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  1. I think that this comment goes here because it's about the crossover as a whole, and not the individual episodes. The crossover really didn't work for me at all for several reasons. First, I thought that the characterisation was non-sensical. I mostly noticed it with Arrow because that's the only show I watched, but I still don't think it's fair to any of the characters to effectively boil them down to a few personality traits that don't actually match their history. I thought it would have been a lot better if rather than saying that Oliver uses his 'darkness' and Barry uses his 'lightness' to actually do the opposite. Show that Oliver finding a family has made him a happier person, and that fighting for them makes him better. Show that Barry has had a tough time, and that he uses those experiences to become a better person. It would have been much more interesting for the characters, and this particular viewer, to make them confront the ideas and prejudices they've had about eachother rather than imply that those prejudices are correct even after years. I think that if you're going to keep the side characters on seperate shows, it would have been much more fun to lean into that more. We saw how Oliver reacted to Team Flash, and it would have been really fun to see how Barry reacts to Oliver's life. There was slight tinges, but things like him wondering about how the team works now that they're based at Argus and being utterly confused about the changes would have been fun. And also being easily recognised as former Mayor etc. Basically, since this is a smaller crossover than last years, they could have made the most out of it by showing the differences and similarities on both sides. It was also a blatant set up for Batwomen. I expected this, but I didn't expect them to go about it so badly. It was unfair to add this to an already bloated cross over. It made for really boring scenes since RR seems to have little charisma. It was mainly full of Easter Eggs that, as a non-comic reader and someone who isn't particularly interested in Batlore, just flew over my head. It reminded me of the previous cross over starring 'The Hawks' and Vandal Savage which was just used to set up LOT, and reminded me of just how bad it was. There's a reason I never watched LOT, that episode and a strong dislike of Ray Palmer. This episode is the reason I will not watch Batwoman (should it ever reach the air). Finally, as predicted, it was a dickfest. Even on her own show, Supergirl barely had anything to do. Last year was really fun because we had pairings like Iris/Felicity. We got to see how they'd work work together, and whilst I understand why we couldn't get that this year, I don't get why we couldn't see Kara work with the others on their individual shows. The whole cross over could have been much more tightly written. Instead it was bloated with the addition of Batwomen and fell on old stereotypes that don't even apply to the shows and characters any more. It had to be smaller than last years cross over, but they simultaneously tried to make it more 'epic' and that didn't work. They should have used the fact that it's a smaller cross over to show the more day to day aspects of Barry, Oliver and Kara. They could have shown how the shows have changed since that first cross over, but instead I'm left feeling like Barry is exactly the same as season 1 Barry, who is the reason I stopped watching the Flash. I doubt that that can be true 5 seasons later, but they squandered the opportunity to show me, and other people who gave up on one of their shows or who never started watching, just what has changed.
  2. Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I agree with everyone saying that the wedding was overly sponsored. I don't really get celebrities that give magazines/organisations access to their wedding. I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't want to have to do an official interview straight after I got married and I don't think a 'dream wedding' is worth that. It's a bit tacky overall. That said a lot of the criticisms about them and their wedding from the western media have been aimed at Priyanka rather than at Nick or even both of them as a couple. This makes no sense to me because PC is one of the most famous actresses in Bollywood. There's not a South Asian person on the planet that doesn't know her face. She's connected enough to the 'elite' that the Prime Minister of India went to her wedding. Even by qualitative metrics, she's bigger than him. Her net worth is bigger than his, she has almost twice as many instagram followers. Even if you don't like her, if someone is marrying up in that relationship it's not her. There's a slight tinge to the way the western media are talking about her that makes me quite uncomfortable.
  3. Spoiler Discussion Thread: The Sequel

