Ep. 56 – STAS – Identity Crisis

The Good Brothers return to Metropolis and Superman: The Animated Series to kick off the month of June, with the episode “Identity Crisis” featuring the debut of classic Superman rogue, Bizarro. Cal and Liam discuss an unnecessary redemption arc, Clancy Brown’s Lexposition, the polluted waters of Metropolis, whether Bizarro’s suit is apart of his skin and Tim Daly’s best villain foil being himself. All of this and a complete scorecard on this week’s 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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Ep. 51 – Elseworlds – Hunted

The Good Brothers put a bow on their Elseworlds of Batman month on this week’s episode. All month, the guys have been celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Dark Knight by reviewing various incarnations of Batman in animated form. This week they wrap up with the pilot episode of 2013 3D-animated show Beware The Batman. Topics include Alfred as more than Batman’s chef, the series creators choice to be wildly different with choosing Batman’s rogues, the indie-rock theme song, some familiar names involved in the production and voice cast, and whether this episode piques the interest enough to watch the rest of the series.

All of this and a complete scorecard on this week’s DCAU Review

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Ep. 50 – Elseworlds – Batman: Under The Red Hood

The silver episode of the DCAU Review continues the Good Brothers’ exploration of the Elseworlds of Batman, as they celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday. This week they’re covering Batman: Under The Red Hood, the 2010 DVD release that adapts the Under The Hood storyline from the comics. The guys talk having the comic writer adapting his own story into animated form and whether that might have been a detriment to the animated feature. They also discuss a bloated story, a large voice cast with a few inconsistent performances and the mashup of animation styles used. All of this and a complete scorecard plus an update on our Twitter giveaway!
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