Posted by JorRis107 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

So I was watching a lot of shows over the weekend. Many different animated movies like Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman v.The Elite, etc. and then I had a craving to watch Teen Titans and Young Justice. After watching both shows, I was wondering which show is better. Is it the combination of Action, Drama and Comedy of Teen Titans or is it the combination of Action, Drama and Mystery of Young Justice.

Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and of course Beast Boy make up the main team of the Teen Titans. A great combination of heroes that make one exceptional team. The possible dating tension of Robin/Starfire and Raven/Beastboy kept us coming for the drama. Slade the major evil villian also kept us, wondering what was his next plot against the team was suspenseful and shocking. The fighting scenes were also great, all the creativity that the creators had, using their abilities and powers in different ways is was kept me glued to the tv. And the one final thing that sealed the deal on this show was the gut busting comedy. Beast Boy was especially my favorite.

Robin, Aqualad, Superboy, Miss Martain, Artimes, and Kid Flash was the foundation of the team in Young Justice. These group of heroes were put together under different circumstances that the Titans. Either way they still made a great team and did great things. This show is filled to the top with drama. Every hero on the team had their backstory and future problems. Like Superboy being a clone of Superman/Lex Luthor, Miss Martian hiding her true apperance, Artimes being the spawn of villians and Aqualad being the son of one of his mortal enemies Black Manta. Much other drama definetly kept me interested. But I would have to say that the mysteries on this show kept me coming back for more. Finally there was the action which in this case was very very good. The fight scenes in this show is truly something, it's really hard trying to explain it in words.

I mean both shows are similar in the action and drama but what is the deciding factor is it hilarious comedy or cliffhanging mystery. I can't decide which one I love more. So what do you think?

#1 Posted by cattlebattle (12695 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Justice is amazing IMO, it could pretty much replace the current DC comic continuity and it would be all good, it has superior writing, animation, storytelling and characterizations.
 
Teen Titans always came off kind of goofy to me

#2 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Justice, but I think that's mainly because it's in a closer age gap to mine than Teen Titans

#3 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Young Justice is amazing IMO, it could pretty much replace the current DC comic continuity and it would be all good, it has superior writing, animation, storytelling and characterizations. Teen Titans always came off kind of goofy to me
#4 Posted by TheVoiceOfReason (747 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Young Justice is amazing IMO, it could pretty much replace the current DC comic continuity and it would be all good, it has superior writing, animation, storytelling and characterizations. Teen Titans always came off kind of goofy to me
#5 Posted by andy74 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Its kind of hard to do a direct comparison because both shows are catering to different types of audiences. Like you said teen titans is more comedic and animish while young justice is a more traditional dc animated show with a more serious and adult tone. However, both really do flesh out storylines and character development from the comics. Teen titans really gave some good stories with slade vs robin, trigon and raven, and doom patrol. It really used a lot of characters and storylines that we never seen in tv shows so that was cool. I do like the fact that young justice has an overraching story line with the light that continues in multiple seasons. I like both and cant really say one is better than the other. But i think we can all agree that seeing dick grayson as the leader of both shows is always a good thing.

#6 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

The only thing YJ has over TT is that it's prettier to look at. The stories in TT were much, much better, and the action was great too.

YJ spends way too much time on expository dialogue, and the revelations can often be expected because the writing is played out. Not to mention they spend too much time on character relationships, when that time could be spent elsewhere. TT didn't play the relationships out. TT did seem annoying with it's failed attempt at Japanese humor and interaction. That was annoying as fudge.

#7 Posted by batmanary (798 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive said:

The only thing YJ has over TT is that it's prettier to look at. The stories in TT were much, much better, and the action was great too.

YJ spends way too much time on expository dialogue, and the revelations can often be expected because the writing is played out. Not to mention they spend too much time on character relationships, when that time could be spent elsewhere. TT didn't play the relationships out. TT did seem annoying with it's failed attempt at Japanese humor and interaction. That was annoying as fudge.

