- Season 1, episode 3
- Writers: Henry T. Gilroy & Sean Catherine Derek
- Director: Boyd Kirkland
It took me a lot longer to post this episode than I had planned. Zoey simply wouldn’t watch it. She saw it once before, and the Scarecrow scared the bejeezus out of her. I just couldn’t convince her to watch it again. So this “rewatch” recap will be light on the Zoey commentary. I’ll let Bruce show you how that makes me feel.
- Season 1, episode 2
- Writer: Eddie Gorodetsky
- Director: Kent Butterworth
One of the very cool things about Batman: The Animated Series is that they didn’t feel the need to start off with anyone’s origin story. Episode 1 was just a story about Batman hunting down the Man-Bat. There was no Batman origin. Here, in episode 2, we meet Joker, but it’s not his origin story. And they introduce Robin (Dick Grayson), but it’s not his origin either. I love this.
Batman: The Animated Series is, for my money, the best animated show ever made. Hands down. End of story. It was a staple of my weekday afternoons in the mid-90s. My daughter just discovered it. She’s watching it for the first time. And I’m just along for the ride. We’re watching it again, for the first time.
- Season 1, episode 1
- Writer: Mitch Brian
- Director: Kevin Altieri
Right off the bat, we get a taste of what’s to come. Darkness. Art-deco Gotham. And police blimp. Awesome.