The 100’s thrilling finale is complicated by its propensity to blow everything up

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“Earth isn’t coming back.” Those are the words an aging Monty speaks at the end of “Damocles - Part Two.” The words have been a long time coming. The statement itself is brought about by McReary’s sabotage, his launching of missiles to make sure the Shallow Valley is destroyed if he can’t have it to himself, but it’s…

The 100 clarifies its story of violence and consequences in the first part of its finale

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More than any other episode in recent memory, “Damocles -Part 1" boasts an aura of death. I know that sounds like a strange claim to make about a show that just aired an episode that hinged on the fact that a whole lot of people were indulging in cannibalism to survive in a bunker where people are forced to fight to…

The Flash's team will stretch to make room for another full-time member next season

Another year, another season of The Flash that we wanted to be just a little bit better than it was. Season four did provide slightly more levity than the past couple years, and if you liked the character most responsible for that, then we’ve got some great news for you. (If you didn’t, maybe it’s best to roll with…

Nation's 2 p.m. couch occupiers forced to contemplate a grim, Jerry Springer-less future

One of the shining lights in the cosmic pantheon of mid-afternoon trash TV has suddenly found itself in danger of extinction, as THR reports that Jerry Springer might be shutting down after 27 years on the air. The seemingly endless syndicated sideshow—hosted with detached irony by the country musician, actor, and…

Warner Bros. readies up a big bag of money to keep Greg Berlanti pumping out superhero shows

It’d be hard to overstate the importance of Greg Berlanti to Warner Bros.’ TV fortunes: As the chief architect of almost all of the company’s comic-based projects—including its many DC-branded shows, plus Riverdale—Berlanti has become a huge part of, especially, The CW’s recent gains in approval and appeal. (Dude’s…

The 100 is building a new world that's eerily similar to our own

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I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the reviews of the first few episodes of this season of The 100 hailing the show’s decision to move ahead six years in time. From the season premiere onwards, it’s proven to be a smart choice, and the crux of my thinking has been that it’s allowed the characters time to change in…

Keiynan Lonsdale's Kid Flash is running from both Legends Of Tomorrow and The Flash

Keiynan Lonsdale’s Kid Flash has always been tragically underused on The Flash, save for a few times when Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen was too busy screwing up the timeline to do regular superhero action, so it seemed like the perfect solution when he finally popped up on DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow for its most recent…

The Flash season finale delivers a whirlwind conclusion to the Thinker saga

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We knew it would come down to this in the end: All you need is love. Exactly how that would manifest itself in the fourth season finale “We Are The Flash” is something I never would have been able to predict, and I’m not certain it made any sense at all. But it was fast-paced, exciting, suspenseful, and full-on comic…