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  • Review: The Flash Pilot — Living in the World You’re Saving

    One of the pilots shown at the Paley Center in NYC this past weekend was The Flash, the spin-off from the CW’s Arrow. Barry Allen, like Oliver Queen, is an iconic pre-existing character drawn from decades of comic book stories. As with Arrow, The Flash takes these familiar elements and creates its own version for […]


  • Review: Gotham Pilot — The Creation of a World

    The Paley Center in NYC held preview screenings for some of the fall TV pilots this weekend. After months of trailers, behind the scenes clips, and teases, I was able to catch the first episode of Gotham. As a long-time fan of Batman and related DC characters, along with the buzz surrounding the new series, […]


  • Comic-Con: News from the Defiance Panel (with a big casting spoiler)

    [photo from Tony Curran] Season 2 of Defiance is under way on the SyFy Channel, and stars Jaime Murray, Tony Curran, Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, and Jesse Rath, along with Executive Producer Kevin Murphy, were at SDCC 2014 to tease what’s next this season and talk about the characters. While the show has […]


  • Comic Con: Arrow Panel, and Sneak Peek of Season 3

    [Photo from Paul Blackthorne] Fans are excited for Arrow season 3 (only 75 days to go!), and stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, and John Barrowman, along with Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, were on hand at SDCC for a video presentation and Q&A Friday evening. […]


  • Arrow Season 3: Lance Family Spoiler Round-Up

    Spoilers for Arrow season 3 are flying like, well, arrows from a bow, including news about the Lance family. In season 2, the Black Canary, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), gave her leather jacket to her sister Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) before leaving Starling City. In the comics, Laurel is Black Canary, and there has been […]


  • 10 Reasons to Watch “Arrow”

    Arrow debuted in the October 2012 to good ratings, and has been going strong ever since, with a thriving fanbase that pulls in both comic book fans and fans discovering this world via the TV series. In case you missed all the buzz, here are 10 reasons why Arrow is must-watch TV, whether you’re a […]


  • Supernatural Season 9: A look back

    Season 9 of Supernatural, while uneven in spots and with pacing that often dragged when it meandered from its main arcs, also hit plenty of high notes and landed with a strong set-up for Season 10. Despite its flaws, Supernatural has proven itself an enduring mainstay genre show, both creatively and in the ratings. Season […]


  • “I’m Nothing”: Castiel in Supernatural 9×14, and His Road So Far

    He’s essentially… a perfect machine that has been infected with human qualities. Or you could say he was once a ruthless mechanism and he’s been elevated by human qualities. He’s a hybrid now. That creates as much conflict as it does insight. — Ben Edlund on Castiel, May 6, 2011 Supernatural 9.14, “Captives”, scripted by […]