Directed squarely at kids, Teen Titans Go! is delivered in in 11-minute blasts of anything-goes craziness. The 26 season two episodes found on the two-disc Appetite in Disruption will likely appeal to anyone with a taste for strange, slightly off humor. The series continues to follow the adventures of young DC Comics crime fighters Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Raven with a comic twist.
Robin’s (voiced by Scott Menville) frequent bids for leadership gets him in trouble with other team members, though they largely accept megalomania as part of his personality. Robin also has a big time crush on Starfire (Hynden Walch), who seems to simply tolerate him. Starfire, an alien princess from outer space, is a very kind person until someone crosses her and then she lets out a shower of green lightning bolts.
Against the wishes of her father, demon girl Raven (Tara Strong) has turned against evil to fight crime. While Raven is usually pretty stubborn, Raven takes on a decidedly perkier tone when she speaks of being a huge fan of saccharine show called Pretty Pegasus. The in joke? Tara Strong does the voice of Twilight Sparkle on My Little Pony.
Half-human, half-robot Cyborg (Khary Payton) is pretty laid back. He and his best buddy Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) seem to try snd have fun with everything and laugh at Robin’s need to be in control. Interestingly, Beast Boy can turn himself into anything at will. He gets along with everyone on the team and has a crush on Raven, but she seems fairly oblivious about it.
There’s something for both kids and adults to enjoy about Teen Titans Go. Things are quick and never lag, the jokes are funny and often have a double meaning better understood by older viewers. All of the episodes are good, but there are definitely some standouts. A couple of my favorites include the following: “Love Monsters” is a fun twist on Pandora’s Box—Raven instructs the team not to open a box, but Starfire can’t resist. When she opens it she is greeted by what look to be two of the most innocent, adorable creatures…or are they? “Sandwich Thief” finds Robin going out of his way to find out who stole his ‘perfect’ sandwich. All of the included episodes are simple, short and adorable.
Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, the sharp, bright colors look great on a high definition television despite this being a standard DVD release, and the 5.1 audio is clean and clear throughout. The complete list of episodes is as follows:
Disc 1: “Mr. Butt,” “Man Person,” “Pirates,” “I See You,” “Brian,” “Nature,” “Salty Codgers,” “Knowledge,” “Love Monsters,” “Baby Hands,” “Caramel Apples,” “Halloween,” and “Sandwich Thief.”
Disc 2: “Money Grandma,” “Friendship,” “Vegetables,” “The Mask,” “Slumber Party,” “Serious Business,” “Thanksgiving,” “Boys vs. Girls,” “Body Adventure,” “Road Trip,” “The Best Robin,” “Mouth Hole,” and “Hot Garbage.”