I have been consistently impressed by the writing and world building of Young Justice. The evolving story and huge cast of characters is a delicate juggling act and I think they do it very well.
The holidays are coming as the Young Justice crew deals with assorted problems in various locations. We see domestic developments in Star City, problems with the new meta-kids in Taos, and an unexpected attack with some great misdirection.
The show started off focusing on six young heroes, but those days are long gone. Now, there are so many characters that we spend this episode with two different teams and still don’t get to see even close to everyone. Or even most.
Things have been complicated for Team Flash since the Crisis ended, and that continues in this episode. There’s a new threat to deal with, the return of an old enemy, and two friends come back as well.
Among the many things I enjoy about the Legends of Tomorrow is the sense of humor and pop culture references. They have fun with that in their titles from time to time, and did for this one. “Necromancing The Stone,” is a call back to the Michael Douglas/Kathleen Turner action comedy, Romancing the Stone.
The Legends of Tomorrow are carving out a fun niche in the CW/DC Universe. Not only is it usually the most light-hearted of the shows, it wanders from genre to genre easily enough given the diverse nature of the crew and the time travel element.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been working more towards being an action comedy than the other shows, and they’re doing a good job of it. “The Curse of the Earth Totem” continues that trend with another mash up kind of episode. Last time was Abba and Groundhog Day. Now, it’s a sort of romantic comedy and pirate adventure.
Last episode, lurking bad guy The Thinker hinted there were more new metas for Team Flash to deal with. That’s a big part of this episode, as the team faces a new version of a minor DC Comics character.
After dealing with Grodd the last two episodes, the STAR Labs team have a new problem to face. The big bad of the season is finally back, and making life hell for our heroes. Now, they have to face “The Wrath of Savitar.” Preparing for the upcoming showdown with their fast foe, the speedsters…
This week’s episode of The Flash starts off with Wally. He’s having very vivid dreams of being Kid Flash. While it’s great to see a live action version of the iconic Kid Flash costume, it’s a bit worrisome on the show. Joe is very worried that what’s happening with Wally is similar to what happened to Frankie Kane, and her dreams that led to her villainous Magenta persona. Wally argues that she was an evil split personality, and all he wants to do is help people. There’s definitely some tension between them about this.