The Flash – Season 5 Episode 2

“Blocked” The Flash continues its fifth season with Barry trying to train Nora and Cisco struggling to get over Gypsy. I’ll start with the Cisco plot just to get it out of the way. Last week’s episode began to course correct some of the more problematic elements but some of the lingering issues still existed….

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 1

“Nora” The Flash returns for a fifth season with a new cast member who brings her own unique problems to the show. Readers of this site will know that I considered last season to be particularly weak for this show. I won’t repeat the various issues that I had but sufficed to say I considered…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 18

“The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow closes off season 3 with a visit to the Old West and a final showdown against the newly released Mallus. Last week finally revealed the true form of Mallus and it was a little bit of a disappointment to have the villain of the…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 17

“Guest Starring John Noble” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow raises the stakes as Mallus is closer than ever to achieving freedom from his magical prison. Last week‘s episode resulted in a loss of momentum for the season by delivering an episode so divorced from the main plot that it felt like filler. With only one episode…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 16

“I, Ava” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow reveals the truth about Ava as Zari is tasked with helping Mick learn to control the Fire Totem. The mystery of Ava is a relatively recent thing thanks to a cryptic remark by Rip revealing that there is a truth to be uncovered. This is combined with unnecessary angst…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 15

“Necromancing the Stone” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow revisits the threat of Mallus when he uses his influence to turn one of their own against them. Sara’s duality and inner conflict has been a big part of this season. The circumstances surrounding her resurrection make her attuned to more mystical problems and Mallus is able to…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 14

“Amazing Grace” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow heads to Memphis in 1954 to save Rock and Roll by helping Elvis Presley get his groove back. It was only a matter of time before this show introduced its version of Elvis Presley. Historical figures have been pretty well handled in the past such as George Lucas and…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 13

“No Country for Old Dads” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow explores the dysfunctional father/daughter relationship between Damien and Nora Darhk as the team work to rescue Ray. This show could be described as the “silly one” in the context of the other CW DC Superhero TV shows; not to be confused with The Flash which is…

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 12

“The Curse of the Earth Totem” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow heads to the Bahamas in 1717 on a mission to retrieve the Earth Totem from the notorious Pirate, Blackbeard. I’ll start this off by saying that I am not a fan of Pirates. It’s not something I can easily rationalise but they just don’t interest…