I wrote a review of Season 6 of Arrow way back in May 2018. I said then that the series was doing an incomplete job of keeping my interest and announced I was stepping away from it for a while. Absence making the heart grow fonder, and all that. Which is what I did, not […]Read more "Arrow: Seasons 7 & 8 — a review"
I haven’t been watching Arrow this season, except for this year’s crossover event, but I’m still a steady viewer of The Flash and Supergirl. For whatever reasons, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was left out of the crossover this year. Perhaps that series is on shaky ground, renewal-wise: I really don’t know. I stopped watching the […]Read more "DC Comics on The CW: Elseworlds Crossover Event (2018)"
Arrow started what’s become to be known as the Arrowverse, or, alternately, the Berlantiverse. I’ve been a fan from the first season, when Oliver Queen was using the list created by his father to save his city (which was Starling City then; now Star City). It’s not a coincidence that I’m still watching […]Read more "Arrow: Season 6 – a review"
I’ve had misgivings about this season of Arrow since the premiere, and the midseason finale episode 6.9 “Irreconcilable Differences” has done little to set my mind at ease. In my review of Episode 6.1 “Fallout,” I complained about false drama, including false cliffhangers, and what seemed to me to be generally sloppy writing. Thea was […]Read more "Arrow Season 6 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
I just watched the two-day, four-episode crossover CW event called Crisis on Earth-X. I’ve remained a current viewer on all of the DC Comics shows on the CW except for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which I haven’t been watching since the season premiere. I have all the episodes on my DVR and will probably […]Read more "Crisis on Earth-X (Parts 1 through 4) – a review"
There is a TV trope called the “Pseudo Crisis.” It’s usually a cliffhanger leading into a commercial break that is easily resolved following the delivered info on how to brighten our colors and whiten our teeth. It’s a cheap manipulative device meant to keep us watching whatever we’re watching. Done too often, it loses its […]Read more "Arrow: Season 6 premiere “Fallout” — a review"
I’m here to talk about the DC Comics shows on the CW, all four of which recently wrapped their seasons. You know, in these CW shows, they never use the word superhero, even though, as I understand it, both DC and Marvel share a trademark on the word. Instead, humans with powers are referred to […]Read more "DC on CW: end of season wrap-up"