Birds of Prey, The Complete Series
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From the creators of Smallville, the Batman myth takes an unexpected turn in this action-adventure series about a trio of beautiful and relentless heroines determined to carry on Batman's fight for justice against the ruthless criminals of New Gotham City. Years have passed since Batman commanded the streets of New Gotham, leaving the high-tech crimefighting to the stunning Birds of Prey: Barbara Gordon (Dina Meyer — Saw films, Starship Troopers), formerly known as Batgirl and the daughter of Commissioner Gordon; Helena (Ashley Scott — Jericho, Dark Angel), or the Huntress, the secret offspring of Batman and Catwoman; and Dinah (Rachel Skarsten — Virginia's Run), an innocent teen with developing metahuman powers. Also starring Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Ian Abercrombie (The Clone Wars, Seinfeld) and Mia Sara (Timecop, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Birds of Prey brings the legendary saga from DC Comics to life, right here on iTunes.
|1||VideoPilot||Into these women's lives comes an innocent teenage girl named Dinah (series star Rachel Skarsten), who is drawn to the clock tower by powerful, haunting visions. Unsure of her background but impressed by her budding metahuman powers, the two crimefighters allow Dinah to help them thwart a criminal scheme that has resulted in several mysterious suicides and threatens the city's infrastructure.||47:47||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoSlick||Harley hires Slick (Silas Weir Mitchell), an evil metahuman who can turn from solid to liquid, to kill the honest cops who thwart her evil schemes. When Reese becomes the next intended victim, Helena protects him, and their mutual attraction continues to grow.||42:52||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoPrey for the Hunter||Helena and Reese clash when they both try to track down a serial killer who destroys metahumans by usurping their powers. Meanwhile, Dinah skips going to school when she learns from Helena that there is a metahumans-only bar.||39:08||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThree Birds and a Baby||When Helena rescues an abandoned baby boy, Elliott, and brings him back to the clock tower, Barbara and Dinah try to help. However, to everyone's surprise, the baby is only happy when Helena is holding him.||41:03||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoSins of the Mother||Along with Barbara and Helena, Dinah learns the truth about her past when her mother, Carolyn Lance (Lori Loughlin - "Full House"), comes to New Gotham in search of the daughter she abandoned years before. Dinah is shocked to learn that Carolyn was once Batman's protégé, Black Canary. Meanwhile, Helena finds out that Reese has family problems of his own when he becomes secretive about a ruthless gangster.||40:01||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoPrimal Scream||At Reese's request, Helena goes undercover to help thwart a gang of thieves terrorizing New Gotham and quickly discovers that the group is part of a larger criminal infrastructure. Helena pursues the top boss until she is exposed, putting her in grave danger.||41:51||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoSpilt||Frustrated by her relationship with Reese, Helena becomes intrigued when she meets Darkstrike (Kristoffer Polaha), a metahuman who has come to New Gotham on the trail of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Barbara and Dinah discover that Darkstrike has a dangerous alter ego.||41:30||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoLady Shiva||Helena is thrilled when her best friend from high school, Sandra (Sung Hi Lee), returns to New Gotham, but the crimefighters are troubled by a series of murders with the unmistakable mark of Barbara's nemesis, Lady Shiva. Determined to fight Lady Shiva as an equal, Barbara dusts off her Batgirl costume and experiments with technology that allows her to leave her wheelchair.||40:49||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoNature of the Beast||When a legendary mob boss, Al Hawke (Mitch Pileggi - "The X-Files"), receives a death threat, the only person he trusts to protect him is his son--Reese. Reese asks Helena for help, but when she learns that Reese's father is the same man who killed Dinah's mother, Black Canary, Helena questions her loyalty.||41:01||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoGladiatrix||Concerned over the disappearance of several female metahumans, Helena investigates Malcolm Lagg (Donovan Leitch), who manages a fight club that pits metahuman women against one another as men watch. After luring Helena to a prison in Old Gotham, Malcolm captures her and injects her with a substance to make her more aggressive.||41:02||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoReunion||Helena refuses to attend her high school reunion, not wishing to relive the past. But when Helena's visiting former classmates are murdered one by one, Barbara persuades her to get involved.||41:30||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoFeat of Clay||After a robber, Chris Cassius (Ian Reed Kesler), breaks into a chemical factory and drinks a mixture that gives him the power to turn people to stone, Barbara cancels her vacation with her boyfriend, Wade (recurring guest star Shawn Christian). Unwilling to allow Barbara to continue neglecting her personal life, Alfred the butler brings Wade to the clock tower and exposes her secret.||41:51||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoDevil's Eyes||Having discovered that Helena is Huntress, Harley uses a machine that gives her metahuman hypnotic powers. She then hypnotizes Helena and persuades her to knock Barbara unconscious and steal an access disk.||44:04||£1.89||View In iTunes|
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Birds of Prey, takes the character of Huntress, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman (neither two appear in a main role) and gives it a modern reworking. The show is slightly dark and edgy, but the costumes are a joke and look awful. In all round way, its no Dark Knight or Batman (Original Series) but the show makes an entertainig watch. Buy if a real comic book/Batman fan, but other wise you won't care.
A better spin-off than most
Most spin-offs aren't worth the time if day, but here's one that has genuine charm and appeal.
The source material is all there with frequent references to Batman stories (The Killing Joke) as well as flashbacks. The effects are impressive for a show from 2002.
Also Mia Sara as Harley Quinn is a special treat.
If you liked The Cape you'll be doubly disappointed as (for some unknown reason) this was also cancelled after only one season!
I think it actually made my eyes bleed
I will start by admitting this review is based on watching the pilot episode, and nothing else.
this could be one of the worst D.C. comics to T.V. shows ever.
everything felt forced.
I have watched programs that are so bad, the are good, but "Birds of prey" only fulfilled the first half of that statment, this program is just wrong, wrong, wrong.
47 minutes I'll never get back.
hope this helps. ;-)