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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Sky, What Have You Done With All Our Comic Book Heroes?


It seems like it was only the end of last year that I was singing the praises of the Sky satellite channels for their policy of showing American comic book dramas just days after they aired in the States.

However, it's all gone wrong in 2016. We're now in the middle of February and there's still no indication when ourshows will resume again on this side of The Pond.

Legends of Tomorrow (which we've been assured will be joining its peers on Sky One) debuted in the States on January 21 and been followed by three subsequent episodes. None of which we have yet seen.

The second half of the current season of The Flash launched in the States on January 19, so we are already four episodes behind that as well. Arrow's fourth season resumed on January 20, again making us four episodes behind.

Supergirl, I think, we're also four or five episodes behind by now this year!

We've been hearing great things about all these shows since the winter hiatus - I'm especially excited about the Flash/Supergirl crossover - but we're just not seeing them any more.

Oh, Sky, how could you have let us down so badly?

In fact, ironically since we saw the first season so much later than the States, the only satellite show that's currently sticking reasonably close to its American airdates over here is the second season of the brilliant Agent Carter - on Fox UK.

Of course, rumour-mongers are signing the death warrants for Agent Carter already - despite the lack of any official word from ABC or Marvel - because Hayley Atwell has been cast in some legal drama called Conviction.

6 comments:

  1. Actually, an image of Supergirl appeared on this last episode of The Flash in a teeny bit of foreshadowing, I guess.

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    1. Yeah, I heard about that... and it just make me more antsy for the return of my shows! ;)

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    2. Yeah, they even included a shot of The Flash from the 90s TV show.

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  2. I think the idea that Agent Carter is getting canned because Hayley Atwell is doing a second TV show on the same network is ridiculous. Each season of AC has only been what, ten episodes? I can't imagine it takes that long to film ten eps, so Miss Atwell could easily do both shows.

    People are just jumping the gun and assuming that Agent Carter's getting canned and we all know what happens when someone assumes. ;)

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    1. I agre with you 100 per cent. Agent Carter has a lot more stories to tell.

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