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Superheroes on TV: Ego 

We’ve taken some dark turns in the DC realm as both The Flash and Arrow end their second and fourth seasons, respectively. Superheroes on TV takes a look at why ego is fragile and unpredictable, and we’ll also look at where this leaves us for the next seasons. If you…

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Superheroes on TV: Well Laid Plans 

Plans. Heroes and villains alike have plans; and more often than not, nothing ever goes according to them. But can heroics be boiled down to a matter of who’s the better planner? The entirety of the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is wrapped up in stopping Vandal Savage….

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Superheroes on TV: Time 

There are few, if any, constants in the realm of superheroes. Costumes change, backstories are reconstructed, rebirths and new teams linger at the onset of each new decade, yet perhaps the most fickle of all is time itself. We’re winding down seasons, inching ever closer to inevitable cliffhangers, which makes…

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Superheroes on TV: Predictability 

I have the utmost respect for characters who mean what they say and follow through on their promises. While predictability may be frowned upon in the traditional sense, few things are more rewarding than someone who can pull the trigger when the moment calls for it. This week’s Superheros on…

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Superheroes on TV: Self Sacrifice 

This week’s Superheroes on TV sees that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has found some humanity, Supergirl learns the difference between obligation and love, and The Flash makes the ultimate sacrifice. It’s as if my complaints about collateral damage were addressed! For those of us keeping count, it has taken 12…

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Superheroes on TV: Redemption 

It’s human nature to want to see the good in people; and oftentimes that becomes even more clouded when blood relatives are involved. But at what point do we accept people for who they are, not what they are to us? This week’s Superheroes on TV column takes a look…

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Superheroes on TV: Teamwork 

Superheroes are just like us! They deal with unrequited love, have bouts of over-inflated ego, and go through growing pains. The last one is especially detrimental if they don’t have a good team at their back. This week’s Superheroes on TV column covers teamwork — who’s doing it well and…

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Superheroes on TV: Good Intentions 

After our own week-long hiatus, we’re back with another Superheroes on TV column! This week, we’re catching up on The Flash and Arrow as our main characters learn just how dangerous good intentions can be. Good intentions almost always stem from a place of love. We see it on The…

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Superheroes on TV: Inclusion 

I’ve mentioned before that I love what DC is doing with representation in their shared universe. I’d even go as far as to call shows like Supergirl, Arrow, and especially The Flash progressive in their portrayal of race and sexual orientation. We have yet to see an instance of in-show…