4 Problems All The CW Superhero Shows Have

January 29, 2020

The crazy thing here is that even though I’m writing this article, I actively watch the CW superhero shows. Well, with the exception of Black Lightning and Batwoman because their costumes are just…one kind. Anyways, I’ve always known the shows weren’t great but kept watching them anyway because I had grown attached to these likeable but sometimes selfish characters. (I’m looking at you, Barry.)

Let’s get into it:

1) The special effects:

Supergirl moved from CBS to the CW after it’s first season (which meant a budget cut due to all the other CW shows) but chile…we expected better this. Did you watch the clip above? What the hell was that shit?? I almost died the first Gorilla Grodd appeared on The Flash. He looked so shitty, I half-expected him to grab a girl, climb to the top of a construction building and start hurling barrels down at everyone. I was weak. In fact, here’s a list of all the times the CW superhero shows let people down with their CGI.

2) They always peak too fast:

I used an image of the flash here because it’s the prime example of this. The Flash peaked in its second season and has seemingly been repeating storylines ever since. Same with Supergirl. The only one that has managed to stay fresh is Legends of Tomorrow, and that’s because of the constantly changing cast and the fact that time travel gives the writers more storyline options.

3) The Costumes:

While the big three (Arrow, Super Girl, and The Flash) have pretty cool suits (shoutout to Kara’s new suit), a lot of the side characters have the shabbiest suits this side of Smallville. I will never forgive them for what they did to Carter and Kendra (Hawkman and Hawkgirl). In the image above, gaze upon the Halloween costumes they gave Black Lightning and his daughter.

4) The writers keep de-powering other characters so the main characters can shine:

There’s no show that does this more than Supergirl. In the comics, The Martian Manhunter has gone toe to with the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman. On the CW’s Supergirl, however, he never stays upright for more than three minutes at a time. Every fight ends with him on his ass. They somehow made him the weakest superpowered being this side of the early 90s X-Men cartoon’s version of Jean Grey.

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