Biff! Superhero TV and movies

Biff! Superhero TV and movies

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From the ashes of the Speedy Arrowcast comes Biff! Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Guy English discuss superhero TV shows and movies in the inimitable style that their loyal readers have come to love.


47: Legends of Tomorrow S5E13: “The One Where We’re Trapped on TV” / Agents of SHIELD S7E1: “The New Deal”
May 28 • 72 min
This week, it’s a superhero time-travel science-fiction double feature as we’re trapped in a TV show, but even more than usual, on the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow, then take a jaunt back to 1931 for the season seven premiere of Agents of SHIELD.…
46: Legends of Tomorrow S5E12: “I Am Legends”
May 20 • 82 min
Zombies, zombies everywhere, and never a cricket bat when you need it. We convene to discuss the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow which pays homage to the horror movie sub-genre. Then, in a supersized Superhero Sweep segment we discuss Ruby Rose’s…
45: Legends of Tomorrow S5E11: “Freaks and Greeks”
May 13 • 75 min
We’re going back to school this week, as we recap the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow in which the fate of the universe hangs upon a…beer pong game? Then, in our Superhero Sweep segment, we revisit recent episodes of The Flash and talk about the…
44: Legends of Tomorrow S5E10: “Ship Broken”
May 6 • 44 min
One of these three panelists…is a murderer. Or are they? This week, we trap our podcasters on a broken time ship with a blind assassin, a criminal father, and a hellhound to discuss the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow. Then, in our Superhero Sweep…
43: Legends of Tomorrow S5E9: “The Great British Fake Off”
Apr 30 • 50 min
Journey with us back to a mysterious boarding house full of history’s worst monsters and also these characters from the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow. We discuss good vs. great, the possibility of a successfully executed love triangle, and the…
42: Legends of Tomorrow S5E8: “Zari, Not Zari”
Apr 22 • 53 min
We’ve time traveled back to the present day, as our TV crew members recap the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow. We discuss raising the stakes, hall passes, and a surprising dearth of Supernatural lore. Then, in our Superhero Sweep segment, we cover…
41: Superman Returns
Apr 15 • 93 min
Twenty-eight years after Christopher Reeve defined the role, Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh suited up as the Man of Steel for this pseudo-sequel, Superman Returns. We discuss Routh’s great performance, Superman vs. physics, and why this movie is…
40: Lasers are Flying Everywhere
Apr 8 • 67 min
Our series of freeform episodes continues as each of our panelists brings an episode of a superhero animated show to watch. Guy covers Young Justice’s “Independence Day”, Dan discusses Justice League Unlimited’s “Double Date”, and John recap’s The Tick’s…
39: Whales in the Hudson
Apr 1 • 54 min
With everything on a break, our faithful superhero team scrounges up some topics, including what Bruce Wayne would have really been like if his parents hadn’t died, our favorite Iron Man suits, and Cap’s real superpower (it’s not just his huge biceps).…
38: Comfort Food
Mar 25 • 68 min
With Legends of Tomorrow on a coronavirus-prompted break, we take this week to dive into some explorations of the worst superhero movies that we’ve consumed, how Marvel might finally address the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom, and what our comfort food…
37: Legends of Tomorrow S5E7: “Romeo v Juliet: Dawn of Justness”
Mar 18 • 58 min
This week, it’s off to the theater, as our band of merry thespians recaps the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow. We discuss fantastic writing, every character getting their moment, and bid a tearful adieu to two characters, including an original cast…
36: Legends of Tomorrow S5E6: “Mr. Parker’s Cul-De-Sac”
Mar 12 • 55 min
This week, guess who’s coming to dinner! We rejoin our favorite band of time-traveling idiots to deal with a blast from their past and a dinner party farce that’s beyond compare. Hot topics include how you deal with so many characters so effectively, a…
35: The Teachers Never Do the Homework
Mar 4 • 52 min
Hop in, we’re going to talk about the Batmobile! Recently released photos of The Batman’s take on Batman’s iconic ride prompt a discussion about the various models we’ve seen over the years. Then, by popular (?) demand, we discuss what is apparently the…
34: Legends of Tomorrow S5E5: “Mortal Khanbat”
Feb 26 • 61 min
An ode to all things Hong Kong action movie this week as the crew of the Waverider makes its way to the year 1997 to face off against a resurrected Genghis Khan. We discuss the impact of John Woo on modern action cinema, a touching moment from a jerk…
33: Legends of Tomorrow S5E4: “A Head of Her Time”
Feb 19 • 63 min
Vive la France! This week, it’s back to the French Revolution for our time-traveling crew, as we recap the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow. We discuss adult relationships, a turn into darkness, and the importance of a DJ with a s’more for a head.…
32: Legends of Tomorrow S5E3: “Slay Anything”
Feb 12 • 67 min