    Yeah, they didn't learn their lessons from last year did they? It was pretty evident that the more the newbies doubled down on how much they hated Team Arrow, the more viewers hated them and the same thing is happening this year. The more people that treat Felicity like an incompetent idiot, the more I support her mission. It's a bit more 'off' this year though, because I didn't really care about the newbies. I do care about Diggle, and I've spent the past 6 years caring about Diggle and his story. I know Diggle, and this 'pod' Diggle isn't him. I don't expect him to fully support Felicity at all, in fact he should be the one to talk her down. Instead he's making up lies and ignoring facts (like her pushing him away and that Diaz tried and almost succeeded in murdering her). They're throwing him under a bus for 'plot' and 'shock' reasons, which shows that they're putting plot over character once more. I was hoping for more from Beth.
  4. Arrow Stars in Other Roles

    I really hate watching things on ITV but I might suck it up for John Barrowman
  5. Strictly Come Dancing

    I loved Graeme's Salsa. He's not the best dancer in the world, but he's willing to take the mick out of himself and I appreciate that. It gets really boring if all of the dances are quite 'serious'. I thought Joes samba was weird I suspect Charles and Danny to be in the bottom two. The public just doesn't like Charles (and neither do I).
  6. S13.E10: Mac Finds His Pride

    Hasn't the show all but outright said Luther is gay too? Weird episode, I wasn't a fan. But to be fair I've never 'got' interpretive dance.
  7. S07.E04: Level Two

    I can't believe they ruined the flash forwards for me by adding Dinah into the mix. I could have dealt with the destruction of Star City, but I can't deal with what JH calls acting. I liked Felicity and Oliver (and future William) in this episode. Everyone else was rubbish.
  8. Spoiler Discussion Thread: The Sequel

    Maybe she faked her death to get away from DD! That's what I would do...
  9. Strictly Come Dancing

    I thought the dances were quite boring this week, no one really stood out.
  10. Strictly Come Dancing

    I felt sorry for Graeme and Oti. It's hard to be a zombie and do the cha cha at the same time, I wish they were given a better song. Glad to see the back of Sean(n) and Katya. They should have gone last week, but hey. I didn't think that Ashley's charlston was that great (and the singing was pretty offensive to my ears) but it's halloween week so I should have expected over inflated scores.
  11. Doctor Who in the Media

    For a bit of fun, last night on Strictly Stacey Dooley (the TV journalist) and Kevin Clifton did the Tango to the Doctor Who theme tune. Stacey was (of course) 13 and Kevin was a Cyberman. I thought they did a pretty good job!
  12. S07.E02: The Longbow Hunters

    That's the thing that makes absolutely no sense to me about what he said. Last week Felicity had to literally fight off Diaz with a stick because he wants to murder her. Felicity and William both have targets on their back. Even if it doesn't bring Oliver out of prison, once Diaz is dead/out of commision Felicity and William are safe. Until that happens, they are in danger of being murdered every single minute. It's not just that Diaz is an all round bad guy, it's that he's specifically targeting Felicity and William. How can she move on when she can't even leave the building? How can William move on when he's being blocked from even talking to her?
  13. Strictly Come Dancing

    Yeah. Vick is a much better dancer than Sean(n) and tbh I thought she did better in the dance off. The biggest problem with her dance was the choreography and not the dancing itself. It's a real shame that they let her go. The judging has been a bit off this year too. They're giving pretty messy routines really high scores, and decent routines lower scores without really mentioning why. According to Vick's show this morning there might be a bit of producer meddling unfortunately.
  14. Strictly Come Dancing

    I loved Stacey's outfit, it was glorious. Danny is probably my favourite at the moment. I like Kate too, and I love watching Graeme (okay Oti, but still). A lot of the dances this week were quite forgettable. Hopefully next week will be more fun with it being halloween. I totally agree. The pros already add elements of contemporary and jazz to their regular routines, why do we need a seperate routine specifically? We already have movie week and musicals week to show off more theatrical dancing. It's completely superfluous.
  15. S11.E02: The Ghost Monument

    I loved it! I love Jodie, I really loved the concept of the race, I loved that it was a 'travelling episode', I absolutely adore the new Tardis. The only criticisms I have was that I thought the sonic was used a bit too much and Yaz didn't have as much to do.