Supergirl

The Flash Season 3 (2014-?)

The Flash Season 3 (2014-?)

Network:

CW

Creator:

Greg Berlanti

Geoff Johns

Andrew Kreisberg

Starring:

Grant Gustin

Candice Patton

Danielle Panabaker

Plot:

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he’s been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Review:

For the first half of the season I watched episodes about a week or so after they aired on my DVR, then we got rid of cable and I had to watch them online on CWs website. Eventually I couldn’t take that anymore and I decided to wait until they were up on Netflix.

I don’t know if it was the waiting in between episodes or maybe watching shows like Silicon Valley and Westworld that made me unable to really get back into enjoying The Flash. It was cheesy, but took itself way too seriously, and the story felt like the same thing they’ve been telling over and over. Plus the whole Iris is going to die thing felt like it was dragged on forever and I just wanted it to be over and didn’t care what happened.

I dropped Arrow earlier in the season because I wasn’t enjoying it anymore, I know everyone else thinks it’s a return to the glory days, but I just didn’t like it. I think, and this makes me sad to say, I think I’m going to drop The Flash too. That leaves me with just DC Legends of Tomorrow because I dropped Supergirl after the first episode of the second season.

Maybe I’ll watch the crossovers. Not sure. Is this the end of an era for me?

3/5

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Supergirl (2015-?)

Supergirl

Supergirl (2015-?)

Network:

CBS

Starring:

Melissa Benoist

Mehcad Brooks

Chyler Leigh

Jeremy Jordan

David Harewood

Calista Flockhart

Plot:

The adventures of Superman’s cousin in her own superhero career.

Review:

I’m slipping yet again on my TV pilot reviews. This show has been on for a while now and I just realized I hadn’t written a review. That was partly because I wanted to wait a few episodes before I made my judgement.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high hopes for this show. I really like Supergirl, but I think I like her potential more than what’s ever been done with her. Out of all comic book heroes I’ve read more of her comics than anyone else, and while I love her, she rarely has any good story lines.

The show is, to me, just like that. It has potential but Supergirl just kind of screws stuff up or stumbles on the answer or has someone else bail her out. Whether it’s her sister or her aunt or someone else, she’s more of a beat the enemy into submission hero than Superman is. I realize she’s just starting out and she’s going to make mistakes, but I guess I demand more.

I’m also not overly fond of the feel of the show, it’s so bright and girly. Which is weird because I honestly dislike how gritty and dull other superhero shows/movies can be. I’m not sure why it rubs me the wrong way, but it does.

The show has gotten better as its gone on. I like the supporting cast and think the Calista Flockhart is my favorite character. I’ll probably continue to watch it if it gets picked up, but it is definitely not my favorite superhero TV show. That award goes to Agent Carter.

3/5