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09 December 2016 @ 04:01 pm
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Legends of Tomorrow / Arrow / The Flash / Supergirl Crossover Event

This crossover event was pretty much just an excuse to gather all these characters from these shows together in a single place. Judging from the behind-the-scene clips, all the actors had a blast filming because they hardly, if ever, get to do this while shooting their own individual shows. And since Supergirl moved from CBS to the CW this season, this was Kara's debut to meet everyone else instead of just Barry Allen. As a whole, that was hilariously adorable just to see everyone's reaction to her, and to see how much they pretty much loved and respected Kara, if not immediately then eventually.

As for my feelings on the event as a whole, it's sort of a mixed bag. Some parts of it I liked, other parts I didn't. Mostly my issue lies with how the characters were used throughout the story. Being the massive event that it was I knew that not everyone was going to get the screentime they deserved, but it's still disappointing when certain characters were left out on the sidelines while others got more of the spotlight when they really didn't need to. Also, I thought the structure of the crossover would be a little different, such as when they said that everyone would be featured I thought that each show would focus on that main cast while everyone else was supporting, but it just seemed to be one massive hodgepodge. I mean, the Legends episode was the last and instead of ending it with the team they ended it with Oliver and Barry. I don't know. I guess it makes sense for the structure of the event, but it just seems odd, is all.

But because they left the door open for more crossover possibilities, I'm hoping that the next one will be more toned down from what this event was, similar to know The Flash crossed over with Supergirl last season. Simple, not complicated, and allowing more room for actual character interactions and proper amount of screentime. Like, imagine if Oliver actually ends up in Kara's universe, or if Kara gets to time travel with the Legends team.


Agents of Shield

For the most part I've been enjoying this season so far. There have been things I disliked or things I didn't really care for, but it has been interesting what they've done, particularly with the Ghostrider storyline. Robbie Reyes has become my favorite newest addition to the show and I honestly hope that he returns. They gave that possibility when Coulson mentions this to Daisy at the end of the mid-season finale, after dealing with his Uncle Elias, so I'm hoping for that to be true that'll he'll be back. I love Robbie, and I want to see what happens next with his character.

(Personally, I would rather see Robbie, Daisy, and Elena work together as their own "Secret Warriors"-esque team whilst dealing with the new SHIELD setup, mostly because I think Robbie and Daisy just mesh together perfectly, but y'know.)

Daisy becoming a member of SHIELD again. While I think she has mixed feelings about the new director and his obvious shadiness, and most likely still has feelings of guilt after everything that happened last season, I feel that her working together with Coulson and the rest of them during this whole operation made her feel more at home. And seeing her smiling again makes me hopeful that she is healing from the pain she has been suffering. I'm wondering if she's going to keep her punk goth look she's been sporting lately, because it is hot and suits her real nice.

I'm curious where they're headed with Aida's storyline. More importantly, what she is planning....


Also, it appears that the character of Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez is getting her own webseries spin-off, Slingshot. I'm pretty excited about it, considering I love her character and she had been missed for most of the first half of the fourth season, it will be interesting to see her featured in her own story separate from the show, where she's been and what she's been doing. Due to the failure of the Marvel's Most Wanted spin-off with Bobbi Morse that never happened, a webseries is probably the best and safest way to go.
 
 
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icecoldrain: Doctor Who - Keep calm and get in the TAicecoldrain on December 10th, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)
I was dreading the crossover and then I got excited about it after I started seeing previews. All in all, I was having a blast watching until we got to the Arrow episode. They lost me and then I was just like ??? by the time we got to Legends of Tomorrow lol. The four episode crossover went better than I initially expected, but it really could've been done with two episodes max. Well, I guess three since the crossover didn't truly start until the end of Supergirl lol.

