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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 did not have an episode this week. Maybe Kara is quizzing her dad on if CADMUS has any other Cyborg Heroes. Or perhaps she’s warming up her pipes for the upcoming musical Flash crossover. Either way, Kevin Sorbo is definitely prepping his “God is the REAL Superman” speech.

The Flash, “Into the Speed Force” (Mar 14)

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“Wait, you’re NOT happy that your fiancé is my fiancé now?

The CW’s speedster show finds a clever way to bring old stars back. And this time, it doesn’t involve introducing three different versions of the same guy. It’s good to see the Speedforce peeps not take any of Barry’s mother-saving nonsense. What is shocking is that HR doesn’t ask for ANY help when Jessie runs off to take on the MOST EVIL PERSON EVER. Making Zolomon into Black Flash feels unnecessary. How does Barry recognize him, and why would he hook up Black Flash with the vibe-anchor? Can’t he come to the real world now? Either way, The Flash does a good job holding Barry responsible. It didn’t take a new timeline to do it, either.

SCORE: 7.5/10 Unnecessary Creepy Covers Of Normally Not Creepy Songs (looking at you, Caitlin)

Arrow, “Checkmate” (Mar 15)

“So Chase is Prometheus, Talia is al Ghul… but who is Vigilante?”

My goodness, Adrian Chase got spooky. It’s cool to see Chase up the ante on how much damage he can deal. What isn’t cool is replacing Prometheus’ deep, authoritative voice with Chase’s creepy whispers. It seems the introduction of Talia is also a way to conveniently write Artemis out of Arrow. The twist of Adrian killing his wife was a great moment. Felicity’s return to illegal activity still doesn’t feel like a real problem. Maybe when she goes Goth again, the threat will be more obvious. Also – and maybe it’s just my TV – but did anyone else notice the octave drop in everyone’s voice in the latter half?

SCORE: 7.5/10 Shackles


Arrow: 6.5 Weeks

Supergirl: 5.5 Weeks

The Flash: 4 Week

What show did you think won the week? Does Legends of Tomorrow take your vote? Are you busy binging Marvel’s latest series, ‘Iron Fist’? Let us know in the comments below!

Jon Barr - TV Editor
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.