Kneel Before Pod – Crisis on Earth-X

This year’s Arrowverse crossover has been and gone so Kneel Before Pod had to contribute to the discussion. Craig and Chris take up the task of talking through this historic TV event and have a great time doing it. The conversation covers the story, evil doppelgängers, headcanon, comic book events, use of characters and a…

Crisis on Earth-X- Night 2

DC’s Crisis on Earth-X continues with our heroes separated and captured by Nazis with little hope of rescue or escape. Going into the third part the situation is grim. Oliver, Barry, Sara, Alex, Jax and Martin are stuck in an Earth-X concentration camp while Team Arrow, Cisco, Caitlin, Harry and Kara are trapped in the…

Crisis on Earth-X – Night 1

This year’s Arrowverse crossover begins with a double whammy taking place in episodes of Supergirl and Arrow. Our heroes are forced to battle the darkest parts of themselves when Nazis from another Earth attack. A crossover like this creates problems for a reviewer in terms of how to approach it. I wrestled with whether I…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 7

“Wake Up” Supergirl moves forward with Samantha’s story as Kara has to deal with the unexpected return of someone she thought was lost. Samantha has been a welcome addition to the show this year. Odette Annable is infectiously likeable and fits in well with the ever expanding cast of engaging female characters. It’s no secret…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 6

“Midvale” Supergirl deals with the Alex/Maggie break-up with a return to the girls’ childhood home in Midvale to relive their youth and work through their issues. Post break-up episodes are often a slog, especially on CW shows as characters are regularly depicted as being unrealistically broken and the whole experience can be frustratingly consumed by angst….

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 5

“Damage” Supergirl deals with the consequences of the lead bomb used to stop the Daxamite invasion in last season’s finale by putting Lena in the public firing line. Little has been said about the Daxamite invasion since it happened which is bizarre when you really think about it. A citywide alien invasion would be something…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 4

“The Faithful” Supergirl tackles religion as a cult worshipping the Girl of Steel springs up in Central City raising questions about the effect Kara has on the world. The beauty of this show is that it has been able to tackle a range of issues from the treatment of refugees to the importance of identity be…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 3

“Far from the Tree” Supergirl deals with family drama when J’Onn returns to Mars and Maggie dredges up painful memories of rejection at the hands of her father. This show has been pretty uneven in dealing with the J’Onn and his Martian past. His relationship with M’Gann last season wasn’t explored as well as it…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 2

“Triggers” Supergirl continues to deal with Kara’s grief following the loss of Mon’El as a psychic villain forces her to relive her worst fears. I was very critical of last week’s episode because of excessive angst. My main concern was the possibility that this could dominate the season and turn the show into something that’s…