Barry and Iris - The Flash

‘The Flash’ (Season 4): Another Barry Allen Backslide

The Flash spent much of the early part of the fourth season showing a new dedication to lighthearted fun that really worked for the show. It’s frustrating, then, that the show has started to fall back on...

‘Arrow’ (Season 6): The Joys of Crisis

Now in the fourth year of annual crossovers, Arrow has come a long way from the simple idea of pitting the Flash and Green Arrow against each other or featuring their first true team-up against a shared...
Barry and Iris - The Flash

‘The Flash’ (Season 4): Picking Up Speed

Six episodes in, The Flash is keeping its winning streak going strong, the back-to-basics approach and increase in humor bringing the show out of its third-season funk with ease. Though my early worry was...

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ (Season 3): Darhk Delights

Legends of Tomorrow is a show that has found success by fully embracing an “anything goes” storytelling structure, prioritizing fun, light-hearted storytelling over grim atmosphere and strict adherence...

‘Riverdale’ (Season 2): How Far is Too Far?

With each episode of Riverdale, I have a single question on my mind at all times: When will this show go too far? This is a show that is all about taking the blandest, most innocent piece of Americana in...

‘Supergirl’ (Season 3): Darker Depths

In my first article on this season of Supergirl, I noted a concern that the general tone of the season seemed to be teetering on the edge of darkness, the sort that previously dragged down the third...

‘Arrow’ (Season 6): A Well-Oiled Machine

Six seasons in, Arrow has a better grasp on the type of show it works best as than any of its CW counterparts. Whereas The Flash is currently in the process of rebuilding itself after an...
Barry and Iris - The Flash

‘The Flash’ (Season 4): Hoping for a Speedy Recovery

Every year in the Arrowverse is a brand-new ball game. Whatever the ranking of the shows in the previous year, new seasons for these shows typically lead to big changes in creative quality. For example,...