Get Your Chaotic Good Fix With Harley Quinn: The Animated Series

Seasons: 2, 2019-
Network: HBO Max
Creators: Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey
Genre: Superheroes

My Thoughts

The real reason to watch this bonkers-ass show is its emotional core. Like BoP, what makes Harley Quinn succeed is the relationships. Despite efforts to force her boys into being disposable goons, Harley works to keep them as her partners in crime. Poison Ivy and Harley’s relationship is built on a foundation of friendship and mutual respect. It’s hard to see the show’s heart through all the blood and crassness of the first season. Harley spends most of that season trying to get the Joker and his misogynistic crew of Big Bads to acknowledge her and letting a sexist troll have a spot in her crew. Ivy, meanwhile, gets tangled up with F-list villain Kite Man (Matt Oberg), the living embodiment of “have the confidence of a mediocre white man.” The second season is where we realize what we thought was wheel spinning was actually stage setting…

To read the rest of my review, head over to Tor.com.

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