TV Tuesdays highlights TV shows that started in or after the 1980’s, with occasional exceptions.
This week’s TV show is….
Nightwing: The Series
And we bring you a special edition TV Tuesdays. It’s on a Tuesday, yes. However, it’s not a TV show. It’s a web series from ismahawk based on the DC superhero Nightwing. Only five episodes (the last one went up yesterday, October 27th) and only 8-10 minutes long apiece (making the whole thing about the same length as a single TV episode), these are actually really well done. The acting can be questionable at times (at least in my opinion), however, the guy playing Richard Grayson/Nightwing is actually pretty good in the role, as is the person playing Deathstroke. As for the costumes, they’re really pretty awesome, as you can see in the photo to the right.
I’m not going to spoil the story, but I enjoyed it. It shows some serious anger management issues and arrogance from Nightwing, stemming from his time as Robin and having Batman keep important information from him. (Like the fact that Barbara wasn’t killed when she got shot. Yeah, Batman forgot to mention that… Robin wasn’t happy.)
In the end, this is a fairly good series featuring Nightwing, one of the least-done major heroes in live-action media. I say major – he’s not Justice League, (I don’t think?) but he is a former sidekick of Batman. For anyone who loves Nightwing, I’d recommend this series for 13 and up. I’ve only noticed a couple instances of profanity so far, but the fights get bloody and mildly gory.
The title credits are also pretty awesome, and actually do a really good job of giving you Richard Grayson’s background leading up to the start of the series. The theme music is awesome too.
The creators are thinking about making more seasons of the show… let’s hope they do. I’m not going to lie and say this show’s perfect, but it’s one of the better fan-made series out there.
For those of you interested, I’ve included the link to the YouTube playlist.