Arrowverse

Legends 12.2

If last week’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow didn’t make a fan and believer of you, then this is obviously not the show for you.  That’s ok, because there are plenty of those who are already on board with the CW’s latest superhero serial.  It’s done well enough that the network has officially ordered a second season.  Of course, that could be because it would be messier to cancel it at this point, when so many well-loved characters from The Flash and Arrow are bound up in the show.  But either way, it’ll be interesting to see where the series will go in its second round.

Last week, we journeyed to the Old West and met Jonah Hex, a fan favorite in the DCverse.  This week, the Legends are on the run from the latest weapon of the Time Masters, a ruthless bounty hunter known as The Pilgrim.  She is out to kill the Legends before they joined forces, at various points in the timeline.  Can they save their younger selves in time?  Read on to find out, but only if you’re ok with SPOILERS.  You’ve been warned.  (more…)

Legends 10.3

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, like most new shows, had a shaky start.  While the pilot was a little on the laughable side, most fans were willing to give it a few more episodes to develop its tone and themes and characters.  When that hadn’t happened by the third or fourth episode, several jumped ship.  That makes sense, since Arrow has been a bit weaker this season, why put your trust in any new ship on the Arrowverse fleet?  But it seems those fans deserted too soon, because Legends has finally found its footing and keeps getting better and better.  This episode, “Progeny” is arguably the best yet.  So if you haven’t been watching, whether because you gave up, or were just waiting for confirmation of quality before even starting, now is the time to start.  Go get caught up!  It actually is worth it.

In this episode, we get a look at the various progeny (hence the title) of some of the Legends, and even big bad Savage himself, in a way.  The effect of parenting, or the lack thereof, on one’s children is discussed, as well as how far a mother or father would go to save their child.  Can’t really say more without giving it all away, but if you’re in the spoilery mood, read on!  (more…)

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Have you gotten hooked on the latest vehicle in the CW’s Arrowverse?  It got off to a rocky start, sure, but is definitely starting to make up for the cringes and uncomfortable that accompanied the first few episodes.  Now, after a short two week hiatus, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is back for its ninth episode.  The last episode saw the gang getting separated into two groups as some were left behind in Harmony Falls, Oregon circa 1958 when the others were set upon by the time bounty hunter Kronos.  Lots of twists and turns face both sects of the team in this chapter, with some major revelations and realizations in store for everyone involved.  It’s never a dull moment amid the times hip Waverider, or its jump ship, for that matter.

Interested?  Read on for more!  But beware of spoilers. (more…)

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Well, to everyone’s surprise, it seems this show is continuing its forward momentum.  Although the first few episodes were shaky even by pilot standards, the last few have shown a steadily increasing quality.  This one, “Night of the Hawk” is no exception.  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is the third series in the CW’s Arrowverse, a collection of television series that center around DC characters the Flash and the Green Arrow.  While the other two shows each have only one title character, Legends has nine.  Or had nine, the number has been decreasing slightly to a more manageable one.  Because, let’s face it, nine main characters is way too many to care about.

In this episode, the remaining team members travel to Harmony Falls, Oregon circa 1958.  They invade the sleepy town in search of Vandal Savage, and awaken things both in the town and inside themselves.  Read on for more, but BEWARE OF SPOILERS!  You’ve been warned. (more…)

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Have you been watching DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on the CW?  It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride up and down one heck of a rickety roller coaster, but it seems maybe the freshman series has finally found its footing after last week’s abysmal showing.  There was at least a reason to care about the characters for once, and they are slowly starting to acquire multiple dimensions to said characters.  Well, most of them anyway.  This week, the team is still hanging around in 1986 Soviet Russia.  Valentina Vostok, Vandal Savage’s evil and beautiful mad scientist is still trying to replicate the formula to create an army of Firestorms.  Rip and his crew have to race against time to save, well, time.  Read on for more, but BEWARE OF SPOILERS! (more…)

Are Batman and Superman Coming to ‘Arrow’?

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It looks as though fans of the show Arrow may get something they’ve been hoping for since the show premiered three years ago. One of the things that really makes a large, interconnected universe enjoyable is seeing different characters crossover and interact with each other, especially when the characters have decades of comic book history behind them that fans can look forward to seeing brought to life. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dominating the box office right now (with other franchises hot on their tail), the Arrowverse currently has television pretty much locked down. The popularity of Arrow and The Flash has led to the development of another spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow. There’s even talk of a crossover between the Arrowverse and the successful new show Supergirl. The rapid expansion of the Arrowverse has led some fans to wonder whether they might even see DC‘s big three (Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman) on the small screen again. Recently, Steven Amell, Green Arrow himself, addressed this very question.

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