This. I like Young Justice, don't get me wrong, but when I watch it, I feel like it's trying to be something bigger, but can't get there. The expository dialogue is way too much....the revelations aren't very good...the idea of The Light overplayed and way too focused on containing the spread out story. And thus it doesn't get away with real risks. You know what? Aqualad should've gone dark, and Artemis should've died. That was a risk. The fact that they undid that made it seem cheap and reminded me that, you know what? This is a kids show in the end. Teen Titans didn't overplay its hand and worked within its limits. The anime humour stuff was annoying, but otherwise, it was an enjoyable show, and one that balanced action and humour quite well.

#8 Posted by danhimself (22492 posts) - - Show Bio

I was too old for Teen Titans and thus thought it was ridiculously stupid

@cattlebattle said:

Young Justice is amazing IMO, it could pretty much replace the current DC comic continuity and it would be all good, it has superior writing, animation, storytelling and characterizations. Teen Titans always came off kind of goofy to me

you sir have a glorious mind

#9 Posted by YoungJustice (6791 posts) - - Show Bio

This is like comparing Spongebob to The Office.............

#10 Posted by batmanary (798 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice said:

This is like comparing Spongebob to The Office.............

Not really. While the tones of the show are completely different, we can judge them individually by merit...in which case IMO, Teen Titans surpasses Young Justice.

#11 Posted by Joygirl (19401 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans, curbstomp. YJ is a good show but not as memorable. I won't end up trying to use a Miss Martian voice to be silly with friends anytime soon, but it's all too tempting to go "Oh, it shall be most glorious! We will engage in the time-honored tradition of consumption of 'the pudding'!" or some such. TT will last longer overall, it was a better show. I might go "BOOYAH!" but, unless I'm specifically mocking YJ, will never go "Hel-LO Megan!"

#12 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans. YJ was something that I had to force myself to enjoy.

#13 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans, even though it was made for kids and is anime instead of cartoon.

I greatly like and enjoy YJ, but TT was something special, it had more dramatic and well-told plots as some others have said. It needs to be brought back with the creative team and many of the voices of YJ. YJ is trying to replace something that will simply not be replaced.

#14 Posted by TenEyedMen (212 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans was pretty immature. Even when it was "serious", it was still pretty shallow and kinda pretentious. There was no real character development beyond one-episode stories, and even though the mood-shifts are not as horrible as, say, Ultimate Spider-Man, it's still very jarring. Not to mention they were pretty lazy when it came to relationships. The only one that worked (Beast Boy/Terra) was quickly broken up when Terra, unsurprisingly to both comic fans and casuals, is revealed to be a traitor.

Young Justice, while having some hiccups, is more ambitious and risky. It has a more consistent tone, the designs and art are gorgeous, the characters are actually fleshed out, and while some relationship stuff was annoying (Supes/MM), it was still a better effort that TT ever did. It's must-see TV.

#15 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't make me choose :(

#16 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9003 posts) - - Show Bio

I did a video on this a while ago. So here is my thoughts on it:

#17 Posted by theuncannySHAZAM (13 posts) - - Show Bio

IMO Young Justice is better. It has a more serious tone and way better action then Teen Titans. TT was more childish and aimed towards a younger audience while YJ is more for an older audience.

#18 Posted by batmanary (798 posts) - - Show Bio

@TenEyedMen said:

Teen Titans was pretty immature. Even when it was "serious", it was still pretty shallow and kinda pretentious. There was no real character development beyond one-episode stories, and even though the mood-shifts are not as horrible as, say, Ultimate Spider-Man, it's still very jarring. Not to mention they were pretty lazy when it came to relationships. The only one that worked (Beast Boy/Terra) was quickly broken up when Terra, unsurprisingly to both comic fans and casuals, is revealed to be a traitor.

Young Justice, while having some hiccups, is more ambitious and risky. It has a more consistent tone, the designs and art are gorgeous, the characters are actually fleshed out, and while some relationship stuff was annoying (Supes/MM), it was still a better effort that TT ever did. It's must-see TV.

