Birds of Prey

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Birds of Prey
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Show Summary

Legend tells of a caped crusader, Batman, guardian of New Gotham, and his one true love, Catwoman, the queen of the criminal underworld. Their passion left behind something extraordinary, a daughter, Huntress. Half metahuman, she has taken up her father's mantle and under cover of the night, fights to protect the innocent and helpless. Joining her in this struggle, Oracle, who was once Batman's protégé, Batgirl. She was caught in the crossfire of the war between Batman and Joker, now she fights crime a different way, a master of the cyber-realms and mentor and trainer to heroes. Together, they have taken in a young runaway, Dinah, a metahuman herself with powers to open hidden doors to the mind, powers that she is only beginning to explore. Together, these three are the protectors of New Gotham - the Birds of Prey. "Birds of Prey" was a fantastic series, loved by many fans. Unfortunately, the show was one of the many that did not get to live as long as it should have. The show had so much going for it - an interesting storyline, addicting characters, a good theme, and a wonderful cast and crew. With an amazing start within the 13 episodes, who knows what this show would have turned into? All we know, it would have been amazing. The cast has already begun to move on, but now all we can ask for is a DVD box set so we will have something to remember our loved series by. Start off by signing the DVD Petition Online. Theme Song By Aimee Allen "Revolution".moreless
Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Skarsten

Dinah Lance

Dina Meyer

Dina Meyer

Barbara Gordon/Oracle

Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Alfred Pennyworth

Ashley Scott

Ashley Scott

Helena Kyle/ Huntress

Mia Sara

Mia Sara

Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

Jesse Reese

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Saddest Adaptation Ever

    1.0
    I allow a LOT when it comes to comics-to-TV. This show actually lowered the bar to me lower than I even could have imagined.

    It made no damn sense at all, as even THEY didn't know the full story and it was evident from day one. NO questions held accessible answers ever. Who is Dinah's dad? Who raised her? How did Selina hide a kid from the World's Greatest Detective for over a decade? Where did she grow up? How did Babs find her? If Alfred was like 80 in the movies and this was all that time later is he 100 now? Why does he call the child he raised "The Batman"? How do people not know Harley's secret ID? Or Batgirl's, since she got shot in full costume and someone had to take her to the hospital? This show had no fucking idea what it was doing. Undoubtedly they thought they could ape the success of Buffy and Smallville in one fell swoop, but as anyone with any knowledge of that topic has, Buffy was clearly mapped out for about 5 seasons with the plan working backwards from day one and this shit-fest was staggering forward and homeless.



    The writers had no vision, and were telling three different and contradicting versions of it's own history. Smallville and Gotham are two different universes even in the non-comic reading ethos. This isn't a place where something secret happened that will one day blow up. It's a place where crazy shit happens and people wear masks. Execs were terrified of losing any one demo so they sucked with all of them and it's clear from the word go. Harley was not herself. Why, if the Joker tried to blow up the city and Batman stopped him, would 1) she put her real name on her damn office and business card 2) would anyone call "The Batman" an urban legend- especially a cop who worked in a building that housed a Bat-signal??? STUPID X 20000. Helena was a detestable *** from ep one. Nothing likable about her at all. Just a pissy asshole with a bad attitude all the time, except for the (gag) General Foods In'tl Coffee moment at the end of each episode. A neutered Black Canary (sort of) with a mama who was the real deal in black denim and not a trace of a camisole or fishnets?? This show died from it's own overwhelming self-loathing.



    Who is responsible for this train-wreck? I can tell you. Her name is a long Greek one and I have no desire to look her up, but she was the Exec Prod of Tomb Raider. Yes, a movie about the hottest action heroine of that time, with the hottest shoe-in actress of the time that was not 1) phenomenal 2) ground-breaking 3) sequel-worthy 4) franchise-establishing or 5) even gets thought about now or discussed in women's action films. There ya go. Shitfest exponential.

