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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. 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!


3. Supergirl, “Far From the Tree” (Oct 23rd)

The brave little Kara goes to Mars. J’onn tries to convince his father that running away from the aliens that killed his entire race was a good thing – something that takes a SURPRISING amount of work. David Harewood really sells it, though, and their dynamic works once it turns sweet. Plus, Supergirl gets some fun CGI-butt-kicking action. The B-story with Maggie’s father doesn’t totally work, as his actions and motivations aren’t super clear. While the CW is clearly saying homosexuality is okay, and Maggie’s father seems to think so, he still hates her for the “choice.” It’s confusing how the CW wants us to feel about him. That said, the stuff with Alex & Maggie specifically is sweet, and I’m always in the mood for more Barenaked Ladies on the show. Come on, CW, we need that cameo!

SCORE: 7.5/10 Convertibles

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.