TV Superheroes

Right now on TV we have quite a few superhero shows that are in play from both DC and Marvel origins as well as more original works like Powers (based on a comic of the same name) which broadcasts on Playstation. Having watched all of them one thing is abundantly clear...secret identities mean nothing. I came to this conclusion when I was watching the latest episode of Supergirl and Jimmy (James) Olsen non-scalantly let slip that Clark Kent was Superman to one of Supergirl's growing list of confidants that she entrusted her identity to (seriously her list grows every episode). If that wasn't bad enough later in the episode both Clark and Kara casually talk via an internet chat application about their heroics because that's super secure. I was unsurprisingly shocked by the level of stupidity by these heroes ...

The team around and including the intrepid hero The Flash are murderers. No less than 3 meta-humans have died as a result of their actions in the series where they seek to catch and imprison meta-humans they deem to be unsafe for the general public. While their intentions are pure and justified this does not disguise the fact that they have played judge, jury and most recently executioner to meta-humans. I only realised this fact when I watched the second season premiere and my rose tinted glasses came off. For those who haven't watched it yet you might want to stop reading now. All good? Cool. If you've watched it you know that The Flash and co knowingly led an energy absorbing meta-human who used that energy to grow bigger into a nuclear reactor. Sure the meta-human had a high ...

Arrow and The Flash Crossover

It's been a while since I've actually lived up to my name and written about TV so I couldn't think of a better thing to write about than this. The crossover between two of CW's big shows The Flash and Arrow was everything we could ever hope for and more. It had action, suspense, jokes, team-ups and showdowns. Best of all it had sidekicks who optimised the fan boys who watched the show and would no doubt be having similar conversations to them, but more on that later. This blog I'm going to go through the plot, characters, what was good, what was bad and what was just bad ass about the crossover. Crossover Episodes' Plots The crossover episodes focus mainly on the Starling City killer who uses boomerangs to kill his victims. Barry and Oliver team-up to capture him ...

TV superheroes

Let's be honest for a second. TV has had more than a few mistakes in it's journey to creating semi-believable superheroes. In the early years there were some unfortunate abominations that made it onto screen like The Incredible Hulk from the 70's/80's and the unfortunate first incarnation of The Flash. However there were some sparks of TV genius that came about in the early years of TV superheroes that showed some promise like Wonder Woman in the 70's and Batman in the 60's. All the good and bad led to what we have today on TV; which is what can only be considered some of the best TV superheroes ever as the studios finally commit to the source material (well as much as they can). Arrow The vanguard for the new age of TV superheroes as comic geeks take ...

The Flash

For those who missed my blog post on geeks taking over the world a few months back this is kind of an early follow up after The Flash pilot "leaked" (I don't think anything ever really leaks if you want to control the dispersal of a medium you do it) earlier than when it was supposed to. 3 months early in fact! This is one of the series I'm most looking forward to in the Fall season and the reason for that is clear after getting to watch the pilot. This post I will be going over the pilot; what happened in it, what I thought about it (plot, characters etc), what I think may change before the actual release and what I think the series will be like based on this early copy of the pilot. For those who ...

geek

The post I planned to write today wasn't this one but I had to push the original one by a week so it could be polished up. Don't worry it will be worth the extra wait. So for this post I have decided to focus on something I identify quite a lot with...comics. We've entered a seemingly amazing and wondrous age where the comic geek has started to take over and everyone finds us cool. I know odd right? Or is it odd? We're the thinkers, the dreamers, the believers, the entertainers. We should have been ruling entertainment for a long time but it's taken longer than it should have for what we find cool to be found cool by the main stream. But that day is finally here. The CW and DC comics The CW is one of ...