DC TV Report for week ending 12/25/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday December 25th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were no new episodes this week but I do have a retro pick.

Retro Pick - Aired 9/13/1997

The New Batman Adventures - Series Premiere "Holiday Knights" 1) Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy hypnotized Bruce Wayne, kidnapped him, and made him pay for a holiday shopping spree. 2) Batgirl spotted Detective Bullock and Montoya undercover as a mall Santa and an elf staking out kid shoplifters that turned out to be Clayface. 3) Batman and Robin headed to Gotham Square to stop the Joker from committing a mass murder on New Year's Eve. Last Minute Reveal: Jim Gordon enjoyed his annual New Year's cup of coffee with Batman!

This was the premiere episode of the retooled Batman: The Animated Series that Kids WB paired with their animated Superman. Almost all of the original voice cast returned and the characters were given simpler, more streamlined designs. While reactions to this series as a whole are mixed, this episode is definitely a high point. The anthology approach allows us to get a broad view of the new Gotham and establish that everything you loved about the previous series is intact.

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Santa Bullock - As if the idea of Harvey Bullock in an ill-fitting Santa suit wasn't enough, seeing him get honest with a kid after realizing he put their father in the slammer made me bust a gut laughing.


Superman & Lois Season 2 Premiere Synopsis Released


Naomi develops a Superman-like power and finds alien technology in new teaser trailer


Batwoman Star Javicia Leslie Thanks Team, May Have Confirmed Season 4


The Flash Season 8 Episode 6 Trailer Teases Future Timeline Problems


Peacemaker: James Gunn Confirms & Impressed by Early Easter Egg Find


DMZ: HBO Max Shares Preview for Ava DuVernay, Rosario Dawson Series


Final Farewell

After almost a year of maintaining this blog after the podcast ended, it is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to continue after this entry. Reporting on the various DC TV universes has been one of the most fun and rewarding efforts of my creative life. While I will never stop watching these shows, I believe it is best to step back and focus on other endeavors. I would like to send a special thanks to Sara Netzley, the best co-host anyone could ask for and Bill Sweeney, for providing us with this platform. Thanks to all of the listeners and readers. I hope to reconnect with all of you again soon!


DC TV Report for week ending 12/18/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday December 18th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There was 1 new episode this week and it was a finale.

Tuesday - 12/14/2021

The Flash - Midseason 8 Finale "Armageddon, Part 5" 1) After Barry succeeded in reversing the Reverse Flashpoint, Thawne asked Team Flash to save him from fading into oblivion. 2) Green Arrow Mia Queen traveled to Central City from the future, looking for her missing brother. Last Minute Reveal: At CCPD, Bart and Nora appeared in a precinct Christmas photo from 2014!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Those Boots - The only hard news to come out of the last DC Fandome was that Barry would finally get to wear his signature golden boots. It was nice to finally see them in action and funny to see Chester try to justify them as event-shaking tech.


‘Gotham Knights’ Drama In Works At the CW From ‘Batwoman’ Team


Superman & Lois Season 2 Episode 1 Images: Someone Needs a Super-Shave


Naomi reveals DC superhero's geeky passion and winged mentor in new photos


Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 Teaser: New Year Brings New Legends


Legends of Tomorrow: Caity Lotz Wraps; Series Close to Season 7 Wrap


Batwoman Wraps Season 3 Filming; Cast Sets New Celebration Standard



DC TV Report for week ending 12/11/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday December 11th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There was 1 new episode this week.

Tuesday - 12/7/2021

The Flash - S08E04 "Armageddon, Part 4" 1) In 2031, everyone was excitedly preparing for the wedding of Iris West and the Flash Eobard Thawne. 2) Barry learned Thawne had switched places with him in the timeline and went to Damien Darkh for help reversing it. 3) Alex Danvers learned Chester and Allegra had a one night stand ten years ago and demanded they get back together. Last Minute Reveal: The thwarted Thawne ran to the time room and demanded Gideon help him change things!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Love - It was what the whole world needed this week on The Flash. Barry Allen, the Paragon of Love, used his title to inspire the world again. Not only did Iris's love for Barry push him to Mach 20, but Damien Darkh fought for Barry out of love for his daughter, Batwoman was inspired by Iris to adopt a kid and Allegra was bullied by Alex and Ryan Choi into admitting she loved Chester. However, there is still one chapter left in this five-part event. So, let's see if all that Love can really hold up.


