This is an interesting take on the next generation of the JLA. Superboy keeps trying to connect with his genetic father, Superman, but Clark is too disturbed by his existence and continues to avoid any type of relationship with him. In a nice change of pace, it's Bruce who sits down with Clark and explains to him that he needs to get over it because Superboy really needs him as a father figure.
This week's episode also featured Prof. Ivo and Amazo. Ivo uses these flying monkey robots to do his bidding and he has a very cool Wizard of Oz vibe.
I think this episode marked a turning point for Superboy and he won't be the crabby kid he's been.
Even with its flaws...it's still 100-times more fun than Smallville.
Doc, I agree with both your points (about who to watch it with and Smallville). I'd be watching this even without Alex, though since I like it, too.
Mark, they're sure acting like (gasp!) teenagers.
I liked Superboy's comment last week about "No tights. No capes." It reminded me of Smallville's original mantra of "No flights. No tights."
I seen a couple of episodes. The one with Bane was very good. It touched upon DC villains through the various Ages with Sportsmaster, Kobra, Mammoth and Shimmer and Bane. Usually they leave the Bat-foes out of these series but there seem to be no characters off-limits.
Kid Flash is Wally, not Bart. Is Robin Dick, Tim or Damian? He has traits of each. Superboy has anger-issues, rightfully so and is more interesting than the comic book version. I still don't know where Miss Martian came from! (And don't say Mars!)
The new African-American Aqualad has me thinking. Was he created for the cartoon then adapted for Brightest Day? Was he first conceived for the comics then quickly added to the cartoon? Or did the cartoon wanted a non-white hero and the comics created Aqualad II? Anyway you slice, I like the cartoon one better.
Well, the Young Justice Aqualad isn't quite so...useless as the original. He doesn't seem to have the water restrictions, he has more powers, he's mature and intelligent, and he's a leader. If I have issues with anyone's portrayal on the show, it's Robin, who's essentially behaved like an immature jerk throughout.
Additionally, I'd like some fun and some whimsy added to the show. While I'm not expecting Mighty N. Dowd, it would be fun to have a few threats that were at a different level. I know the show is only four episodes old, but I find it to be a little too serious.