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"
Now I’m current on the CW show iZombie. I just finished watching the third season on Netflix, with no further episodes to watch until Season 4 begins. Next year, I’d imagine. This season, only thirteen episodes, was more of what I’ve come to expect from promising-young-surgeon-turned-zombie-medical-examiner Liv Moore and her friends. Murder-of-the-week solved when Liv […]Read more "iZombie: Season 3: a review"
The second season of iZombie was a lot of fun to watch. This post is full of SPOILERS. You have been warned. The season opens with the fallout from the freshman season. Liv’s mother and brother are both upset with her because she wouldn’t donate her Type O-Negative blood to save her brother after the […]Read more "iZombie: Season 2: a review"
The television series iZombie has always been advertised heavily on the DC superhero shows I like to watch. So, I was aware of its existence. I just never felt compelled to watch it. Let me explain. When I saw the earliest commercials, I dismissed the show as an attempt to capitalize on the mega-hit that […]Read more "iZombie: Season 1: — 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"