‘The Flash’ TV Show Casts Mika Abdalla as Phantom Girl


“Superman & Lois” Boosts B.C. Economy


Superman & Lois season 2 trailer reveals an adversarial Teen Wolf reunion and Clark's glitchy powers


Stephanie March Joins Ava DuVernay’s ‘Naomi’ DC Series (EXCLUSIVE)


Colin Farrell to Reprise Penguin Role in ‘The Batman’ Spinoff Series for HBO Max (EXCLUSIVE)




DC TV Report for week ending 12/4/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday December 4th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There was 1 new episode this week and a Christmas special.

Tuesday - 11/30/2021

The Flash - S08E03 "Armageddon, Part 3" 1) Barry tried to invoke the Injustice protocol and force Black Lightning Jefferson Pierce to premanently remove his Speed Force powers. 2) Cecille had Chester and Caitlin work on tech and called in a favor from the Top in an effort to find Barry before Despero. 3) Iris and Allegra went against Cecille's wishes and looked into whether or not Joe's death was faked. Last Minute Reveal: In 2031, Eobard Thawne gave a toast to the love of his life, Iris West, and then the entire party which included all of Team Flash plus Alex Danvers, Ryan Choi and Ryan Wilder were shocked to find the time-travelling Barry in attendance!

Wednesday - 12/1/2021

Beebo Saves Christmas - 1) Beebo became worried about Santa after receiving a form letter from the North Pole and rounded up his friends Turbo, Tweebo and Fleabo to check on the big fella. 2) Santa was making cocoa with chesnut milk at Snowbucks after a penny-pinching elf named Sprinkles fired everyone and turned the workshop into a machine-operated factory. Last Minute Reveal: Everyone sang about how they loved the holidays as Santa and the reindeer made their yearly flight!


           I was half-expecting this to be a clever satirical take on classic animated Christmas specials of the 1960s, and maybe even feature a special guest appearance from one of the Legends of Tomorrow. I was wrong. This is a straight up cartoon adventure in the vein of Frosty Returns from the 1990s. There are zero superhero references or inside baseball shenanigans. This is exactly the type of Beebo special our Arrowverse heroes would have watched growing up. There are some cute messages about traditions and commercialization but overall, I found it a bit too sweet for my taste and all of the high-pitched voices became grating after a while. I will give a shout out to Ernie Hudson, who voiced Santa, and I bet little kids would eat this up.

Ed’s Winner for the Week: Iris West (Candice Patton) - Iris seemed to be the only character on The Flash to keep her head on her shoulders. Barry wanted to run away and hide. Cecille blindly accepted Despero's presence and marched on. Iris took a step back and used common sense. Her Dad would be proud.


The Flash’s Candice Patton Reveals What Iris Isn’t Allowed To Wear Anymore


Robbie Amell returning to The Flash in season 8


Beebo Saves Christmas Director Breaks Down Her 'Fuzzy Blue Sugar Bomb' Adventure


Legends of Tomorrow: Producer Marc Guggenheim Reveals First Beebo Concept Art


Why Legends Of Tomorrow’s Beebo Voice Actor Originally Thought The Christmas Special Was A Joke


Superman & Lois Director Amy Jo Johnson Confirms Episode 206 Wrap


Batwoman: Camrus Johnson Wraps Directing Gig, Shares S03E11 Details


James Gunn’s ‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff Bows Official Trailer And Key Art For HBO Max


Pennyworth Comic Writer Admits He Hasn't Really Seen the TV Show




DC TV Report for week ending 11/27/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 27th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 3 new episodes this week including 2 finales.

Tuesday - 11/23/2021

The Flash - S08E02 "Armageddon, Part 2" 1) After Despero claimed Barry would go mad within 24 hours, the city shut down STAR Labs and a villain with psychic powers began committing robberies around Central City. 2) Frost persuaded Chester to put aside his vow of pacifism and begin building a weapon powerful enough to kill Despero. 3) Everyone started acting weird every time Barry mentioned Joe. Last Minute Reveal: Barry ran to the Hall of Justice and asked Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning for help!

