Late To The Party: Young Justice
Have you ever find a something after the hype has died down, or just as it is about to be built back up again? Are you the type of person who watched Gilmore Girls for the first time because they were reviving it? There is so much content out there we can't all be expected to on top every amazing thing as it is happening. As a person who works really hard to stay on top of it all, I can't help but sometimes be late to the party.
A while ago now my boss was talking about how excited he is for season 3 of Young Justice. He wanted to know if me, and savvy insider, had heard anything about when or where it would be coming out. I told him I had never even heard of the show Young Justice, now I only have a few episodes of the second season left. I have since put out google alerts for anything on season 3.
Young Justice started in 2011 on Cartoon Network, and it was a hit. Kids and adults were obsessively watching this surprisingly dark and dramatic show. After two seasons it was abruptly canceled because they weren't selling enough toys. Luckily recently Cartoon Network has announced that with the help of Netflix they will be doing a third season.
So what exactly got me hooked on this children's cartoon? Well, aside from the interesting concept of teens who work for a larger organization of superheroes there is also the fact that I was genuinely shocked by some of the twist and on the edge of my seat for a lot of the action. This show has made me cry.
The first few episodes start off with just building the team. To start we get Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad (who is very attractive for a cartoon). Superboy joins the team early on and thankfully so do two of the best badass ladies Miss Martian and Artemis. As the show continues the team changes a bit but those six are the main people we follow. They learn to trust each other, some fall in love, some betray and lie to everyone, some even decide to leave the superhero life behind. The whole thing is a rollercoaster.
Not only has this show landed in my heart and made me have more feelings than I am usually comfortable with, but it has also turned this Marvel girl into a Marvel/DC mutant.