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8 Series That Show DC is Better at TV than Film

Other than Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Trilogy and the recent Wonder Woman film, DC has struggled to find their feet on the big screen.  Films like Batman V. Superman, and The Justice League have definitely not met studio (or fan) expectations.  Each Marvel film seems to have a bigger following than previous films while DC films seem to get more complaints.  The discussion on Marvel films is the meaning and characters, while discussion of DC films is about their failures.  But one area that DC has not only done well but has full saturation is TV.  There are many live-action DC shows on TV now with more on the way.   (more…)

POW! The Arrow-verse To Meet Batwoman in Gotham

In Detective Comics #233 (July 1956) a new character joined the pantheon of characters.  DC introduced a female counterpart to Batman, Batwoman.  Originally created to be a love interest for Batman who had a utility purse instead of the belt Batman wore.  She had weapons disguised as feminine products such as lipstick, compacts, charm bracelets and hairnets.  The character was removed from the series when Batgirl/Barbara Gordon was created.  But Kathy Kane would return to the comics, and now it looks like she’ll be coming to TV screens too.

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‘Deathstroke’ Himself Demands His Own Solo Series

It seemed like it was just yesterday that there was some doubt that Manu Bennett would ever return to Arrow and reprise his very popular turn as the villain/anti-hero Deathstroke, AKA: Slade Wilson. Deathstroke, and Bennett’s portrayal of him, was one of the big keys to Arrow’s success in its first two seasons, peak villainy that was unsurpassed as the show dabbled in lesser big bads like Ra’s al Ghul and Damien Darhk in seasons three and four respectively. So when Deathstroke returned in the season five finale, it was like a breath of fresh air, and it seems like a breath than the fans, and Bennett himself, seem to want to hold on to.  (more…)

On Arrow, Oliver Queen has had 5 years in Lian Yu to prepare himself to be physically and mentally capable of “saving the city.” Being a vigilante who willingly takes on criminals, metahumans, dark magic powered warlords, and even aliens, he’s gotta be in tip top shape to do so. As a result, actor Stephen Amell is known for his physical prowess. We’ve all seen him use the Salmon Ladder, which is no easy feat even for regular stuntmen to use. In addition to performing most of his own stunts on Arrow and the other DC TV shows within the “Arrowverse,” the actor has appeared in WWE Raw and even performed on their pay-per-view Summerslam event where he performed in a tag team event. Sure, wrestling is “fake,” but the stunts are real and Amell gives 110% in all his physical activities.

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The death of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) on The CW’s hit show Arrow is a sore spot for many fans. In fact, when the dirty deed happened, the fandom let the internet and it’s mother know how they felt, and they were not happy. With no Laurel there was no Black Canary. Her sister was off time traveling as the White Canary, and former team member Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin) had turned her back on the gang. For a moment, there was a slight chance that the Canary would cry once more when Laurel had some how come back to life, but it turned out to be her evil twin from Earth-2. However, thanks to last night’s episode, it looks like the Black Canary will live once more but in a new character Tina Boland (Juliana Harkavy).

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Last week on Arrow, the team was forced to face down against an alternate-Earth Laurel Lance in the form of Black Siren. That went pretty easy and the Siren was shuttled back to lock-up, but Team Arrow still had a few things to deal with, particularly the arrest of John Diggle and a quest to find a new, improved Black Canary to round out the roster. This week, ‘Second Chances’ brings a triple dose of heroes stepping up to before the big showdown against Prometheus and whoever he happens to pick up as allies in the meanwhile.

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We’re finally back from the long mid-season break and Arrow is once more with us. When last we left, Team Arrow was, as usual, having more than its fair share of problems. Curtis was having relationship issues, one of the team turned traitor and teamed up with Prometheus, Felicity lost a boyfriend, Diggle got thrown in jail, and, to top things off, it seems as if Laurel is back from the dead. How will all of this pan out as the next half of Arrow brings us closer and closer to the ultimate climax? We begin with ‘Who Are You?’, a nicely executed reintroduction to all the things that Team Arrow has to deal with in their battle against the baddies. (more…)

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…)