Since it’s past Christmas and we’re all broke from buying gifts, maybe buying comic books aren’t an option right now. Good thing about digital television shows is that they are inexpensive. So instead of the normal five comic book arcs or books, how about I give you the top episodes of one of the greatest cartoons of all time. Batman: The Animated Series.
5. “Christmas with the Joker”
The Joker escapes from Arkham (again) and kidnaps some of Gotham’s finest for a television show. It’s the Joker being the Joker. Enjoy.
Reason to Watch: This episode is a classic. It’s the usual Joker with all of his jokes, plans, and gadgets.
4. “Almost Got ‘Im”
A bunch of Batman’s villains spend the episode telling their best story about how they almost caught Batman. Great seeing the villains just be normal. Well, normal for a group of metahumans and criminals.
Reason to Watch: A personal favorite. Absolutely hilarious and well written.
3. “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”
From Edwards Nygma to The Riddler. Nygma is a jerk of a person and watching Batman take him out is great.
Reason to Watch: It’s always great to see how villains become who they become.
2. “Heart of Ice”
Another origin story. This time it’s Mr. Freeze. The episode gets very deep. You won’t help but feel bad for Mr. Freeze.
Reason to Watch: While Mr. Freeze may be a criminal, is he really evil? Watch this episode and decide for yourself.
1. “Joker’s Favor”
Extremely funny episode.
Reason to Watch: A guy fed up with being picked on curses out the next person that cuts him off on the highway. And it just happens to be Joker.