Another busy week as we rush headlong into the ending of the regular broadcast seasons. The American Gods give us some Mad Sweeney backstory. We get a calm evening at Winterfell on Game of Thrones. In the Decidedly Comprehensive corner, Supergirl reads Dostoevsky’s first great novel, Arrow focuses on Diggle, the Legends send unsolicited emojis, the Flash brings back their winter villains, and Doom Patrol lets Cyborg perform an upgrade. In Riverdale, the Easter themed little sister is still missing, and on Cloak and Dagger, Tyrone rolls up a new character sheet. Orville has to deal with the fallout from last week’s temporal shenanigans. For fans of slightly less genre specific shows, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is scheduled to make a return, and Cobra Kai kicks off season 2 this week, also!
April 24, 2019
March 31, 2019
While Arrow and The Flash hide from the April Fools that are everywhere, the fools of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow return to the airwaves to keep Supergirl company. The Legends spend a lot of time dealing with their Bureau (not this Bureau,) and Supergirl gives us Ms. Teschmacher’s tale. American Gods give us more pairings of Laura and her Leprechaun, while Bilquis debates a spider.
Riverdale continues to explorer the drug trade and boxing worlds, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger also returns, deciding their great powers must come with great responsibility, and may not be so great after all.
Sabrina also returns with either the last episode of Season 1, or the first episode of Season 2, depending on where you look. If you want to warm up from her Chilling Adventures, Arthur and The Tick drop their second season this week, also.
March 24, 2019
This week is surprisingly light, after Black Lightning wrapped up his season last week, and a few regulars take some time off. American Gods features one of the ravens, Supergirl lets Lex tell us where he’s been for two years, Arrow gets Laurel more involved in team, and Riverdale’s finale attacks the drug factory Farm.
Next week, The Legends of Tomorrow, Cloak and Dagger, The Tick, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina return for new seasons. (Most of which are included below.)
March 18, 2019
The season two return of American Gods was so distracting, last week’s post was completely missed. (Feel free to talk about last week’s episodes here, as well.) American Gods lets us see the trains we all know are circling the country and performing illicit acts of espionage. Supergirl had already given us a new Superman for her universe, now we get to meet their `Lex, err… Lex. Arrow goes into the future and stays there for the issue. Black Lightning adds more metas, probably. The Flash takes a trip out to the suburbs. Outside of DC, Riverdale gets musical.
March 4, 2019
Did anyone other than me expect more of The Gifted this season? If so, too bad, last week was the season finale. Apparently DC was afraid of it, and now that it is over the Arrow-verse comes back out of the woodwork for their new episodes. Synopses are light, but Manchester Black returns to vex Supergirl and The Flash gives us the animal on animal action as King Shark takes on Gorilla Grodd. Riverdale also continues to besmirch the names of Archie’s characters this week.
February 17, 2019
Supergirl returns, and everyone else disappears. One has to wonders if her super costume could use a trip to the super dry cleaners. The Gifted hides their capitalized M at the beginning while forcing others to deal with monsters.
February 11, 2019
Lots missing items in our Comic Television Discussion, but we do have three DC shows this week, with Arrow, Flash and Black Lightning all dealing with their children. Is this evidence that the super heroes on television are being targeted at the geeky kids of decades gone but now-grown-up and dealing with their children? The Gifted also returns, as Reeva goes on a rampage and we get a Morlocks and Purifiers rumble.
January 28, 2019
This week, Supergirl makes a big deal to introduce the world’s first transgender superhero on television, Arrow keeps recreating Suicide Squad, Flash’s daughter’s secrets get revealed, Black Lightning doesn’t give us a synopsis, and The Gifted takes the week off. Riverdale continues to feel purely like a soap opera. What are you watching, anything keeping your interest?
January 21, 2019
January is screeching past us as the third week of the year is already over. As we stride into the end of the month, the comics start seriously returning to television. Supergirl fights to keep the name Carol Danvers from being popular, The Flash gets angry, Arrow tries to chill out, and the Legends and Black Lightning are without a synopsis. The Gifted gets sleepy. Riverdale prepares for their college prep tests, because those kids are actually high-schoolers, surprise! The Punisher has released Season 2 for Netflix, and as of this posting has not been cancelled yet. While not technically a comic, out in space the Discovery and the Orville also share a nigh of television which really highlights the differences between the two shows.
January 15, 2019
Oh, there you are! The midwinter break has come to a close and we are seeing the regular comic television return. The Gifted weathered the winter weather better than others, even if the Bureau42 reviews did not. That Reviewer really needs to stop messing with time lines and just post the reviews already. The Flash has raced back to us first, with what is sure to be some sound uses of physics and technology. Arrow thought he was out, but is pulled back in. The Gifted has the Mutant Underground reorganize, and the Riverdale teens deal with Veronica’s father’s takeover.
Also, Netflix is giving us Season 2 of The Punisher before the inevitable annunciation of its cancellation, and in case you wanted something non-comic related, there’s a new Star Trek: Discovery. Though if you wanted something non-comic related, you probably are in the wrong thread.