Just subscribed to DC Universe (dcuniverse.com) to watch the new Harley Quinn adult animated series starring Harley Quinn and for Wonder Woman. They are running a holiday promotion for new subscribers: 25% off the annual rate ($59.99/year vs. $74.99) or 20% off the monthly subscription ($5.99/mo. vs. $7.99).
With The Mandalorian first season ending soon (bummer!) on Disney+, needed something else new released on a weekly basis that looked interesting. Also, with Birds of Prey movie coming in February 2020, the timing is great.
My research into Harley Quinn has merely begun. No prior knowledge of the DC villain, never read the comic book (which appear to have started in 2000). First the animated series:
Harley Quinn is an American adult animated web television series based on the Harley Quinn character created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm that premiered on November 29, 2019 on DC Universe, and will initially consist of 13 episodes. The series is written and executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey and follows the misadventures of Harley Quinn and her best friend and partner in crime, Poison Ivy, after leaving her abusive ex-boyfriend the Joker.Harley Quinn (TV series) – Wikipedia
I’ve always been a fan of adult animated work (The Simpsons, Heavy Metal, Beavis & Butthead and so on) and any series loaded with violence, carnage, creative characterization and storylines will draw me in.
The first episode of Harley Quinn TV series “Til Death To Us Part” is seriously unchained. I’ll start reviewing these episodes weekly soon here on the blog, as have been doing with The Mandalorian. New episodes of Harley Quinn are being released on Fridays — stay tuned — what a busy day for new releases!
The are three episodes available now, S1E4 will be available 12/20/2019..
S1E1 “Til Death To Us Part” – 11/29/2019
S1E2 “A High Bar” – 12/6/2019
S1E3 “So You Need A Crew” – 12/13/2019
S1E4 .”Finding Mr. Right” … available 12/20/2019
Harley Quinn Comics
Another awesome perk included with subscribing to DC Universe is the ability to read comic books, including Harley Quinn:
I haven’t read comic books in years, so this will be fun to read into Harley Quinn’s comic history while enjoying the TV series and the upcoming feature film in February 2020.
DC Universe is available online via many supported options: their website, a mobile app (iTunes and Android), Android Fire, ROKU, Xbox One, Kindle. So plenty of ways to enjoy.
This is clearly a niche streaming service like Shudder does for horror. Is it worth $6/month? It depends on whether or not you are interested in DC. I think just to watch the Harley Quinn animated TV series and view all the comic books is worth that, but if you aren’t interested in Harley, you have Superman, Batman and plenty more DC to explore.
Lots of Streaming Choices — Christmas Day EVERY Day
My challenge? Becoming too much for one person to possibly watch. We now have paid subscriptions to:
Regal Unlimited (two passes + $22/month each) — all 2D new theater movies
Amazon Prime Video ($130/year)
w/ Starz ($0.99/month — three month promo)
DC Universe ($6/month)
Probably over the limit and going to cut something(s) out. This is an amazing time to be a movie and TV fan. I can’t remember another time in my life when so much has been available. Feel like I’m in Willy Wonka’s factory of entertainment.
Maybe Hulu gets the axe, as I’ve waded through what I originally signed up for (11/22/63 TV series and some movies to watch like Booksmart). Regal Unlimited or Amazon Prime (most watched streaming channel) aren’t going anywhere. Netflix is hemorrhaging content, my eye is on them, but lately they’ve released some outstanding original movies:
Starz will be unsubbed when the three month 99 cent promo is up and it returns to the regular monthly price of $8.99/month. Shudder? I still have plenty to watch there, plus enjoying what they are adding new and want to support the niche horror community … yowsa.
Choices, choices, choices!
DC Universe – are you subscribed? Interested?
Anybody else reading subscribed to DC Universe? Tell me more about it. Looks like I’m barely scratching the surface in this streaming channel. More to come!