TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 3, 2018
If there's one place where DC still kinda has their act together, it's on the boob tube. Sure, the quality has gone down as they've continued to expand their roster, but I'd rather watch a mediocre two-part Flash/Arrow crossover than sit through Justice League ever again.
What makes CW's next DC series, Black Lightning, so interesting—to me anyway—is that it's not centered around some hunky teens, but rather an average family guy getting superpowers. You've got to give them credit for for at least trying something different. I mean, yes, the suit looks dumb. The suit looks ridiculously stupid, but so do all superhero costumes when you look at them in the cold light of day. Why do you think Zack Snyder never turns the light on in his comic book movies? Because guys in capes look stupid, no matter how cool you try to make them look. Yet another reason Justice League was terrible is that Joss Whedon tried to turn the lights on in a Zack Snyder movie, and everything went to hell in a handbasket.
Anywho, it'll be interesting to see how long Black Lightning sticks around. You've got very little time to prove yourself these days, so let's hope that it makes an impact when it premieres on January 16.