Wednesday - 11/24/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Midseason 7 Finale "A Woman's Place Is in the War Effort!" 1) The Legends crash-landed in 1943, the ladies got work at an airplane factory to gather parts to repair the time machine and Astra became frustrated because... racism. 2) Beyrad and Zari tried helping Nate prep for totem life by being a gracious host to the ungrateful Bishop. Last Minute Reveal: Bishop sacrificed himself and the Legends escaped but the evil attack force turned out to be brainwashed versions of the Legends!

Batwoman - MIdseason 3 Finale "Pick Your Poison" 1) Mary and Alice were on the run from Ryan and Team Batwoman, looking for a way to get the tracking nanobytes out of Alice's blood. 2) Ryan helped Jada capture Marquis so Jada could try to freeze him and figure out how to make him not a sociopath. 3) Sophie immediately regretted her one night stand with Montoya. Last Minute Reveal: Mary was looking for fun, sporting her new green getup and eyed Wayne Enterprises new CEO Marquis Jet!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Altered States - Each of this week's episodes featured characters turning on our heroes while out of their minds. The Flash broke out into wild violence several times without realizing it. We learned the Legends are being hunted by mirror versions of themselves who believe they are hunting time fugitives. Finally, Batwoman had to contend with her Joker-mad half-brother and poor Mary, who was persuaded to let Poison Ivy take over her consciousness.


The Flash Showrunner Offered Shocking Update About Jesse L. Martin's Joe West Even Before That Twist


The Flash "Armageddon" Star Neal McDonough Really Enjoys Damien Darhk


Batwoman Confirms Swamp Thing Exists in the Arrowverse


Power Rangers Amy Jo Johnson Directing Season 2 Episode of Superman & Lois


‘Dead Boy Detectives’ HBO Max Pilot Sets Main Cast



DC TV Report for week ending 11/20/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 20th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 3 new episodes this week including 1 premiere.

Tuesday - 11/16/2021

The Flash - Season 8 Premiere "Armageddon, Part 1" 1) Barry and Team Flash worked to stop the Royal Flush Gang, who were stealing high-end tech in robberies that seemed different from their usual M.O. 2) Ray Palmer was in town for a tech conference and Chester was a little too eager to please. 3) Allegra was given a promotion by Iris but found her co-workers resistant to her ideas. 4) A mind-controlling Alien named Despero arrived from 2031 blaming Barry for Armageddon. Last Minute Reveal: Despero gave Barry one week to prove his virtue or face death!

Wednesday - 11/17/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E06 "Deus Ex Latrina" 1) Bishop built a duplicate Waverider and brought Ava Prime and the augmented evil Gideon on a mission to enact revenge on the Legends. 2) After the proto-time machine stranded the Legends in a non-descript forest, Beyrad and Totem Zari struggled to convince Dr. Davies that life was still worth living. 3) Nate contemplated moving in with Totem Zari while trying to ignore nosy Gary and human Gideon. 4) Astra and Spooner split up with Ava and Sara to let the couple vent their frustrations. Last Minute Reveal: Bishop used the ejector toilet to exit the Waverider and landed on Dr. Davies' time machine just as it took the Legends away!

Batwoman - S03E06 "How Does Your Garden Grow?" 1) Montoya tasked Ryan and the Batcave with finding an attacker infected by Poison Ivy's vines and the culprit turned out to be Mary. 2) Sophie was on the warpath trying to learn more about the Black Glove Society and believed Ryan was holding back info on Jada Jet. Last Minute Reveal: Alice and the Ivy-corrupted Mary joined forces and drove off in a fancy car!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Doctors Getting Personal Revelations - All 3 shows featured characters with Doctorates of some kind learning about themselves. The Flash convinced Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) that he could live a balanced life and still make time to help young inventors. Dr. Gwyn Davies (Matt Ryan) was taught the basics of therapy by the Legends. Finally, Mary (Nicole Kang) had to get infected by a rash and become a rageful plant monster to come to terms with the fact that she felt slighted by team Batwoman.


