‘Supergirl’ Season 1, Episode 18 – World’s Finest | TV Review
An hour long special dedicated to two of TV’s favorite Superheroes, but does it live up to the hype?
The simple answer: No. The first and foremost thing one should remember when watching this episode is that… it’s a Supergirl episode. Not that it’s a bad thing per se, but it has its own quirks and themes that are completely different to those found in the Flash. Sure it was exciting to see Barry burst his way through the scene to save Kara, but the quality of the episode just goes downhill from there.
As if plastered on to get more viewers, Barry gets a slightly dumbed down version of himself appear on screen. He loses some of the depth he has from his own show, and instead we receive this young guy whose really smart, cool, and can really make Kara’s love interest jealous.
This is actually further supported by the villains they face in the episode, whom aren’t anywhere near as formidable as some of the ones each heroes have faced alone (Reverse-Flash, Red Tornado). Yet still they get thrashed around very easily, even to the point that Barry gets knocked unconscious during the episode’s climax fight.
However this isn’t to say that the episode is bad either, as a matter of act I hoped that it would’ve lasted longer. The chemistry between Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist is brilliant, really having that friendly vibe even from the moment they met.
It certainly has a fun factor that Batman vs Superman lacked on the bigger screen, yet still it could’ve been miles better if it had been executed properly. We certainly hope to see more cross-overs like this in the future, maybe next time with a few Green Arrows on their way to National City?
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