Reath’s Random Rainbow Reviews: Young Justice: Outsiders

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Reath’s Random Rainbow Reviews: Young Justice: Outsiders

Pictured above clockwise starting from top left there's Tigress, Black Lightning, SuperBoy, Nightwing, Katana, Geo-Force, Forager, Halo, and Metamorpho. Young Justice: Outsiders centers around these nine as our main cast.

Pictured above clockwise starting from top left there's Tigress, Black Lightning, SuperBoy, Nightwing, Katana, Geo-Force, Forager, Halo, and Metamorpho. Young Justice: Outsiders centers around these nine as our main cast.

DC Universe digital streaming service.

Pictured above clockwise starting from top left there's Tigress, Black Lightning, SuperBoy, Nightwing, Katana, Geo-Force, Forager, Halo, and Metamorpho. Young Justice: Outsiders centers around these nine as our main cast.

DC Universe digital streaming service.

DC Universe digital streaming service.

Pictured above clockwise starting from top left there's Tigress, Black Lightning, SuperBoy, Nightwing, Katana, Geo-Force, Forager, Halo, and Metamorpho. Young Justice: Outsiders centers around these nine as our main cast.

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At this point, I’m severely doubting that I’ll ever actually watch something that my friends suggest. When I picked this topic for my blog, I thought it would be a fun way to watch shows my friends suggested all while knocking out my journalism assignment at the same time. Four months in, and I still haven’t managed to do that.

Young Justice originally aired for two seasons on Cartoon Network, from 2010-2013. And while the show was popular and had good ratings, the show failed to be renewed for a third season back in 2013 due to how animated shows often make money. While, like all shows, Young Justice made money off of selling commercial time slots, it also made most of its money off selling merchandise. Young Justice was a show created to sell toys to boys since boys tend to buy more action figure-esk toys compared to girls. But the issues was, a majority of the shows fans were girls. Mattel, a multinational toy manufacturing company famous for their products and brands like Fisher-Price, Barbie, and Hot Wheels, discontinued their Young Justice toy line in 2012 and withdrew all funding. Without Mattel’s co-funding, Cartoon Network didn’t renew the show.

Despite its failure to get renewed back in 2013, as of January fourth, 2019, Young Justice has aired new episodes. On September fifteenth, 2018, DC Comics’s original streaming service DC Universe launched, letting people read comics, watch old DC shows and movies, along with original and brought back shows. As of now, every Friday until the mid-season finale, Young Justice will air three episodes. On the fourth, episodes one, two, and three of the series, Princes All, Royal We, and Eminent Threat were released.

Young Justice Season One, in my mind, is significantly better than season two. That’s not saying I didn’t like season two, but I’ll get into that in a second. I’ve stated before that I’ll watch a dumpster fire of a show if I like the characters, so I think it’s clear how important solid characters are for me. The original team consisted of Robin (Dick Grayson), Artemis (Artemis Crock), Kid Flash (Wally West), Miss Martian (M’gann M’orzz), Superboy (Conner Kent), and Aqualad (Kaldur’ahm). All six main characters each had their own storyline within the main arc, along with struggles we see them dealing with. With twenty-six episodes in the season, each character had at least one that solely focused on them, while the rest focus on the team as a whole. Now, that leads into my problem with season two.

Keep in mind, I still really like season two. Some of the new characters in it, along with what they did with some of the original ones, was really interesting. But still, Season two, Young Justice: Invasion, was not as good as the first season. The only reason is that they were attempting to do so much. There are a lot of new characters in this season and some have more time spent on them than others. At one point near the end of the season, one of the characters said something and me and my friend I was watching the episode with had to take a minute to ask each other if the other had ever heard him talk before. That’s not saying the characters in this season were bad or anything, my favorite character was introduced in this season. I’m just saying they could have tried to use their new characters a bit more. Though I do think that’s the plan for season three.

The nine episodes that have been released so far in season three are really interesting. They’re definitely darker than what they were on Cartoon Network, which is to be expected when a show is moved from a children’s network to a streaming service. Without giving too much away, this season deal with meta-human trafficking (if you don’t know what a Meta-human is, just think mutants from X-men). Nightwing (Dick Grayson, previously Robin) has gathered a team to go to Markovia to investigate a possible Meta-human trafficking ring. It’s supposed to be a quick in and out mission, but if you’ve ever seen this show before, you know that’s not how things ever go down. His team consists of Tigress (Artemis Crock, previously Artemis ), Superboy, an Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Halo, Geo-Force (Brion Markov) and Forager. So far I really like the new season. The new characters are really enjoyable and I can’t wait for more of them.

I’m really excited for the rest of this season. If it’s anything like the first three episodes were then I’m sure it’ll be great. I hope they focus more on the characters they added last season along with the ones they added this season. Not to sound like a spokesperson or anything, but If you’re able to purchase DC streaming service, then I recommend you do. Young justice is such a good show, and I wish it was still on Netflix so more people could watch it. Anyways, I have high hopes for and a lot of questions I want to be answered this seasons.