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The DC Comics TV & Movie Thread - A Thread for Talking about Detective Comics Comics Television Shows and Movies

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
"After conferring with the Kryptonian witch hologram, we've deduced the next totem Nyxly will go after."

I'm going to miss Supergirl.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
Before I start digging into the last CW DC show I need to catch up on, can someone tell me if Batwoman ever acknowledges that the Crows are the bad guys?
 
Batwoman took the show’s only Asian character and made her have a heel turn, making her the new Poison Ivy. Horribly unconvincing. Also, we’ve got a new Joker and it’s Batwoman’s brother. I’m not really sure why they let that happen.

Legends continues to be fine. But it’s also a show that still has no clue about history in general. This week, the crew go hangout in a WW2 airplane factory. And they keep talking about the “DoD” despite the fact that, you know, it was the Department of War until 1947. Worst time travel show ever.
 

Beowulf

Son of The Answer Man
(He/Him)
Legends continues to be fine. But it’s also a show that still has no clue about history in general. This week, the crew go hangout in a WW2 airplane factory. And they keep talking about the “DoD” despite the fact that, you know, it was the Department of War until 1947. Worst time travel show ever.
I haven't actually watched Batwoman beyond the one crossover episode, but I've been getting the impression that if I ever become a Bat-person, I need to preemptively hunt down all of my siblings.

And you're talking about the show that played actually football with the nuclear football and kidnapped a narrating cowboy. It's become Crack-fic: The Series and I love it in that niche.
 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
Whenever there is an anachronism in Legends of Tomorrow, just remember that this is a timeline wherein the Legends of Tomorrow have been mucking things up back to the dawn of time for literal years, so things are going to be a little different in a universe wherein Rasputin may have publicly exploded.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
How would folks compare Legends of Tomorrow with Doom Patrol? Obviously the former is still beholden to being a CW show while the latter is... not, but otherwise it seems like they both occupy similar spaces of "really zany stuff happens a lot and the characters just roll with it" and that's absolutely the reason Doom Patrol is the only one of these DC shows I've actually stuck with.
 

Octopus Prime

Jingle Device
(He/Him)
On that level, they’re pretty comparable; at least after the first season of Legends.

It eventually reaches the point where Legends is pointedly *not* dealing with crossovers and is content being it’s own separate weird-ass show
 

Beowulf

Son of The Answer Man
(He/Him)
Doom Patrol takes itself seriously, for a certain value of "serious". Even if it's pathos surrounding a blob-lady falling in love with a man with a birdcage for a torso, Doom Patrol is trying to evoke pathos. Legends has abandoned most of the pretense of ever trying to be gritty or realistic in favor of trying to be wacky fun.
 
For what it's worth, Legends has attempted to engender real pathos this season regarding its character development arcs (which isn't new for the show, but feels a little more concentrated than normal) and it's actually taking "whacky time travel show" premise seriously for once since it's sticking around in its locations longer than normal and attempting to do some real reflecting on how shitty these time periods were for minorities/anyone not firmly rooted in the mainstream. So it's attempting to take the subject matter seriously for once. It's just abundantly clear the writers themselves have zero knowledge or background in history whatsoever.

I would say Doom Patrol and Legends are actually very comparable and similar in terms of M.O., themes, and taking themselves seriously. The main difference being, Legends is whacky in a 'Saturday morning cartoon' variety, and Doom Patrol is whacky in a 'mad tv/snl' variety.
 
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