No, it was not. Now, I'm not criticizing your opinion, but rather your point. Teen Titans was not pretentious. It knew what it was, and it did it well. Young Justice, however, TRIES too hard to be serious, ambitious and risky. They're never able to get there, and the overall plot reeks of cliches and pretense. They're never ACTUALLY able to take any risks, because it is still a KIDS show. Real consequences are written off, and while TT knew this and played it off well, YJ tries to play it straight, detracting viewers who want to see actual change affect the story. The approach they take to story telling isn't all that great either especially in the relationships between the characters. It's really lazy. I mean they make it SO obvious that Artemis and Kid Flash are going to hook up. Same with Miss Martian and Superboy. And yet they don't approach these relationships through the eyes of a teen. They actually take these through the viewpoint of a preteen. Furthermore, the show doesn't actually bother to show why these characters are friends. None of them really click well. And don't even get me started on the more or less bad second season characters who serve no real role or purpose. Teen Titans UNDERSTOOD that it was a kids show. It knew that the main characters should be the focal point and the heart of the series, and it pulled off some incredibly good storytelling, establishing the friendship between the characters...something that Young Justice sorely fails to do.

#19 Posted by Haaydrian (173 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Justice is amazing.

#20 Posted by Citrus (77 posts) - - Show Bio

It's kind of hard to put YJ up against something I have a huge nostalgia factor for...

#21 Posted by Z3RO180 (6458 posts) - - Show Bio

Young justice is amazing . Plus im not really an anime fan

#22 Posted by confirukia (219 posts) - - Show Bio

I love YJ bescause NIGHTWING is the leader .soooooo much better than TIM

#23 Posted by TenEyedMen (212 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmanary said:

No, it was not. Now, I'm not criticizing your opinion, but rather your point. Teen Titans was not pretentious. It knew what it was, and it did it well. Young Justice, however, TRIES too hard to be serious, ambitious and risky. They're never able to get there, and the overall plot reeks of cliches and pretense. They're never ACTUALLY able to take any risks, because it is still a KIDS show. Real consequences are written off, and while TT knew this and played it off well, YJ tries to play it straight, detracting viewers who want to see actual change affect the story. The approach they take to story telling isn't all that great either especially in the relationships between the characters. It's really lazy. I mean they make it SO obvious that Artemis and Kid Flash are going to hook up. Same with Miss Martian and Superboy. And yet they don't approach these relationships through the eyes of a teen. They actually take these through the viewpoint of a preteen. Furthermore, the show doesn't actually bother to show why these characters are friends. None of them really click well. And don't even get me started on the more or less bad second season characters who serve no real role or purpose. Teen Titans UNDERSTOOD that it was a kids show. It knew that the main characters should be the focal point and the heart of the series, and it pulled off some incredibly good storytelling, establishing the friendship between the characters...something that Young Justice sorely fails to do.

How was Young Justice cliche? Or at least, any more than Teen Titans? Not to mention what do you mean Teen Titans "knew what it was"? It was pretty mediocre. Are you saying cartoons should stay mediocre because they're kids shows? That kind of thinking is why Ultimate Spider-Man is such a godawful cartoon.

Not to mention that Young Justice actually has consequences. Ignoring all the violent content and innuendo, the whole stuff with Red Arrow, for example. We see his life go to shambles ever since he's informed there's a mole in the team. Him and Superboy's struggles are pretty dark. We see the main characters actually go through development over several episodes, like Robin learning he's not ready to be a leader yet, or Kid Flash learning to re-prioritize his life, or Artemis overcoming her insecurity and distrust. These changes actually stick, while TT would just resolve them in one episode and do it again in the next one. How many times did we have to deal with Cyborg learning about humanity, again? The main plot with the Light sets up the premise of the second season, and the Team's quick forgiveness after M'gann abused her powers led her to abuse them five years later. Not to mention this show actually had the characters go for each other and date, unlike TT were they dragged it out for 65 episodes and did nothing with them.

These guys are good friends. Not everyone is lovey-dovey with each other, but some are closer friends than others. They've been through much stuff together, and will stick for each other when things get tough. They just don't beat you over the head with it.

