Straight as an …
by Jim Smith
The new millennium brought us Smallville, a show that followed a young Clark Kent through adolescence. Darker and more angst-ridden than previous looks into the Superman mythos, Smallville was a smash hit and ran for ten seasons. One of the principles the producers held to was “no flights / no tights” until the final season. It set a new tone for superhero TV shows.
The same theme was followed in 2002 in Birds of Prey, but the TV-watching population had only enough geek in it for one show, and BoP died a premature death. Likewise, in 2006, Aquaman never made it past a pilot episode.
This year, we have a new superhero show to geek out over in the CW’s Arrow. Arrow will follow the adventures of billionaire playboy Oliver Queen who dons a green hood...Read More