Harley Quinn’s popularity skyrocketed with Margot Robbie’s portrayal of her in the DCEU. So Warner Bros decided to make a animated series giving this “new” type of Harley, an animated platform. DC Comics is well known for good television adaptations, but was this one of them?
The story is set in a new and rather silly DC Universe. Joker and Harley act as they did in the 1990s animated series until Joker leaves her to die in favor of fighting Batman again. Heartbroken, she decides to leave the Clown Prince of Crime.
And ends up moving in with Poison Ivy. The latter isn’t always happy with her psychotic roommate. But she tries to teach her how to take pride in herself and to not go running back to Joker for any reason whatsoever. Harley doesn’t always make wise choices.
So Harley Quinn decides that getting into the Legion of Doom would be her best bet for happiness. But the super villian club isn’t for lame side kicks. So she’ll have to make a name for herself, or be laughed out of Gotham forever.
Overall I was impressed and disappointed by this new Harley Quinn cartoon. It’s smartly written with likable incarnations of DC characters. But it sometimes doesn’t take itself seriously enough and goes absolutely overboard with gore and violence, and that’s coming from a fan of Game of Thrones. I liked the season overall and will start season two soon.