Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 2

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“S.T.R.I.P.E.” Stargirl concludes its two-part opening, seeing our nascent heroine Courtney begin to find her place in her new town, face her first challenge, and decides for herself what it means to be a hero. The pilot episode of Stargirl cut things off mid-scene, right as Pat appeared to Courtney in his S.T.R.I.P.E. armour, and…

Stargirl – Season 1 Episode 1

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“Pilot” The first new Arrowverse show post-“Crisis On Infinite Earths“ technically isn’t yet a part of it as it takes place on Earth-2, one planet in the rebuilt multiverse that the residents of the newly minted Earth-Prime mistakenly believe no longer exists, but things will probably get linked back up sooner or later. We follow…

Countdown to Crisis: Kingdom Come

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You’ll probably be aware by now that three versions of Superman will grace our screens in the Arrowverse’s upcoming uber-crossover Crisis On Infinite Earths. The most recent incarnation, Tyler Hoechlin’s Clark from the current Supergirl series, will be most familiar to viewers, while the second, played by Tom Welling, originated in the young Superman chronicle…

Batwoman – Season 1 Episode 3

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“Down Down Down” Batwoman ploughs on with a mixed bag of character interaction and gradual steps to develop Kate towards the hardened vigilante seen in “Elseworlds, as well as some development for the secondary characters. At every point in a hero’s journey they reach a crossroads where they question whether or not what they’re doing…

Supergirl – Season 5 Episode 3

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“Blurred Lines” Supergirl has always placed a heavy importance on its interpersonal relationships, and this episode is almost entirely focused on that aspect, be it current relationships moving forwards or past ones being given new perspectives. In keeping with its title, the episode deals with lines between morality, and like the godawful and disgustingly misogynistic…

IT: Chapter Two

The better of Stephen King adaptations tend to be from stories absent of supernatural horror (such as The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Stand by Me and Gerald’s Game), so to get people on board with one driven entirely by such an aspect was quite an achievement for 2017’s IT. Upon release, the film…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 11

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“Dick Grayson” Well, we made it. The endless rambling and meandering and sidetracking have finally stumbled towards the end of this first season of Titans, if not the end of its actual story. Although the series wasn’t entirely a badly-written dumpster fire of an endurance trial and was admittedly interspersed with the occasional flash of…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 10

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“Koriand’r” Titans slowly stumbles ever closer towards its conclusion with another fragment of story. Where Kory came from is revealed along with why she was searching for Rachel, while Rachel herself struggles with the danger of her dark side, and Gar is haunted by the memory of the man he killed. Koriand’r kicks off right…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 9

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“Hank and Dawn” The backstories of Hank Hall and Dawn Granger are revealed, detailing the past trials and tribulations the pair were put through that led to them donning the outfits and masks of their vigilante alter egos Hawk and Dove. What? Seriously: What? The? Hell? Right at the moment that Titans got itself under…

Titans – Season 1 Episode 8

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“Donna Troy” With Titans‘ alternation between episodes following the principal story and those taking on meandering side plots, it would follow that we’re due for another of the latter, especially since such episodes are invariably titled after the characters brought in for a one-shot appearance. However, those churning out this tedious slog of a series…