Being a child of the late ’80s and ’90s; I’m very well acquainted with the Carmen Sandiego franchise. I grew up playing many different variations of the computer game, watching the game shows, and of course the 90’s cartoon. I wanted the jacket from the game show and wished that the internet worked the way that the 90’s cartoon made it seem. It’s no hyperbole to say that this franchise was a big help in my understanding of geography in my elementary days. So when I heard that Netflix was doing a brand new series, I was very interested. But is it worth watching? Does it live up to my expectations?
I have to be honest. I didn't think I would be writing this article. When I saw the trailer of Titans where Robin gave his now infamous line expressing what he thought of Batman, I assumed this was the same song, different verse. DC was once again trying to take iconic, hope-inspiring superheroes and make them dark and gritty. Yes, Batman is gritty, and yes, people like that about him. But it seems DC is beginning to think that is the only way to have a good superhero story--make it more like Batman. Not that I agree with or appreciate Robin's choice of words, but I was beginning to feel the sentiment he expressed.
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