Friday, January 8, 2016
Top 5 Fridays: Top 5 Moments In The DC Comics Television Fall Season
Welcome back to another (ON TIME!) edition of Top 5 Fridays! When I first started on this blog, I did reviews on Arrow, Gotham and The Flash's fall seasons. Since then, like a plague, I've infected the site with my fanboy theories, reviews, and now Top 5's. With it still fresh off New Years I decided that this week's Top 5 should harken back to what got me started on the site: DC Television. Like my Characters I Want to See in DC Television list (which you can read right HERE ) I will be picking my number 1's from each show, rather than it going down a normal Top 5 as usual. Why? Because $%#! the system of Top 5 lists! Lets start!
Gotham: The Joker Curse is Born
When he died, those hopes were dashed...or were they? As the episode ended, men all over the city began to laugh at Jerome's horrific actions. This meant that the "legacy" had begun in a way that could actually fit in the comic world. We see Joker fall off cliffs or into explosions yet he keeps coming back like a demon....obviously he's not, but has people ready to take his place. I doubt we'll get a true Joker in the show, but this certainly was a fantastic take on the madness.
The Flash: Flash Vs. Zoom Round 1
Arrow: Constantine Saves Sara's Soul
I can't believe I'm saying this...Constantine was a good guy who did a heroic thing...The Brit I hate with a fiery passion made it onto this list for not only his act of heroism to bring back Sara from the spirit world, but showed that on the right network with the right audience, comic book magic can be done. The entire episode really helped solidify the fact that 'Yes, Magic is going to play a major role from this point on.' We had hints of it last season with the Lazarus Pit, and before this episode we saw Damien Darhk perform a ritual that gave him powers, but when this episode came into play the Theme of Magic really stepped into the light. The actual ritual itself felt very reminiscent to Constantine's show, and the fight in the spirit world was very neat when it came to using magic to defeat the guardian. The outcome, both story wise and production wise, worked wonders and help Arrow's fourth season to begin rising above the others.
Supergirl: The Last Son of Mars
Overall: Dawn of Legends of Tomorrow
This one can be considered a cop out, as the entire team had a variety of "origin episodes." On Arrow, Ray Palmer finally had his suit shrink while Sara was brought back from the dead. On The Flash, we witnessed the birth of a new Firestorm while Captain Cold began to ponder the idea of doing a little more good with his cold gun. Finally on the Arrow/Flash crossover, we saw the warrior return and Kendra realized her destiny as Hawkgirl in time to fight Vandal Savage. Each of these episodes and moments have been building up to the closest thing we'll get to a live action Justice League on television for a while. All we need to do now is tune in on January 21st and watch the Legends unfold.
That's it for my favorite TV Moments in the Fall Season! What was your favorite moment? Leave a comment and I'll see you next time!