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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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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Supergirl Was The Show 2016 Needed

For the show’s second season, Supergirl moved to The CW to join the rest of the Arrowverse and that meant a lot of changes, noticeably the loss of Callista Flockheart’s Cat Grant. I’ve made no secret of my love for Melissa Benoist’s superhero before but so far this season, Supergirl has been a bright spot in the world, unafraid to push forwards in ways that have never been so important.…
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Why It’s a Great Time to Catch Up On iZombie

This week iZombie closed out its second season on The CW with a finale that was all at once hilarious, brutal, emotional and balls-to-the-walls insane. The show was recently renewed for a third season so, if you haven’t yet, it’s worth diving in to this underrated gem of a show. If you have yet to catch an episode, iZombie follows medical examiner Liv Moore (Rose McIver), a zombie who has to eat brains to remain appearing human and in the process takes on the the traits and personalities of the deceased, as well as gaining access to their memories.…
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