Crisis On Earth X



CRISIS ON EARTH X is one of the best 170 minutes of TV I’ve seen in a long time.

A combined story over one week’s episodes of Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow.  The CW, Warner Bros., Greg Berlanti (my hero), Andrew Kreisberg (now fired due to sexual harassment claims) and the team have created a brilliant cross-over storyline that adds new life to all four shows.

One of the biggest statements of the story is the Lesbian one-night stand, and the Gay kiss-of-the-century between out gay actors WENTWORTH MILLER and RUSSELL TOVEY.  The other statement is the Nazi victory in WW2 on Earth X which is also a big nod to the recent powerful series Man In The High Castle.

Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow had lost me as a viewer in their current seasons, Supergirl has me just hanging on, and Arrow still has me hooked.

9 Superheroes out of 10!


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Arrow, Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow


All four of these CW series have returned for another season.  In most cases, I am wondering why!

ARROW is the longest running of these and it is, for me, still the most engaging thanks to the brooding masculinity of the star Stephen Amell.

SUPERGIRL was brilliant in its first season on ABC with Calista Flockhart as the ‘boss from hell’ Cat Grant, a considerable amount of the SFX budget was spent on CGI to remove all her wrinkles, I loved it.  Season Two on the CW meant no more Cat Grant, apart from brief guest spots, but brought in some familiar faces from previous superhero series like Linda Carter (Wonder Woman), Teri Hatcher (Lois Lane from Lois & Clark) and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor (Morgana from Merlin).  They even introduced a new Superman played by the stunningly handsome Tyler Hoechlin from Teen Wolf, sadly we saw very little of him and he didn’t get his own series … yet!  Season Three is so far not working for me at all.  BRING BACK CALISTA!

FLASH spun off from Arrow a few years ago.  Last season was too confusing and this season looks to be even more so.  Too much time travel, alternate realities, and screwed up futures.  Sorry … you have lost me!

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW spun off from Arrow and Flash with a collection of characters and some good actors including the boys from Prison Break, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.  The main star was Arthur Darvill (Rory from Dr Who) but he was disappointing and unconvincing as Rip Hunter.  Saldy, it was all too chaotic and the time travel element made it too easy to keep saving the day and screwing up the future.  They lost me part way through season one and I see no reason why they should have yet another season to waste money better spent on something new and NOT comic related!

4 champagnes out of 10.