Last night was what a lot of nerds would call the long awaited crossover between Supergirl and The Flash.
As a fan of Supergirl, and pretty much anti- the CW superhero shows, I dreaded the episode.
I thought it would be a wasted episode, with no advancement in Kara’s storyline, and I even considered not watching the episode.
But boy am I glad I didn’t follow that instinct.
“World’s Finest” turned into a well done show from Supergirl, with an added element of Barry Allen introducing himself to us after crossing into an alternate Earth that knew nothing of The Blur.
The newly formed duo face off against Livewire and Silver Banshee in a great showdown. This episode is a 9 out of 10.
6 thoughts on “Supergirl/Flash Crossover Review”
I don’t know why you’re anti the CW shows. The second half of Arrow season one and all of season two were some of the best television I’ve ever seen. Then it felt like all the good writers moved onto Flash, which has been getting better every episode since its inception. Legends of Tomorrow is also fun, though it can get dark in places. The Supergirl and Flash crossover worked because of the chemistry between the characters, and the fact that (unlike the darker Arrow) Flash and Supergirl are both shows with very similar tones. If you liked one, you’d probably like the other. Flash can be ridiculously fun (just watch episode 17 of the first season on Netflix, which has Mark Hamill as the Trickster). Also, the ‘Blur’ reference was funny for any Smallville fans out there.
I’m anti them simply because they are on the CW.
UPN and WB back in the day were known to be the junk show channels, and the stations never got over that name in my book.
Same reason why people watch Netflix Originals over Hulu or Amazon. It’s all in the presenting channel.
Well Arrow started off as a CW show, but quickly became something else, and they just let them do whatever they wanted because it was their most successful show. (Flash is currently their most successful show, and as such it isn’t made to conform to typical CW ideals.) It’s silly to write a show off because of its network (I never would have seen Veronica Mars, one of the best detective shows ever that ended up on UPN for whatever reason) . If you have time, maybe over the summer, you should check Flash or Arrow out on Netflix.
You hit the nail on the head…July/August, maybe I’ll give it a try 🙂
When everything is on hiatus.
Which do you recommend first: Flash or Arrow?
I’d see season one and two or Arrow first. They’re incredible, and a few episodes of season 2 of Arrow set up Flash, suprisingly without ruining the flow of Arrow or seaming like an obvious backdoor pilot.
The importance is the creative team, not necessarily the network. And Flash and Arrow have the same team as Supergirl.