So… somehow we completely missed that there were new trailers for the four DC shows on the CW at Comic-Con this year. They were all pretty good, and I imagine like last year they mostly show content from the first couple of episodes.
There were some spoilers there for the shows we haven’t finished watching yet, whoops… although now I’m more excited to finish those and figure out what happened!
Like an inverse Flashpoint… which was resolved quickly last season. Still, should be an interesting first couple of episodes!
This one in particular was a bit spoilery for us! Looks like they might be adding an interesting new dynamic to the season, which unlike the scenes we see here, will probably not resolve in the first couple episodes.
Also, more Slade Wilson.
Huh. Unlike the Arrow trailer, this one leaves me wondering what happened at the end of last season. We’ll need to watch those last two episodes and find out! How long will Kara stay hardened, I wonder?
And… is that Lex?
Oh yeah! Dinosaurs! On a spaceship! Wait…
The shows all return in October, so some time to wait. Last season’s discs out in September, and they’re available to watch on NetFlix now!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts Holly and David run through a review of the 4-show CW crossover event: Heroes vs. Aliens! Also possibly known as the Invasion. Then they wrap up with the mid-season finales for all four shows – so yeah, expect spoilers. All the spoilers.
It is interesting that for a time Hulu was the only place that we could watch our TV shows online. We had originally started paying for Hulu because we could get previous TV shows and paid a cheaper price with a student discount. But we recently dropped Hulu.
I remember talking about how I wish with cable companies you could pick and choose what channels you were going to watch, but that was not an option. Now even though the cable company is still trapped in the typical bundling model we are actually getting more choices with show applications for our devices. This allows us as consumers to choose what we want to consume and from whom. Now some are still making users be tied to a cable subscription, but it feels like it is only time until even they offer a pay-to-watch model or just give other options.
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Spoilers abound for previous seasons as hosts David and Holly dive into their thoughts for the upcoming seasons of the four DC shared-universe shows on the CW – Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl! Which is most exciting? Which has the most chance to disappoint? Let us know what you think!
As I’m sure we’ve mentioned before a few times, we no longer have cable or TV access, and instead watch shows through a combination of Hulu, NetFlix, HBO Now, and season passes through iTunes. It’s a move that a lot of people are making. When we got down to basic cable, we had basic cable plus digital TV box plus DVR so it was a pretty hefty pricetag still.
There’s been a real ebb and flow over time as to what NetFlix and Hulu have available. At this point, it seems like NetFlix is pretty close to the HBO model, of having a movie available for a period of time and then it’s gone. Julia has been keeping up with these changes lately here on the blog. Then they tend to have back-seasons of TV shows, but not the current season.
Hulu, meanwhile, seems to be the place to go for the current season of TV shows. Some networks and shows, they seem to have the whole season; others, they have only the most recent 5 episodes. Sometimes, like during long breaks or once seasons have ended, they seem to start “replaying” episodes and rotating through the season for which 5 are available – we only just caught the last two episodes of Legends of Tomorrow last week by noticing we were about to lose them to this rolling replay of the season.