And finally: Are you seriously criticizing the new main characters, especially when TT did the same and introduced dozens of new characters with no development? Seriously?

#24 Posted by Avengers_4everXX (156 posts) - - Show Bio

I think you're asking us to compare apples and oranges. Both shows, IMO, are absolutely fantastic. As a matter of fact I just rewatched all of TT. And while they are both amazing at what they do, they do two very different things. I think both are worth watching and will definitely be remembered

#25 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Justice wins for me, with it's amazing writing. (Though I don't know if Season 1 was good - started with Invasion). Teen Titans was able to bring in epic stories, but just not often enough.

#26 Posted by batmanary (798 posts) - - Show Bio

@TenEyedMen said:

@batmanary said:

No, it was not. Now, I'm not criticizing your opinion, but rather your point. Teen Titans was not pretentious. It knew what it was, and it did it well. Young Justice, however, TRIES too hard to be serious, ambitious and risky. They're never able to get there, and the overall plot reeks of cliches and pretense. They're never ACTUALLY able to take any risks, because it is still a KIDS show. Real consequences are written off, and while TT knew this and played it off well, YJ tries to play it straight, detracting viewers who want to see actual change affect the story. The approach they take to story telling isn't all that great either especially in the relationships between the characters. It's really lazy. I mean they make it SO obvious that Artemis and Kid Flash are going to hook up. Same with Miss Martian and Superboy. And yet they don't approach these relationships through the eyes of a teen. They actually take these through the viewpoint of a preteen. Furthermore, the show doesn't actually bother to show why these characters are friends. None of them really click well. And don't even get me started on the more or less bad second season characters who serve no real role or purpose. Teen Titans UNDERSTOOD that it was a kids show. It knew that the main characters should be the focal point and the heart of the series, and it pulled off some incredibly good storytelling, establishing the friendship between the characters...something that Young Justice sorely fails to do.

How was Young Justice cliche? Or at least, any more than Teen Titans? Not to mention what do you mean Teen Titans "knew what it was"? It was pretty mediocre. Are you saying cartoons should stay mediocre because they're kids shows? That kind of thinking is why Ultimate Spider-Man is such a godawful cartoon.

Not to mention that Young Justice actually has consequences. Ignoring all the violent content and innuendo, the whole stuff with Red Arrow, for example. We see his life go to shambles ever since he's informed there's a mole in the team. Him and Superboy's struggles are pretty dark. We see the main characters actually go through development over several episodes, like Robin learning he's not ready to be a leader yet, or Kid Flash learning to re-prioritize his life, or Artemis overcoming her insecurity and distrust. These changes actually stick, while TT would just resolve them in one episode and do it again in the next one. How many times did we have to deal with Cyborg learning about humanity, again? The main plot with the Light sets up the premise of the second season, and the Team's quick forgiveness after M'gann abused her powers led her to abuse them five years later. Not to mention this show actually had the characters go for each other and date, unlike TT were they dragged it out for 65 episodes and did nothing with them.

These guys are good friends. Not everyone is lovey-dovey with each other, but some are closer friends than others. They've been through much stuff together, and will stick for each other when things get tough. They just don't beat you over the head with it.

And finally: Are you seriously criticizing the new main characters, especially when TT did the same and introduced dozens of new characters with no development? Seriously?

The whole 'Light' idea is especially cliche. They do it in dozens of video games and movies, as well as comics. And it is never compelling. Teen Titans knew that it was a kids show, and worked with that idea in mind. They didn't try to take themselves seriously, and it worked, with good interaction between the characters. Robin not being ready to be a leader, Kid Flash learning to re-prioritize his life and Artemis overcoming her insecurity and distrust were practically overcome in one episode each. And again, I'm not saying Young Justice is a BAD show, by no means is it, and I enjoy watching it, but I prefer TT.

And finally, yes, TT brought in dozens of characters that filled cameo roles. That worked. YJ tries to integrate them, but does a horrible job of characterizing them. They're simply not compelling as characters or as series regulars. I wouldn't mind them as cameos, though.

