This week, the #DCTV Couch Club is doing something a little different. Since the four CW shows are crossing over, we decided to have our club of #DCTV fans cross over as well. Therefore, each new Couch Club post this week will feature all four members of the club discussing that night’s episode of the crossover. In addition, each Couch Club member has also shot a video sharing their individual thoughts about the crossover.
This week, the #DCTV Couch Club is doing something a little different. Since the four CW shows are crossing over, we decided to have our club of #DCTV fans cross over as well. Therefore, each new Couch Club post this week will feature all four members of the club discussing that night’s episode of the crossover. In addition, each Couch Club member has also shot a video sharing their individual thoughts about the crossover. Look for those to go live on the DC Fans YouTube channel the morning after each new episode.
The heroes of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will soon unite to defend the planet from an extraterrestrial threat in a four-part crossover episode entitled, “Invasion.” While that name may ring a bell for many of our longtime and fiercely devoted fans, it certainly won’t for everyone. In fact, it’s a good bet that thousands of the viewers who tune in for next week’s crossover will have no idea that it was inspired by a pretty big comic book event from the late 1980s. Here’s what you need to know about it…
In the words of Larry David, tonight’s episode was “prettyyyy, prettyyyyy, prettyyyy, pretty good…”
If you’ve followed my column this season, you’ve probably learned that I’m a fan of “B” list characters. There’s just something about them. I think it stems from being a kid and noticing that a lot of the “smaller” characters always had some of the coolest costumes. The other factor was that there was always a mystery to them. They weren’t the main guys, so you never really knew much about them in the pre-internet days.
Not too shabby of an episode.
There were a couple of interesting things happening there…
First off, Evelyn takes on a bigger role—stepping out from the background and moving into the foreground of the recruits.
Up until this episode, the “stronger” personalities of the other team members sort of kept Artemis as an afterthought. But some of the events in the episode seemed to propel her to the focal point of the episode.
Which, actually, I had mixed feelings about and I’m curious to know what you guys think. Let me explain…
Oliver Queen has always had an interesting relationship with the al-Ghuls. He defeated Ra’s al Ghul and is technically married to Nyssa. So needless to say, we suspect his life will become a lot more complicated when the newest al Ghul makes her debut on the hit #DCTV show…
I’ve been waiting to write about this for a couple episodes, but didn’t want to until someone actually spoke the name Mr. Terrific. Thankfully, it finally happened in tonight’s episode.
I’m a big Mr. Terrific fan—partly for his involvement with the Justice Society of America (one of the coolest teams of all time), but more so as a man of high character and also for a personal reason that I’ll get to in a minute.
But first, I want to touch on something that happened in this episode…
What did you think about that ending with Wild Dog?
As I watched tonight’s episode, I thought I saw someone I recognized. I did the classic double take, which naturally led to sitting up and asking myself out loud: “Is that…?” Straining the eyes comes next (as if that really helps) until the realization sets in…
For those of you who don’t know who he is, it makes sense that a manchild like myself, who still enjoys pro wrasslin’, be the one to tell you.
I liked tonight’s episode for a couple reasons:
- I’m a sucker for characters that aren’t as well known
- I’m intrigued (and kind of annoyed) by the different mindsets of Oliver and his recruits
But before I get into the latter, let’s talk a little bit about these “second rate” heroes-in-training: Wild Dog and Ragman.