Hello DC TV fans! Welcome back to another week of 4 Your Excitement‘s The DC TV Mix.
Every week, we discuss the highs and lows of the CW line-up of DC TV shows: Arrow, Black Lightning, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends Of Tomorrow. So if you’re a fan of all five of these shows, then definitely give us a listen.
For the next coming weeks, however, we are changing up the format as time constraints at the moment don’t give us much room to record so we are going to discuss our thoughts in a roundtable post until the end of May, where we’ll return to our regular format.
The DC TV Mix is presented by Editor-In-Chief Erika Rivera and Senior Editor (plus The Flash, Black Lightning, and Supergirl recapper) Bec Heim.
Be sure to also check out our recaps, which you can find here.
Without further ado, here’s our breakdown of the week!
- Emmy: Colton Haynes absolutely crushed it this week with his return to the Arrow, at least in the present. Granted the circumstances surrounding his appearance in the present were super sketchy, Haynes’ portrayal of Roy is effortless. I love how much he has grown as an actor and it definitely showed with every scene this week.
- Bec: Melissa Benoist and Katie McGrath get my vote for the week. Their scenes in Kaznia were excellent. I really enjoy the focus on the double-life part of Kara’s character. McGrath and Benoist get to do some really interesting character work because of it. They both just sell it in some amazing ways.
- The Flash:
- Bec: Grant Gustin gets my vote for the week. It’s been really fascinating to see him struggle over the fallout of Nora working with Thawne. I like that this past couple of episodes really gave Barry a chance to work it out rather than wrap it out. The ending scene where he agrees that they should give Thawne’s plan a chance because he believes in Nora? Damn.
- Emmy: I’m going to side with Bec on this one for Grant Gustin getting the win. Gustin is sooooo good at delivering gut punching and emotionally raw performances. I really hate the Emmys and award shows in general don’t take a good look at these superhero shows because damn, they would be sweeping those acting categories.
- Legends of Tomorrow:
- Bec: Holy crap, Brandon Routh. He had double duty as Neron and as Ray this week. It was amazing. I feel like sometimes Legends doesn’t entirely know what to do with him? But they used him so effectively in episode. Oh God, the scene where Ray willingly gave control of his body to Neron in order to save Nate? Tears. Actual tears.
- Emmy: Bec nails it again with her choice with Brandon Routh. I didn’t realize how much depth and range he can give as an actor but hot damn, Routh was slaying it with the double role.
- Bec: All the episodes were okay this week, but I wouldn’t call them standout. If you’re demanding that I choose an episode? I’ll give it to Supergirl’s “Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?” There was some great character moments from Kara almost telling Lena about her double life to Lockwood’s continuing spiral into madness to Alex and Kelly’s adoption subplot. It was disjointed, but it continues the strong trend of episodes the show has been nailing. Seriously, this time last year? I was begging for the sweet release of death. I’m so surprised by how much the show has improved. Night and day, I’m telling you.
- Emmy: I’m with Bec on this one. No show, in particular, had a knock it out of the park week but since we do have to pick a show, I’ll give it to both Legends and Arrow. The Neron reveal and the Roy return definitely kept my attention 100% for both of the shows along with giving me some more questions to ask the writers about. Also, I was 100% here for Team Arrow coming together to save Roy.
- Bec: Ray giving his body over to Neron on Legends of Tomorrow. Nate and Ray’s friendship is one of the most important parts of the show. I like that a platonic male friendship was given the same weight as something romantic. Because in these kinds of scenes with this kind of sacrifice? Almost always a romance at the center of it. Close second is Kara almost telling Lena she’s Supergirl, but deciding not to at the last minute.
- Emmy: Yo, I was not at all ready for the twist about Roy actually dying but then being brought back to life by the Lazarus Pit. My poor Abercrombie baby.
- Bec: WHAT THE HELL WITH THE NIPPLE CRAWLING TO GARY?! THAT WAS THE MOST DISTURBING THING I’VE SEEN ON MY TV SCREEN ALL TELEVISION SEASON! WHAT THE HELL SHOW?! WHAT THE HELL?! I’m grossed out. It was gross. I don’t even like thinking about it.
- Emmy: In following my Top Moment, I am disappointed how once the news was out that Roy actually died, they kinda seemed to gloss over it, which was crap.I feel like there should have been discussion and attention brought to it.