Harley Quinn – S1 Ep8 – L.O.D.R.S.V.P Review

Written by: Tom Hyndman

Directed by: Matt Garofalo, Ben Jones, and Frank Marino

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Jason Alexander, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Matt Oberg, Alan Tudyk, James Adomian, Chris Diamantopoulos, Giancarlo Esposito, Rahul Kohli, Phil LaMarr

Deep Dickens

“L.O.D.R.S.V.P.” starts with Harley and the crew up to shenanigans again. This time they’re stealing Atlantean jewels from Aquaman. First thing? Horrible puns… such horrible puns. However, Harley and the gang are successful, thanks to kelp from Ivy. This successful venture gets them an invitation to visit the Legion Of Doom, which is what Harley’s been waiting for.

Catch 22

Reluctantly Ivy goes along with Harley and the gang to the Legion, where they’re treated to a tour by Scarecrow, voiced by Rahul Kohli, who hones in on the crews’ desires. Everything seems to be too good to be true, expect for Ivy, who’s rightly suspicious of the whole thing. She corners Lex, voiced by Giancarlo Esposito, who drops a truth bomb that could drive a wedge between Harley and Ivy.

The revelation doesn’t sit well with Ivy, but what is she to do? Harley’s her best friend and this has been shown brilliantly throughout the whole series. L.O.D.R.S.V.P begs the question, what can happen when there’s a break between two besties? We also see Harls on her own dealing with the League member she was most anxious about… Joker

Conclusion

“L.O.D.R.S.V.P.” gives us an overlapping story instead of an all-in-one. Harley Quinn has given us many important storylines, but this one sets up to one of the most important so far, in my opinion. What will Harley do, now that she has what she has worked so hard for? Is the Legion Of Doom really all she has wanted for herself and her crew? Or, should she be far more careful of what she wishes for?

Hopefully we’ll find out next episode.

Harley Quinn – S1 Ep7 – The Line Review

Writer: Laura Moran

Director: Juan Jose Meza- Leon

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Matt Oberg, Phil LaMarr, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Jim Rash, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Wanda Sykes, J.B. Smoove

Fairy Tale Fiasco

“The Line” starts with Harley’s friend and mentor, the Queen of Fables, getting an out of jail free card… or so she thinks. As with all things in this show, not is all as it seems. The rug is soon pulled out from under the Queen, voiced by Wanda Sykes.

Listen To Your Heart

“The Line” shows some great lessons learned, though not all of them by Harley. We get some of our greatest moments from Poison Ivy, as she deals with her struggles of dating Kite Man, voiced by Matt Oberg. My favorite moment is when they are “out” in public and Kite Man comes up with a plan to get a table sooner. They should drop her name as The Riddler did right before them. Watching the two of them figure out their relationship is bliss, as they deliver some of the most humorous moments in the episode.

Conclusion

This series has not let up with great moments. The writing continues to be humorous and keeps topping itself one episode after another. “The Line” is no exception. The animation and voice actors go hand in hand, providing quality each episode with an astounding take on beloved characters.

Harley Quinn – S1 Ep6 – You’re a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon Review

Writer: Tom Hyndman

Director: Cecilia Aranovich

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Diedrich Bader, Jason Alexander, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Christopher Meloni, Tom Kenny, Vanessa Marshall, Mark Whitten

“You’re A Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon” is a look behind the curtain into the life of Jim Gordon. This episode takes us the extra mile with not only a lesson learned gone wrong, but also hilarious stumblings along the way. The talents behind this show have pushed past all the stops for our enjoyment.

The Royal I

Harley Quinn and her gang were sure that all the work they’ve done would be noticed by the Legion of Doom. Well, at least that is what Harley had hoped. When this fails she decides to go big or go home, so they decide to rob Wayne Enterprises. Things… do not go according to plan.

Shark!

The flow of this episode is masterful. Almost every joke lands with perfect timing. Poison Ivy, voiced by Lake Bell, has some of my favorite moments as she champions her pride after rumors leak about her and Dr. Psycho, voiced by Tony Hale, being an item. Between that and the heart to heart from Harley to Batman as she hangs by her waistband… this episode is absolutely priceless.

One of the things I keep mentioning is just how great the voice cast is. Christopher Meloni, who voices Gordon, is a prime example. If I hadn’t been following the cast list and reviewing the series I would have never known it was him, and he is absolutely one of my favorite actors, due to his roles in Oz and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Between the animation team and the voice cast, it’s hard to find a thing wrong with this winning series.

Conclusion

“You’re A Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon” delivers in droves. It’s quite possibly my favorite episode to date, though I say that every week. Harley Quinn has been doing a great job of not only hooking viewers but keeping up the pace with the whole package. It has great animation, foul language, hilarious gags, and an overall wonderful story. This fan loves each character and the way they’ve been brought brilliantly to the screen. I love it when King Shark gets his moments to shine, just as I have with each member of the gang.