#27 Posted by TenEyedMen (212 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmanary said:

The whole 'Light' idea is especially cliche. They do it in dozens of video games and movies, as well as comics. And it is never compelling. Teen Titans knew that it was a kids show, and worked with that idea in mind. They didn't try to take themselves seriously, and it worked, with good interaction between the characters. Robin not being ready to be a leader, Kid Flash learning to re-prioritize his life and Artemis overcoming her insecurity and distrust were practically overcome in one episode each. And again, I'm not saying Young Justice is a BAD show, by no means is it, and I enjoy watching it, but I prefer TT.

And finally, yes, TT brought in dozens of characters that filled cameo roles. That worked. YJ tries to integrate them, but does a horrible job of characterizing them. They're simply not compelling as characters or as series regulars. I wouldn't mind them as cameos, though.

YJ is doing what JLU did, actually, with having many dozens of characters, but characterizing a few, with TT kinda does as well. Kinda odd that you preferred them as cameos, rather than flesh them out a bit.

Regardless, the show is still mainly focusing on the main cast, if the whole undercover plot and SS/MM's dilemma are anything to go by. I consider the newbies more like extra content. Not necessary, but cool to have it.

#28 Posted by batmanary (798 posts) - - Show Bio

@TenEyedMen said:

@batmanary said:

The whole 'Light' idea is especially cliche. They do it in dozens of video games and movies, as well as comics. And it is never compelling. Teen Titans knew that it was a kids show, and worked with that idea in mind. They didn't try to take themselves seriously, and it worked, with good interaction between the characters. Robin not being ready to be a leader, Kid Flash learning to re-prioritize his life and Artemis overcoming her insecurity and distrust were practically overcome in one episode each. And again, I'm not saying Young Justice is a BAD show, by no means is it, and I enjoy watching it, but I prefer TT.

And finally, yes, TT brought in dozens of characters that filled cameo roles. That worked. YJ tries to integrate them, but does a horrible job of characterizing them. They're simply not compelling as characters or as series regulars. I wouldn't mind them as cameos, though.

YJ is doing what JLU did, actually, with having many dozens of characters, but characterizing a few, with TT kinda does as well. Kinda odd that you preferred them as cameos, rather than flesh them out a bit.

Regardless, the show is still mainly focusing on the main cast, if the whole undercover plot and SS/MM's dilemma are anything to go by. I consider the newbies more like extra content. Not necessary, but cool to have it.

I find that in JLU, the characters are properly fleshed out and likeable. In YJ, the extra characters are quite annoying, not to mention M'gann, Artemis, and Robin's f******g voice!

#29 Posted by Just_J79 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved TT. I liked how Robin ran the show and Raven was probably my favorite. But I like YJ more though. I do have to agree about it being targeted at different people. TT is more kids orientated while YJ is suited for an older crowd. YJ has some REAL story elements that you would find in shows aimed at an older crowd. The elaborate fight scenes are an example. There are character specific battles with signature fighting styles. Because there is more people the battles are more strategic. And people get hurt big time. There are no musical cut scenes or funny animations during battles.

Plus I feel that the team pairing up with the JL and their mentors like Batman, Aquaman, Supes, etc is kind of like a coming of age for them. They start seeing them as heroes of their own instead of sidekicks.

#30 Edited by andy74 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmanary: "YJ is doing what JLU did, actually, with having many dozens of characters, but characterizing a few, with TT kinda does as well. Kinda odd that you preferred them as cameos, rather than flesh them out a bit."

