This is perhaps the best DC series I've seen, animated OR live action. Going in, I'd assumed that I would be getting a "decent" or "good" show at best, but I'd assumed wrong and was pleasantly surprised to find that, despite being a project intended for younger audiences, the darker and more "mature" themes make it an enjoyable show for just about everyone. In just a few (three, to be exact) days' time, I've breezed through the entire first season and look forward to starting the second season.
Young Justice is an adaptation with twists and changes and combinations—and that many ingredients usually calls for a mess—but it was carefully and beautifully crafted, turning a could-be mess into a brilliant work of art. Truthfully, it has better continuity and more complexity than most of the other shows I watch. The characters are fascinating, dimensional, flawed in the best and most relatable ways. The storylines are intriguing, all giving leeway to equally intriguing back story and/or character development. And, though I could have done without the writers trying to pair off every male and every female right and left since I've personally never been a big fan of forced, in-your-face romances (with the exception of one archer and one speedster who needed more time and build-up), there are so many dynamics to enjoy, friendships and families and rivalries alike.
Overall, it's terrific. I could be real nitpicky and choose small, maybe meaningless things to critique, but I'd rather not, seeing as the creators of this series really do deserve a round of applause for a job well done.
ETA: Now finished with season two, I am able to say with even more confidence that I am wholeheartedly in love with this show and its characters. I'm even more angered by its cancellation now, for more reasons than one: because the network didn't give the writers and producers a chance to close such an open ending and in turn left fans hanging, because their reasons for not renewing the show were rooted in misogyny (because "too much" of the audience was female, and they were concerned girls wouldn't buy products and toys like boys would), because a series with such promise was cut short. Even though it's been two years since the last episode aired, I am hoping and praying fiercely for someone, anyone, to pick this show back up.
This amazing, wonderful show deserves a third season and more.
please reboot this show....it was a great concept
i am disappointed by dc on cancelling this brilliant show. This show ranks at top of my list (via Clutter for Windows Phone)
@srgudhka it was canceled because they didnt sell enough toys. same for the green lantern corps.
@mak14790 they should continue the show, not reboot.
This reminds me of "Avatar: the Last Airbender" in that it's deep show disguised as animation for kids.
As a big fan of DCAU, Young Justice managed to top it, in my mind. It's so good that there are rumors of Netflix picking it back up.