The Flash boss explains how the first Arrowverse crossover inspired season 8's 'Armageddon' event


'The Flash': Brandon Routh on Returning to the Superhero World in Season 8 Premiere (Exclusive)


Santa teaches Beebo a lesson in cute Beebo Saves Christmas sneak peek


Batwoman first look reveals Mary's full Poison Ivy transformation


Peacemaker: Steve Agee Goes "Karate Kid"; James Gunn Lays It Out BTS


How Doom Force Will Be Different To Doom Patrol In Season 4



DC TV Report for week ending 11/13/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 13th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 5 new episodes this week including 2 finales.

Tuesday - 11/9/2021

Supergirl - Series Finale Part 1 "The Last Gauntlet" 1) Kara and the Tower had differing opinions on how to respond to Lex Luthor's ransom demands for Esme. 2)  While Nxly tried retrieving the Love Totem from Esme, Lillian Luthor dropped in to warn that Lex was bad news. Last Minute Reveal: After listening to Orlando tell a group of bystanders to keep hope, Kara got an idea about how to prevent Lex and Nxly from leeching all of the city's virtue!

Supergirl - Series Finale Part 2 "Kara" 1) Supergirl gave an inspirational speech to the world and joined forces with super friends from past and present for a final showdown against Lex and Nxly. 2) Lena made peace with the dying Lillian and finally gained full control of her witch powers. 3) After William's funeral, Andrea set up a school in his name, J'onn and the Tower heroes re-established the DEO and Mon-El and Brainy said their goodbyes before heading back to the future. 4) Kelly and Alex had a beautiful wedding. 5) Cat Grant bought back Catco and offered Kara a job as Editor-in-Chief but Kara was torn about continuing her double life. Last Minute Reveal: As everyone enjoyed game night, a news report came on of Cat Grant introducing Kara Danvers to the world as Supergirl!

Wednesday - 11/10/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E05 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist" 1) Sara and the Legends found Dr. Gwyn Davies and left timeline footprints trying to get his prototype time machine up and running. 2) Totem Zari tinkered with the Hoover robot while figuring out if she and Nate could have a long term relationship. 3) Astra cast a luck spell on a rock in hopes that she, Spooner and Gideon could reach the other Legends in New York faster. Last Minute Reveal: The time machine worked but instead of landing in 2021 Tahiti, the Legends found themselves in a forest with no sign of civilization in sight!

Batwoman - S03E05 "A Lesson from Professor Pyg" 1) Ryan brought Sophie along to a dinner party and Jada Jet's mansion where the chef turned out to be Professor Pyg. 2) Alice was pulled into consulting on a Catwoman copycat murder case and discovered Renee Montoya's secret connection to Poison Ivy. 3) The rash Mary picked up in the park made her agitated and aggressively eco-conscious. Last Minute Reveal: Jada admitted to Ryan that her brother Marquis was a homicidal sociopath and asked for her help!

Thursday - 11/11/2021

Doom Patrol - Season 3 Finale "Amends Patrol" 1) Rita was so dead set on getting revenge against Madame Rouge that she did not care that no one on the team had her back. 2) Madame Rouge put Cliff's brain in control of a 30-foot tall robot. 3) Vic tried to help Larry decide to merge with the injured radioactive grubworm. 4) Jane found the Underground caved in and had to convince Dr. Harrison and the others to leave the Fog and return to Kay's subconscious. Last Minute Reveal: The emboldened Doom Patrol piled into Cliff's head and latched onto Rita's time machine as it drilled it's way to a mission to stop a monster shaped like a nutsack in the Suez Canal!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) - Supergirl ended strong this week and the high note by far had to be the surprise appearance of Cat Grant. Her brief moments, which were shot seperate from the rest of production (Flockhart left the series because she did not want to move from LA to Vancouver), were just delightful and reminded me of the hole left by her absence. Even though I was alone watching this, I cheered at the top of my lungs when she showed up.


Beebo Saves Christmas Synopsis Released


Deleted Legends of Tomorrow season 6 scene reveals the rest of Sara's shrooms trip


'The Flash' Season 8 Stages a 'Glee' Reunion With Max Adler Returning as The Hotness


The Flash star Grant Gustin teases Barry and Black Lightning's 'heavy' reunion in 'Armageddon'


Supergirl Star Jon Cryer Would Reprise Lex Luthor Role in Titans



DC TV Report for week ending 11/6/2021

 -        Li’l Eddie O’Hare

Welcome to the DC TV Report for the week ending Saturday November 6th, 2021. I'm here to bring you recaps, news and commentary for all live-action television shows based on DC Comics. There were 6 new episodes this week, including 2 penultimate episodes and 2 finales.

