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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:46
Time once again to delve into the episodic superhero phenomenon called The Flash and I am pleased to be your guide once again. So far this season we have seen the emergence of 52 parallel realities called the multiverse, learned Iris’ mom is still alive and has a son as well. We have seen countless times the skeletal structure of the show fleshed out with new villains like Atom Smasher, Zoom, Dr. Light and even a few parallel world heroes like Jay Garrick. We have seen in just five episodes that a new love for Barry and a new partner for Joe are one in the same and named Patty Spivot and she is the grounding force for Barry that Iris and Linda could not produce in prior experiences. Read more...
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:08
In the WB/DC television universe the newest player is Supergirl. While standing on its own in the CBS Monday night lineup and even going against Gotham to some degree on Fox it is clear that Supergirl seamlessly fits into continuity if need be just like Constantine did on Arrow. However, Supergirl is more than just a standalone vehicle for movie adaptation or just a b- team fill in for a larger mythos. It is also the Superman show we have yearned for since Reeve left the small screen. It contains what Cain and Welling couldn’t seem to capture – an idealistic innocence and likable determination necessary for any property carrying the S crest to satisfy fans of the ideal of Superman. Read more...
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Monday, 09 November 2015 16:38
Days ago, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. launched the first-ever television series to feature the famous comic book superheroine Kara Zor-El in the sole protagonal role. Yes, I am talking the new hit American live-action television series Supergirl, and apparently, although it only just premiered, it somehow flying strong in mainstream status within the North American continent, and I am happy to say it is nice to see a female super-heroine from DC Universe lore other than Wonder Woman has the power to triumph in maintaining a huge audience with her own solo non-comic book series, even after the commercial failures of both the Supergirl movie and the infamous Catwoman movie. Read more...
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Monday, 09 November 2015 15:15
While the DC Cinematic Universe is likely to be internet cannon fodder and contentious to the last fanboy it is clear the television division of WB has struck gold in the seasonal superhero series department. For 10 seasons the WB squirmed and experimented and tested ideas on Smallville and when Arrow launched 4 seasons ago the finished formula resulted in the successful ratings launches of The Flash, Gotham and Supergirl and critically acclaimed but canceled Constantine. So leaving out the latter and focusing on the former it is clear that the spines of all these shows follow what has worked with Arrow and any attempt to disguise it is abandoned altogether. Read more...
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Thursday, 05 November 2015 16:04
Normally, I review The Flash here on ENR but Arrow, after a 3 season delay, has caught my attention and it is an amazing privilege to review it here for you. Especially after the  great attention it got last season from ENR. Read more...
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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:34
It is time once again to delve in to the episodic greatness that is The Flash on CW. For the last 4 episodes we have done everything from compare the likenesses to Arrow to thematic breakdowns of the common running ideas and approaches that separate it from the pack of superhero shows now taking over the airwaves. Up to this point DC is king on the small screen (DD was amazing) and Flash is the golden chalice of the bunch. Read more...
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:47
After three of these reviews on the current season of Flash a few things are becoming clear as I begin the fourth. In CW’s DCTVU (DC Comics Television Universe for those not in the know) congruency is the name of the came for season 2 of the Flash and Season 4 of Arrow. Read more...
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 17:04
The second season of The Flash is already surpassing the expectations of fans who clung like super glue to every word of season 1. In just two short hours the show has launched itself into another universe. Literally. With this week’s episode fans got their first glimpse of what has been a fabulous success and a great train wreck in the comics… the Multiverse.  Read more...
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