REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 14 “Death of the Speed Force”

The Flash took a week-long break after the excellent “Grodd Friended Me,” and returns with “Death of the Speed Force,” a muddled, middling effort that serves mostly to make clear just how many balls this season has in the air. Some familiar faces return, as does a familiar superhero trope that needs to finally die,… Continue reading REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 14 “Death of the Speed Force”

REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 13 “Grodd Friended Me”

“Grodd Friended Me” is a gratifying return to form for The Flash, good enough to banish the memory of the last two weeks’ duds and reinvigorate a flailing season. It gets back to the moral dilemmas that made the show so fascinating from its earliest days, brings back a great villain (as opposed to an… Continue reading REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 13 “Grodd Friended Me”

REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 12 “A Girl Named Sue”

While not as bad as last week’s bummer of an episode, “A Girl Named Sue” is even more of a letdown than “Love is a Battlefield” because it makes you wonder if the excellent “Marathon” was a fluke and the remainder of this season is going to be rife with boring characters, dull plots, and… Continue reading REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 12 “A Girl Named Sue”

REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 11 “Love is a Battlefield”

It took exactly one week for The Flash to squander the goodwill it generated with its first post-Crisis episode. “Love is a Battlefield” is a tedious, corny, poorly acted (not by everybody), stupidly plotted, momentum-killing waste that is only slightly redeemed by some good laughs in the first few minutes and a stinger that assures… Continue reading REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 11 “Love is a Battlefield”

REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 10 “Marathon”

Now that “Crisis on Infinite Earths” has come and gone, The Flash returns with “Marathon,” a breather of an episode about people who refuse to take a breather. “Marathon” deals with the fallout of Crisis while setting up the second half of the season (since the Bloodwork storyline has been hastily discarded), and it manages… Continue reading REVIEW: The Flash – Season 6, Episode 10 “Marathon”

REVIEW: Arrow – Season 8, Episode 10 “Fadeout”

Having watched Arrow from the very beginning while in my college dorm, hoping for a Smallville  spiritual successor, “Fadeout”bought up a lot of emotions for me. I really wanted this finale  to reward fans for not only sticking with the show for eight years but for supporting the birth of the Arrowverse as a whole. With last… Continue reading REVIEW: Arrow – Season 8, Episode 10 “Fadeout”