The Flash – Season 4 Episode 9

“Don’t Run” The Flash wraps up for midseason with some Christmas cheer and a double kidnapping for the team to deal with. I’ve frequently pointed out that this show doesn’t make the best use of characters not named Barry Allen -though it often doesn’t make the best use of characters who are named Barry Allen-…

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…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 7

“Therefore I Am” The Flash offers a look into the backstory of this season’s villain, Clifford DeVoe aka the Thinker and suggests how big a threat he is to Team Flash. Last week’s episode may have been more or less a dud but it did have an effective cliffhanger that set up the beginning of…

The Flash – Season 1 Episode 6

“When Harry Met Harry…” The Flash deals with Barry training the latest addition to the team when another Bus Meta makes their presence felt in Central City. Barry has found a new project in Ralph Dibny. He has taken it upon himself to turn an arrogant, self obsessed chauvinist into a hero and it’s an uphill…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 5

“Girls Night Out” The Flash brings the female characters into focus as the budding newly-weds go on their bachelor/bachelorette parties. This show has always had a bit of a woman problem in terms of how the female characters are handled and this episode highlights this while attempting to address it. Iris’ Bachelorette party is hilariously…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 4

“Elongated Journey Into Night” The Flash introduces another DC Comics hero as Cisco is forced to deal with the unexpected arrival of Gypsy’s disapproving father. A character like the Elongated Man might present a problem for a TV show as he’s conceptually a ridiculous character so the possibility of an episode featuring him being a…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 3

“Luck Be a Lady” The Flash introduces a Metahuman able to change her fortune by directing her bad luck onto others and misfortune induced hilarity ensues. As Barry grows more powerful it’s increasingly more difficult to find villains who can challenge him. Being the fastest man alive means that it’s very difficult for an antagonist…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 2

“Mixed Signals” The Flash starts to establish its new status quo as a tech based villain starts attacking people in Central City. One of the promises that came with this season was that The Flash as a show was going to lighten up. Last season was consumed by dark and angsty storytelling so the producers…