It’s prom night in the 2000s and the ’80s this week, as we recap a Legends of Tomorrow episode that pays homage to classic horror movies. We discuss automatic trope subversion, the characters you can’t help but love, and the sheer delight that Ray Palmer…
31: Arrow S8E10: “Fadeout”
Feb 6 • 74 min
How do you do a series finale without the star? With lots of tears, lots of guest stars, and lots of flashbacks, naturally. The former Speedy Arrowcast team reconvenes to do its final duty, covering the last episode of the show that started it all. We…
30: Arrow S8E9: “Green Arrow and the Canaries”
Jan 22 • 67 min
‘Tis the season for backdoor pilots, so we take a jaunt to Star City 2040 to visit with Green Arrow and the Canaries. We discuss post-Crisis implications, the importance of the “two moms” anchor dynamic, and how glad we are to finally see a truck heist.…
29: Crisis on Infinite Earths, Episodes 4-5
Jan 16 • 65 min
Worlds lived, worlds died. The podcast will never be the same. We discuss the conclusion of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover: the secret cameo we loved, the significance of catering budgets, and the returns that we’ve all been waiting for. Plus,…
28: More Uncle Ben, Less Batman
Jan 8 • 69 min
With a week to remain before the finale of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Biff! team reassembles to discuss a handful of topics, including a (mostly spoiler-free) look at Epix’s Pennyworth series (and our pitch for The Butlers), how to end a giant saga,…
27: Giant-Size Superhero Sweep #2
Dec 18, 2019 • 63 min
As we prepare for our winter hiatus, the Super Squad is back with another Giant-Size Superhero Sweep episode. We kick off by discussing the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer, then discuss the divergence of DC and Marvel’s approaches to telling stories in their…
26: Crisis on Infinite Earths, Episodes 1-3
Dec 12, 2019 • 89 min
The event more than a year in making has arrived. Will the Flash vanish? Will Oliver Queen bite the dust? What conspiracies can we find in this drawer? Our three paragons take on DC’s ultimate crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and discuss the best fan…
25: Arrow S8E7: “Purgatory”
Dec 4, 2019 • 80 min
And so it ends back where it begins. On this week’s episode of Arrow we’re going back to an island, but not for five years. We discuss Ollie channeling his whiny younger self, why you should always keep DNA samples of your cast, and what the heck is up…
24: Arrow S8E6: “Reset”
Nov 27, 2019 • 59 min
This week’s episode of Arrow throws us for a loop—a time loop. We talk about the lessons Ollie needs to learn before Crisis, the return of another much-missed face, and a fitting goodbye for both the characters and for us. Then, in our Superhero Sweep…
23: Arrow S8E5: “Prochnost”
Nov 21, 2019 • 61 min
What would the final season of Arrow be without a trip to Russia, that magical land where Oliver Queen did some Very Bad Things. And this time, bring the kids! We discuss a fitting cap for our favorite ex-gangster, possible motivations for Lyla’s mission…
22: Arrow S8E4: “Present Tense”
Nov 7, 2019 • 61 min
We’re going BACK…to the present this week, as Arrow smushes together some disparate plotlines and this season finally starts to get in gear. We discuss standout scenes, conspiracy theories about the Monitor, and how you get cell phone reception in the…
21: Arrow S8E3: “Leap of Faith”
Oct 31, 2019 • 68 min
Our team of assassins turned heroes returns this week with episode 3 of Arrow’s swan song season. We talk about when an Indiana Jones homage doesn’t quite land, the characters that we wish were around this week, confusing motives from an inscrutable…
20: Arrow S8E2: “Welcome to Hong Kong”
Oct 24, 2019 • 68 min
The Greatest Hits of Arrow continue as we return to the scene of Season 3: Hong Kong. We discuss the callbacks that we appreciated, emotional conversations with some weight, and letting a spinoff stand on its own two feet. Plus, the twist that we sort of…
19: Arrow S8E1: “Starling City”
Oct 17, 2019 • 85 min
It’s only appropriate that the former Speedy Arrowcast crew returns to a funhouse-mirror Star City for the premiere of Arrow’s final season. We discuss familiar faces with a twist, the zingers that we stood up and applauded, and threading the needle of a…
18: Batwoman S1E1: “Pilot”
Oct 9, 2019 • 70 min
It’s off to Gotham City this week, as we take a look at the latest show in the CW superhero stable, Batwoman. Discussion points include surprisingly deep side characters (and the lack thereof), not dragging out twists, and why you should always have twice…
17: Giant-Size Superhero Sweep #1
Oct 1, 2019 • 52 min
As we await the fall debut of a myriad of superhero shows, the newly dubbed Super Squad takes this week as an opportunity for a giant-sized Superhero Sweep segment, discussing the recent resolution of Spider-Man in the MCU, casting for Crisis on Infinite…
16: Superman: The Movie
Sep 24, 2019 • 118 min
Faster than a speeding bullet, the Biff! team revisits the movie that truly kicked off blockbuster superhero epics: 1978’s Superman. We discuss how Jor-El is kind of a jerk, the amazing dual performance of Christopher Reeve, the world of the 1970s, how…
15: Growing up super
Sep 17, 2019 • 68 min
We continue our hiatus between shows filled with freeform topics. This week, we discuss the superhero media that we grew up with—TV shows, movies, comics, even books!—and how it shaped our involvement with the genre. Then, a brief Superhero Sweep touches…
14: What makes a superhero?
