Everett Collection
Marc Bernardin
July 13, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Birds of Prey

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
10/09/02-02/19/03
performer
Dina Meyer, Ashley Scott, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Mia Sara
author
J.A. Jance
broadcaster
WB
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

Nearly six years after the show premiered on The WB to venomous hatred from comic-book fans, a startling realization rears its ugly head — Birds of Prey isn’t that bad. Yes, it played fast and loose with its origins: ”New” Gotham is completely devoid of its Dark Knight; the Huntress, once a mobster’s kid, is now the superpowered daughter of Batman and Catwoman; and Dinah Lance is a psychic teen instead of a tough-as-nails adult. But BOP is an eminently watchable crime-of-the-week diversion, made more so by Ashley Scott’s kung-fu spunk as Huntress and Dina Meyer’s maturity as the handicapped ex-Batgirl. The four-disc set boasts all 30 episodes of the animated Gotham Girls Internet series and the unaired BOP pilot — notable only for the presence of Sherilyn Fenn as Harleen Quinzel, a.k.a. Big Bad. Mia Sara, another geek goddess, replaced her. B

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