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      Season 1 – Birds of Prey

      2002 Drama Fantasy Action Adventure List
      52% 25 Reviews Tomatometer 42% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score A brutal attack by The Joker kills Catwoman and leaves Batgirl in a wheelchair. Grieving over the loss of his secret love, Catwoman, Batman leaves New Gotham to fend for itself. Afterward, Batgirl redefines herself as "Oracle" and takes the secret daughter of Batman and Catwoman, "Huntress," under her wing. When a third young woman, Dinah, is drawn to the other women with her psychic ability, the trio becomes the Birds of Prey. They commit themselves to battling The Joker and New Gotham's other criminals. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Apr 04 Buy Now

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      Birds of Prey — Season 1

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      While it's a fun and well-paced contribution to the DC franchise, Birds of Prey is weighed down by complex narratives and hokey performances.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 9, 2002 Pilot Three female superheroes (Dina Meyer, Ashley Scott, Rachel Skarsten) join forces to fight crime in New Gotham. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 16, 2002 Slick Slick, an evil meta-human who can transform from solid to liquid, is hired by Dr. Quinn to kill the honest cops who stand in her way. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 23, 2002 Prey for the Hunter Detective Reese and Helena clash once again as they both hunt a serial killer who absorbs metahumans' powers. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 30, 2002 Three Birds and a Baby Helena rescues an abandoned baby boy, then the Birds of Prey discover he's been programmed to live his entire life in three days. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 6, 2002 Sins of the Mother Batman's protege, Black Canary, returns to New Gotham in search of the daughter she abandoned years before -- Dinah. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 13, 2002 Primal Scream Detective Reese asks Helena to infiltrate a gang of thieves; Barbara's relationship with Wade takes a serious turn. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 20, 2002 Split Helena is drawn to Darkstrike, a metahuman who has come to New Gotham on the trail of a serial killer. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 27, 2002 Lady Shiva Barbara experiments with technology that allows her to fight villainous Lady Shiva unencumbered by a wheelchair. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 18, 2002 Nature of the Beast Helena's loyalties are tested when she learns that Reese's father, whom she is asked to protect, is the man who killed Dinah's mother. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 8, 2003 Gladiatrix After a robber, Chris Cassius breaks into a chemical factory and drinks a mixture that gives him the power to turn people to stone. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 8, 2003 Reunion Two of Helena's former classmates are murdered at their high-school reunion; Reese gets closer to learning Helena's true identity. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 19, 2003 Feat of Clay A villain turns New Gotham's citizens into clay, and Helena interrogates Clayface in an asylum about the crimes. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 19, 2003 Devil's Eyes Harley Queen hypnotizes Helena, who reveals the trio's secrets. Kirk Baltz and Ian Reed Kesler guest star. Details Next
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      Previous Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic Loaded with atmosphere, most of it gloomy. Summons the inner geek. Feb 10, 2021 Full Review Catherine Dawson March Globe and Mail It's quirky and will draw comic-book lovers not upset by this perversion of the Batman legend. Mar 11, 2020 Full Review Tim Goodman San Francisco Chronicle It's mindless fun, has all the escapist qualities certain people may be looking for and, even if it isn't the most solidly performed hour you've ever seen, will undoubtedly develop a little cult following. 3/4 Jan 22, 2020 Full Review Jeff Simon Buffalo News "Birds of Prey" is nothing more than garden variety counter-programming for Wednesday nights. Jan 22, 2020 Full Review Kevin Carr Film School Rejects It's chock full of corny dialogue and some pretty weak plot devices. C Jan 22, 2020 Full Review Tom Jicha South Florida Sun-Sentinel The three appealing young leads attack their roles with the relish their characters exhibit roughing up the heavies. Jan 22, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member under rated short lived show. with a few seasons it would have been even better than smallville or even have cross episodes. 100 times better the best episodes of the current CW DC shows. not sure how supergirl lasts 6 seasons beeing total garbage and this is discarded on the first 13 episodes. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Just a melted box of crayons trying to be a good movie but fails miserably! Worst DC movie yet! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Really bad acting, bad writing, bad dialogue, and bad choreography. I loved it! Just kidding. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review antonis k Highly Underrated!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Good plot and interesting characters. Always fun to see Harley Quinn on screen. The biggest problem is the over reliance on CGI Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Chris Long, John T. Kretchmer, Michael Katelman, Craig Zisk, Shawn Levy, Jeff Woolnough
      Executive Producer
      Laeta Kalogridis, Michael Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola
      Adam Armus, David H. Goodman, Laeta Kalogridis, Edward Kittis, Nora Kay Foster, Melissa Rosenberg, Julie Hess, Hans Tobeason, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
      The WB
      TV-14 (L|V)
      Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Oct 9, 2002
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