…But I was going to cover TTG Bomb 2 anyway. I was going to say this discussion for that but I want to talk about it now before I stop caring about. …So let’s talk about The Return of Slade.
tHe plot is that Cyborg and Beastboy get a clown because they remember them being so awesome, but the clown isn’t funny to them anymore, and they claim that clowns were better when they younger. Raven says it’s just cuz they grew out of clowns and nostalgia was blinding them, but they don’t listen and try to make the clown cool. This creates an evil clown that they gotta stop.
To be honest, the plot is almost kind of a clever commentary. It’s basically bashing people who bitch about being things better in the past even though really they just grew up. Or bashing the trend of making things fdark and gritty for no reason .(which a lot of man of steel haters may appreciate)
…But some parts muddle in…mainly that it turns out that isn’t the point. You may recall Pieguy’s 3rd TTG video (the good one), where he looked at some interviews with the creators, and at one point they discuss this episode. It’s actually a commentary about how people won’t let some things stay for kids, and stuff like that.
Raven keeps saying that this cool clown will ruining kids entertainment, and at one point it causes mlp, I mean…yeah mlp, to become “Edgy’. …This is not as good. Pieguy already explained why this is flawed so you can go that part of the video. I can kind of see what they mean, but while I agree there is no need to make everything dark, I think kids have plenty of actually quality stuff that adults can enjoy. Why make it all black and white like that?
They keep saying that you gotta grow up which is a fine moral but…uh…”Beast Man” basically said don’t grow up, more or less. …Yeah. This is the shows first real moral episode. They’ve done parody morals before, like the aforementioned beast man, that people take too seriously, but this is an actual moral story here.
It’s mixed, because while it raises good points (which is more than I expected) it also has some issues and kind of shows some bad sides of how the writers view things. (I’m really in no mood to defend them after that little bit pieguy showed near the end of the video).
It’s a nice effort but a mixed bag. Also, they pretty say that dark stuff should be not for kids. This is a show where an episode ends with someone being mocked on their death bed.
…Wait, you don’t care do? You want to hear about the elephant in the room? Okay fine, that’s the part I hate anyway. Yeah, the episode has as much to do with slade as Shuffleboarding has to do with Shuffleboarding.
Meaning, it’s a lie. At the start, Robin says their greatest enemy is back, and then a card says “Three episodes and a made for tv movie” later. They brag about how awesome that story was, and say it was, quote, a perfect mix of drama and action with a bit of comedy. Than the episode just mvoes on.
Well, congratulations Teen Titans Go, after over 100 episodes you’ve finally managed to insult me. I’m not kidding. Let’s get serious was too dumb to really hate and same goes for any other attempt they’ve made to piss people off. Btu this is….yeah.
I mean besides the fact that bring up a a popular thing from the show JUST to push it aside (at least shufflboarding bridged the two plots), they pretty much brag about how awesome the original show and how it mixed comedy well. They’re basically saying “hey wasn’t that old show awesome…now onto the crappy one”
It’s…yikes. I think anger here will be warranted…to an extent. Don’t go personally insulting anyone or anything but that’s all obvious.
So overall ,a mixed episode. Some good points but mixed messages, hypocrisy, and a terrible opening kind of make if weak. It’s debatable.
And hopefully that will be the last time I dedicate a full negative post to TTG. I’ll do Scorecards and a run down of this week’s eps at the end but that will be mixed and not a full rant. TTG Rants are way too common and honestly, after they pretty said the show is stupid, the topic got old.
It’s honestly too stupid to hate at this point.