Bored Review

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There’s this weird in-between time when you’ve put in the work for a thing but the work for said thing hasn’t paid off just yet. That feeling manages to be one of the most nagging, frustrating sensations on the spectrum of nagging and frustrating sensations. It’s the time of doubt, confusion, fear, a whole gamut of questions that all ultimately end in “did I waste all of my time and make a terrible mistake?”

That’s exactly where Jamie (Coral Amiga) finds herself at the beginning of Georgia Oakley’s pilot of for the new series Bored, which is currently looking for a home (and will hopefully find one).

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Arrowverse Recap For March 30 2020

(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.)

Readers, friends, countrypeople – I lied to you last week. Only half of The Arrowverse was off this time. Supergirl and Batwoman held down the fort while the teams on the Waverider and in Central City did, well, whatever it is that they do. The World’s Finest did an admirable job keeping our TV streets safe. Let’s dive in. 

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(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.)

So the world’s falling apart and you’ve turned to your superhero stories for comfort! Welcome! This week tackled a bunch of “fun” topics like murder, transphobia, and prematurely saying goodbye to longtime friends because contracts were about to expire and networks felt the need to write them off. Fun stuff! By and large, everyone did a solid job. The Flash is the only series that’s currently struggling a bit in the narrative department, but I think they ultimately have a point. Let’s dive in! 

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Arrowverse Recap for March 11 2020

(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.)

Take a deep breath. Do you smell that? That’s the smell of one hell of a good week in the Arrowverse! Seriously, what a week for layered, complicated stories. I had some concerns that once the fallout from Crisis was close to wrapped up, that the respective series’ wouldn’t be sure which direction to go in. It would have been difficult to be judgmental over it if they had! It was a huge arc with incredible impact. But there definitely isn’t a single writers room that’s resting on its laurels. 

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Arrowverse Recap for March 9 2020

(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.)

It was Super Tuesday last week, which means all of the Arrowverse took a little mini-hiatus while folks around the United States headed to the polls. Some Americans waited up to seven hours at their respective polling stations in order to exercise their civic duty. Many woke up the following day to disappointing news. But don’t worry, that’s as close to talking directly about current events as we’re going to get.

We are, however, going to spend this week’s edition of The Clock Tower talking about the women of the Arrowverse. Why? Well, because it literally doesn’t run without them, they’re often overshadowed by their male counterparts whether they’re the lead or not, and none of them are appreciated the way they should be. And, yes, for the obvious reasons you’re assuming. Let’s go. 

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Arrowverse Recap march 2 2020

(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.)

It was a big week for our heroes, both on-screen and off. Supergirl saw its 100th episode, giving us the exact travel through time that we’ve come to expect from a centennial. It also did something mostly unique in the Arrowverse by letting its story have a deep narrative impact rather than simply being a one-off.  The Flash absolutely brought it with its effects, giving us another stunning Gorilla Grodd episode, and Caity Lotz shone as the director for Legends of Tomorrow’s John Woo inspired jam. Let’s hop in! 

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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 week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

It’s been a few weeks, but the band is finally all together again. Supergirl, Batwoman, Black Lightning, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow all saw new episodes this week. With the full Arrowverse back in force, we’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s hop right in! 

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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 week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

What’s Valentine’s Day without a little murder? Love is in the air in the Arrowverse this week, but more than a few people are going to lose their lives while they’re looking for love. Though it’s still just The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, both shows gave us plenty of fun moments to dive into on this week’s edition of The Clock Tower.

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Arrowverse After Arrow

(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.)

It’s a post-Crisis world, and we’re just living in it. The final chapter of Arrow has closed, and the Arrowverse now has the task of finding its footing without the show that started it all. Grief can often lead to big personal changes. In the instance of this new universe that was literally sparked from its fallen hero, it’s some shiny new credits! Only The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow were on this week thanks to that pesky sportsball, but both were sporting some pretty nifty new opening digs. 

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The Clock Tower: Let’s Say Goodbye to ‘Arrow’

(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.)

What an odd week it was! It feels so strange to be finishing this week’s column with the knowledge that the show that sparked it all is done for good. The Green Arrow is dead. What he’s left behind is a legacy that will never be forgotten. A big part of that legacy exists outside of his own show, and with the series’ that came as a result of Arrow’s success. Each one of them had strong enough entires this week that there’s plenty to dive into from all sides, so let’s just hop on in! 

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