Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Teen Titans Go!: "Be Mine"

Premiered February 12, 2014

After defeating the super-villain Terra (Ashley Johnson), Raven (Tara Strong) imprisons her antagonist in alternate dimension, which also happens to be where the Teen Titans' dispose of their trash!

Six months pass and Valentine's Day arrives.  Starfire (Hynden Walch) asks Robin (Scott Menville) to be her Valentine and the Titans plan a Valentine dance party.

Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) isn't happy, because the only girl his heart beats for is Terra and he doesn't know what's happened to her.  Cyborg (Khary Payton) figures out Terra's whereabouts and Raven asks him not to tell Beast Boy.

Of course Cyborg can't keep the secret.  When Beast Boy learns of this, he lowers a rope into the "trash" dimension and rescues Terra.

However, Terra does not appreciate his efforts, she's spent her time in the garbage plotting her revenge on the Titans and especially Beast Boy.  Terra tricks him into helping her steal machinery that increases her earth-moving powers.  Raven tries to warn Beast Boy, but he's not having it.  We also learn that Raven is nursing a crush on Beast Boy.

Meanwhile, Robin is learning that being Starfire's Valentine isn't as fun as he thought it would be.

Finally, it's time for the Valentine party.

Terra attacks and threatens to ruin everyone's Valentine's Day.  Will Terra's plan succeed?  Will Beast Boy figure out that Raven has a thing for him?  Can Valentine's Day be saved by the power of song?  

RigbyMel says:

"Be Mine" makes for excellent, but not saccharine Valentine viewing.

There's teen angst and unrequited crushes.

There is love and vengeance.

Terra plots to destroy the Teen Titans while in the alternate dimension. 

There's Starfire's amusing take on the whole concept of Valentine's Day.

Starfire gives Robin an actual heart for V-day! 
There is Beast Boy in cat form, who remains (as I said in a previous review) adorable.   And he writes a LOVE SONG for Terra.   And it works!!

There are troublesome cupids and Valentine cards as well.

This all adds up to a fun superhero Valentine frolic.  If you dig Teen Titans Go!,  you will dig this installment in the series.  If you're not familiar with the show, this is a fun starting off point.   I recommend this episode for the young and the young at heart.

RigbyMel's rating:

4 Valentine hearts!!

Titans Tower with bonus lovebirds
J.A. Morris says:

I'm in general agreement with RigbyMel about "Be Mine."  It's got humor, romance, action, super-hero fights, all in under 12 minutes!

Cyborg's Valentine Jinx (a villain) is, unfortunately in police custody on Valentine's Day.
Strange it might sound, there are parts of this cartoon that most of us can identify with. We've all likely been in scenarios similar to this one, where Beast Boy's feelings for Terra are not reciprocated. And the same goes for Raven's crush on Beast Boy.

It's got plenty of roses and heart-shaped boxes too, so it makes for nice annual Valentine viewing.

And like my co-blogger said, any episode with a guitar-playing kitty singing a love song has to be good!

In addition to frequent airings on Cartoon Network, "Be Mine" is also available for streaming on iTunes and Amazon.  It can be found on a dvd titled Teen Titans Go!:Couch Crusaders and a blu-ray called Teen Titans Go!:The Complete First Season.

This is a great episode of Teen Titans Go! and is highly recommended!  I plan to watch it every February from now on!

J.A. Morris' rating:

4 Valentine hearts!