So I'm subscribed to DC Universe because...why not? First it's 75 bucks for a whole year. I get to watch the Titans show. I get to watch all the DC Animated movies and shows. I also get to read some comic books. Not a bad deal, yeah?
Well...5 months later, I've come to a couple of realizations.
1 - The Titans is ok for a show, but not that special. If you have a VPN, you can VPN to a UK server and watch the titans on Netflix there. I did realize that this was just a stepping stone to something even more interesting and the potential it has. So I held hope.
2 - Doom Patrol, however, is freaking AWESOME!!!! Holy crap, I had ZERO expectations and that show just blew me out of the water. Brendan Fraser is beyond phenomenal, and just this show alone is worth the subscription to me. Seriously, GO watch it! DC has been lack-luster at best with its TV shows. Arrow...the Flash...su--urgh--per gu--huuurgghh--rl...they are just sooooo cheesy and lame. I think moving the new shows to the DCU and giving them the creative freedom to even go full R was the right move. I realized that DC needs room to breathe, and i'll be talking about that a bit more in the conclusion
3 - Re watching all my favorite DC shows (old and new) along with all the animated movies is just great. Honestly...DC is perfect in cartoons. Almost all the animated movies were top notch. Straight up brilliant, even. I realize how much I love re watching these movies and how much I want my kid to grow up watching them too.
4 - And this is a BIG realization, I realize how awesome the comics are. Now, I had a one year Marvel subscription, and I honestly didn't spend that much time on it. I read some comics here and there, but I didn't stay for too long. DC comics, however, are just great. The art in both Marvel and DC are awesome, don't get me wrong, but the art in DC is just a tad bit better than Marvel. Not to mention the stories are also really interesting. Now, I admit I've been reading through the Rebirth series, so I haven't exactly read everything yet, but the writing is just awesome. Also, DC metal.
5 - Young Justice. It's been SIX (6) years since it was last cancelled. SIX YEARS. Ever Since that damn cliffhanger in season 2, I've been pushing with the rest of the internet to have this show back. So, after six long years, how does it compare? Well, to be honest, I'm super glad they never rebooted the show on TV, because aint NO WAY IN HELL can the show I'm watching now air on TV. Holy crapola on a sea of biscuits DC REALLY REALLY outdid itself in this one! Forget about fandom and forget about nerdboners for a minute: Young Justice has seriously gone from being "young" to fully maturing to its own thing. I'm talking about intense scenes: live burials, neck snapping, blood, guts (real actual guts), some intense language...its all definitely NOT MADE FOR TV. Its not all just senseless boom boom either...there is actual emotional investment involved with the characters. The story, the danger, the politics, the drama, all of it is at a higher level than it could have been if it was on TV. I've realized now that DC hasn't just hooked the adult in me, but took the kid in me as well, put us together in a room, filled it up with four feet worth of ball-pit balls, janked up the techno-disco music, and threw in some super nerf guns in there as well.
6 - This is just really the crem-de-la-crem of realizations, and probably why DC is doing pretty good for itself, I realize that DC comics...are pretty much soft core porn. I mean, just look at the Power Girl panel in this post. So far, I've identified at least 4 different characters hinting at being Lesbians (power girl with Tara, Wonder Woman and, well, the Amazons, Starfire and whoever, Harley Quinn...just to name a few) and characters obviously shagging left and right. This is just the beginning of my reading! DC is pretty edgy!
Conclusion: I think I honestly figured out what the problem with the DCEU is...it's just NOT meant to be PG13. These stories are meant to be R rated. Not just for the sex appeal, but also for violence and edginess of it all. Doom Patrol really nails it. Its just the right amount of edge, darkness, sex, and humor to make everything works. When you have lines like:
Cyborg: Yo, what you doing?
Cliff: I'm trying to find the god damn donkey
Cliff: Because It farted a message last time, and I think it might be a clue to how I can get my friends out of the other dimension.
Cyborg: you telling me the donkey made the whole town dissapear
Cliff: No, just that it farted a message before a big fucking hole opened in the middle of the street and ate the whole town, and it's the only thing left here.
Marvel might have my attention at the theaters, but DC has won me over with the DCU. I'm sure to keep coming back again and again and again and again to DCU.
side note: was gonna do a DBZA joke about DC having my erection...but, well, here it is