We loved the original Teen Titans series that came out 2003-2006 which was really awesome to watch. The show only made it to five seasons before it ended but we all know that DC Comics could have went even further. We all remember the very last episode of the show when Beast Boy found Terra again after she sacrificed her life to save the Titans and destroy Slade aka Deathstroke once and for all, even he did come back after being resurrected by Trigon. Terra claimed that she didn't remember Beast Boy or the Titans or the adventures she had with them. Beast Boy was determined to get Terra to remember who she was but to make the long story short, Beast Boy had to realize that Terra didn't want to remember who she was but rather live a normal life like a normal girl. In my opinion, I really thought this was horrible way to end such a great show.
About seven years later in 2013, DC Comics came out with Teen Titans Go, a show about the Titans when they're not fighting crime and they go on these ridiculous adventures. The purpose of the show was to appeal to the younger audience but I don't seem to understand is while they're making Teen Titans Go, they could have continued making Teen Titans.
People criticized the show like:
Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
This show is shocking. The jokes were so bad, it was painfully unfunny. The artwork was so poor and far from the first show. Also, they managed to screw the characters so much that Raven is completely different from the original goth queen that we knew her as to a closet brony? Come on. Stick with the character you had for the old time fans at least.The problem with the world today is that producers want to cram as much pop culture references into whatever they can because they think it'll sell. They're completely missing the point of what makes a show charming. Don't blame the animators or the studios, blame the producers, as they force what you see on screen to be made. Also I miss the old teen titans, this is nothing but mindnumbingly gags that will be forgotten 10 seconds after they've been watched. Plus, Beast Boy is supposed to be a vegetarian, but yet can eat bacon which the last time I check was meat! Such a let down and I don't think that it's worth get anything.
And then somebody else said this:
The first big issue already comes into play in this premise, this show abandons a lot of crucial things that made the original Teen Titans such a good show. There are no arcs whatsoever like in the original show at all. There's no story lines to follow, no characterization at all that changes one or more of the Titans, or anything griping that made you want to watch the show. The Teen Titans was never about being a silly show about some random things happening, it had characterization and good story lines.
Worse yet, the action is next to nonexistent in this show. The most action I have seen in this show is when the Titans fight Trigon, but almost every episode has no action in it whatsoever. There's no fighting Slade, or any of the other villains from the show. And for a superhero show, having very little action in it is inexcusable. Teen Titans was a comedy, but it wasn't just nothing but laughs all the time. It had great fight scenes against their enemies, and tossing that out the window is a big red flag. That would be like watching Spongebob Squarepants where all he does is just sit on a chair and read a book silently.
Character wise, almost every Titan we've come to know and love have been butchered and act nothing like the original Titans. Robin was a tough as nails leader who was always focused on a mission, intelligent, and was a brilliant tactician. In TTG!, Robin is more of a goofball slacker who acts more like a bumbling moron instead and even acts insecure because he's the only one without superpowers, which he had no issues with in the original Teen Titans.
Cyborg was the hotshot mechanic robot who was a bit of a joker, but always came through for his friends in the end. In this show, Cyborg is more of a jerk to everyone and always picks on everyone as well. He constantly makes fun of everyone and even acts like a coward for the most part.
Beast Boy is usually the goofball of the team, but he always knew when it was time to get serious and even underwent several character arcs in Teen Titans. That doesn't happen in this show though. Beast Boy acts just as bad, if not worse, than Cyborg. The only difference is that he seems to act more of a pervert, especially around Raven, making come off as a sleazeball instead of a hero.
Raven and Starfire are the only characters in this show who don't make me want to hit me head against the wall. Starfire is still acting like her cheerful self who is still trying to get used to life on Earth. She acts like a bimbo most of the time and acts so green. Raven is still the foreboding and mystic girl who tries to balance her emotions. However, there are times where she does act out of character like letting her anger and other emotions get the best of her. Whereas in Teen Titans, she never really flew off the handle a whole lot. But at least she and Starfire aren't annoying like the other Titans are in this show.
The jokes are nothing to write home about. It pulls out almost every tired gag you've already seen before and reuses it. Very rarely will you ever find a good joke like when Robin smacks Beast Boy as a mosquito. Many of the jokes like when Cyborg or Beast Boy tell a joke are really stupid, especially when Robin asked them about how to ask a girl out and they act desperate. It's not funny at, it's just very boring.
The artwork is terrible to look at. The coloring seems overblown in this show and the set designs just look rather bland and generic. The character designs are also badly designed. Everyone seems to have huge heads and very skinny bodies, Raven and Beast Boy look like midgets, and Cyborg reminds me of Quasimodo for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The animation is somewhat better and flows nicely, but there are times where its choppy with the character movements.
The quote below was referenced from Wikipedia.
In mid-November 2005, TitansTower.com reported that prospects for a sixth season were looking extremely unlikely, and fans were urged to express their support for the show to Cartoon Network. Several days after this initial posting, word came that Cartoon Network had officially terminated the show. According to Wil Wheaton, the actor who provided the voice of Aqualad, the series was terminated by new Warner Bros. Feature Animation executives who made the decision not to renew the series based on its sixth season pitch. Wheaton's story was contradicted by series story editor Rob Hoegee, who stated that the decision came from Cartoon Network, not WB, and that there were never any plans for a sixth season.
Towards the end of 2011, Internet rumors speculated that a sixth season of the show was in the works. Such rumors were based on reports that Greg Cipes, the voice of Beast Boy on the show, had stated that work on a new season was underway and that a live action Teen Titans film was planned for release at the end of 2012. Around 2012, Derrick Wyatt (animation designer of the series) also stated the next arc would feature the Titans setting up International Towers, and battling the monster from the Season 5 Finale. On June 11, 2013; Derrick Wyatt said there will only be a Season 6 if the crew came back, but the crew have decided to come back for another season if fans can help and try to show support.
You see what I mean? Yet, they brought the original cast back to do voice overs for a show like Teen Titans Go rather than the original.
The biggest disappointment from DC Comics yet was when they cancelled Young Justice, which I might add was the best animated show aired by the company since the days of the JLA, Teen Titans, Superman/Batman animated series. Young Justice was cancelled because of poor merchandise sells. Well you know what? Nobody cares but if Young Justice and Teen Titans made it to 10 seasons, DVD sales would've went through the roof cause they were that damn awesome. I want to thank Cartoon Network and DC Comics for the major disappointments they've made towards fan these past several years.