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This series will be a brief, semi-comedic review of the CW superhero shows. You can check out last year’s review recap 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!


1. Supergirl, “Girl of Steel” (Oct 9th)

Kara nearly hits Oliver Queen levels of brooding in a bland season premiere. The conflict was exciting, but Kara’s sullenness, mixed with dopey dream sequences, made ‘Girl of Steel’ far less interesting. The new big bad of the season appears to be a generally evil businessman with hot takes on fake news, which totally hasn’t gotten old. The episode also goes heavy with the cheese factor, playing up the conflict around Alex needing a dad for her wedding. What is kind of interesting is the introduction of Samantha Arias (aka Krypto-Mom), though her role is hard to predict. Our guess? She’ll be the new Mon-El, and Kara has to learn how to be a parent. Hey, just like Oliver!

SCORE: 7/10 Big Gay Weddings (it’s a reference to the episode I swear please don’t hate me)

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.