i agree that YJ seems to be limited by the amount of time they spent on the characters growth. JL was a good show, because it had 3 full seasons (52 episodes) focusing on the core 7 members before they did the expansion. YJ did 26 episodes of the core group before they expanded. Thats half of the time they spent on JL. I mean as you said they did robin doesnt want to be batman in like one small scene that could easily have been missed. That could of realistically been a slow burn throughout multiple episodes hinting at robin not wanting to be batman and then do an episode showing fully why he doesnt want to be batman. The overarching plot of the light is interesting because i dont think any other dc show has a a main storyline that persist through multiple seasons. Teen titans had one major villain per season, which each season focused on one of the main members more so like slade-robin, trigon - raven. I mean im a big dick grayson fan, and i gotta say, teen titans so far has done a better job showcasing him. I mean they actually showed in the first season how robin was like batman by being the leader, serious and stern and not trusting his friends that much. The whole first season really captured robin going from being like batman to being more his own man and trusting his own teammates. That wasnt done in one episode but the entire season. I know realistically the writers of YJ probably only have a set amount of episodes they can create so they cant delve too deep into each character growth, but based on the show itself, teen titans showcased more character growth in a more convincing manner. Still, i like YJ tackling characters not seen in other shows or not as much ex. kid flash, aqualad, speedy, artemis. Also, does anyone know if YJ is doind well ratings/success wise, because that could give us a big hint whether the series is popular to continue for multiple seasons or that this may be the last season.

#31 Posted by coolguyr99 (3019 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans was terrible. YJ is one of the best superhero shows ever.

#32 Posted by Invisible_Witch (312 posts) - - Show Bio

I give an edge to Teen titans....

#33 Posted by batmanary (798 posts) - - Show Bio

@andy74 said:

@batmanary: "YJ is doing what JLU did, actually, with having many dozens of characters, but characterizing a few, with TT kinda does as well. Kinda odd that you preferred them as cameos, rather than flesh them out a bit."

i agree that YJ seems to be limited by the amount of time they spent on the characters growth. JL was a good show, because it had 3 full seasons (52 episodes) focusing on the core 7 members before they did the expansion. YJ did 26 episodes of the core group before they expanded. Thats half of the time they spent on JL. I mean as you said they did robin doesnt want to be batman in like one small scene that could easily have been missed. That could of realistically been a slow burn throughout multiple episodes hinting at robin not wanting to be batman and then do an episode showing fully why he doesnt want to be batman. The overarching plot of the light is interesting because i dont think any other dc show has a a main storyline that persist through multiple seasons. Teen titans had one major villain per season, which each season focused on one of the main members more so like slade-robin, trigon - raven. I mean im a big dick grayson fan, and i gotta say, teen titans so far has done a better job showcasing him. I mean they actually showed in the first season how robin was like batman by being the leader, serious and stern and not trusting his friends that much. The whole first season really captured robin going from being like batman to being more his own man and trusting his own teammates. That wasnt done in one episode but the entire season. I know realistically the writers of YJ probably only have a set amount of episodes they can create so they cant delve too deep into each character growth, but based on the show itself, teen titans showcased more character growth in a more convincing manner. Still, i like YJ tackling characters not seen in other shows or not as much ex. kid flash, aqualad, speedy, artemis. Also, does anyone know if YJ is doind well ratings/success wise, because that could give us a big hint whether the series is popular to continue for multiple seasons or that this may be the last season.

I was under the impression that it was doing alright, ratings-wise.

#34 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

i like Young Justice robin better it captured Dicks personality better. Teen Titans robin seemed to much like a younger version of batman to me and i was confused on whether it was Dick or Tim since he was using a bow staff, it wasnt until they had that future episode where he was nightwing that i figured out it was Dick. but, i grew up with Teen Titans so im going with teen titans. theres to many charecters in young Justice and your favorite charecter might get overshadowed by other charecters.

#35 Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

young Justice,

why?

cuz Robin is cooler in it...

#36 Posted by jonEsherfey (443 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans.

#37 Posted by flashpass (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans, even tho YJ has the perfect Nightwing

#38 Edited by joshuagamer (634 posts) - - Show Bio

well, teen titans has the nostalgia factor and was consistently played, but i think young justice is slightly better (i just wish one season didn't take a decade to air)

#39 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Justice, Sure Teen Titans was a good show when you're younger (I'm 14), but it like Power Rangers is one of those shows once you watch when you get older look at yourself and wonder why you ever got interested in this.