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  • The Flight of the Birds of Prey

    7.0
    Though it's a little cheesy, Birds of Prey is an impressive superhero series that was caged too soon. The show follows Batman's daughter, Huntress, as she teams up with Barbara Gordon (formerly Batgirl) and Diana Lance (Black Canary's daughter) to fight crime in New Gotham; meanwhile Harley Quinn attempts to rebuild the Joker's criminal empire and cause chaos. Unfortunately, the special effects and sets look a little cheap, and show the budget limitations of the series. And, the writing is inconsistent; being exciting and original in one episode, and cliched and trite in the next. However, the casting is rather good, featuring Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, and Mia Sara; who all bring a lot of charisma to their performances. Additionally, the soundtrack adds an extra amount of energy to the show. A fascinating series, Birds of Prey delivers an entertaining 13 episode adventure.moreless
  • Why!!!

    10
    I have to say WHY!!!

    This show was something i didn't know about until recently and thought i would watch it even though it was canceled and i must say what a waste, granted it had it's moments of predictability and so on, but it had a great story and the (without sounding like a common male) sexy women that played their parts exceptionally, the potential for this show was huge but as the last reviewer said "you're standards are WAY too high" i give this show a 10 and without regret, so on that i have 4 words to say... give it a reboot.moreless
  • Another exceptional series given the ax by those hacks in TV Land.

    9.0
    If you're looking for several vivacious females with the power to kick butt and protect the wayward streets of Gotham City then... you're standards are WAY too high; there are only few women in the entire world that fit that description. However, lucky for you you've come to the right place because you can find them all here inBirds of Prey. Equipped with all the black leather Gotham has to offer, Helena Kyle and newcomer Dinah Redmond, under the guidance of the wheelchair bound yet still highly capable Barbra Gordon, set out to keep Gotham safe from all the creepy-crawlies that come out at night.

    With it's amazing soundtrack, the dulcet tones of Shemar Moore (Detective Jesse Reese), the comedicstylingof Alfred Pennyworth and the incredible portrayal of thepsychoticHarleen Quinzel by Mia Sara, one must wonder why this series isn't still airing exciting adventures and interesting plot lines somewhere on TV today? Was it the obviously computer generated images of Gotham City by day (which could have only improved as time and technology advanced)? Was it the initially bad acting of Rachel Skarsten (Dinah Redmond) which did improve as the show advanced? Perhaps it was neither of these things, perhaps it was simply a testament to the age old adage that "all good things come to an (early) end".moreless
  • the story tells of batman and catowman daughter helena who is known as huntress whos in gotham city.huntress fights evil and protects the innocent people in gotham city.

    9.0
    this show is kinda a what if show.



    what if batman and catwoman had a daughter.that is what this show is about.



    huntress has powers she used to fight crime in gotham city and she also used them to stop evil.ashely scott plays huntress very well.



    huntress(ashley scott) isnt alone,she has oracle(dina meyer),dinah(rachel skargter) and a detective reese(shemar moore) on her side.



    oracle was batgirl she was caught in the war between joker and batman and she was left in a wheel-chair.now oracle uses her skills in technology.she lets huntress know where the bad guys are at,she makes equiment they use in fights,she is the brain of the group.



    dinah was scared of her powers so she ranned away after alot of horrible things happened to her.she joins huntress and oracle on their fight against evil and bad guys.she learns her mother is black canary(siren).dinah helps the group with who they need to protect and what may happened next.



    detective reese at first as know ideal whats going on until he meets huntress.they spark up a bond that you can tell they have some romantic feelings for eachother.as their feeling grows reese covers up for huntress and lets her know when crimes are happening in the city.



    together they all form birds of prey.



    the show as action in it that i really love,it as alot of backstory to batman and catwoman,it even has this love story between huntress and the detective,and the show as good acting.



    this show had alot of potential to be better.its a shame another great show only lasted 1 season.moreless
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    Supernatural, superhero escapism, buddies and gal pals, unlikely friendships, for geeks