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6 Thoughts on the Latest Seasons of Arrow and The Flash

Superheroes shows on The CW network are growing by leaps and bounds! Arrow is four seasons deep, The Flash was back for a second, and now they’ve doubled in size, with Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl joining the fray. Who could have guessed that this is where we would be?

And I never could have guessed how disinterested I would be…

Whoda thunkit?

Harsh words, I know. As recently as last year, I was still totally plugged into the Arrowverse and everything this whole enterprise had to offer. But something has happened in the past year. Something has changed. I used to do annual reviews of each show individually, but I’ve decided to cram my takes on Arrow and The Flash together into one List because that’s all I need. Because these seasons…I dunno. Something has most definitely changed…

Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the Arrowverse these days.

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It’s Happening! Flash and Supergirl Will Crossover!

Announced today by all parties involved, The Flash TV show will crossover in March with the Supergirl TV show, even though they’re on different networks. Fortunately, they’re both executive produced by the same guys, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and they somehow made this happen! Seeing as how the Arrow/Flash crossovers have been ratings bonanzas, the people at CBS were apparently willing to play ball.

This is great news!

Courtesy of that one, single time their comic books crossed over

Who knows what this will mean for continuity, but who the heck cares? We can iron out those details later! All that matters is that nerd love and general world awesomeness made this happen, and we’ll get to see more crossovers! I love these things. All the Arrow/Flash crossovers have been great. And there’s going to be legit excitement to see Supergirl meet the Flash. It’s that palpable, geeky energy that made The Avengers movie so much fun.

See, universe? We can have nice things.

Though now I’m going to have to go back and catch up on Supergirl


The Flash’s Secret, Illegal Prison Has Gone Too Far

I don’t talk much about TV shows while they’re in progress, usually saving that for some end-of-season wrap-ups. But after the last two episodes of The Flash, I can’t stay silent any longer! The Flash and his allies, the supposed heroes of the show, are keeping a secret, illegal prison in their basement and holding multiple American citizens against their will with no due process at all.

The Flash likes to gloat

This is nothing new. This has been the status quo since early in Season 1, when they captured their first metahuman and didn’t know what else to do with him. They panicked, came up with this prison idea, and have just been rolling with it. That’s bad enough.

But now they’ve gone too far. Join me after the jump! SPOILERS for the last few episodes of The Flash.

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Legends of Tomorrow Looks Pretty Badass

Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on Jan. 21, continuing the conquest of The CW with DC superheroes! I’m a little hesitant about this series, but damn if that trailer doesn’t look all manner of awesome. Can you believe we’re going to get a TV show starring Hawkman and the Atom? Granted, it’s in the same year that we’ll get a movie starring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. I guess 2016 is really going to be DC’s make or break year!


Robot Chicken meets the Flash and Arrow

Words cannot express the beauty of Robot Chicken and DC Comics. After numerous crossover specials, it was only a matter of time before Robot Chicken lampooned two of DC’s best television series. Enjoy!

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