the "birds of prey" tv show

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  1. anrrd_2 YA POOZERS!

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    i did even know it ever exsisted until ust afew weeks ago....was it any good? it looks like wb killed it before anyone would really have he chance to find out.

    the characters looked perfect though
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  2. Lobo Liv is Life

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    It sucked unfortunately :(
     
  3. anrrd_2 YA POOZERS!

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    ^well that sucks....it looked to have such potential too. batman and catwomans love child fighting crome after they are gone with the help of batmans former ward barbara/batgirl/oracle, and harley as the main villian. how could wb screw that up?


    at least batgirls suit (just change the gloves) in this one is better than silverstones from B&R.
     
  4. BubbaGump Bland User

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    The worst thing EVAH.
     
  5. CFE The never-ending battle

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    It was tolerable, not awful.

    Seeing aspects of the Mythology like Lady Shiva and Oracle in live action was very nice. I mean having a live action rendition of the Joker shooting and paralyzing Barbara with the voice of Hamill's Joker?

    Say what you will about the show, but that was a very nice treat IMO.

    Ian Abercrombie's Alfred wasn't too bad either

    CFE
     
  6. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    It wasn't an entirely terrible effort and had it's moments. The biggest problem I had with the show was that it couldn't seem to decide on an identity for itself. You had the pre- and post-Crisis amalgamation, Helena being too much of a standout character (resulting in the show coming off as more of a solo focus rather than strongly emphasizing the cooperative aspect of BoP), whatever the hell Black Canary-lite was supposed to accomplish and lastly, the over-reliance on the presence, or at least idea, of Batman (whose utter abandoning of Gotham put me off anyway).

    The hint of romantic relationships they established with Helena and Barbara, respectively, was stunted (especially in the case of the former) and I didn't really care for how the mother-daughter 'legacy' of Carolyn and Dinah Lance was executed. I think scraping the re-imagined stuff and using more of the dynamic incorporated in the comic title would have been a better direction.

    Its noted flaws aside, some of the sequences and interactions they pulled were good to see. There were hints of what I like about these characters sprinkled throughout the varied episodes. Seeing a live-action Batgirl, other than Yvonne Craig whom I love, was nice, even if only in flashbacks, the Shiva ep and the last show. I think Dina Meyer as Oracle was probably the strongest thing about the show. She did a great job with Babs. Huntress had some decent action sequences and I really liked Lori Loughlin's appearance as Black Canary (they should have just used her in the lead cast and spared us the daughter character). They pulled the plug on it rather suddenly, but still managed to have a proper series finale. In the wake of those 13 or so episodes, there was some untapped potential that could have resulted in something much more enjoyable.
     
  7. union_jak Licky licky

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    In addition to Lady Shiva, it also gave us the first live action version of Clayface and Harley Quinn.
     
  8. anrrd_2 YA POOZERS!

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    clayface? really? sweet....
     
  9. union_jak Licky licky

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    I wouldn't get excited lol

    It was simply a man with clay smeared over his face.
     
  10. anrrd_2 YA POOZERS!

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    that makes me sad
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  11. Matt.S99 Formally batboy99

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    better than "Smallville" & "Lois & Clark" and how they are all called...
     
  13. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Been a while since I had seen this. Brings to mind what potential I thought there was and also how it wasn't realized.
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    Some of that wire work. *blech*
     
  14. d.k. Registered

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    I liked it...
    I was like....8 or 9 when it came out and i was like zomg a batman show

    then it dissapeared magically from the air
    and i died a bit inside
     
  15. Charlie No-One iamamiwhoami

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    I enjoyed it.
     
  16. Matt.S99 Formally batboy99

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    i love how their batgirl looked
     
  17. union_jak Licky licky

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    They reused the Batman & Robin suit, but changed the colours.
     
  18. Yurka Let The Games Begin!

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    I remember hearing about it, but "Birds of Prey" sounded like s**t to me and apparently it was.

    Does anyone have more screencaps?
     
  19. Abaddon Watching

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    crapilicious

    I don't understand why they didn't use the comic book Canary. And the no tights thing was utterly lame.
     
  20. union_jak Licky licky

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    To sum it up-

    Gotham has just been through No Man's Land
    Catwoman has been murdered
    Batman has fled the city
    The Joker has discovered Batgirl's identity and paralysed her
    Alfred now serves Barbara in the Clocktower
    Batman and Catwoman's metahuman daughter Helena is the Huntress
    Black Canary's daughter has left home and joined the BoP

    It had a villain-of-the-week formula, including Lady Shiva, Clayface and it led to the overall villain; Harley Quinn.

    Stuff here
     
  21. union_jak Licky licky

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  22. Yurka Let The Games Begin!

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    Thanks pal, :up:
    That suit looks alright, I love the bat-symbol they used.
     
  23. union_jak Licky licky

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    Dinah Meyer was the best of the show.:(
     
  25. Majik1387 Registered

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    Agreed with all the above
    Me too :yay:
    I really liked this suit. I think it's one of the best bat costumes to appear live action.
     

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