The Importance of Villainy in the Arrowverse

There’s one thing that every superhero really needs in their story, even more than powers, and that’s a villain. Not just any old villain, but a good villain. One who not only poses a credible threat, but challenges everything that makes them a hero in the first place. Of the four CW shows that make up the DCTV universe, which ones did their villains correctly?…
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Is A Cure Ever Going To Be Viable For iZombie?

iZombie has been one of my surprise favourite shows since it first premièred three years ago, consistently well-written, funny and incredibly charming. Featuring a murder-solving zombie (seriously, just watch it), the idea of a cure for Liv Moore and the other zombies of Seattle has always been the series’ most prominent driving force and always promised to be a game changing discovery.…
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The Flash and Supergirl Are Utterly Charming In “Duet”

The Flash and Supergirl are two things that need to come together more often. And if “Duet” proves anything, it’s that when you have a cast made up of musically talented actors, you bend reality itself to give them an opportunity to sing. Fortunately, doing so provided us with one of the most delightful episodes of the series, as theA Flash and Supergirl are forced to sing their way out of a magical coma.…
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Tackling Alien Immigration and Character Conflict, An Intense Supergirl Flies High

The introduction of the immigration topic through the use of aliens has been one of the more interesting threads of Supergirl‘s second season and that conversation comes to the forefront in last night’s “Exodus”, which couldn’t have been more interestingly timed if they’d tried. With actual character conflict and consequences, this makes for one of the season’s strongest episodes so far.…
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The Flash And A Messy Relationship With Time Travel

At this point, it’s hard to imagine The Flash without time travel. So much of its three seasons have revolved around the concept, with the whole series actually instigated by the Reverse-Flash’s temporal machinations. The first half of this current season was motivated entirely by the consequences of Flashpoint and with time travel mostly beaten to death as a plot point by now, Barry’s accidental trip to the future at first seemed like more of the same.…
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Please Like Me‘s Finale is Painfully Raw But Kind Of Perfect

Last month, Josh Thomas confirmed that the recently aired Season 4 would be the final outing for Australian comedy Please Like Me, which Thomas both wrote and starred in. I only discovered the show last week and it took me only a week to finish. Similar to shows like You’re the Worst and Bojack Horseman, Please Like Me managed to be both hilarious as well as a devastating drama.…
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Leviathan Wakes Concludes as Caliban’s War Begins On The Expanse

An interesting surprise of The Expanse was the choice to spread original book Leviathan Wakes over two seasons instead of one. The usual expectation in a book to television adaptation would be one season per book, similar to the first few seasons of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t until last week’s “Home” and yesterday’s “Paradigm Shift” that we saw the effective conclusion of Leviathan Wakes and the beginning of Caliban’s War.…
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Prometheus Is Finally Revealed On An Excellent Arrow

Arrow‘s fifth season has been a massive improvement over last year’s much more divisive entry, focusing more on the street level stories that grounded Arrow‘s early seasons. But when your major antagonist of the year wears a mask, it’s inevitable that most of the season’s questions are going to revolve around the identity of the person beneath said mask.…
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A Trip To Gorilla City and Back is The Flash At Its Most Gloriously Comic Book-y

The Flash has always been at its best when it goes all out and wears its comic book trappings most proudly. The heavier arcs are fine and all, but The Flash is so much better at being fun than it is at being serious. Grodd’s episodes in particular have always been a highlight, so it’s no surprise that “Attack on Gorilla City” and “Attack on Central City” make for a mostly very entertaining arc.…
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Powerless Might Actually Turn Out Okay

DC hasn’t done too shabby when it comes to its TV presence. Arrow has spawned two spin-offs, Supergirl is a wonderful thing, Gotham is a crazy thing, Constantine is set to return from the grave and Black Lightning is on its way. NBC’s Powerless is the latest in this long line, but stands out as the first straight up sitcom.…
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