Sep 10, 2019 • 72 min
As we find ourselves between shows to recap, our team waxes a little bit philosophical this week, discussing what exactly makes a superhero. Is it the super? The hero? Plus, we talk about the reported casting of Kate Bishop in the Disney+ Hawkeye show and…
13: Jessica Jones Season 3
Sep 3, 2019 • 56 min
While Guy is banished to an island, Dan and John take this opportunity to discuss the most recent (and final) season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones, including how different Hellcat is from her most recent comics run, which famous real world “psychic” teamed…
12: Agents of SHIELD Season 6
Aug 27, 2019 • 71 min
Finally back at full strength, the team can discuss this overall season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and venture some predictions about how it will all wrap up. Then it’s over to a giant-sized Superhero Sweep as we discuss the announcements from D23 about…
11: Agents of Shield S6E12-13: “The Sign”/”New Life”
Aug 14, 2019 • 59 min
This week John and Guy discuss the final doubleheader of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As crackerjack professionals, neither of them knew this was actually a doubleheader, despite Dan having told us so a few weeks ago. Join the fun as we wrap up the…
10: Agents of Shield S6E11: “From the Ashes”
Aug 2, 2019 • 61 min
With Dan stuck on an island, John and Guy are left to their own devices and immediately go off the rails. They then go on to discuss Agents of Shield Season 6, Episode 11, “From The Ashes.” Find out why Dan gave this episode a John, Jr. During the…
9: Agents of SHIELD S6E10: “Leap”
Jul 23, 2019 • 59 min
This week, they’re busting us for possession…see what we did there? We recap the latest episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, discussing the sad death of a favorite, inter-dimensional being hangovers, how soon we forget fear dimensions, and homages to the…
8: Agents of SHIELD S6E9: “Collision Course (Part II)”
Jul 19, 2019 • 81 min
Better late than never! Everything comes to a head this week as our team seeks to stop the end of an entire world. Oh, and in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD too. Important discussions include the size of Henry Simmons’s arms, why you should always suspect the…
7: Agents of SHIELD S6E8: “Collision Course (Part I)”
Jul 9, 2019 • 61 min
We’re an out-of-control truck barreling down the road, headed for an alien structure. Metaphorically and literally! But along the way, we discuss this week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD episode, including why it’s not always wise to dish about…
6: Agents of SHIELD S6E7: “Toldja”
Jul 2, 2019 • 66 min
Get ready to breathe some fire and freeze some…aliens? This week, we discuss the latest episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Important topics include why locking up two bad guys together is a bad idea, the simple pleasures of being a baker, and how for…
5: Agents of SHIELD S6E6: “Inescapable”
Jun 25, 2019 • 66 min
This week, we’re all trapped in a mind prison together as we recap the latest episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Important topics include the emotional resonance of our favorite couple, an appreciation for the show’s early episodes, and why even evil…
4: Agents of SHIELD S6E5: “The Other Thing”
Jun 18, 2019 • 83 min
This week, worlds collide as we recap the latest episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Important topics include flashback bait-and-switches, bad guys who aren’t bad guys, why you should never be best friends with a robot, and this show’s impressive…
3: Agents of SHIELD S6E4: “Code Yellow”
Jun 11, 2019 • 73 min
We’re disrupting podcasts and actualizing our visions this week, as we take on the latest installment of Marvel’s AGENTS of SHIELD. Important topics include executive producers casting themselves, why you should never confess your love for another…
2: Agents of SHIELD S6E3: “Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson”
May 28, 2019 • 86 min
The Biff! crew is high as kites and tripping balls this week as we discuss the latest episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. We discuss under-table shenanigans, aliens just trying to earn a living, and why a Chronicom is a great best friend. In our…
1: Agents of SHIELD S6E1-2: “Missing Pieces/Window of Opportunity”
May 21, 2019 • 85 min
Welcome to Biff! Rising from the ashes of the Speedy Arrowcast, we’re here to talk about all sorts of superhero TV and movies. This week, we kick off our coverage of season 6 of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and discuss whether or not we’re now watching a…
Arrow S7E22 Review: “You Have Saved This City” (TeeVee 568)
May 15, 2019 • 78 min
At last, the penultimate season of Arrow draws to a close. The city is saved…but what of the multiverse? We discuss why this season finale feels more like a series finale, housing prices in neighborhoods full of ex-spies, original Team Arrow moments, and…
Arrow S7E21 Review: “Living Proof” (TeeVee 565)
May 8, 2019 • 67 min
