Well, that went better than expected.
If you watched, I invite you to jump into the comments.
It's hard to wrap up talking about an entire season of a television show, but I can say without reservation that it was considerably better than I figured we'd get. I've done some due diligence - I watched *most* of Smallville, all of Supergirl to date, several seasons of The Flash, about 2.5 seasons of Legends of Tomorrow, and plenty of crossovers between the shows. The CW DC shows are great to watch on the elliptical when there's a shortage of O2 headed to your skull, but none of it's working on the level of Watchmen or name-your-prestige-show.
At this point, I've seen some remarkable comics adaptations on TV as well as the movies. I'm still reeling from what Marvel has delivered on Disney+.
I didn't mind that DC and CW were afraid to take on a Superman show. After all, Superman should be a movie-level property, even if Superman has traditionally employed serial and multi-episodic formats in radio, cartoons, television and more. I mean, the Fleischers were so certain of this notion, they asked for a ridiculous budget to make Superman cartoons, and someone gave them that money. And, 80 years later, those cartoons still look insanely good. Superman: The Movie was massively expensive and, man, it's a singularly beautiful movie. You can see how the character fell from grace as sequels worked with lower budgets, limping through Superman 4.
But, as rocker David St. Hubbins observed: It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.