DC Television Week 17 Discussion

Like the universe we inhabit, the DC television universe expands beyond its Defined Constraints.  Instead of just the CW, we are now branched out to Syfy and to CW Seed.  While a decent chunk of our heroes enjoy their vacation, Lucifer takes a back seat to C̵l̵a̵r̵k̵ ̵K̵e̵n̵t̵ Pierce, Legends has the best pun of a show title yet, while Black Lightning enjoys some quality time with the family.  Out in deep space, Krypton begins to end, and we get a heaping helping of John Constantine.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

Lucifer – S03E18 – The Last Heartbreak – As Chloe and Lucifer go on the hunt for a serial killer targeting couples in love, Pierce realizes the case is connected to a murder he previously solved…in 1958. Then, Lucifer becomes upset when Pierce has a change of heart about an important decision.

Supergirl – S03E14 – Schott Through the Heart – Returning on April 16, 2018.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – S03E15 – Necromancing the Stone – When Mallus’ power over Sara resurfaces, she unwittingly becomes the bearer of one of the Totems. Rory must conquer his dark side in order to wield his own Totem power to help save the crew. Meanwhile, Agent Sharpe notices that something is wrong and recruits someone unorthodox to help.

The Flash – S04E17 – Null and Annoyed – Returning on April 10, 2018.

Black Lightning – S01E09 – The Book of Little Black Lies – In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.

Arrow – S06E16 – The Thanatos Guild – (Airing March 29, 2018) – Nyssa Al Ghul returns to Star City to warn Thea that a group of renegade League of Assassins members are planning to attack her. This group, led by Athena, is intent on finding a mysterious box that Malcolm left behind and will stop at nothing to get it. Nyssa helps Oliver come to a life-changing realization.

Krypton – S01E01 – Pilot – (on Syfy) – Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, learns Krypton is in danger of being destroyed so that his future grandson will never be born. (Bureau 42 review, by )

Constantine S01 – (on CW Seed) – This all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

2 replies on “DC Television Week 17 Discussion”

  1. Black Lightning took a surprising turn, in that the show is headed into much more comics-on-TV styled plot, with family getting suits, and the preview for next episode showing scenes that look like typical comic book fare. It also acknowledged other CW shows, like Vixen and Supergirl. (Note: Supergirl doesn’t exist in the same universe as Vixen, so who knows what that reference is based on.)

  2. I watched Krypton, and it felt very derivative. Seg seems like a reboot-Kirk, the cities look like they were on Gallifrey, and everything just feels borrowed from something else.

    That said, I wasn’t turned off by it all, so… let’s see how it keeps going.

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