Harley Quinn: Season 1
February 22, 2020 6:18 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

"You're a bad guy, but you're a good person." Free of a toxic relationship (with the Joker), violent psychopath and all-around good time Harley Quinn sets out to establish herself as Gotham City's most feared villain. But the real "Gotham City's most feared villain" is the friends we made along the way.

DC Universe says a second season of this surprisingly terrific snow is coming. Will it be on DC Universe, though? Will there be a DC Universe next year? Who knows! Harley Quinn will be back on somewhere!
posted by kittens for breakfast (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I absolutely loved this. Funny as hell, but with some real heart. And the acting is just wonderful.

It's Fanfare, and I know it's OK, but warning: HUGE SPOILER coming.

Last week I kept saying "no, they wouldn't, they couldn't! She'll shrink back down and be fine, right?" and then they fucking killed Ivy!! I don't think a characters death has hit me that hard in a long, long time. It's comics so of course she didn't stay dead. And Cuoco and Lane are fantastic together, so I'm not sorry she's back. But I almost wish they had left her dead, it was just such a powerful moment.

And, for me, hands down, the best episode was Harley going back home to Mom and Dad. I'm a sucker for a good backstory, and Harline as a young gymnast betrayed by her Father was spot on.
posted by Frayed Knot at 7:30 PM on February 22, 2020 [3 favorites]

There's a lot to love about this show, but
the ‘edgy’ antisemitic humor kind of ruined it for me.
posted by thedward at 12:27 AM on February 23, 2020

I...isn't Harley supposed to be Jewish?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 5:06 AM on February 23, 2020 [1 favorite]

I...isn't Harley supposed to be Jewish?

In the comics, her father is Jewish. This doesn't make her Jewish, or imply anything about what kind of religion she was exposed to growing up, and people from NYC are often very well-informed about Jewish matters even if they're not Jewish. I haven't seen the episode, but if they're doing something like celebrating Christmas, that could still be canonical. If the father is a Catholic priest, there have been some changes made...
posted by ubiquity at 4:10 PM on February 23, 2020

In the show, Harley's dad is Jewish; I'm not sure whether her mom is. But the idea that the show is anti-Semitic is, to me (someone who is not Jewish, and may have missed something), really weird. There are several characters in the show who seem to be Jewish, and while the characters are funny (this show is a comedy), I don't think the characters are meant to be derogatory. Maybe someone else would be better able to address the issue here, if there is one?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:25 PM on February 23, 2020

There's a lot to love about this show, but
the ‘edgy’ antisemitic humor kind of ruined it for me.
And it seemed so wildly out of place considering the tone and writing of pretty much everything else.
It was like a fucking record scratch throughout the series.

Another series without it please.
posted by fullerine at 9:37 AM on February 25, 2020 [1 favorite]

A sentence I never expected to say: "I feel so bad for Bane".

I love this show. I love this sad version of Jim Gordon, I love this chatty version of King Shark (SO MUCH BETTER than The Flash's version), I love Kite Man. It's still really weird to hear Kaley Cuoco say "fuck" so much, but I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually.
posted by hanov3r at 12:49 PM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

Hey! Season 2 is on HBO Max now!
posted by Pronoiac at 3:01 PM on August 26, 2020

This series is hilarious. Every episode feels like it has a new funniest moment -- but halfway through the series, it's hard to imagine them beating the appearance of squeaky-voiced twerp Damian Wayne.
posted by grandiloquiet at 3:55 PM on March 14, 2021

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