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"
“Know Thyself,” Socrates is supposed to have said. According to Plato, I guess. Or maybe it was Xenophon. In either case, the quote is older than Socrates himself. It was inscribed on the frontispiece of the Temple of Delphi. It has also been attributed to Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and Solon, among esteemed others, including the god […]Read more "Socratic Dictums (from Socrates to Superheroes)"
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)"
I tend to set rules for myself and then feel uncomfortable when I don’t follow them. Sometimes, I’m not even aware that I’ve set rules in place at all. For instance, it seems that, as a general rule, I don’t read much about the television shows that I watch. At least not during the season. […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 4 Premiere “American Alien” — a review"
Maybe time travel was always the bane of Barry Allen’s existence. I remember a lot of time travel stories from the comic books when I was a kid, back when the Flash had to use a treadmill to time travel and Carmine Infantino was the quintessential Flash artist. Maybe some of the stories involved Barry […]Read more "The Flash: Season Five Premiere Episode “Nora” — a review"
The television series with the longest episode titles known to man (which still aren’t as long as my own 15-Minute Force titles) has returned for a second season. I liked the first season of Black Lightning. Specifically, I liked that it featured a middle-aged superhero, who happens to be black. I also liked the cast […]Read more "Black Lightning: Season 2 Premiere Episode, “The Book of Consequences-Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies” — a review"
It’s no big secret that Supergirl is one of my two favorite DC superhero shows on the CW. The other is The Flash, of course. The two series share some common traits. Their titular heroes are, by and large, positive-minded and classically heroic, in the comic book sense of the word “hero.” And they are […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 3 — a review"
In a television season in which I find myself thinking that I might be too critical of everything that I’m watching (as if I were a true critic: Egads!), I find that I have truly enjoyed Season 4 of The Flash. The whole Savitar thing was a misstep for me, I’ll admit. So, it was […]Read more "The Flash: Season 4 – review"
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"
Right off the bat, let me say that Black Lightning has been renewed for a second season, and that I, for one, am happy about it. I described my feelings about this series in my review of the premiere. And nothing much has changed in the interim. First seasons can be difficult. I am […]Read more "Black Lightning: Season One — a review"