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PART ONE OF THE RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW

It's been over a year since this certain show aired... and maybe I could consider myself a big fan of "Teen Titans Go!" But... why? Despite the show having noticeable flaws, and I do enjoy the content of the 2003 series, "Teen Titans" more, I have done a lot from this show, such as fanart, videos, and even animation. Maybe this series is a guilty pleasure. Knowing so much about it, I thought it would be interesting to go through the pros and cons of this series, and share my thoughts about the show itself. Before I go to the content of the show, I'll talk about the animation first.





ANIMATION- There is not much to discuss involving the animation. It's a standard flash animated cartoon, but character movements can look fluid or detailed in action scenes. However, the art style makes it very unique. I do like the character designs. While having simpler bodies, they still resemble the characters. The backgrounds are nice to look at, and the colors are very vivid. Of course, this is vastly different when comparing it to the 2003 series being in traditional animation and with darker and more natural colors, but I got used to the new style pretty quickly.



CONTENT- Before I begin, I will not compare the content of this show to "Teen Titans", because there is no continuity to the 2003 series. I will have to admit that the premise does sounds fairly interesting at first. Seeing what the Teen Titans would do outside fighting crime can allow us to get some laughs. However, seeing most of the season overall... the best way I can describe Teen Titans Go's comedy, is... "moderate". Of course, everyone has different tastes of comedy, but I'm describing my opinions on the subject. Now, why do I say this? I will need to admit that there are funny episodes, but there are also several storylines throughout the season that come out being dry. Even if every episode will attempt to give me a laugh more than once, there are times when jokes can either be dull that can make me bored, or sadistic that can make characters become unlikable. As for the action, the scenes are decent. They last about 2-3 minutes in an episode, and they are mildly entertaining to watch. The H.I.V.E. Five are the main villains of the show, but occasionally there will be others. And, that's pretty much it to describe the action, since it's not originally the focus in the first place.

Now that we got through the main of the series, the question involving this subject... is if this show is worth watching. My answer to this question... is to just try it once. Unlike the 2003 series, there are no story arcs in this show, so you're not going to miss much and there is no specific episode to watch. There are fans who enjoy "Teen Titans" more, and there are fans who enjoy "Teen Titans Go!" more. I like both series, but this will depend on you, which is what matters. And let's face facts, there are better cartoons than this show, and there are even worse cartoons than this.

Very soon, I will go through the main five characters (starting next week), and also list my choices for the 5 best and 5 worst episodes of Season 1 (starting the next 2 weeks when the season completes) in my opinion. This one was fun to make.
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:iconstrongseanmann:
StrongSeanMann Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can I talk bout the "Dream" episode for a little bit?
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well sure. ^^
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StrongSeanMann Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think they just "abridged" during Robin's dream. It's ridiculous! Yet so entertaining!
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely. :D
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StrongSeanMann Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ha
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Looking forward to the best and worst list.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I would have done it sooner, but the episodes were pushed back a week, so another two more weeks to go.
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Yeah, not sure why though.
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
while i would rather have a season 6 of the teen titans show, teen titans go is just a guilty pleasure for me
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Akira500 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are the HIVE Five still six members strong in spite of their misleading name like it was in the original series?
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, it's literally 5 members this time.
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Akira500 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good.
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gexisunderrated Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This show is ok, it's not my favorite show, though there are much worse things to watch out there.
I do prefer the original series in comparison, and I found it to be more polished (like I said before) though this one works as well.

At least they brought back certain characters, even if it was just for one episode each.
Some shows don't even do that in their return series/seasons.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right about that, and glad to know.
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SarahTheVamp Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist
For a while I started to dislike teen titans go mostly because of how they used the characters. But it's not bad actually, I'm really interested in watching their new episodes. It's no teen titans season 6, but it's still funny, but I still like the older version way better ;)
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good to hear. :) Compared to now, I did like TTG! a lot more back then.
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Correl3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Not a fan, sorry - I like the old show more.

I'm just glad to see a majority of the hatred has died down - it's not that bad, just not for me, for example...
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright then, it was good to hear your say on the show. It's certainly not for everyone.
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spioonerxyz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
when titans go wasn't annoying me with its BAD animation AND betrayal of the orginal characters. I actually liked it.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, and I'll be getting onto more bad stuff later.
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spioonerxyz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
ok.
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F4TH0M Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had some pretty harsh feelings towards this show from the very beginning, tbh. ^^; I guess it'll always just be due to my personal disappointment at not getting a real continuation of the 2003 series, which I was and forever will be a HUGE fan of. Like, the original show ended on such a great cliffhanger, that they easily could have just picked up where they left off, but they didn't. Also I loved the perfect balance of comedy, plot and action, whereas the new show is 100% comedy and nothing else. I guess I'm just bitter. :(
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trust me, I would have preferred a new season of Teen Titans over this, because there were things that needed to be answered after the last episode. And don't worry, everyone has different views of the show. :hug:
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F4TH0M Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who knows, maybe its not too late to get one? :)
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a possibility. :)
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F4TH0M Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure hope so. I'd no doubt be all over it if they do. :D
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BigMacSama Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
:iconshrugsplz:The show's alright, just kinda have mixed feelings with it.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand that indeed.
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BigMacSama Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Yep. But other than that, it has it's cute moments and funny bits at times. If this show can be successful. Perhaps CN should reconsider bringing back the original 2003 version of the series and Young Justice with a new season to continue it off, maybe? But who knows? Honestly, I'd be very grateful if they did bring it back, but if not...I guess I'll have to make due with this reboot series. Sorry for the rambling, but I felt like getting it off my chest for a while now.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's quite alright, and glad you got it out. I would have preferred a new season of Teen Titans indeed, but for what we got... I find it tolerable.
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BigMacSama Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Yep. But for me, I'll stick with Steven Universe is one beautifully well-made show.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Steven Universe is good. :)
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BigMacSama Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Clarence was kinda Meh to me at first, but seeing the show itself is damn funny on its own right :)
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I've grown to liking Clarence. ^^
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blackevil915 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Artist
For me i also give it a "Guilty Pleasure". :)
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat. :)
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blackevil915 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Artist
And yes, im aware that people called it a "bad reboot" from the original.

Here's my reasons why i love it.

1: Its nice to see them back from the original, even though there's action, but it also have comedy. (even though that im a funny person for my commentary at my fav show)

2: The visuals is very colorful. Even though this is a comedy cartoony show, but i just love the backgrounds and stuff were in different colors. I feel like i wanna drive in Rainbow Road.

3: Any previous voice actors were back for their role (such as Tara Strong (aka Twilight Sparkle) returned to play as Raven. Yaaaay! :D). ^^

4: as my fav episode?  Well, my ultimate fav episode of all is gotta be "Legs". :)

Even though it was a bad reboot, but i recommand to watch it. The characters is great, the episode are good and the animation is colorful.

Il give it 8.6/10. ^^
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked hearing your reasons, and I'm glad you like the show too. :)
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blackevil915 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks. :hug:
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice retro dude.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you man.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, there is one continuity. Remember the Terra saga?
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CartoonFan367 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
That's not really continuity as it happened differently. 
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, in this version of the series, it is.
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CartoonFan367 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
...What?
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean, there's only one continual story arc in this series.
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ScoBionicle99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. Terra as the one exception, but I'll discuss more upon that when I go into the episodes. 
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay. Just checking.
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