Monday - 11/1/2021

Y: The Last Man - Series Finale "Victoria" 1) Some time before the Day of, the Brown family had an awkward last dinner together. 2) 355 was anxious to leave the prison town as Yorick began to fall for Sonia. 3) Nora and Roxanne prepared to invade the prison town and kill the man they were hiding. 4) Jennifer and Beth hid out after escaping the Pentagon and accused each other of being short-sighted. Last Minute Reveal: 355, Yorick and Allison jumped into an SUV provided by the Culper Ring and drove toward a Y-shaped intersection!

Tuesday - 11/2/2021

DC's Stargirl - Season 2 Finale "Summer School Chapter Thirteen" 1) Courtney and the JSA headed to town square for a final showdown with Eclipso. 2) Jenny was warning Barbara that Courtney was heading into a trap when a special guest star showed up. 3) Beth stood helpless with Chuck as she watched her parents stuck in one of Eclipso's nightmares. 4) Rick, Mike and Jakeem tried tinkering in Pat's garage, anxious to join the fight. Last Minute Reveal: Nurse Love reported on Jenny and the JSA to Mr. Bones, who decided to make a trip to Blue Valley!

Supergirl - Season 6 Penultimate "Truth or Consequences" 1) William becaame furious with Andrea after she used his byline to leak Lex Luthor's love journals 2) Nxly slowly began to trust Lex after he helped her beat Supergirl to the Truth totem. 3) Alex clashed with Kara over advice on parenting Esme. 4) Brainy was crushed to learn he would soon have to return to the future and leave Nia behind. Last Minute Reveal: Our heroes returned to the Tower to find William dead and Esme gone!

Wednesday - 11/3/2021

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S07E04 "Speakeasy Does It" 1) The Legends ran out of money in Chicago and hid out from J. Edgar Hoover in a progressive speakeasy. 2) Astra, Spooner and Gideon snuck onto a train and befriended a nightclub singer. Last Minute Reveal: Zari swapped out with totem Zari so she could crack open robot Hoover!

Batwoman - S03E04 "Antifreeze" 1) Team Batwoman had to find a way to safely thaw Sophie's sister Jordan, who had been flash-frozen using altered Mr. Freeze tech. 2) Ryan drew corporate wrath from Jada after a photo-op. 3) Alice played hooky from Arkham after realizing she was having hallucinations. 4) Tensions and ignorance continued to drive a wedge between Mary and Luke. Last Minute Reveal: Jada determined that the first victim of the Back Glove Society's new freeze gun would be her son Marquis!

Thursday - 11/4/2021

Doom Patrol - Season 3 Penultimate "Evil Patrol" 1) Rita had a rough time getting the team to focus on defeating Madame Rouge, who had flown to Florida for backup. 2) Larry decided to try and parent the alien grub worm, which was not reacting well to all the negative emotions around the mansion. 3) Vic was the only one happy about his new skin. 4) Clara brought Cliff his Parkinson's meds and insisted he see a real doctor. 5) Jane was frightened to find all of Kay's personalities had left the Underground. Last Minute Reveal: The Doom Patrol's bus crashed down to the pavement after being rocked by Jane's sonic scream!

Ed’s Winner for the Week:  The Batwing Suit Failsafe - Luke got the AI with his dad’s voice working again on the Batwing suit and was told that he is not ready to take it into the field with Batwoman. He is still dealing with the trauma of getting shot and it is brave of this series to admit that being a superhero is not for everybody. Luke's tech skills still make him invaluable to team Batwoman and while I am sure this is not the last we have seen of Luke in that suit, this excursion into his mental health feels authentic and unique.


Eliza Clark Sees a Future for Y: The Last Man


First Look: Matt Ryan Returns to ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ as Dr. Gwyn Davies


‘Superman & Lois’ to Help Launch ‘Naomi’ as CW Sets Midseason Premieres


James Gunn Cast a Peacemaker Actor Because of a 20-Year-Old Scooby Doo Audition