Harley Quinn – S1 Ep5 – Being Harley Quinn Review

Writer: Adam Stein

Director: Juan Meza-Leon

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Frankie Muniz, Jason Alexander, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Suzy Nakamura, Rhea Perlman

Who Broke Harley?

“Being Harley Quinn” starts with the gang having to deal with the threat of eviction over their heads, they must find a new lair. Harley and Ivy go out on a handful of viewings with a realtor but nothing seems to fit. It isn’t until the realtor sits down to get a feel for Harl’s personality that the fun really begins. When she’s questioned about just who she is, Harley freezes… what a question indeed, Just who is Harley Quinn? Let’s dive into this quandary!

The Imaginarium of Harley Quinn

Once she’s frozen, nothing seems to wake her. Ivy and the gang turn to Dr. Psycho for help. After a quick breath and butt clench, the gang is off to help bring Harley back. It reminds me heavily of Miss. Frizz taking the class on an exploration inside the unconscious as the gang makes their way through her mind to find Harley. When they find her she is lost in thought but knows they need to get out of there. Dr. Psycho goes to pull the reset switch when Harley goes off with Ivy still confused as to who she is.

Unfortunately, Harley breaks Psycho’s one rule as she and Ivy see a glitch in her origin memory, and she tries to touch it. This simple act creates a lockdown and causes hellacious versions of tiny tween Harleys bent on destroying the gang. Harley’s dead set on fixing her memories and figuring out just who she is, though. All the Law tropes come into play but the one that matters most is that if you die in Harley’s mind… you die in the real world. That is if Landlord Sy (Jason Alexander) and his ex-spy colleague flame Golda (Rhea Perlman) don’t succeed in flambéing the crew!

Stalking Frankie Muniz

“Being Harley Quinn” is another great episode in a line of brilliance. These episodes just keep getting better and pushing more boundaries. Just like its predecessors, this chapter had moments of hilarity and charm. One of my favorites was learning that Harley’s tweenage crush was Frankie Muniz. This leads for a gaggle of laughs as gag after gag followed that just amplified the honesty of the confession.

Conclusion

I keep waiting for something to falter or slip. For there to be just one thing about this series that I don’t like, but it hasn’t happened yet. The voice actors and the characters they play are done so well, both artistically and vocally. The jokes are great and seeing the team of foul-mouthed bandits just trying to make their way is such a joyride. To say that I’m looking forward to each episode of Harley Quinn is a huge understatement; watching this series is like getting a birthday present every week.

Harley Quinn – S1 Ep4 – Finding Mr. Right Review

Writer: Jess Dweck

Director: Juan Meza-Leon

Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Diedrich Bader, Jason Alexander, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Sean Giambrone, Natalie Morales, Jacob Tremblay, James Wolk

I Need A Nemesis

“Finding Mr Right” launches us into another day in Harley Quinn’s quest to be seen as a true villain. Her new crew in tow, she’s in search of the one thing all good villains need… a nemesis. Not just any nemesis will do either, and with this goal in mind we take a step into the rocket launcher that is all of Harley’s spontaneous plans.

Chest Hair Required

Harley and her crews have been doing their hardest to be taken seriously in Gotham as elite villains. It’s an all-consuming thought for Harley, but it seems like no matter how successfully her plans turn out, they aren’t getting any attention. Gotham has its eyes on who the Caped Crusader is fighting… so Harley puts out an ad for a nemesis. This brings King Shark, voiced by Ron Funches, to her door. He is a tech genius who tries to help get her more views, which leads to my favorite part of the episode.

Finding Mr. Right is hard as the only hit is from some part-time fling, so what does our lovely Harley do? She steals the mother-loving Batmobile! It’s been a minute since a show has caused me to literally laugh out loud, and this scene got me. What’s so perfect is how with Harley, there are no explanations required, these things just happen. It’s unknown to her though that Batman is sending Robin, voiced by Jacob Trembley, instead of going himself.

Super Special Guest

This episode has so many great moments, the laughs are there for the taking. Watching the Tawny Show unfold is worth the entire episode in itself. The banter between these characters is so fun, and watching the dynamics build between the crew is great. All the voice actors have really outdone themselves with these character translations, and the art team is absolutely great.

I fully look forward to the rest of this series and am fully on board with it being extended/renewed for a second season. It’s clear that DC have hit the nail on the head with a show like this. “Finding Mr Right” has been one of my favorite episodes so far.

Conclusion

If Harley Quinn continues the way it has, then I can’t say anything bad about it. It’s a pleasure to watch and review this show, and we’re only on episode 4. Each instalment has been a gem.