This year has proved that comic book superhero shows are treated so much better on satellite channels (e.g. Sky One and Fox UK) than on the terrestrial channels (e.g. Channel 4 and Channel 5).
The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl are all shown on Sky One just days after they've aired in the States, so with a modicum of good sense and willpower, it's usually easy to dodge spoilers (although so-called news sites trumpeting the Martian Manhunter reveal in their headlines didn't help).
And, if nothing else, it means we get seasonal episodes - like this week's Flash and Arrow Christmas stories - at the right time of year.
Over on Fox UK, the second season of Agent Carter is scheduled to start on January 24, again just days after it debuts in the States. And let's not forget that Legends Of Tomorrow (the spin-off from The Flash and Arrow) is expected to air soon after its first appearance across The Pond in late January.
However, while the satellite channels are looking after genre fans, down on the terrestrial channels we haven't seen hide nor hair of the third season of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (on Channel 4) or the second season of Gotham (Channel 5)
Both shows are currently on their winter hiatus in the States, leaving us many, many weeks behind.
To be honest, I'm not that bothered about Gotham as I gave up on that before the end of season one, but it's the principle that matters, and I know the show has some fans among comic book geeks.
Next time on The Flash and Arrow (as always, don't watch unless you are up to speed!):