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…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 8

“Bunker Hill” Supergirl reaches a turning point in the ongoing struggle against Agent Liberty as the mystery behind Nia is answered. This show hasn’t always done the best job connecting the various ongoing plots. Fortunately the same can’t be said about this season so far. Manchester Black’s quest for vengeance is intimately tied to the…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 7

“Rather the Fallen Angel” James willingly becomes the face of the Children of Liberty and Lena moves forward with her experiments that could grant Humans super powers in another racially charged episode of Supergirl. The choice in story this season means that the writers have to walk a thin line in terms of how they’re…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 6

“Call to Action” Anti-alien tensions continue to escalate when the Children of Liberty manifesto is released in a Thanksgiving themed episode of Supergirl. The opening scene very much sets the tone for what turns out to be a fairly bleak episode of this show. Manchester Black shows up to defend aliens who are being attacked…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 5

“Parasite Lost” Supergirl continues to develop the anti-alien plot through James being branded a symbol of the movement as Kara discovers that she should look beneath the surface before coming to conclusions. Of all the plots vying for attention this week, Kara’s was by far the weakest. I’ve repeatedly mentioned that Supergirl needs to find…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 4

“Ahisma” Supergirl lets the supporting cast carry the episode with Kara having to take more care to protect herself from the Krytonite infused atmosphere. In real world terms, having Kara wearing a full body costume with a face obscuring helmet is a way for the production team to work around Melissa Benoist’s lack of availability…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 3

“Man of Steel” Supergirl tells the origin story of Agent Liberty from open minded professor to radicalised anti-alien terrorist. I’ve mentioned in prior reviews that the threat this season isn’t entirely tangible so can’t easily be fought. Agent Liberty is one of the focal points of the larger issue at play but the anti-alien sentiment…

Supergirl – Season 4 Episode 2

“Fallout” Supergirl continues to develop the anti-alien sentiment in the wake of the public learning that the President has been lying about her true origins. Paranoia, fear and hatred are three words that have defined so much of the first two episodes of this season. There is a lot of tension in the world this…