Ep. 80 – BTAS – Robin’s Reckoning Part I & II

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In the 80th year of Batman’s existence, it’s only fitting that the 80th edition of the DCAU Review covers the origin story of one of the Caped Crusader’s greatest allies, the Boy Wonder, in the episode “Robin’s Reckoning.” The Good Brothers discuss the perfect storytelling of a pair of murders while keeping the episode kid-friendly, some of Loren Lester’s best work in Batman: The Animated Series as Robin, excellent shadow work and some inconsistencies in the animation, some insight into scenes cut for time and a soundtrack that accentuates the climatic ending of the episode. Could all of this praise lead to this episode joining the “Top Picks” category? Find out on this edition of the DCAU Review!

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Ep. 79 – BTAS – The Cape And Cowl Conspiracy

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Where podcasts stream you’ll find this new
Episode of the DCAU Review
It first debuted in ’92
27 years ago, you first did view

“The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy”, the episode’s name
With the categories of grading all the same
A mention of Dudley Do-right came
And allusions to Brendan Fraser’s resurging fame

Will our hosts recommend another viewing
Or comparisons to Untiy and Eternal Youth might they be spewing?

You’ll want to note so grab a pencil
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Ep. 78 – BTAS – Eternal Youth & Perchance To Dream

 

Image result for eternal youth title cardImage result for perchance to dream title card The month of November is here, and Cal & Liam kickoff a month of Batman: The Animated Series reviews with a double feature! Never before have there been two polar opposite episodes featured on one podcast as the Good Brothers discuss the episodes “Eternal Youth” and “Perchance To Dream.” First, the brothers have what can only be described as shared disdain for a bizarre episode featuring #MyAlfred and the never before seen or heard from again Maggie. The brothers are fairly harsh in their criticism and comparison to a lost Batman ’66 episode but this episode does bring about the largest score disparity to date and for only the second time in DCAU Review history, a point deduction!

Up next the guys discuss one of the most universally loved episodes where we learn what it would be like if Bruce never put on the cape and cowl and instead lived solely as Bruce Wayne. Cal and Liam talk about some great subtleties in the soundtrack, the psychology of Batman’s ability to be happy and talk foreshadowing throughout the episode! Of course, they have full scorecards for each episode and an exciting preview of next week’s all-new DCAU Review!

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Ep. 55 – BTAS – Dreams In Darkness

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For the final week of May, the Good Brothers wrap up season one of Batman: The Animated Series with the episode “Dreams In Darkness.” Cal & Liam discuss the psychology of Batman, voiceover narration as a plot device, Kevin Conroy’s exceptional performance, a trippy animated sequence and final details on your last chance to win our Twitter giveaway contest!

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Ep. 54 – BTAS – Mad As A Hatter

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Continuing their stay in Gotham City, the Good Brothers review another episode of Batman: The Animated Series. This week’s episode, aptly titled “Mad As A Hatter”, introduces the Mad Hatter to the DCAU. The guys discuss the awkward real-world present-day societal implications of the obsessive Jervis Tech, a missed opportunity for some whimsical character designs, the excellent voice work from the late Roddy McDowall and how this episode might have fared better as a horror-esque episode. Plus the guys give their usual scorecard for the entire episode!

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Ep. 53 – BTAS – Appointment In Crime Alley

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The Good Brothers continue in Batman: The Animated Series with this week’s episode entitled “Appointment In Crime Alley”, an episode that again moves outside the norm for themes of a Saturday morning cartoon. Gentrification and classism are the main focus of this week’s theme and the brothers discuss the relevancy of the plot even in today’s day and age. Further topics include the consistency of the animation, a Batmobile-heavy story and a layered Batman arc, the portrayal of Leslie Thompkins vs. her portrayal in Gotham, a surprisingly strong soundtrack and of course a full scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!

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Ep. 52 – BTAS – The Clock King

Episode 52 of the DCAU Review has the Good Brothers returning to where it all started with a return to Batman: The Animated Series. This week’s episode entitled ‘The Clock King” puts the brothers at odds on the soundtrack but agreeing on the good-natured fun of the episode as a whole. They also discuss the rare all-daylight episode, some 1950’s inspired plot points and an Easter Egg featuring a classic Batman artist.

All of this and the boys have a complete scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review!

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