Thoughts about how the various superhero TV shows did this week. Spoilers, duh!
Agent Carter 204
Pick of the bunch this week! With a female lead and antagonist, Agent Carter manages to highlight the feminine dilemma astutely through the contrasting lives of Peggy Carter and Whitney Frost, especially during the 1940s.
Most of the men are portrayed as selfish buffoons and Jarvis, her sidekick is basically incompetent but in a comedic way.
What a turn up for the books! Essential.
A jam-packed episode – which included the returns of Roy Harper, Nyssa, Katanna and even Shado (sort of) – and the introduction of new villain, The Calculator, who just happens to be the father of Felicity Smoak!
Speaking of wheelchair bound Felicity, this is the episode where despite being named OverWatch, is still actually…. Oracle.
Felicity in a costume, say it isn’t so!
The Flash 211
One of the worst episodes of The Flash ever. Lame villain – Tar Pit? And the manner in which Tar Pit (*ugh*) was defeated? Equally pathetic.
Only plus? The cameo of Zoom – who really needs to do more to justify being the big bad of The Flash.
After last week’s high (with the Reverse-Flash), this was a hard and painful comedown.
A poor episode, sad to report. We find out that Max Lord has genetically engineered a Supergirl doppelgänger – how is that even possible? Implausible in the context of the universe the writers have built up.
Worse still, the doppelgänger is a version of Bizarro. But only superficially – what a cop out!
On the Kara side of things, she breaks up with Adam and loses her close relationship with Cat as a result. BUT Jimmy Olsen admits to Bizarro that he loves Kara/Supergirl. Awwww.
Legends of Tomorrow 103
From bad to worse, our intrepid gang of time travellers are still in 1975, trying their damnedest to stop Vandal Savage and they do, after a fashion, but of course, Savage will rise up again.
That’s one of the problems of the series, the same boring villain every single episode. A serious flaw.
Still finding the entire team unlikable. The whole premise is falling apart. Sigh.
… still there’s more …