Recommending Legends of Tomorrow to a friend usually comes with one caveat: Don't judge it on the first season. This fact isn't lost on anyone - especially star Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer. He says the moment the show stopped trying to make sense was the instant it became legendary.
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Just when Arrow fans thought Roy and Thea were going to ride off and save the world together (and cuddle along the way), news of actor Colton Haynes, who plays Roy, coming back as a series regular has shaken things up. But that, along with new comments from executive producer Marc Guggenheim, may suggest it's all part of a bigger plan.
It looks as though John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is joining the Waverider for more than his swagger and sweet style. Legends of Tomorrow's co-showrunner Phil Klemmer says the series is diving into the occult next season, and that Mallus is just "the tip of the iceberg".
Over the course of a single season of television, the CW's Legends of Tomorrow have accomplished what it's taken everyone in Marvel's Cinematic Universe 10 years and 18 movies to do: track down six powerful MacGuffins that are the keys to stopping a powerful enemy from beyond who threatens life on Earth. And because this was Legends of Tomorrow, Elvis Presley helped. Of course.
Black Lightning isn't the first television show to prominently feature black superheroes, and it also isn't the first cape series with a predominately black cast. And yet, Black Lightning is telling a very particular story about black lives that's unlike anything else on the CW right now, and it feels very much like it's operating on a different level than most other TV shows based on comic books.
Sorry about last week! Your not-very-approachable neighbourhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman caught… I don't know, the space flu or something. Short version, I had more phlegm than mail, and I had a lot of mail-- so let's get to it! This week: The best '90s cartoon intro, why nerds argue so much, and whether it's worth watching a TV adaptation you know won't be complete.