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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, “Both Sides Now” (Feb 5th)

This episode starts putting pieces of the series together, but not in the most coherent way. The necessity of Purity (aka Space Canary) and her quick snaps between personalities don’t line up with what we know of Reign. Alex and Kara’s good-cop bad-cop struggle feels forced, especially as Alex pushed Kara to be more caring at the start of the season. Mon-El’s sudden reveal of his arranged marriage is a rather cheap tactic to reignite his relationship with Kara. There hasn’t been enough build-up to justify the emotional states of characters like Alex or Mon-El, which makes this episode less powerful.

SCORE: 6.5/10 Martian Moonshine Bottles

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.