I will say that Arrow wasn’t as engaging this season. Oliver was in jail for too long and once he got out, it seemed like there wasn’t much for him to do. I liked Emiko’s character a lot but then she became one-note, which was unfortunate because she had a lot of potential. If anything hurt Arrow this season for me, it was the flash forwards. The story wasn’t engaging, the sets looked like they were borrowed from The 100 and I did not like adult William or Mia. Too much time was devoted on them.
Black Lighting had some good moments, but I think it was said best by the OP in that it suffered from pacing problems. The show is an hour but it often feels like a slog to get through that hour. I hope next season with the Markovians picks things up.
I’ve already said how I feel about Legends. I enjoyed it this season. Adding in the magical elements (while still keeping time travel) was a gamble, but we got a lot of fun stuff out of it like Puppet Stein. How they dealt with being out of the crossover was hilarious. The only negative I have is Mona who got waaay too much time devoted to her. and that odd werewolf transformation.
The Flash…I’m mixed. I didn’t think Cicada was a good villain…either of them. Cicada in the comics was a cult leader which would’ve been an interesting route to go; fighting an army of people. Nora grew on me. At first I didn’t like her character and felt the writers made everything about her, but I think when the team learned of her connection to Thawne and then read her diary, learning her origin, I was on board. That video message she left for Barry and Iris was touching. I hope next season we get a stronger season-long villain.
I have to say, I respectfully disagree about Supergirl, though. This was not my favorite season. I often found myself mentally tuning out. I think it’s because they leaned so heavily on the political and social commentary. I know this show has had elements of it in the past, but they doubled-down on it and as someone who isn’t a fan of politics (no matter which side of the spectrum you fall on) or social issues, it just turned me off. I also feel like we should’ve gotten more of Red Daughter and less of Agent Liberty. The highlights were Melissa Benoist’s performance as Red Daughter because wow was she amazing! I bought her innocence and felt awful when she was being manipulated to be a puppet. Lena Luthor continues to be one of my favorite aspects of this show. Her conflict with trying to do what’s right while battling the stigma of her last name really came to a head this season, and what happened in the finale and her decision on how to handle it will be very interesting next season. And finally, Jon Cryer was Lex. I was skeptical like a lot of people but he did an amazing job. For someone who was only in the show for three episodes, those three ended up being my favorites. They reminded me of what this show could be.