Another week, another fan favorite character returns, and we here on the Speedy Arrowcast are psyched for this penultimate entry in the penultimate season. We discuss the importance of tripping balls at least once a season or so, how parkour can save…
Arrow S7E20 Review: “Confessions” (TeeVee 562)
May 1, 2019 • 82 min
This week, the Speedy Arrowcast welcomes a fan favorite back for the season’s antepenultimate episode, as Roy Harper finally gets to join the present storyline and immediately finds himself in the familiar confines of an interrogation room. We discuss why…
Arrow S7E19 Review: “Spartan” (TeeVee 559)
Apr 25, 2019 • 60 min
This week, the Speedy Arrowcast reaches out to the family it never told you about as we discuss an episode centered around our favorite, John Diggle. We discuss why you should always check your drop ceilings for armed military officers, a pronounced and…
Arrow S7E18 Review: “Lost Canary” (TeeVee 556)
Apr 17, 2019 • 15 min
This week’s episode is a real feather in our cap, as the Speedy Arrowcast assembles to discuss important topics like why TV dry cleaners are legally required to act as money launderers, a welcome return by a fan favorite, why you should always allow…
Arrow S7E17 Review: “Inheritance” (TeeVee 549)
Mar 27, 2019 • 73 min
Curse your sudden an inevitable betrayal on the Speedy Arrowcast this week! We return in this episode of shifting allegiances to discuss key topics like why you should always pay top dollar for your C4, the terrible parenting of Robert Queen Part XXXVII,…
Arrow S7E15-16 Review: “Training Day/Star City 2040” (TeeVee 544)
Mar 20, 2019 • 76 min
Suit up and buckle in because it’s gonna be a big one. The Speedy Arrowcast crew returns in this bittersweet episode that not only covers two recent episodes as well as discussion of Arrow’s upcoming end. Important topics of discussion include which aunt…
Arrow S7E14 Review: “Brothers & Sisters” (TeeVee 540)
Mar 6, 2019 • 51 min
After a brief hiatus, the Speedy Arrowcast is back. This week, things are jam-packed, but we’ve got questions. What’s the deal with the Diggle lineage? How do authorized vigilantes work, exactly? How come people feel the need to explain the feelings we…
Arrow S7E13 Review: “Star City Slayer” (TeeVee 534)
Feb 13, 2019 • 56 min
This week, a MURDERER is afoot in Star City. The Speedy Arrowcast assembles its crack team of newly deputized vigilantes to track down important topics like who the hell uses a darkroom anymore, unexplained murderer monikers, Schrödinger’s children,…
Arrow S7E12 Review: “Emerald Archer” (TeeVee 533)
Feb 8, 2019 • 63 min
This week on the Speedy Arrowcast, we’re filming a documentary! It’s getting into all the dark corners and pulling out important topics like why you should always go for the cost-effective vigilante costume, why it’s always nice to see old friends, and of…
Arrow S7E11 Review: “Past Sins” (TeeVee 528)
Jan 30, 2019 • 65 min
This week on the Speedy Arrowcast, we assemble a squa—initiative of the most dangerous podcasters to cover important topics like charming Earth 2 fashion choices, why you should always mug for the camera, and how electricity works. Plus, in this week’s…
Arrow S7E10 Review: “My Name Is Emiko Queen” (TeeVee 524)
Jan 23, 2019 • 64 min
The hiatus is over, and that means it’s time for the Speedy Arrowcast to reassemble and discuss the latest episode of our Star City superhero soap. This week, we cover important topics like maintaining good OPSEC, the controversial inverse Konmari…
Review: “Elseworlds” (TeeVee 511)
Dec 14, 2018 • 93 min
Worlds collide and strange things are afoot at the Circle K! The Speedy Arrowcast convenes with a daunting task, taking on the entirety of the CW’s three-part superhero crossover, Elseworlds. We discuss why it’s great to see Ollie lighten up, a…
Arrow S7E7-8 Review: “The Slabside Redemption/Unmasked” (TeeVee 504)
Dec 5, 2018 • 84 min
This week, we three Green Arrows have returned with a double whammy and plenty of big developments for our favorite Emerald Archer. Key discussion topics include not-so-secret identities, what to do when your wife shoots someone in your living room, the…
Arrow S7E6 Review: “Due Process” (TeeVee 498)
Nov 21, 2018 • 63 min
This week, team Speedy Arrowcast is in and out of prison. We discuss why humanity is always on the line, weird decisions in cybersecurity, questionable law practices, and the lightheartedness that only an international mob boss can bring. In our Superhero…
Arrow S7E5 Review: “The Demon” (TeeVee 494)
Nov 14, 2018 • 61 min
The whole team’s headed down to Level Two this week, as we continue our search into Diaz’s mysterious connection…the Demon. We discuss the excellence of logical but surprising twists, how to correctly describe technical endeavors, and where our villain of…
Arrow S7E3-4 Review: “Crossing Lines/Level Two” (TeeVee 489)
Nov 7, 2018 • 67 min
It’s a two-fer this week, as our hearty band of inmates discusses the most recent pair of Arrow episodes. Our important discussion topics include why lying is bad (especially between spouses), never trusting the person who tells you to trust no one, a…