One of my friends was beyond confused during Legends of Tomorrow because that's the only show she doesn't watch. I've seen most of the first season so I picked up the new stuff really quick, but I was just bored by the time we reached it lol.
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on December 10th, 2016 02:23 am (UTC)
I only really watch Legends of Tomorrow these days, anyway. I stopped watching Arrow long ago and I have never seen an episode of The Flash. And I've only seen the first season of Supergirl. I feel like if you have only watched like one or two of these four you might be kinda confused during the crossover event, or just don't really care about some of the characters it decided to focus on.

All-in-all, I think they handled it better than how I expected, and it was fun seeing all these characters hanging out in the same place. But it was just completely overwhelming and not enough time to actually, you know, see most of the characters I wanted to see interacting with each other.
icecoldrain: Doctor Who - Keep calm and get in the TAicecoldrain on December 10th, 2016 02:43 am (UTC)
I feel you on that one lol. I only watch Supergirl and The Flash, but I've seen the first season of Arrow and most of the first season of Legends. It was way better than I initially expected, so that's a huge plus. I think they had too much going on because they were dealing with three show's worth of characters plus Kara. I would imagine people who have never seen Arrow were ultra confused lol. I was confused for a hot second and I know about the storylines that have been going on post-season one.

ngl, I wish we saw more interaction between Kara and the characters from Legends. All things considered, it was a huge undertaking and they handled it pretty well. I feel bad for people who are only Supergirl viewers. Everyone who watches maybe only one of the other shows have some kind of familiarity with the other shows from past crossovers.
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 10th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
ngl, I wish we saw more interaction between Kara and the characters from Legends.

Same. I particularly wanted more scenes with Kara and Sara interacting with each other, because, you know, for reasons. ;) I'm hoping that somewhere down the line that there will be a Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl crossover so we can have those moments. Just imagine Kara getting to time travel in another universe, getting to wear different era clothing, helping solve things. She'd be so utterly delighted!
Profiterole_profiterole_ on December 10th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard of Slingshot before. I'm not sure I'll watch it (I'm not big on very short formats), but it's good for the actress that they're giving her more to do.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on December 10th, 2016 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, aside from a few moments and scenes she was mostly absent from the first half of this season. This webseries is said to be a prequel to the season, however, showing what she's been doing while away from SHIELD. So I'm pleased that they're making use of her character. :)
Ery-chanerychan86 on December 11th, 2016 01:19 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the crossover! The only part I liked less was the fact that the Supergirl episode wasn't actually part of the Crossover... It was more of a standalone episode! But is understandable! As first try I can say I'm satisfied! <3 I loved all the interactions between Oliver, Kara and Barry! I hear what you say! The end with Oliver and Barry was odd, considered it was an episode of Legends! Also the Cisco/Barry issue was solved in another episode, and not in the Flash one!

The Arrow Episode was the best of the season so far, no doubt!

I am not very happy with Agent Of Shield... I hope the second half, with the Ada storyline, will be better!
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 12th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was confused because I thought that the Supergirl episode was going to be part of the crossover, not just the very end when Barry and Cisco arrived. But oh well.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on December 12th, 2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard about the webseries, but now I'm excited. And I agree: webseries seems the safest route.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on December 12th, 2016 06:39 pm (UTC)
I feel like creating an entirely new spin-off television series for a character can only work when you're 100% certain it will do well, which unfortunately as we've seen that doesn't always happen because not everyone will be interested, and there is a lot to gamble when you take into account network ratings, etc. In a different medium and shorter format, however, especially with the online platform, it'll be in a more contained environment for the storytelling it wants to do.
Chelsea: Christmas → Gingerbread Manfavoritexrecord on December 14th, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
It was fun seeing the different characters interact with each other. I'd like to see other crossovers in the future.
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on December 14th, 2016 03:25 am (UTC)
I hear there's going to be a musical crossover with Supergirl and The Flash at some point? But I don't know when that is. I would actually like to see that event crossed over with Legends since I think some of the cast there can sing as well. I know that Caity Lotz is a talented hip-hop dancer, and I kinda feel like it would be perfect.