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, “Ace Reporter” (April 24)

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Supergirl, wishing us a happy belated Easter

Supergirl has learned a lot of lessons in her two-season run. But the CW heroine finally learns a big lesson – Snapper Carr isn’t a bad guy just because he cares about journalism. She also gets some pretty cool fights with Rahul Kohli’s robot bugs. The rules of how the bugs work are kinda unclear, but just think about the bees in Black Mirror and it makes more sense. Lena is a bit boring at first, playing the classic lovestruck ex. And she sounds like she almost has an accent? But the way she gets comeuppance in the end is sweet. The Winn storyline is kind of trite, but Mon-El works well in small doses. And Kohli’s Jack makes a GREAT robot bug queen.

SCORE: 7.5/10 Danishes

The Flash, “The Once And Future Flash” (April 25)

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Gotta get back, back to the past, it’s Emo Flash!

The Flash takes a trip down the Darkest Timeline. The show spares no expense in showcasing how Savitar ruins Barry’s life. However, there’s no clue as to who ruins Barry’s hair. The four bars HR/Cisco sang of “Sweet Chariot” was better than the entirety of the CW musical eventHow does Cisco not realize Barry wants to go back in time to fix the things Cisco wants fixed? Sure, the gang let Caitlin get frosty, but that’s sure to wear off soon. It’s more surprising that Tom Felton would stick around on the CW until 2024.

SCORE: 7/10 H.R. Sexts

Arrow, “Dangerous Liaisons” (April 26)

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Is this what CSI: Cyber was like?

Even for a CW show, Arrow feels a LOT like a soap opera this week. The fighting is mostly reduced to Oliver and Felicity debating morality. John and Lyla’s fight feels rather shoehorned in. The one-off widower scene is awfully cheap. The Rene father plot line feels overly cheesy – not to mention ludicrous. His daughter burned herself on soup he left on the stove because he passed out drunk? I’m sorry, that’s dumb. It is great that Arrow is writing off the Hipster Hackers of HELIX, if nothing else.

SCORE: 6/10 Hosses

WEEKLY WIN TALLY:

Supergirl: 8 Weeks

Arrow: 7 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.