Supergirl 2.17 ‘Distant Sun’ Top 5

Supergirl 2.17 ‘Distant Sun’ Top 5

It’s a week after we swooned over hearing Kara’s pipes in the musical crossover episode of The Flash and things are once again lovey-dovey between Miss Danvers and Mon-El. But not everything is rainbows and bacon as a bounty was set on Kara’s head. Who is behind such a thing? Surely not Mon-El’s parents, who were so supportive of his decision to stay on Earth? If it existed, the previous sentence would be written in a sarcasm font.  But hey, with the presence of Daxam royalty comes more Teri Hatcher…

Supergirl 2.16 ‘Star-Crossed’ Top 5

Supergirl 2.16 ‘Star-Crossed’ Top 5

We had a week off from Supergirl, and I for one was chomping at the bit from the cliffhanger that they left us with. As I spoke about in my Top 5 from ‘Exodus’, the actors seen at the end of the episode eclipsed the story angle, but could you blame me? It’s difficult to not fanboy over former Lois Lane, Teri Hatcher and TV’s Hercules, Kevin Sorbo joining the Supergirl cast. But this episode was not overshadowed by these new editions with action, laughs, meta-musical moments and pseudo-irritating love…

SUPERGIRL 2.15 “EXODUS” TOP 5

SUPERGIRL 2.15 “EXODUS” TOP 5

This episode came out of nowhere to be one of my favorites of this season. It had great action, solid storytelling, character development, standout moments and another exciting cliffhanger for next week. True, there is a strong argument that the episode’s cliffhanger was more exciting as a fanboy and who was in it as opposed to the plot. Regardless Supergirl succeeds in making me look forward to Mondays. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, there is plenty to dive into for this week, including more Dean Cain, uncomfortable timely references…

SUPERGIRL 2.14 “HOMECOMING” TOP 5

SUPERGIRL 2.14 “HOMECOMING” TOP 5

I truly love this show. It has been a symbol of hope, reverent to the core of the various characters and has been consistently on point with social issues. There is a ‘but’ on its way following those statements, which I imagine can be seen a mile away. And that was one of my main problems with last night’s episode. The ‘twist’ or the ‘big plot reveal’ was being played up as so obvious, it felt like there was no way that they were actually going to do it. Admittedly,…

SUPERGIRL 2.13 ‘MR. & MRS. MXYZPTLK’ TOP 5

SUPERGIRL 2.13 ‘MR. & MRS. MXYZPTLK’ TOP 5

Coming to us straight out of the 5th dimension, this was another episode I was excited about all week. I was quite curious as to how Mr. Mxyzptlk would be spun by the Supergirl writers, and I can say that I was not disappointed. Not only due to the fact that he interrupts a kiss happening between Kara and Mon-El, but there is no limit as to the mischief he can cause and I was pumped to see what he would do. But the episode wasn’t all fun and games,…

Supergirl 2.12 ‘Luthors’ Top 5

Supergirl 2.12 ‘Luthors’ Top 5

Now, I don’t know about you all, but I have been excited about this Supergirl episode all week! We got the Luthors! All of them! (kinda) Alongside them,  we got more Metallo and Cyborg Superman! I know, he’s Henshaw. But I will call him Cyborg Superman for reasons of nostalgia. They teased us with Lex’s suit, would we get to see more of it (and perhaps in action some time)? Plus there was additional awkward Kara/Mon-El stuff. Because we need more of that! The previous sentence would have been in…

Supergirl 2.11 “The Martian Chronicles” Top 5

Supergirl 2.11 “The Martian Chronicles” Top 5

This week in the adventures of Supergirl, we received the promised yet not welcome visitors from Mars. Valentine’s Day may be next week, but this episode was chock full of would-be romance. Thankfully, nothing reached Hallmark channel level, but situations hovered near that area a few times. Alex had hopes of Bare Naked Ladies, Kara questioned her feelings for a super bartender and we saw deeper emotions budding from our favorite martian. Oh, and then of course, there was that whole martian attack thing which was the main focus of…

The Flash 3.11 “Dead or Alive” Top 5

The Flash 3.11 “Dead or Alive” Top 5

It seems H.R. Wells has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle, and the only one who can save him is… Cisco (Carlos Valdes)? Yes, that’s right, our valiant Vibe tests his powers against Gypsy, another dimension-warper, in this week’s episode, “Dead or Alive”. Here’s my Top 5: #5: Iris West, Investigative Reporter While all in all, Iris (Candice Patton) is taking the news of her impending murder in stride, it seems she’s bothered by something besides just dying. She wants to leave a lasting mark on journalism. Not…

