Batman: Brave and The Bold Is Awesome

I’ve been meaning to say this for a few weeks now, so here it is; Batman: Brave and The Bold is awesome. It makes me laugh more than watching The Office, and since the majority of the laughs come from insider jokes for those with deep DC knowledge, it makes me feel smugly proud. It’s kinda like The Simpsons, (or at least the first ten good seasons) in that on the surface it looks like a kids show, but thanks to the crafty writing it’s as multi-layered as a lasagna. My morning routine since the cartoon debuted has been to wake up at 9:30 am (just like in my lazy art school days) allowing me just enough time for a quick shower before it starts. I then mute Channel 9 in between some new Shaggy and Scooby Doo toon and the annoying hosts unfunny “banter” and wait for the goodness to wash over me. Each episode starts with a brief team up before the credits, and with the main story a different partner for Bats shows up, whether it be Plastic Man, Green Arrow, Blue Beetle, Huntress, etc.

This week started with Batman and Ace the Bat-Hound fighting Catman and a Sumatran tiger. Need I explain why this show is awesome?! The main story featured Bat-Mite and was written by Paul Dini. It featured more in-jokes than the cubicles at Comic-Con. I mean, where else will you see Bats fighting mutant Easter bunnies, and bikie Santas, or being zapped into all his various costumes? I had my doubts that this show would appeal to me when I first saw the pics at last year’s Comic-Con, but I’ve been convinced of its entertainment powers. The team behind B: B&B are unashamed geeks. I love it when the fanboys are in charge. Watch this show.

3 Comments

  1. We too had doubts when first exposed to this show, but like you it has surprisingly won us over. Yay for geeks making something with multi-level appeal.

    However we disagree on this Bat-mite episode. We thought it the worst of the season. No plot, no drama, just gag after gag. Paul Dini should have used a pseudonym. Otherwise a fun show.

    Here is our take on both halves of season one with lots of pics and a few bits if wit if you are interested:

    http://fortresstakes.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/batman-the-brave-and-the-bold-2008-2009-season-1-13-episodes/

    http://fortresstakes.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/batman-the-brave-and-the-bold-2009-season-1-episodes-14-26/

    • Hey Fortress Guy

      Cool blog. I like your takes on the toon. I’m curious to see where it goes next.
      Kris

      • Hey thanks! Feel free to leave a comment there if ya’ want.


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