Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom! In the series premiere, Harley Quinn is fed up being the Joker’s sidekick and strikes out on her own — determined to become the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City.
Creator: Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey
Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Tony Hale
Where to Watch: HBO Max
Review: The series does a great job in proving something that all us Harley fans have known since her inception: Harley Quinn is much more than her relationship with Joker. This foul-mouthed, exceedingly violent series looks like an old-fashioned Saturday-morning cartoon, but it quickly sets about sending up superhero shows, romantic comedies, male chauvinism and anything else. As you wind through the 26 episodes spread across two seasons, you’ll find yourself investing emotionally in the arcs of Batman-verse characters that you’ve never before imagined caring about.
Verdict: Worth the Popcorn