Supergirl 2.10 “We Can Be Heroes” Top 5

Supergirl 2.10 “We Can Be Heroes” Top 5

We’re back for more Supergirl and also the return of Livewire! She hasn’t been seen since the immensely popular Supergirl/Flash crossover episode. Does she have anything shocking in store for us? Anyone? Shocking… get it? Nevermind. This episode also gave us another glimpse at Mars, more awkward Kara/Mon-El moments and Team Guardian steps up to the Girl of Steel.     5. SUPERGIRL VS GUARDIAN Alright, they didn’t actually fight. But the inevitable disagreement happened as Kara discovered James is the Guardian and is none too pleased about it. While the argument…

The Flash 3.10 “Borrowing Problems from the Future” Top 5

The Flash 3.10 “Borrowing Problems from the Future” Top 5

Welcome back from the hiatus, Flash fans! We certainly ended the front part of the season on a down note, didn’t we? Now the team is back from their holiday vacation, and so are we! Barry (Grant Gustin) is having nightmares about his trip to the future, and Iris (Candice Patton) is upset that he won’t let her in on why. H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) is pushing forward with his S.T.A.R. Labs Museum, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) reaches out for help, and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) is itching to get in on the…

Supergirl 2.09 “Supergirl Lives” Top 5

Supergirl 2.09 “Supergirl Lives” Top 5

So long hiatus, and welcome back Supergirl! This week’s return sent our heroine into space, in an episode that I have heard referred to as having a ‘Doctor Who flair to it’. Being not the biggest Whovian, (I only have seen a handful of episodes, don’t hurt me!) I will let those better informed be the judge. Fans were looking forward to this one, not only due to the show’s return but being that it was directed by nerd guru, Kevin Smith. Mr. Smith has a storied history with Kryptonians,…

Legends of Tomorrow 2.08 “The Chicago Way” Top 5

Legends of Tomorrow 2.08 “The Chicago Way” Top 5

Welcome, loyal readers, to your weekly Top 5 run-down for Legends of Tomorrow. I’m pinch-hitting for Brianna this week, but she’ll be back after the winter hiatus. Fresh off of saving the world from aliens last week, the Legends return to chasing Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) through time this week, heading to prohibition-era Chicago and tangling with Al Capone. Let’s get right into it, shall we? #5: The Legion of Doom Smart recruiting on Thawne and Darhk’s part, getting Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) to join…

The Flash 3.09 “The Present” Top 5

The Flash 3.09 “The Present” Top 5

Fresh off last week’s #DCWeek mega-crossover, The Flash turns its attention back to Savitar, the season’s Big Bad, for its mid-season finale. Along the way, Barry (Grant Gustin) gets a big assist from Earth-3’s Flash, Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp). Let’s take a look at my Top 5 for episode 3.09, “The Present”: #5: A glimpse at Earth-3 We got an unexpected, and quite welcome, cameo from Mark Hamill, playing an alternate version of his character of The Trickster, on Earth-3, the home of Jay Garrick. Counting the 90s-era version…

The Flash 3.08 “Invasion!” Top 5

The Flash 3.08 “Invasion!” Top 5

It’s here: one of the biggest television crossovers of all time – the 4-episode “Heroes vs. Aliens” crossover among Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Since we have capable writers that cover all of those shows separately, I’m going to just concentrate, as usual, on The Flash. This episode begins the real arc of the crossover, when an alien species called the Dominators launches an invasion force against Earth. #5: Supergirl vs. All the Others It’s actually pretty ridiculous to call this a 4-episode crossover event. It is,…

The Flash 3.07 “Killer Frost” Top 5

The Flash 3.07 “Killer Frost” Top 5

Hoo, boy, there’s a lot going on in this week’s episode of The Flash – Savitar is on the scene, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) is in a cocoon, and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) is fighting her inner demons. Barry (Grant Gustin) is going to be racing around from crisis to crisis even more than usual, I think. This is my Top 5 for episode 3.07, “Killer Frost,” guest-directed by indie movie hero Kevin Smith. But first… Oops! So, I goofed last week, and ended up making myself look pretty foolish. I looked…

The Flash 3.06 “Shade” Top 5

The Flash 3.06 “Shade” Top 5

Welcome, everyone! Are you excited, like I am, to see Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) go back in time and reverse the results of the 2016 Presidential election? Alas, that is not the plot of this week’s show, so let’s take a look at the actual episode. Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) hears the siren call of Dr. Alchemy in his dreams, Barry and the team try to track down a new meta, and Caitlyn Snow (Danielle Panabaker) confides in Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) about her terrible secret. Here are my Top…