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The fact that the CW renewed all it superhero shows – Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow – five months in advanced of when network schedules are announced in May, sends a particular message about how much they like being in the hero business. Still, there’s one day of the week where the CW doesn’t have a superhero show, which is starting to feel like a grave oversight given how successful the other four are. There is some potential as the Arrowverse keeps getting bigger, but CW President Mark Pedowitz is ruling out one possibility: the dude with the big red ‘S’ on his chest. (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…)

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It’s almost ironic to think that fans had to wait for the two of the fastest superheroes to come back from their winter break. But the wait is almost over, and to celebrate their returns, The CW has debuted trailers for both Supergirl and The Flash. One trailer shows how one hero spent too much time in the sun while she was away, while the other shows that a certain hero hasn’t learned anything from his mistakes.

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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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Supergirl continues to thrive in the CW Superhero lineup and the show’s producers have announced what might be Supergirl’s biggest and most dangerous opponent in the series so far: Mr. Mxyzptlk. That’s right, the master of disaster from the Fifth dimension is making his way onto Supergirl in 2017 and is reported to be appearing in two episodes. Could Mxyzptlk appear in other CW superhero shows? (more…)

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Don’t call it the first part of a four-part crossover event. The “it” in the previous sentence refers to Supergirl’s fall finale, “Medusa.” Every TV and internet ad touted “Medusa” as the first part of a mega-crossover connecting Supergirl with The Flash (Tuesday), Arrow (Wednesday), and Legends of Tomorrow (Thursday), pitting the CW’s DC superheroes against an intergalactic, world-conquering alien menace/existential threat, the Dominators. Unfortunately, the Dominators don’t make an appearance in “Medusa.” They don’t even get a shout out from a single character. On the plus side, we do get seven or eight seconds of Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) and comrade-in-superhero-arms, Cisco Ramon/Vibe (Carlos Valdes), dropping into Supergirl’s (Melissa Benoist) National City apartment via a space-time portal/wormhole moments before the credits roll and a “To Be Continued … on The Flash” title card. (more…)

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It was a busy week on last night’s Supergirl as the Cyborg Superman was revealed to be the now cybernetic – and still alive – human Hank Henshaw, a figure from Kara’s past saved her and Mon-El from the clutches of CADMUS, and the evil anti-alien group got its hands on a big weapon: a sample of Kara’s blood. The other major development of the week was that James Olsen hit a road block in his burgeoning career as a crime-fighter, framed for murder by someone that kills the criminals that Guardian goes to great pains to capture the humane, responsible way. Vigilantes are often misunderstood, just ask Batman, and in the Supergirl universe, it looks like you can. (more…)

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“Hank Henshaw is dead. I’m … Cyborg/Superman.” That’s not a line from a decades old comic book about the death and rebirth of one Superman. It’s from tonight’s very special episode of Supergirl, “The Darkest Place.” It comes earlier than expected too as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) loses a fight against the real Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), the anti-alien, xenophobic head of the DEO who presumably lost his life a decade and a half earlier, only to be replaced by the pro-alien Martian Manhunter in human disguise. This Henshaw hates aliens with the fire of a thousand dying suns. Thanks to Project Cadmus, a super-secret, privately funded organization, he has the cybernetic enhancements necessary to defeat Supergirl.

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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…)