The Flash – Season 5 Episode 14

“Cause and XS” The Flash delivers its own take on a time loop when Nora keeps repeating an hour that always ends up with at least one of the team dying. It’s surprising that it took this show until the second half of its fifth season to deliver a Groundhog Day inspired episode given all…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 13

“Goldfaced” The Flash explores the criminal underworld when Barry and Ralph pretend to be bad guys to get their hands on tech that could help them stop Cicada. There’s definitely a pattern emerging in episode setups at the moment. Cicada is still a looming threat and there always seems to be a MacGuffin that might…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 12

“Memorabilia” The Flash delves into the memories of Grace and Nora to serve the ongoing stories surrounding those characters. Walking around in people’s memories is a common science fiction story as it can deliver insight into how a character is really feeling or explore how their mind works on the context of the show. Adding…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 11

“Seeing Red” The Flash shifts focus back to the Cicada plot as the team try to figure out a way to protect the Metahumans he’s targetting. I mentioned in my review of the pre-crossover midseason finale that it felt like there wasn’t a lot of story left to the Cicada plot and that it should…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 10

“The Flash & The Furious” The Flash returns from hiatus with a Nora centric episode focusing on her learning that villainy isn’t as black and white as she first thought. Arguably most episodes so far this season have been Nora centric episodes but this is the first one that gives her a problem to solve…

Kneel Before Pod – Magic Phone (105)

The Flash is due to return to TV screens very soon so Craig and Chris saw fit to reflect on the first half of the season and deliver their take on what has been going on. They discuss improvements, parental responsibility and magic technology as well as the merits of having a breach device. Tune…

Kneel Before Pod – Electric Shelves (103)

The CW DC TV shows recently had the annual crossover with “Elseworlds” and Kneel Before Pod continued the annual tradition of covering it in the usual detail. Craig and Chris take audience questions, discuss body switching antics and answer the age old question – who’s hotter; Barry or Oliver? Craig can be found on this…

Elseworlds Part 3

The Elseworlds crossover wraps up with an evil Superman and the promise of bigger events to come in the relatively near future. I have mixed feelings about this crossover on the whole. On one hand I’ve found all three parts to be immensely entertaining but I’ve also found the storytelling problematic as it buries what…

Elseworlds Part 2

The Elseworlds crossover continues with a trip to Gotham City, the introduction of a bat themed vigilante and further development of the mounting threat. After several collective seasons of teasing the Arrowverse finally lets audiences see Gotham City while quickly explaining why neither Batman or Bruce Wayne have been seen before now. It turns our…

Elseworlds Part 1

Elseworlds; the annual DC TV crossover story begins with a -sort of- body switching plot and the promise of a large scale threat. I’ll freely admit that the crossover stories are something I look forward to every year. Even though I don’t always love the shows that participate in them I’m still fully invested in…