Supergirl Season 2 Joins the Many Comic TV Shows Coming to DVD in August

I’m a handful of episodes behind, but I’m planning on getting caught up before then, I hope! Supergirl is a lovely beacon of hope on the TV screen, even if I disagree with some of the plot directions (Mon-El, boo!) this season. Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw aka Martian Manhunter (David […]

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Home Video in August

As I’ve mentioned, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is the only superhero TV show I’m current on right now. (I’m looking forward to catching up on Supergirl soon, but I fear I may have given up on The Flash without noticing it. When the episode backlog on TiVo hits double digits, it may be a lost cause.) That’s because it’s fun and dramatic without too much angst, and I love seeing the characters in different historical eras (particularly when they geek […]

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Riverdale on DVD, Blu-ray on August 15

After complaining about Riverdale early on, I have to admit that the show grew on me. It helped that I quit thinking about it as an Archie comic adaptation and instead approached it as a CW “angsty teen drama“. It made for fun popcorn viewing, particularly as we settled into the characters and how extreme they could be. It was the CW’s top new show this year, so maybe other people felt the same way. In case you missed it […]

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Lucifer Season 2 Comes to DVD, Blu-ray in Split Release

I know a lot of people giggle at the premise — she’s a cop, he’s the Devil, they solve crimes in LA — but Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis, is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. This past season, season 2, increased the family dynamics by adding in his mother, played by Tricia Helfer, to complicate his relationship with Detective Chloe (Lauren German), his angel brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside), his demon friend Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), and his therapist Dr. Linda (Rachael […]

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Gotham: The Complete Third Season Comes to Home Video This August

I’ve never watched Gotham, since I prefer the lighter-hearted takes on superheroes, although KC likes it, particularly in large batches, as you get with the season sets. Gotham: The Complete Third Season will be available on Blu-ray (list price $54.97, includes a digital copy) and on DVD (list price $49.99) on August 29. The fight for order and control in Gotham is deadlier than ever with the introduction of cunning, new DC Super-Villains who might alter the future of our […]

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Black Lightning Gets a TV Show With a Different Approach

In our Golden Age of superhero movies and TV, there are now plenty of choices for those who like watching live-action comic adaptations. (So many, in fact, that I’ve stopped watching many of them, focusing only on the ones I find most enjoyable: iZombie, Lucifer, Legends of Tomorrow, and soapy guilty pleasure Riverdale.) Most of them have one big thing in common: they’re produced by Greg Berlanti, who helms the interrelated The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends. Berlanti has another […]

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DC Super Hero Girls Get TV Series

After two (presumably successful — they were fun to watch, anyway) DVD movies, the DC Super Hero Girls are getting their own animated TV show! Per Deadline, “The action-comedy series from producer Lauren Faust (My Little Pony, The Powerpuff Girls) is set to premiere next year on Cartoon Network.” It will star Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl. The network elaborates on the premise: Gal pals Bumblebee, Zatanna, and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz are always there to lend an ear, a […]

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Defenders Trailer Released, Date Set

Although I still haven’t seen any of the individual character series (and I’d like to see at least the Jessica Jones and Luke Cage ones), this trailer did its job in getting me excited for the upcoming Defenders team-up series on Netflix. How smart is it to have one of your characters be a lawyer? He can get in almost anywhere just by saying that. Iron Fist looks like a weenie, which fits how dumb that casting approach was. The […]

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