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Cancelled too Soon
on 19 July 2008
This show ran for 13 episodes but deserved so much more. The story ideas are solid but some dialogue tends to be too sentimental. Each episode sees one of the character's learn a lesson of face their issues. They live and they learn. It was a great start to what could have evolved into a great entertainment show.
It stuck relatively true to the comics. The only issues on that regard were Dinah's age and powers and perhaps depowering Lady Shiva but in that case we could assume she would have gotten better skills in the future.
The only problem I see with the show is that it needed more money. The make up of the joker even though he is only on screen for a minute needed more work and its very obvious that they had a collection of 'set up' shots such as the zoom into the clocktower or the obviously CGI sweep into the school building.
The DVD is great. It is lovingly put together in a way that very few cancelled shows are. The set comes with 3 seasons of the animated short tales 'Gotham Girls' inspired by Bruce Timm's Animated Universe. Extremely entertaining featuring Batgirl, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Zatanna. It also features The unaired pilot of the show and a written introduction by DC Comics President Paul Levitz who I can assume we can thank for such a great package.
I would recommend this to people who enjoy shows like Smallville, Buffy, Angel and Charmed or of course if you enjoy the comics.