Crisis on Infinite Earths Review

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Every major event, whether it be on the big screen or small, tells you that its world will never be the same by the time the credits roll. I’m pleasantly surprised to report that Crisis on Infinite Earths managed to deliver on that promise in spades. After a long break, the Arrowverse’s biggest crossover yet concluded in a spectacular fashion. Though I personally felt that the first three episodes were stronger as a whole, a lot went down in the last two episodes that truly does change the landscape of DC forever.

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This is it, folks. One last Clock Tower before Crisis on Infinite Earths returns with its two-part finale via Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. That’s Tuesday, January 14 if you haven’t been paying attention! We left our heroes in a bit of a sticky situation, as is the custom of any television narrative with a break in the middle. We’ll start off there. Then we’ll take a little peak at the details we can glean from that fancy new poster they put out a couple of days ago.

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During this insane time of year, we all find comfort in our favorite things. There’s a whole song about it! I wanted to keep that in mind with first Small-Screen Stream of 2020. This isn’t a “top” list of the year, or even the decade. It’s just a bunch of shows that make my heart warm or offer an escape when it’s needed most. There’s a whole lot of women, plenty of spooky stuff, and just about as many superhero shows as you’d expect on a list written by me. I hope they can be there for you when you need them most, much like they were for me!  Read More »

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As we get closer to the second half of Crisis on Infinite Earths, we also quickly approach the ending of Arrow. The series has certainly had its ups and downs over the years, but with it came a whole universe of shows. Each one’s unique from its brothers and sisters, and yet they all fit together quite nicely. Though that’s no different from their comic book counterparts, some extra levels of difficulty come into play when you’re working in television rather than on a page. 

With the end of the show that started it all drawing near, I thought we’d switch up this week’s Clock Tower and take a look at some of the best moments, characters and shots The Arrowverse has had to offer so far. 

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Arrowverse recap

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Congratulations on surviving Christmas. I hope it was merry and bright, and filled with fluffy movies that were filled with many happy endings…y’know, to make up for the colossal cliffhanger that we’re all suffering through together. With a crossover as big as Crisis on Infinite Earths, there’s thankfully a ton of content to cover while we wait on the return of our intrepid heroes. This week, we’re going to dive into Pariah, and we’re also going to take a look at why Nash Wells seemed to feel connected to Allegra Garcia. We haven’t seen a ton of these characters in the crossover yet, but we know Pariah will play a pivotal role. If my guess about Allegra is correct, she will too. Read More »

Arrowverse Recap

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So, it’s been a week, and you’ve still got some questions on that whole Crisis on Infinite Earths situation. Worry not, mighty heroes! You shall have your answers. Or at least some answers. We’re going to dive into some of the stuff we just didn’t have the space to cover last week, as well as take a look at where we might kick off when the last two parts air in January. 

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Crisis on Infinite Earths Recap

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

Welcome to the super-packed Crisis on Infinite Earths edition of The Clock Tower. We’re going to break down the best moments, the most interesting tidbits, and all the cameos that brought a cheer. Just bear in mind, we’ve still got two more episodes to go before this little Crisis situation is complete. You won’t see those until January 14 though, so let’s break down what’s been exceptional so far.

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Okay, so, no one panic. But we’re here. The weapon is built, the Harbinger has come, and Crisis on Infinite Earths is just days away. This week’s Clock Tower is going to work a little bit differently. We’re still going to talk about the respective shows, but we’re also going to do a little bit of a primer for those who are hyped to check out Crisis, but don’t have the time to commit to five full-time superhero shows! If you’re lost during these little check-ins, just scroll ‘till you hit “So, What Do I Need to Know to Watch Crisis on Infinite Earths?”

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Nightcrawlers Review

This review contains minor spoilers for the documentary Nightcrawlers.

Making a documentary about addiction or mental illness without being exploitative of the subject can be a tall order. By and large, Stephen McCoy’s Nightcrawlers manages to pull it off. While that may be because McCoy quickly becomes the subject of his own documentary, it’s worth at least acknowledging the care that he shows to the strangers he films. 

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Arrowverse Recap

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every other week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

The boys had their week off, so it’s the girls’ turn! The Flash and Arrow hold down the fort this week and, well, things get a little sad all around. Both shows bring it with exceptional episodes, they’re just trying to prepare us for all of the death that’s coming our way very soon. Let’s dive right in!

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