Who will stand up to villains now that a heartbroken Dark Knight has mysteriously vanished? Never fear, New Gothamites, a trio of champions is ready to take wing – and Helena, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, is among them. She calls herself Huntress and crime is her prey. Teenaged Dinah is the youngest of the group, learning as she goes and gifted in clairvoyance. And overseeing the awesome threesome’s high-tech nerve center is Batgirl. Left wheelchair-bound by The Joker, she has reinvented herself as Oracle, the team’s cyber expert. Huntress, Dinah, Oracle: They are the Birds of Prey. Fighting together. Living together. And soaring into adventure together in 13 breathtaking live-action episodes.
I just recently picked up this DVD set. I've been going through disc one an dI have to admit that although this series is far from perfect, there's something about it that keeps drawing me in. The more I watch it, the more I like it!
You can almost visualize the board meetings where Warner Brothers and DC discussed the possibility of making Birds of Prey a broadcast television reality: “We need a project to appeal to the highly successful primetime teenage drama segment, something like Smallville only less um, Super.” And once that logic settles in, the beauty of selecting Birds of Prey as the source material for a heavily female-based action drama becomes apparent. It would really require minimal tweaking … more