Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning May 6th

Another week as we get to the end of our seasons, with a few penultimate and anti-penultimate episodes.  Don’t Count on these posts stopping, though, as we have shows until June.  Lucifer attempts to get back to normal after Pierce and Cloe’s events last episode, Supergirl uses Jimmy against his girlfriend, The Flash keeps its title pun game strong,  Supergrandpa has to fight the brainy voice, and Arrow’s villain goes for the friends and family plan.

I have no idea what’s happening on Legion because the descriptions are very vague.  Watching the episode only has a fifty/fifty chance of it being any clearer.  On SHIELD, we get get more time with a surprisingly accurate Graviton.  In Riverdale, (no, the other Riverdale,) things don’t stay civil as the gangs go to war.

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

Lucifer – S03E23 – Quintessential Deckerstar – When Lucifer and Chloe investigate the death of a woman, they discover that they may be pursuing the wrong suspect. Then, Charlotte risks her safety when she decides to take matters into her own hands, and just as Lucifer makes a huge confession, he gets a tragic phone call that changes everything.

Supergirl – S03E17 – Trinity – Still reeling after learning about Lena’s secret, Supergirl asks Guardian for a favor that could alter his relationship with Lena forever. Meanwhile, with all three Worldkillers united, Supergirl and the team brace for an epic battle.

The Flash – S04E21 – Harry and the Harrisons – With DeVoe’s Enlightenment device nearly complete, in order to disable it The Flash and his team must put their faith in an unlikely ally – Amunet Black. Meanwhile, Harry hits an all-time low when the “Council of Wells” kicks him out but then Cisco introduces him to the “Council of Harrisons.”

Krypton – S01E08 – Savage Night – A resistance movement begins to form to impede the Voice of Rao’s increasing power and influence.

Arrow – S06E22 – The Ties That Bind – Diaz targets Team Arrow and their loved ones. Oliver struggles with Felicity putting herself in danger when she gets the chance to stop Diaz for good.

Legion – S02E06 – Chapter 14 – A look at what could have been…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – S05E21 – The Force of Gravity – Daisy’s future as the destroyer of worlds could take a critical change.

Riverdale – S02E21 – Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night – When an incident at the Sheriff’s station triggers an all-out war between the North and the Southside, Archie and Jughead find themselves in the fight of their lives. Meanwhile Veronica makes a devastating discovery about Hiram, just as someone from his past arrives in Riverdale looking for revenge. Finally, Betty comes face to face with the Black Hood.

10 replies on “Comic Television Discussion – Week beginning May 6th”

  1. No matter how many times I see that title for Flash, I keep reading it as “Harry and the Hendersons”. They do get a couple of points for the Council of Harrisons doing at least something useful, even if it was mostly an excuse for Cavanagh to ham it up some.

  2. I get the feeling Riverdale wishes it was a based on a very different comic book. They have Arrow’s Speedy/Merida/Natasha and Clint’s love child guest star, a guy who looks like the rockstar who took Betty’s mom’s name, and Betty’s family acting like one oh his songs.

    • Yeah. Seems like it’s not even in the same galaxy as the “source” material It would probably work just as well or better if it was set in some other town with a different slate of character and place names.

      But then, people are watching it.

      • The names were just a hook to get people in. They probably could have done this show naming the kids George, Paul, John, and Ringo, and had similar results.

        • /rant on

          I stopped watching early on because, frankly, it was lazy. They could have done a TV version of the more recent YA-and-up Archie comics (or in that style, modified for TV in the same way Marvel modified its heroes for movies), and they would have had a hit that might have been more lasting and meaningful (I’m speculating, obviously). That would have required that the writers develop real characters, and also have some vague awareness of how teenagers act.

          Instead, they pulled out every CW cliche and attached it to Riverdale characters. They’re more-or-less doing this old parody for real:

          “But then, people are watching.”

          And they should get off my lawn.


    • IKR? The writers seriously need to watch their own show. It’s been well established that she has a sort of battery that stores up the the macguffin energy.

      Of course, it makes about as much sense as “yellow suns” interacting with Kryptonian biology to create invincibility.

  3. Make the most of Lucifer. Looks like Fox have axed it. (No spoilers, other than mentioning that there is a major cliffhanger in the finalé and that the current season arc will be wrapped up).

    Just when the show was really hitting it’s stride too… I’m more annoyed abou SyFy’s decision to axe The Expanse, but at least that show has a reasonable chance of being picked up my a better (online) platform and it was almost inevitable SyFy would never see it through all nine planned books. Still hurts though. :(

  4. SHIELD is good. It’s fun, action packed, and despite having a live action Gravitron, seems to pull of “serious” pretty well too. Am I just biased since I am a Marvel fanboy, or is it honestly less ridiculous compared to the DC shows?

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