Static Shock

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2000
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.3  (6,909)

Static Shock is a fun, entertaining and action-packed animated series that aired on The WB from 2000 to 2004. The show follows the story of Virgil Hawkins, a high school student who gains electromagnetic powers after being exposed to a strange gas. Virgil uses his powers to fight crime and protect his community, which is plagued by gang violence and other social problems.

The show is notable for its diverse cast of characters and for tackling serious issues such as racism, bullying, and poverty. It also features several crossovers with other popular DC Comics characters, including Batman, Superman, and the Justice League.

At the heart of the show is Virgil Hawkins, played by the talented Phil LaMarr. Virgil is a smart and likable teenager who struggles to balance his superhero duties with his schoolwork and personal life. He is joined by his best friend Richie Foley (Jason Marsden), a tech-savvy whiz kid who helps Virgil develop and control his powers. Together, the two friends fight villains, solve mysteries, and learn important life lessons.

Other notable characters in the show include Frieda Goren (Danica McKellar), a close friend of Virgil's who has a crush on him; Robert Hawkins (Kevin Michael Richardson), Virgil's overprotective and caring father; and Sharon Hawkins (Michele Morgan), Virgil's older sister who works as a high school counselor.

One of the unique aspects of Static Shock is its portrayal of a predominantly African-American community. The show is set in the fictional city of Dakota, which is loosely based on Detroit. Many of the characters are African-American or Latino, and the show explores issues of race and identity in a thoughtful and nuanced way. For example, in one episode, Virgil is falsely accused of stealing by a white store owner, which prompts a larger discussion about racial profiling and discrimination.

Despite tackling serious issues, Static Shock is also a lot of fun to watch. The show features exciting action sequences and impressive animation, particularly when depicting Virgil's powers. The show also has a catchy theme song, which was performed by rapper Lil' Romeo.

In addition to its core cast of characters, the show also features a range of memorable villains. These include Ebon, a former friend of Virgil's who also gains powers and becomes a criminal mastermind; Hotstreak, a pyromaniac who can control fire; and Specs and Trapper, two tech-savvy thieves who are always devising new schemes. The show's villains often have interesting backstories and motivations, which makes them more than just one-dimensional bad guys.

Finally, one of the strengths of Static Shock is its willingness to embrace DC Comics lore. The show features numerous cameos and crossovers with other DC Comics characters, including Batman, Superman, and the Justice League. These appearances are always fun and provide a sense of continuity with the larger DC Comics universe.

Overall, Static Shock is a fantastic animated series that is well worth watching. It's a smart, entertaining, and action-packed show that is filled with memorable characters and thought-provoking themes. Whether you're a fan of DC Comics or just looking for a fun superhero show to watch, Static Shock is definitely worth checking out.

Static Shock is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (54 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2000.

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Power Outage
13. Power Outage
May 22, 2004
Dr. Todd has been spraying a bang baby cure all over town. Now every bang baby in Dakota, including Static and Gear, are being turned back to normal. It looks like everything will return to how it was before the Big Bang. Ebon isn't happy about it, so he and Hotstreak are planing to steal the last of the bang baby gas to restore their powers. Static and Gear have to stop him before they create a second Big Bang.
12. Kidnapped
May 15, 2004
When an ex-employee of Alva Industries wants her project, that's locked away there, back, she finds out Static's secret identity. She then kidnaps his dad, and forcing him to steal the equipment back.
Wet and Wild
11. Wet and Wild
May 8, 2004
Static and Gear stop Hotstreak and Aqua-Marie in their latest crime. Hotstreak abandons her, so a scientist, Dr. Todd, offers her a chance to be normal again. When Hotstreak ruins her chances to be normal, Aqua-Marie becomes angry and could flood all of Dakota. Static and Gear have to help her return to normal or the city is history.
10. Linked
May 1, 2004
Dule Jones a college football star who was drafted into the NFL. Chainlink, a bang baby, black mails him. Looks like Static and Gear will have to help out Dule.
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
9. Where the Rubber Meets the Road
March 27, 2004
Rubberband Man has dyslexia and it is effecting his super hero career. He failed to stop Tarmack, as he got away with a very dangerous fusion engine of Alva. Static finds out he tries to give are friend so encouragement. Will that be enough when Rubberband Man has to stop the fusion engine before it explodes?
Now You See Him ...
8. Now You See Him ...
March 13, 2004
Static and Gear have to stop a villain called Speedwarp he has super speed.Mean while Virgil ask daisy out to on a date to B2K concert. Speedwrap may have other plans in mind. Can Static and Gear stop him?
Hoop Squad
7. Hoop Squad
February 28, 2004
Static works with "The Hoop Squad", a team of superheroes composed of NBA players, to stop a mad scientist, who has captured Gear.
No Man's an Island
6. No Man's an Island
February 21, 2004
When Static stops Hotstreak from stealing a car, a mysterious group kidnaps them. Can Static and Hotstreak work together to escape?
Army of Darkness
5. Army of Darkness
February 14, 2004
Static runs into a group of Bang Baby's robbing a bank. They defeat him, and go back to their lair. It is then revealed that they are working for Ebon. Once they are robbing another bank, Gale stops Ebon from finishing Static off. So she runs away and works with Static and Gear. But once she reveals Ebon's plan, they really are going to need her help.
Fallen Hero
4. Fallen Hero
February 7, 2004
The Green Lantern becomes public enemy #1 after he robs a bank. Virgil doesn't believe he went bad, so he tries to talk some sense into Green Lantern. But when he attacks Virgil, he gives up hope. But is there more to it than meets the eye?
Out of Africa
3. Out of Africa
January 31, 2004
Anansi comes to Dakota, and is looking for a magic spider that is the source of his powers, but his enemy Osebo is also after the magical spider. Static and Gear have to help Anansi get the spider or he may lose his powers.
2. She-Back!
January 24, 2004
Shebang returns, and the Madelyn teams up with Ebon,Hotstreak,and Talon to take Static out once and for all.
Future Shock
1. Future Shock
January 17, 2004
After stopping a criminal Timecode, with the help of Batman and Robin, they take his time-machine back to the Bat Cave. But when it malfunctions, Static is pulled into it, and taken to the future, in the Batman Beyond time period. There is when he must relunctantly work with Terry McGinnis (a.k.a. Batman II) to save Static's future-self from the Kobra Organization.
Where to Watch Static Shock
Static Shock is available for streaming on the The WB website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Static Shock on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, DC Universe, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (6,909)