This Week in DCTV – 26/3/21

So those of you that have listened to the podcast will know that this will be the last weekly and indeed written review for the site now that we are switching to a podcast only platform, I cannot thank all the writers enough for their hard work and continuing contributions to the site, some of them will be popping up on the podcast in the future but also be sure to follow them all on Twitter so you can keep up with this bunch of wonderful people!

Season 1 Episode 5 ‘The Best of Smallville’

Alan – Another good episode, I’m still enjoying this show.

There’s loads of references to things again, we get that Smallville was founded in 1949, which I think falls in line with the comics so that was cool. There’s still so much to learn about the characters, and Captain Luthor in particular, for me.
But we continue to get to know the characters, and I’m looking forward to see where it goes and how everything is going to develop.
It’s a shame the show is taking a break (thanks COVID), but I look forward to.its return.


This series continues to impress with its stunning visuals, exciting action, and compelling storytelling. The episode serves as a spring finale of sorts as the series goes on hiatus until May 18th. In typical finale fashion, it delivers another exciting bombshell in Captain Luthor’s backstory. The fact that he was married to Lois on his Earth will surely add an interesting twist to the story moving forward.

The Clark flashbacks were incredible as well. This show has done a fantastic job of presenting Superman as a relatable character despite his incredible powers. Tyler Hoechlin’s portrayal of this iconic character is quickly becoming my favorite version. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the season!


Superman and Lois delivers again this week in an episode titled ‘The Best of Smallville’, which turns out to be Martha Kent. We get a little more insight into what life was like for Clark after his dad died and his struggle to find his place in the world. As we know from the Superman mythos, he decides to leave Martha and Smallville to pursue his destiny. Now he is an adult with a family Clark looks back and wonders if he did the right thing by leaving Martha so early, missing out on time with her.

There is a little more development in the ongoing villain story threads, even though Morgan Edge doesn’t appear in the episode we learn a little more about the experiments he is conducting using meteor rock from the mines. Captain Luthor is back however, and he is tracking Lois Lane in order to find Superman. I was quite surprised at the end when it was revealed that on his Earth, Captain Luthor was married to Lois! Such a shame we have to wait 7 weeks to the next episode as it feels like we are just getting started.

Season 7 Episode 4 ‘Central City Strong’

JimNow this felt like the first episode of a new season! Everything reset, the team back together ready for what’s to come and they didn’t have to wait very long! I really like Abracadabra as a villain, due to him knowing so much of the future it gives us glimpses as to what’s to come and that’s always exciting!

Flash always does emotion so well and this episode was no different, showing how people are struggling with being abducted into the mirrorverse and having full on therapy for it and with Iris actually admitting she is struggling too just adds more dimension to her, hopefully she’ll be back to old Iris having her own stories rather than just point woman on team Flash.

Also Caitlyn and Frost seperated!! Whats going on??? Does Danielle get paid twice for double duty? lol

Season 2 Episode 8 ‘Survived Much Worse’

Justin – This episode is easily my favorite of the season and perhaps the series so far. Twists, turns and revenge made this episode quite exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed the drama surrounding Safiyah, Alice, and Ryan. “Survived Much Worse” wrapped up this first arc of the season well while teasing more intriguing things to come namely the return of Kate Kane. The former Batwoman will now be portrayed by Wallis Day (who played fan favorite Nyssa-Vex on Krypton). I’m looking forward to her in this role. It will be interesting to see how Kate’s story continues and how it affects Ryan’s.

Can’t wait to see where the story goes from here!