Arrow S7E2 Review: “The Longbow Hunters” (TeeVee 481)
Oct 24, 2018 • 73 min
We’ve got a brand new trio of villains this week, and, surprisingly, none of them are our hosts. Our discussion topics include Ollie showing off some appropriate skill, ridiculous flamethrowers, silent but deadly fights, and more time with a delightfully…
Arrow S7E1 Review: “Inmate 4587” (TeeVee 477)
Oct 17, 2018 • 62 min
Prison walls can’t hold us! The Speedy Arrowcast team is back and we’re diving in to the season 7 premiere. Our discussion topics include the nature of prison chalk, the virtues of a soft reboot, investment in new sets, and the introduction of the show’s…
Arrow S6E23 Review: “Life Sentence” (TeeVee 430)
May 22, 2018 • 73 min
As season 6 draws to a close, the Speedy Arrowcast team puts their differences aside for one last mission. We discuss the questionable persistence of some villains, the sad unrealized fate of Quentin Lance, and why you should always be suspicious when…
Arrow S6E22 Review: “The Ties That Bind” (TeeVee 426)
May 15, 2018 • 59 min
It’s the penultimate episode of season 6, and the Speedy Arrowcast puts aside their differences to take on the real threat. We discuss the poor aim and deliberative tactics of Ricardo Diaz’s thugs, some puzzling decryption methods, and why you should…
Arrow S6E21 Review: “Docket No. 11-19-41-73” (TeeVee 421)
May 8, 2018 • 57 min
Twists and turns and legal mumbo-jumbo this week as Team Speedy Arrowcast sets in for the trial of the century season. We discuss the inherent legal issues of a witness who jumps through a skylight, some long overdue acting like adults, and where this…
Arrow S6E20 Review: “Shifting Allegiances” (TeeVee 417)
May 1, 2018 • 54 min
Threads start getting tied up as the season hits its final stride. We discuss why it’s always important to ask your Russian gangster friends before you try to help them out, the bizarre command structures of a quasi-military intelligence apparatus, and of…
Arrow S6E19 Review: “The Dragon” (TeeVee 413)
Apr 24, 2018 • 46 min
You wanted to know more about this season’s Big Bad, Ricardo “The Dragon” Diaz? Well, be careful what you wish for. Topics of discussion include perfect smarmy casting, what constitutes a healthy pour of scotch, and how weird it is when Oliver is the only…
Arrow S6E18 Review: “Fundamentals” (TeeVee 410)
Apr 20, 2018 • 57 min
Hop yourself up on some Vertigo, because this week’s episode is a real trip. (See what I did there?) Discussion topics include drawing bad conclusions, the murder of cabbages, and what’s real and what’s not, man. To subscribe to all our Arrow-related…
Arrow S6E17 Review: “Brothers in Arms” (TeeVee 408)
Apr 13, 2018 • 50 min
There’s plenty of wrasslin’ going on in this week’s episode, which has both Team Arrow and Team Speedy Arrowcast divided. Accusations are thrown! The gloves, which were never on, come off! And when the dust clears, things will never be the same. We…
Arrow S6E16 Review: “The Thanatos Guild” (TeeVee 406)
Apr 3, 2018 • 54 min
We bid adieu to an original character on the Speedy Arrowcast that week, but everybody agrees it was time for them to move along to something better. Other areas of discussion include the definition of mathematician, Roy’s sweet ball cap, and why the…
Arrow S6E15 Review: “Doppelgänger” (TeeVee 403)
Mar 16, 2018 • 61 min
This week, a fan favorite returns to Arrow. But that doesn’t stem our questions: Why do you train fighters on a disco dance floor? What kind of plan involves getting arrested by the police that you may or may not control? And when you’ve seen a character…
Arrow S6E14 Review: “Collision Course” (TeeVee 399)
Mar 8, 2018 • 47 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team is at odds this week as we discuss when characters act like adults or not, why assuming your very public doppelganger’s identity may not be the best idea, and whether bringing the spitting image of your deceased daughter to a…
Arrow S6E12-13 Review: “All For Nothing/The Devil’s Greatest Trick” (TeeVee 395)
Feb 19, 2018 • 62 min
With Dan finally done being trapped on an island, the team reconvenes for a two-fer. We discuss important questions like why a genius super-hacker has really bad password hygiene, when you shouldn’t get in a car with Quentin Lance, and why kids make…
Arrow S6E11 Review: “We Fall” (TeeVee 381)
Jan 30, 2018 • 50 min
We pour one out for a dearly departed minor character this week, who gets offed in a most disrespectful fashion. Also up for discussion are whether you should let your pre-teen son watch you fill people with arrows, Chekhov’s amazing…
Arrow S6E10 Review: “Divided” (TeeVee 376)
Jan 23, 2018 • 57 min
The team gets back together just in time to fall apart. As we pick up our story after the winter hiatus, we’ve got a lot of important issues to talk about, including why you should pick your shots carefully, thinking through your whole trap plan, and, of…
Arrow S6E9 Review: “Irreconcilable Differences” (TeeVee 361)
Dec 18, 2017 • 49 min
