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Birds of Prey (2002 TV series)

”Birds of Prey” is so bad, it’s good

THE DISH A wheelchair bound Batgirl, a teenage mind reader named Dinah, and Batman and Catwoman’s grown-up daughter join forces as a crime-fighting trio. Think ”Charmed” sans the wiccan vibe, but juiced with ”Batman”’s dark gothic sensibility. Comic geeks, this one’s for you.

WHY IT’S CHEESY FUN Try dialogue like ”I’m the Huntress and you’re the prey!” delivered with a straight face and a hard fist.

BEST SLAPDOWN Not only will the trio squabble, expect fur to fly when The Huntress (Batman’s daughter) discovers her therapist is an evil sidekick of the Joker. Where’s Dr. Melfi when you need her?

WHO’S CRYING NOW? Sensitive cello-playing Dinah is likely to snivel some.

NAIL BITING DRAMA Absolutely. With Batman out of the picture, these distaff crime fighters are all that stands between Gotham and chaos.

Birds of Prey (2002 TV series)
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