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"
The first episode of CW’s new superhero series Black Lightning is titled “The Resurrection.” The new series in the Berlanti-verse distinguishes itself in many ways from the other superhero shows. One of the main ways it does so, right off the bat, is by featuring a superhero who, as the episode title might suggest, already […]Read more "CW’s Black Lightning: Premiere “The Resurrection” — 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]"
Arrow may have been the first DC Comics series on the CW, the progenitor of the Arrowverse (or Berlantiverse, if you prefer), but, for me, The Flash was the first of these shows to truly capture the feel of the DC comics I read when I was a child. There is a sense of […]Read more "Flash: Season 4 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"
When the new season of DC superhero shows premiered on the CW this fall, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was the one I was least anticipating. It’s also the one I decided I would stockpile to watch later when the other shows go on hiatus because my roster is full of so many current television […]Read more "DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3: Ep. 3.1 “Aruba-Con” – 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"