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How about that Flash season finale, huh? Nerd Bastard Rush Urbalejo dropped his thoughts on last night’s adventure a bit earlier today, but fans are already looking forward to season two of the superhero series, and so are the people behind the TV show from both sides of the camera. Granted, production on the second season doesn’t begin for a couple of months yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start teasing fans with the potential implications of last night’s time travel and wormhole-created possibilities. It’s easy to say that The Flash outdid itself in season one, but can it top itself in season two. Not even 24 hours after the show wrapped for the season, all signs point to yes. (more…)

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For the better part of a year, audiences have been planning their Tuesday evenings around one of the best superhero television series’ to ever hit the small screen: CW’s The Flash.  Fans have gotten to know Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and have grown to love him and the band of friends always at his side.  The series has been a superpowered roller coaster ride that had viewers truly invested in its characters and their lives and last night, the first season came to a close in the most exciting way it possibly could: with death and destruction.  As always, spoilers ahead. (more…)

Will Stephen Amell Wear the ‘Arrow’ Suit Again?

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Can you have Arrow without the Arrow? That’s a question that fans may be pondering all summer long thanks to some new comments from star Stephen Amell. As I’m sure those of you who caught last week’s season finale “I Am Oliver Queen,” know, the third season ended in a very definitive new direction for the character, one that literally saw him ride off into the sunset with the priorities of the Emerald Archer left far behind him. But Arrow is going into its fourth season, so how can Oliver Queen get a happy ending, and how long till he suits up again? Well, according to Amell, the answer is never. (more…)

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The final piece of Upfronts Weeks is revealed later today when the CW formally announces its schedule for the 2015/16 TV season, but as these things go, the schedule was unofficially released this morning. The good news is that the CW is in the enviable position of having so many successful shows that all but two of their series were renewed for the coming year. The bad news though is that the CW has only 10 hours of programming per week. So what does that mean? Surprisingly very little. With the exception of one big alteration, the new schedule for the CW looks remarkably like the old schedule for the CW. But what of all those new shows? Can you say midseason? (more…)

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There was a scene in The Simpsons episode “Krusty Gets Kancelled” where the Itchy & Scratchy show abandons Krusty the Klown for the all-new, all-different Gabbo Show. Krusty is left only with the bizarro Soviet cartoon Worker and Parasite and after 30 nearly incomprehensible seconds we cut to Krusty smoking a cigarette and saying exasperatedly, “What the hell was that?!” That’s kind of how I feel having watched Arrow’s third season finale. I sat there, looking at the TV, saying, “What the hell was that?!” Not the whole finale, the action was dope, the character interaction pretty effective, and there were some interesting moments with fascinating long-term implications for the series, but seriously, What the hell was that?! (more…)

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The Flash’s first season is quickly drawing to a close.  Fans of the series have been sitting on the edge of their seats throughout the season to see just how the inevitable fight between Flash and Reverse Flash would turn out.  After all, the rivalry, that started back when Barry was just a child, has been the backbone of the series since its premiere.  Last night, audiences were finally presented with that fight and while it was pretty cool, there is no question that the series writers are getting a bit tired, i.e. lazy at this point.  The good news is that The Flash writers at their laziest still produce television that is better than any other comic book property on the tube.  As always, spoilers ahead. (more…)

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With only two episodes left of the Flash and Arrow left in their respective seasons, viewers must prepare themselves for post season withdrawals – having to cope with the reality of “well sh*t, what am I gonna watch now”. While we can’t help you there, we can tell you that the last two episodes of each show are going to epic. How epic? We don’t know, we haven’t seen them. But, CW is labeling the series end as a “cage match”, so if that tells you anything. To sell this season showdown even more, The CW has released several spiffy looking character posters. They feature Matt Nable’s Ra’s al Ghul, Robbie Amell’s Firestorm, and several other characters from the series. If anything, they’ll make for great autograph material should you ever get to meet either of the shows stars.  (more…)

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The news that the CW was planning on adding another DC Comics-based showed to its growing pantheon of superhero series hardly came as a surprise, but what was surprising was the scope of this next project. Taking characters from both The Flash and Arrow, as well as DC characters never before portrayed in live-action, and putting them all under one roof, that was true ambition. We’ve been chasing rumors about this show since January, but now there’s confirmation that Legends of Tomorrow will be joining its mates on the CW this coming TV season. And on top of that, one of said Legends will be appearing in season finale of The Flash. (more…)

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Two shows, both based on comic books. One is new, and one is just finishing its first season. One was the subject of a fierce bidding war, and one seemed far from a sure thing. One will air on a network best known for crime shows your mom watches, and one might as well change its call sign to DC at this point. But together, it’s good news all around for Supergirl and iZombie. Both shows, based on DC Comics properties, will be premiering and renewed for the 2015/16 TV season respectively, further solidifying the current emphasis in the TV universe of shows based on comic books. (more…)

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Arrow has suffered from a distinct lack of both energy and direction this season. It meandered from one decision on the part of the characters in one episode, like Oliver’s refusal to indulge in his romantic feelings for Felicity, only to have them regret that decision in the next. Then starts the backpedaling, a primary feature in this one step forward, three steps back journey to the climactic showdown between Arrow and the gang versus Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Yet, in this penultimate episode of Arrow’s third season, the series shows a little fire in its belly, a little urgency. But is it too little, too late? (more…)