Harley Quinn: Animated Series
Season 2 Episode 1 “New Gotham”
After Gotham is declared no longer part of the United States, the newly formed Injustice League try to seize control of the city away from Harley.
After enjoying the hilarity and clever writing from the first season, my hopes were definitely high for Season 2. It’s been less than a year since the ADULTS ONLY animated series became the surprise hit from Warner Bros streaming app, DC Universe. Hidden behind a ton of violence and foul language was crafty writing and hilarious humor.
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Enter Episode 1 of Season 2, which was a little disappointing, given the ingredients mentioned above. Don’t get me wrong, this episode, titled ‘New Gotham’, does have its moments (the talk between Gordon and Robin … which is priceless and basically almost every word that comes out of Bane’s mouth), but overall it didn’t provide as many gut-busting occurrences as last season.
Some of the other amusing times are provided by the other super villain henchmen (one pictured above with the Riddler) as Harley rallies the men for a new cause. Good stuff, not great.
Don’t worry though, the episode does set up what looks to be another fun season, which fans like me should enjoy. There’s also a nice surprise at the end that’ll make you tune in next week. This is undoubtable the best that DC Universe has to offer right now in my opinion and is worth a half-hour of your time. Again, this is an ADULTS ONLY comedy. Just because it’s a cartoon, doesn’t mean your kids should be watching.