Everybody loves a wedding! But what everybody loves less is sowing discord and mistrust among your team members. The team assembles for the midseason finale, and discusses important topics like why maybe you don’t give away your boss’s identity to a crazy…
Arrow S6E8 Review: “Crisis on Earth-X” (TeeVee 354)
Dec 1, 2017 • 85 min
A time like this comes only once per year: it’s crossover season. Team Speedy Arrowcast assembles to discuss the entire four-way crossover of DC’s TV universe (Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and fields live questions from…
Arrow S6E7 Review: “Thanksgiving” (TeeVee 352)
Nov 30, 2017 • 55 min
It’s the time of the year when we give thanks. Even when the episode in question raises important issues like “when is it okay for vigilantes to beat up fake cops?” And “should you really be fighting about your startup name while there’s a bomb threat?”…
Arrow S6E6 Review: “Promises Kept” (TeeVee 348)
Nov 21, 2017 • 50 min
This week on the Speedy Arrowcast we discuss the conclusion of the two-part Deathstroke arc. Hot topics include why you shouldn’t put your gang’s hideout in a high school gymnasium, the old “throw a grenade and run away” trick, and the odd choice of…
Arrow S6E5 Review: “Deathstroke Returns” (TeeVee 345)
Nov 14, 2017 • 63 min
This week, the Speed Arrowcast is off on a secret murder mission camping trip, as they discuss why it’s important to have as many murder words in your codename as possible, why Vigilante has gone purely SSD for his computers, and the inevitable future…
Arrow S6E4 Review: “Reversal” (TeeVee 341)
Nov 9, 2017 • 54 min
Buckle in, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. While John is off on a solo story, Dan and Guy discuss the subtle nuances of character and carefully crafted plot that make this epis—nope, just kidding. This week’s episode of Arrow has technology take…
Arrow S6E3 Review: “Next of Kin” (TeeVee 333)
Oct 30, 2017 • 57 min
There’s a new sheriff Green Arrow in town, and his name is John Diggle! This week, the team discusses whether you should (or can?) turn a proposed bill into a referendum, why cool sunglasses solve all of our problems, and whether you should jump in slow…
Arrow S6E2 Review: “Tribute” (TeeVee 326)
Oct 23, 2017 • 61 min
Oh no, Oliver Queen has been unmasked as the Green Arrow…again. We discuss that, plus what it means to have honor as a gangster, Oliver’s bad parenting advice, and—finally!—the in-depth investigation of the team’s finances that we truly deserve. To…
Arrow S6E1 Review: “Fallout” (TeeVee 318)
Oct 17, 2017 • 52 min
Last season, on the Speedy Arrowcast…an island exploded, leaving most of our beloved characters’ fates hanging in th—never mind, they’re all fine. We’re back for the premiere of season 6. Hot topics include how you know when it’s probably time to move…
Arrow Flashback S1E21-23: “The Undertaking”, “Darkness on the Edge of Town”, and “Sacrifice” (TeeVee 310)
Oct 6, 2017 • 113 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team wraps up its Flashback coverage of season 1 as it discusses episodes 21, 22, and 23. As we watch the season’s final arc, we discuss important topics like the importance of using your dying words to taunt your foe, how many extra…
Arrow Flashback S1E19-20: “Unfinished Business” and “Home Invasion” (TeeVee 303)
Sep 28, 2017 • 84 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 19 and 20 of season 1. As we launch into the home stretch, we discuss important topics like killer guest stars who are gone too soon, the inadvisability of arming…
Arrow Flashback S1E17-18: “The Huntress Returns” and “Salvation” (TeeVee 298)
Sep 22, 2017 • 67 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 17 and 18 of season 1. John returns from an island to reunite with Dan and Guy as we discuss why the Starling City Police Department very nearly had a good idea,…
Arrow Flashback S1E15-16: “Dodger” and “Dead to Rights” (TeeVee 296)
Sep 15, 2017 • 87 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 15 and 16 of season 1. While John heads off to Nanda Parbat for the week, Dan and Guy discuss important issues like Ollie’s magical MacGyver-like skill set, some…
Arrow Flashback S1E13-14: “Betrayal/The Odyssey” (TeeVee 294)
Sep 8, 2017 • 63 min
After a brief hiatus, the Speedy Arrowcast team is back in fighting form for another Flashback episode, this time covering episodes 13 and 14 of season 1. Important topics this week include the voice-changing magic inherent in Malcolm Merlyn’s office,…
Arrow Flashback S1E11-12 Review: “Trust But Verify/Vertigo” (TeeVee 282)
Aug 14, 2017 • 65 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 11 and 12 of season 1. While Dan is on an island, John and Guy are joined by special guest Tony Sindelar, professor at Batman University to discuss whether the eyes are…
Arrow Flashback S1E9-10 Review: “Year’s End/Burned” (TeeVee 276)
Jul 26, 2017 • 70 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 9 and 10 of season 1. Important issues of discussion include why it’s important that Ollie gets the crap kicked out of him, “military grade technology,” and why you should…
