Batwoman to make her live-action debut in The CW's next superhero crossover

At a recent convention in Nashville, Arrow star Stephen Amell teased that he’d be making a “really fun announcement” at The CW’s upfront presentation today, and now we know what that announcement is: Batwoman is coming to the next Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends Of Tomorrow crossover event, and the heroes will be…

Barack Obama meeting Gorilla Grodd is just the beginning of what makes Legends Of Tomorrow great

Recently, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow got some viral buzz when it baffled Twitter users with the concept of an evil gorilla trying to murder a young Barack Obama. It was the kind of bonkers setup and undeniable hook that would’ve felt perfectly at home on a Silver Age cover, and that’s exactly the kind of aesthetic that …

Legends Of Tomorrow brings in John Noble for an unbelievably audacious plot twist

This week’s Legends Of Tomorrow has a giant telepathic gorilla attacking a young Barack Obama in order to free an ancient evil from its time prison, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to outlandish plot points in “Guest Starring John Noble.” Yes, that is the actual title of tonight’s episode, which…

The CW renews all your favorites, like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin, and Riverdale

The CW is a network that gives fans exactly what they want, which is why The Flash and Supergirl had a musical crossover and why Riverdale is actually somehow really good, so in that spirit it has now decided to renew pretty much every one of its shows with a dedicated following—even if those shows don’t have a huge…

There’s something about Ava in a clone-heavy DC's Legends Of Tomorrow

Ava Sharpe has been a villain, friend, and lover in this season of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, but she has a secret that not even she knows about. The title of “I, Ava” suggests that she’s a robot, and when Sara, Ray, and Gary travel to Vancouver, 2213, they discover that her name is actually an abbreviation for…

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow stumbles into stupidity with Elvis’ haunted guitar

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow has trained me to accept dumb plot points, but this week’s story about Elvis Presley’s haunted guitar is so stupid that it’s hard to swallow. “Amazing Grace” sends the team to 1954 Memphis to investigate an anachronism that turns the city into a ghost town, and it turns out Elvis’ guitar is…

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Legends Of Tomorrow gives the Darhks some Coen-style family therapy

Last week I was lamenting how boring Damien Darhk has become on this series, but I’m fully invested in him after “No Country For Old Dads,” a very silly episode that also makes Damien an interesting, complicated character again. Continuing this season’s trend of cinematic homages, tonight’s episode is inspired by the…

Legends Of Tomorrow blends superheroes and pirates for swashbuckling galore

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow takes direct inspiration from classic movies for its stories, and this season has had episodes riffing on E.T., Apocalypse Now, Predator, The Exorcist, and Groundhog Day. Putting a superhero twist on established material isn’t the most original way to construct a narrative, but it’s a formula…

Legends Of Tomorrow channels “Hedgehog Day” for an excellent time loop story

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow knows that it’s kind of hacky to do a Groundhog Day-inspired time loop episode, but as Nate tells Zari, it all comes down to execution. And this episode is damn good. Writers Ray Utarnachitt and Morgan Faust turn Zari’s repetitive journey through the same catastrophic hour into a story that…