Monkeys Fighting Robots

This series will be a brief, semi-comedic review of the CW superhero shows. You can check out last week’s review post here, or see the tally of winners below. The only shows discussed will be ‘Arrow’, ‘Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’. There WILL be some spoilers discussed, so only look at the reviews you’re up to date on!

Supergirl, “Star-Crossed” (Mar 20)

Meet the Daxamites

Supergirl has one of its most soap-opera episodes yet. Turns out, Mon-El wasn’t totally honest about his Daxamite heritage. Rather than being the guard FOR a prince, he IS said prince – and Kara just can’t take that! It feels a bit forced, especially the way it ties into Winn’s relationship. Winn’s relationship, on the other hand, fits well into the tone of semi-comical action romps. The parents could make for compelling villains, depending on how Mon-El’s anger with them pans out. Just as long as we don’t get any more super-on-the-nose “Make Daxam Great Again” lines. We get it, sometimes fictional characters are kinda like real people. Just show us the aliens punching other aliens.

SCORE: 7/10 Paintings

The Flash, “Duet” (Mar 21)

CW Musical
Super Speedster Footloose

For a super-hyped crossover, this episode felt rather disappointing. Primarily because, for a “musical” episode, there wasn’t a whole lot of singing. The musical aspect was only fancy dressing for a bland, cheesy episode meant to repair the romances of Barry and Kara. The reveal that Music Meister is a good guy, and that the heroes are saved by kisses, doesn’t help much. The songs were obviously shoe-horned in, as The Flash struggled to make the lyrics of songs match the dialogue. That’s the problem with doing musical episodes without original music. It’s a shame the CW didn’t utilize their musical powerhouse for more than one song. But hey, at least everyone in the show could actually sing. That makes it better than La La Land. Sort of.

SCORE: 6.5/10 Dads

Arrow, “Kapiushon” (Mar 22)

Oliver, struggling to remember who Artemis is

Arrow has a big week for characters that disappeared halfway through this season. Not only does Artemis make a comeback (only to die) (but not really), but Dolph Lundgren returns to the flashbacks (only to die) (but not really)! It seems like the flashbacks are building to a boiling point, and hopefully they’ll end after this season. Adrian yelling about Oliver’s “secret” feels hokey, and makes for obnoxiously repetitive dialogue. That being said, the torture of Oliver Queen makes for pretty interesting viewing. It’s nice to have an episode of Arrow that actually focuses specifically on the Green Arrow.

SCORE: 7/10 Ruined Tattoos


Arrow: 7 Weeks

Supergirl: 6 Weeks

The Flash: 4 Week

What show did you think won the week? Does Legends of Tomorrow take your vote? Do you think A.o.S. or Gotham outshines all the CW shows? Let us know in the comments below!

Jon Barr is a comedian and TV Phanatic. Yeah, he meant to spell it that way. It's like the Philly Phanatic, like from Philadelphia, because he's from - you get it. He loves good TV & mocking bad TV. You can find him all over the web.