GEEK OUT! SUPERHERO TV FARE 221016

Supergirl -- "The Last Children of Krypton" -- Image SPG202b_0069 -- Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Clark/Superman and Melissa Benoist Kara/Supergirl -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Supergirl — “The Last Children of Krypton” — Image SPG202b_0069 — Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Clark/Superman and Melissa Benoist Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Spoilers, doh!

SUPERGIRL SEASON TWO EPISODE TWO

Supergirl -- "The Last Children of Krypton" -- Image SPG202b_0268 -- Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Clark/Superman, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, and Melissa Benoist Kara/Supergirl -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Supergirl — “The Last Children of Krypton” — Image SPG202b_0268 — Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Clark/Superman, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, and Melissa Benoist Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

“LAST CHILDREN OF KRYPTON”

If you want your superhero tales to be campy and cartoony then Supergirl is the series for you. For all the Zack Snyder haters out there who insist that the only way to present the Man of Steel is the Chris Reeve model then, the first couple of minutes of this episode would satisfy you no end.

For the rest of us, who believe that superheroes can be realistic, dramatic and meaningful (read the comics dammit!) – in its own context – it was excruciatingly lame. To suggest that Tyler Hoechlin is a better Superman than Henry Cavill (as some deluded commentators have already stated) is ludicrous – they are DIFFERENT presentations of Superman and your enjoyment (or lack of) will depend on what your perspective on superheroes are (see above).

Well, so CADMUS and Metallo(s) come into play as the principal baddies and it’s all rather one-dimensional. As usual, logic is thrown out of the window in the fight sequences but hey, it’s only a campy superhero show so nobody is supposed to give a fuck.

What’s more important, it seems, are the soap opera elements – Kara feeling the loss of Clark and the impending departure of Cat. Kara feeling depressed over the changes in her life. Yada yada yada. All of which will impress the young hipster audience that the show is targeting.

And what about Mon-El? Well, he wakes up at the end and inevitably chokes Supergirl? Why does that ALWAYS happen?

Full info at IMDB

THE FLASH SEASON THREE EPISODE THREE

The Flash -- "Magenta" -- Image: FLA303b_0223b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Joey King as Frankie Kane and Tom Felton as Julian Albert -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash — “Magenta” — Image: FLA303b_0223b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Joey King as Frankie Kane and Tom Felton as Julian Albert — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

“MAGENTA”

The whole problem about The Flash is that increasingly it is all about characters making bad decisions. Rather inexplicably at times.

Barry Allen is of course the absolute king of bad decisions and now his disease is spreading to his potential sidekick Wally West and perennial lame parent Harrison Wells.

Which is bad enough, if not for the fact that Magenta is just one of the lamest Flash villains so far. A whiny teenager suffering from parental abuse with her powers coming from a split personality? Doesn’t quite work and it’s not helped when her powers are ill-defined and unlimited – how was she able to levitate a entire ship so effortlessly, without any training whatsoever?

Yes I understand that this is Silver Age super heroics at work here but please do not insult the intelligence of your viewers.

The quality of this series is deteriorating fast!

https://youtu.be/XOo0gol-l6o

Full info at IMDB

ARROW SEASON FIVE EPISODE THREE

Arrow -- "A Matter Of Trust" -- Image AR503B_0306b.jpg --- Pictured: Stephen Amell as Green Arrow -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Arrow — “A Matter Of Trust” — Image AR503B_0306b.jpg — Pictured: Stephen Amell as Green Arrow — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

“A MATTER OF TRUST”

Again, like in most CW superhero series, the superhero aspect of the stories make no sense and not taken seriously. So baddie Samson falls into a vat of chemicals and gains super-powers? Now, that’s convenient – and all he has to do is conveniently replicate the chemical combinations and we get instant super-powered criminals? Absurd.

As for Team Arrow, still not convinced by this bunch of third-rate characters – talk about scraping the bottom. And Ragman? Again, no explanations whatsoever.

Very close to giving up on this turd. Wait and see.

https://youtu.be/YXbvj5d4fTc

Full info at IMDB

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW SEASON TWO EPISODE TWO

DC's Legends of Tomorrow --"The Justice Society of America"-- Image LGN202b_0207.jpg -- Pictured: (L-R): Sarah Grey as Stargirl, Kwesi Ameyaw as Dr. Mid-Nite, Patrick J. Adams as Hourman, Dan Payne as Obsidian, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen and Matthew MacCaull as Commander Steel -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow –“The Justice Society of America”– Image LGN202b_0207.jpg — Pictured: (L-R): Sarah Grey as Stargirl, Kwesi Ameyaw as Dr. Mid-Nite, Patrick J. Adams as Hourman, Dan Payne as Obsidian, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen and Matthew MacCaull as Commander Steel — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

“THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA”

So… we are given to understand that after FOUR seasons of Arrow and TWO seasons of The Flash, nobody bothered to mention the existence of The JSA during World War II? Ludicrous.

See what we mean about sloppy writing? No respect for the medium whatsoever.

And… when we do finally get the JSA, they are portrayed as a bunch of arrogant assholes and come across as anything but people from a different era. Bad writing and bad acting. Ugh.

The problem is that the characters and actors of the so-called Legends still do not warrant a series built around them. And Ray Palmer/Atom is simply embarrassing. Oh did we also mention that cringeworthy interaction between Commander Steel and his grandson. Ew.

Make it stop.

Full info at IMDB

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