Arrow Flashback S1E7-8 Review: “Muse of Fire/Vendetta” (TeeVee 272)
Jul 19, 2017 • 67 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 7 and 8 of season 1. This week, the guys are joined by special guest Lisa Schmeiser to talk about this two episode arc involving the Huntress. Important topics include…
Arrow Flashback S1E5-6 Review: “Damaged/Legacies” (TeeVee 269)
Jul 14, 2017 • 53 min
The Speedy Arrowcast team is back for another Flashback episode, covering episodes 5 and 6 of season 1. This week, we talk about the inadvisability of arresting someone as a vigilante on really very thin evidence, what is perhaps the best Dig move ever,…
Arrow Flashback S1E3-4 Review: “Lone Gunmen/An Innocent Man” (TeeVee 267)
Jul 7, 2017 • 62 min
Team Speedy Arrowcast returns for another Flashback installment, covering episodes 3 and 4 of season 1. We discuss the social justice roots of Oliver’s crusade, the at-times unfortunate Hood/Ollie/Laurel triangle, the show’s first real mythology episode,…
Arrow Flashback S1E1-2 Review: “Pilot/Honor Thy Father” (TeeVee 265)
Jun 28, 2017 • 58 min
You asked for it, and boy are you gonna get it. The Speedy Arrowcast team returns for their first Flashback installment, covering episodes one and two of the first season of Arrow. We discuss John’s extensive Diggle head canon, what things don’t quite add…
Arrow S5E23 Review: “Lian Yu” (TeeVee 259)
Jun 1, 2017 • 55 min
Everything comes full circle as we reach what is not only the end of the season, but of Oliver Queen’s five year journey. We discuss Slade Wilson’s grooming habits, this episode’s many (and sometimes unnecessary) twists, another welcome throwback cameo,…
Arrow S5E22 Review: “Missing” (TeeVee 253)
May 18, 2017 • 52 min
Must be dinnertime, because there is some in-depth table setting going on this week. We discuss why you shouldn’t over spend your character budget, the joy of seeing old friends, and why maybe you don’t want to keep repeating the same mistakes over and…
Arrow S5E21 Review: “Honor Thy Fathers” (TeeVee 251)
May 16, 2017 • 44 min
This episode does not strike quite true with our team this week. Discussion questions include “Can you really be surprised your dad is a murderer when he killed someone in front of you in the first episode?”, “Is your big bad perhaps a trifle overpowered…
Arrow S5E20 Review: “Underneath” (TeeVee 246)
May 5, 2017 • 50 min
This week, we’re all trapped in a bunker. With our feelings. We go off-formula for a week that helps remediate some of our biggest complaints about this season and last. Hot topics include: finding the secret escalator entrance in to the Arrowcave, why…
Arrow S5E19 Review: “Dangerous Liaisons” (TeeVee 241)
Apr 28, 2017 • 43 min
After a few weeks off, team Speedy Arrowcast is back in action. This week, schisms rock the team as Felicity and Oliver face off. We discuss impractical infiltration garb, the time-space rift that has seemingly transported two of our favorite characters…
Arrow S5E18 Review: “Disbanded” (TeeVee 238)
Mar 31, 2017 • 49 min
We’re breaking up the band…so we can get the band back together! Team Speedy Arrowcast is on hand to discuss the varying natures of brotherhood, what exactly it takes to get a room around here, and important parallels between our favorite show and another…
Arrow S5E17 Review: “Kapiushon” (TeeVee 236)
Mar 24, 2017 • 59 min
To Russia, comrades! This week’s flashback-heavy episode follows past Oliver carrying out his vendetta against Kovar, while in the present he is tormented by Prometheus. We discuss the troubling portrayal of torture, the weird casual nature of Sarin gas,…
Arrow S5E16 Review: “Checkmate” (TeeVee 233)
Mar 17, 2017 • 50 min
Prometheus is officially unmasked this week, and things ratchet up a notch. So, naturally, team Speedy Arrowcast isn’t done with outlandish theories. We don our silk kimono to discuss why you don’t bring the villain’s wife to a knife fight, why teaming up…
Arrow S5E15 Review: “Fighting Fire with Fire” (TeeVee 228)
Mar 8, 2017 • 61 min
It’s Crackpot Theory week at the Speedy Arrowcast, and at least one of our panelists is buying them in bulk. We discuss supervillain reveals (and the head fakes that keep them fresh), loose plot threads galore, and a truly surprising prediction for the…
Arrow S5E14 Review: “The Sin-Eater” (TeeVee 224)
Feb 24, 2017 • 51 min
This week, a trio of female villains menaces Star City. We discuss important topics like villain nomenclature, taking out the trash with extreme prejudice, and whether or not Oliver Queen’s administration deserves to be impeached (spoiler: It probably…
Arrow S5E13 Review: “Spectre of the Gun” (TeeVee 221)
Feb 17, 2017 • 64 min
A very special episode of Arrow calls for a very special guest: with Moltz on guard duty at Lian Yu, we pull in the Flash Flashcast’s Philip Mozolak to discuss the weighty issues of gun control and gun rights, Oliver Queen as the hero that the Green Arrow…
Arrow S5E12 Review: “Bratva” (TeeVee 220)
Feb 10, 2017 • 59 min
And it’s back to Russia for the first time in a few years, as Team Arrow tracks down General Walker and his stolen nuclear device. We discuss questionable moral decisions—like dating the reporter covering your administration—the hilarity of sending Green…
