"Final Exam" was a pretty good first (aired) episode for Teen Titans. It showed good characterization for everyone: Raven, Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Starfire. Though each was limited, that's what you get when you have five people on a show. You can't get around that. Later will be more character focused episodes and the show will begin to take shape.
The animation was, while not as spiffy as Justice League looks on the screen at first, was definately good and it worked for the show. It seemed to integrate better than JL's does with the show. I really don't know how to explain that one.
The voice acting was great. I wasn't really expecting that. Robin's voice will take some use to considering this is the same man who played Andy French's kid brother in MISSION HILL. (Yes, the voice was familar for a reason, folks. )
While the plot was pretty good, it was kind of hard to follow at points, though the action scenes were pretty good.
A few flaws though, such as Robin kinda appearing out of nowhere at the end. Didn't really make much sense to me.
Also, the kid was...horrible. He said too many "kiddy" zing words like crud or snot. Oh yes, and mega crud. If I don't hear that again on the show, it will be too soon.
This is definately a fun show and not for people who want another BTAS (not gonna happen) or the exact same premise as Justice League ( ), so you pretty much have to take it as it is, and as I took it, it was pretty good and it has a good future.
"Leaping Lanny and Randy Savage are brothers, and Randy Savage, your name is Randy Poffo. THAT'S RIGHT, RANDY POFFO. You're ashamed of going around calling yourself Poffo so you probably got the name Savage because you're ashamed of putting yourself on the same level as your brother because he is much better than you are. YOUR BROTHER IS A HUMAN BEING. YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A SCUMBAG. THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE; YOU'RE A DOG. YOUR NAME IS POFFO." - Ronnie Garvin to Randy Savage, ICW Wrestling, 1980.