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!

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