Review by Camden Ferrell
DC’s animated series, Harley Quinn, stands out among a sea of comic book content by being unapologetically raunchy and goofy. Since 2019, audiences have watched the explicit, gory, and crass antics of one of DC’s most beloved characters. Season 4, which comes out imminently, is no different. Thanks to another round of outrageous and hilarious episodes, paired with more great voice acting, this newest season proves that the show is not running out of steam anytime soon.
Spoilers for season 3, but Harley is a good guy now, and she is the newest member of the Bat-family. However, this major life change doesn’t come without some adjustments. Harley and Poison Ivy are still madly in love, but their individual paths of life lead to complications both serious and comedic. Fans can expect more engaging storylines for this ensemble to embark on with enjoyable results.
This is a show that I believe excels due to its consistency. From its very first episode, this show has had reliable humor and dialogue that made it fun to watch. This season doesn’t stray from that tried and tested format, and it doesn’t need to. These characters are still hilarious to watch, and this season provides more raunchy jokes and dialogue to help push its narrative along. Obviously, there are some swings and misses, but you can always rely on each episode to have its fair share of laughs.
The voice cast has always been one of the most appealing aspects of the show, and they’re all still delivering immensely with this. Kaye Cuoco reprises her role as Harley Quinn, and I still can’t imagine anybody else playing her in an animated show. She embodies her perfectly, and really brings the character to life. Lake Bell also excels as Poison Ivy as usual, and she always plays well off Cuoco’s performance. As usual, this show features an extensive cast, all of whom bring their own personality into this unique group of DC characters.
These episodes have some great narrative choices to keep viewers guessing, and it’s great to see Harley adjust to her new role and new life. The Bat-family is an interesting new change to the status quo of the show, and it gives the show plenty of new material to explore. In addition to the fun stories being told, fans can also look forward to the usual helping of sex and blood galore, and I’d even say this might be their raunchiest season thus far.
Harley Quinn continues its hot streak with a quickly paced fourth season that is as reliable as ever. Never amazing but never bad, this season will please its fans and hopefully encourage newcomers to start the series. You can expect plenty of adult-oriented entertainment to accompany your helping of comic book adjacent media with this show.
Harley Quinn season 4 is streaming July 27 on Max. Nine out of ten episodes have been reviewed.