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Fandom Entitlement: Who Owns the Story?

I wrote before about how fandom can become a negative place when fans confuse the fictional story with behind-the-scenes reality. This week, I want to write about another dark side of fandom: fan entitlement. This tends to rear its ugly…

‘The Flash’ 4×17 Review: ‘Null and Annoyed’

Whatever nefarious thing I did to Alyssa so that I could write the reviews for two of my favorite episodes of the season, she definitely got me back with this episode. I was looking forward to Kevin Smith’s return as…

Lets Talk About The Dark Side of Fandom

I love fandom. I love having a place to connect with other people who love what I love. There is just something about joining a community of people, all of whom are invested in the same thing you’re invested in…

‘The Flash’ 4×16 Review: ‘Run, Iris, Run’

I promise I didn’t do anything bad to Alyssa this week, guys! However, when she asked me to review this week’s episode of The Flash, Run Iris Run, how could I resist? Two great episodes in a row, and I get…

‘The Flash’ 4×15 Review: ‘Enter Flashtime’

Alyssa asked me to write the review for The Flash’s episode this week. For the record, nobody can prove I did anything nefarious to her so that I could write a review of what turned out to be one of…

DCTV: What’s In a Team?

Most of the DCTV shows – all but Black Lightning to date – work off the same formula. Part of that formula involves the use of a team to support the hero, provide exposition and explanation, and justify the addition…

DCTV Crossovers I Want to See (That Will Never Happen)

The annual DCTV crossover may be met with mixed reactions in fandom, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about ones I would love to see. Some crossovers I would particularly love to see will never happen due to differing…

The Flash’s Caitlin Snow Problem

I’ve written before about the problematic treatment of women on DCTV. The Flarrowverse has some of my favorite shows, but I’ve written before about how more than one woman in this universe deserves better than they’ve been given. However, this…

Black Lightning: The Cool Badass Dad of DCTV

Countless articles have been written about how Black Lightning has changed the game for DCTV. Starring largely (if not solely) an African-American cast, grounded in the real-world challenges that people of color face today, and with a LGBTQ+ relationship front…

“We Are the Flash”: Welcome to Metaphors!

Ever since the “Mixed Signals” episode of this season’s The Flash, there have been people (calling some of them “fans” verges on overstatement) who have taken exception to Iris’s line: “You aren’t the Flash, Barry. We are.” For the past…

10 Best Movie Moments of 2017

2017 was filled with movie moments that made us laugh, made us cry, and – occasionally – freaked us the hell out. Below are our top ten best movie moments of the year. Of course, it’s impossible to talk about…

The Best and Worst of DCTV This Season

Since we’re about halfway through the current seasons of the DCTV shows, it seems a good time to reflect on the best and worst each show has had to offer this year. Well, the second worst, at least. The worst…

Movie Ships We Loved in 2017

There is nothing quite like the movies. I love sitting in a dark theater with an irresponsibly large bucket of popcorn and a fountain drink that will all but ensure I will be wishing for a bathroom break well before…

‘The Flash’: Four Reasons I’m Thankful for Westallen

I am – as one might have already guessed – a hopeless fangirl of superhero media. This is a week to remember all that makes us thankful – the significant and the mundane. On a less serious note, as I…

‘The Flash’: How Sexism Impacted the Women on the Screen

Even the best and strongest of female characters can be undermined by sexism and misogyny behind the camera. Executive Producer of The Flash, Andrew Kreisberg, was suspended this week by Warner Brothers following allegations of sexual misconduct. As much as I…

‘Arrow’: Why Olicity Isn’t Ruining the Show

“Romance is killing the show!” If you’re a fan of any of the DCTV shows (but notably Arrow, The Flash, or Supergirl), you’ve probably come across that sentiment a hundred times online. It isn’t unique to the fandom of the…

Team-Ups We’d Love to See on DCTV

The shared DCTV universe can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, the shared universe allows for massive plot holes. For example, dramatic cliffhangers lose some impact when the easy solution is to call in the…

These Women of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ Deserve Better 

In every show I’ve ever loved, there has been at least one woman that has stolen my heart. And in almost every fandom with which I’ve ever been involved, the female characters have been the most controversial and divisive. Sometimes…

DCTV: Triumph from So. Much. Tragedy

In anticipation of the season premieres, I’ve been going through a series rewatch of all four of the DCTV shows. In retrospect, it would have been wise to start it earlier in the summer. However, in revisiting these shows so…

‘The Flash’ and Westallen’s Many Virtues

Take it from me – if you want to ask a Westallen fan what they love about their ship, you should have a drink and a snack on hand because it will not be a short conversation. As fans, we…