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]"
Supergirl Episode 3.9 “Reign” was a great episode to watch before the midseason break. It even ends with a cliffhanger following the first battle between Supergirl and Reign, a battle that was more than slightly reminiscent of Superman’s battle with Doomsday that led to all the Death of Superman hoopla all those years ago. […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 3 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"
Let’s all just admit it. We knew Barry Allen would be back in Central City after his moment of self-sacrifice at the end of Season 3, when he went into the Speed Force to save the universe, or somesuch thing. We even suspected that he would be back by the first episode of the […]Read more "The Flash Season 4 premiere: Ep. 4.1 “The Flash Reborn” — 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"
Kara Danvers was mostly missing from the first episode of Supergirl: Season 3, “Girl of Steel.” And that’s what made this premiere just okay for me. Not bad, certainly, but a little bit lackluster for my tastes. Supergirl was very present. Omnipresent, in fact. Kicking ass and taking names. We find out that the crime […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 3 premiere “Girl of Steel” — 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"