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Looking Back At The Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016

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It’s a terribly kept secret that there’s too much good TV to watch; for every series you manage to finish watching, there’s two more already queued up and ready to binge. It’s an embarrassment of riches, as in you’re embarrassed when people ask you if you’ve seen the hot new show and you’re forced to answer “no” because, hey, there are only so many hours in a day… That’s what you need semi-professional critics for. In reviewing the last 12 months, and looking at the plethora of sci-fi, superhero, horror, and other genre TV shows, we’ve paired it all down to a Top 10. Here, in our humble estimation, are the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016! (more…)

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Last week on Arrow, there was all sorts of crazy alien stuff going down due to the crossover from the other DC/CW shows. This week, however, we’re back on track with the regular Arrow storyline, and damn does it get darker. Oliver and Team Arrow were seeking out clues on who Prometheus was and trying to stop the dude and, as episode 7’s conclusion revealed, Artemis was working with the enemy. This week, ‘What We Leave Behind’ delves deeper and comes up with one of the most emotionally intense episodes of Arrow we’ve seen since the series first began. Scroll on for the full review. (more…)

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This week, the DC CW Universe unleashed their 4 (really 3) night crossover titled Invasion! Each night was a ratings high for each of the shows as each night Supergirl (not really), The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow had to work together to save the world from The Dominators. Each episode was jam-packed. You can see our reviews for The Flash (here) and Supergirl (here) for our thoughts on the individual episodes.

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Last week on Arrow, the one known as Prometheus made his presence officially known to Ollie and the gang. He caused some trouble in the city and started killing random people. Or not so random, as it turned out, since each person was linked to Oliver’s original kill list in a roundabout way. There was a bit of internal trouble with the team, but in the end everything worked out. Except that the identity of Prometheus may be someone close to Team Arrow, which could cause some significant problems in the near future. This time around, it’s a mostly filler episode with ‘Vigilante’, and the filler really shows. (more…)

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Since Supergirl joined the CW line-up last May, plans began for what is perhaps the most ambitious superhero project since The Avengers themselves, the four-series, four-night epic team-up of all the CW’s superhero shows. Those plans come to fruition in just a few weeks time as Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to fight the terror of the Dominators, because what better way to bring superheroes together than giving them an alien invasion to fight. Well, now available for your building excitement is the CW’s first trailer for the crossover event, which literally promises (as per Felicity Smoak) the best team-up ever! (more…)

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It’s coming. The CW’s big DC crossover that includes Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, is almost on upon us. What series of events will bring this all-star list of superheroes together? It’ll be based on the 1988 comic book event miniseries Invasion! from Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, Bart Sears, and more. It will closely track the plot of that storyline: aliens will be assembled by The Dominators and descend on Earth to bring an end to the “threat” of Earth’s burgeoning metahuman community.

To get fans excited, EW has just released a teaser trailer for the mega crossover event, along with some photos from the episodes.  (more…)

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Last week on Arrow, we finally saw the finale of the Tobias Church story arc. The gangster with a plan was laid out on a slab courtesy of one mystery man by the name of Prometheus. Unfortunately for Oliver, Tobias gave Prometheus the info on who The Green Arrow is without the mask. This time around, Ollie and Team Arrow will have to deal with figuring out who Prometheus is and what game plan he has in mind. With ‘So It Begins’, we enter into a new Arrow chapter and looks like it could be an interesting one. (more…)

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The CW’s Arrow has had no problem borrowing villains and characters from Batman’s comic book adventures. Perhaps the most prominent example is Ra’s al Ghul, who was the big bad of season three, and was ultimately defeated and killed in a sword fight with Oliver Queen, while Ra’s true adversary, “The Detective,” was never mentioned. Well hold on to your cowl because another Ghul is coming to Arrow later this season, and we don’t mean the previously introduced “Heir to the Demon”, Nyssa. Nope, Nyssa’s big sister is soon about to descend on Star City, and her boots will be filled by a well-known Vancouver-based actress. (more…)

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Last week on Arrow, the new team was finally starting to come together. But when they had to go stop Tobias Church from doing bad things, The Green Arrow was nowhere to be found. He was out rescuing Diggle at the time and, unfortunately for the team, that meant Wild Dog got nabbed by Church and his gang. So now it’s up to them to get him back and stop Church from doing even more bad things. The season is going pretty well thus far, but can ‘Human Target’ make it 5 in a row? (more…)