Arrow S5E11 Review: “Second Chances” (TeeVee 217)
Feb 3, 2017 • 63 min
How do you solve a problem like finding a new Black Canary? Well, if you’re Team Arrow, a convenient metahuman drops right in your lap. This week, the Speedy Arrowcast gets its own second chance, as we talk about important topics like naming your villains…
Arrow S5E10 Review: “Who Are You?” (TeeVee 214)
Jan 27, 2017 • 56 min
Team Speedy Arrowcast is shaking off the mothballs this week, returning to combat Prometheus at full strength. Important discussions include the death of poor Detective Whatshisname, our appreciation for the acquired taste that is Rene Ramirez, and evil…
Arrow S5E3 Review: “A Matter of Trust” (TeeVee 199)
Oct 21, 2016 • 55 min
The new team continues to gel this week, and we discuss SCPD’s training regimen, the state of news networks and journalism in Star City, and an appearance by one of our favorites from seasons gone by. (Spoiler: It’s not Biff.) To subscribe to all our…
Arrow S5E2 Review: “The Recruits” (TeeVee 198)
Oct 14, 2016 • 45 min
The Green Arrow recruits a new team, and team Speedy Arrowcast is on hand to discuss questionable training methods (and their provenance), Oliver’s superpower of changing clothes quickly, and just how long it takes one to recover from an arrow to the leg.…
Arrow S5E1 Review: “Legacy” (TeeVee 195)
Oct 7, 2016 • 55 min
Unlike our friends in Star City, this team stays together. Team Speedy Arrowcast is back for another season! We have plenty of important topics for discussion in this opener, including things you maybe shouldn’t do as mayor, the return of a murderous…
Arrow S4E23 Review: “Schism” (TeeVee 169)
May 27, 2016 • 63 min
Another season in the bag. Just like our panelists. As we wrap up the Oliver vs. Damien Darhk grudge match, we discuss untimely Ghost attacks, anticlimactic punch ups, and just how much we are going to miss the sparkling joy that is Neal McDonough. But…
Arrow S4E22 Review: “Lost in the Flood” (TeeVee 166)
May 20, 2016 • 49 min
Family drama rules the roost this week, with a Smoak-Kuttler reunion and Oliver trying to rescue Thea. We discuss the limitation of suburban subdevelopment sets, why supervillains should really just kill people when they have the chance, and why you…
Arrow S4E21 Review: “Monument Point” (TeeVee 162)
May 13, 2016 • 58 min
This week, we grit our teeth and let the hand-wavey technology do its thing, discuss whether you really need to run for mayor to get access to City Hall, and discuss exactly whether our favorite (possibly?) departed political operative, turned bearded,…
Arrow S4E20 Review: “Genesis” (TeeVee 161)
May 9, 2016 • 49 min
Everybody gets the weekend off (including us)! We discuss Thea’s unwise relationship with Totally Not Evil Alex, Dig and Lyla’s choice of mobile homes, and Oliver’s latest Defense against the Dark Arts teacher. We also try to avoid going down the rabbit…
Arrow S4E19 Review: “Canary Cry” (TeeVee 156)
Apr 29, 2016 • 34 min
Don’t blame yourself this week—that’s left to our characters. Laurel Lance may not live on, but there’s still a Black Canary out and about. We discuss how an ace high school student can tinker with Cisco’s tech, the chances of resurrection in a comic-book…
Arrow S4E18 Review: “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” (TeeVee 153)
Apr 14, 2016 • 51 min
Better late than never. (Or perhaps, given this episode, better late than…”the late.”) We discuss poor idol labeling, the impossibility of searching prison book carts, and the questionable obtuseness of certain hospital staff. And, of course, we bid adieu…
Arrow S4E17 Review: “Beacon of Hope” (TeeVee 150)
Mar 31, 2016 • 54 min
Bee-ware the bee puns on this week’s episode! It’s a week of adult discussions, pop culture references, and you know what, just all out fun. We talk questionable lair security, how to explain your decommissioned lair to your board of directors, and…
Arrow S4E16 Review: “Broken Hearts” (TeeVee 149)
Mar 29, 2016 • 44 min
After a slightly longer than expected hiatus, Team Speedy Arrowcast is back! Issues this week include the driving of artificial wedges between characters, the return of a meh antagonist, and the fly-by-night justice system of Star City. Round it all out…
Arrow S4E15 Review: “Taken” (TeeVee 146)
Feb 27, 2016 • 44 min
Throw another superhero on the barbecue! Mari McCabe, aka Vixen, makes her live-action debut, and we discuss how our favorite team should know that secrets are bad, our befuddlement over the peculiar geography of the DC Universe’s United States, and our…
Arrow S4E14 Review: “Code of Silence” (TeeVee 144)
Feb 19, 2016 • 49 min
It’s a sad day for the Speedy Arrowcast team, as they mourn the dear, departed—well, we’ll get there. Thea and Lance reinforce bad Ollie behavior, we speculate about the nature of “precision demolition,” and Team Arrow sure picks the wrong week to forget…
Arrow S4E13 Review: “Sins of the Father” (TeeVee 140)
Feb 12, 2016 • 55 min
In our latest episode, sponsored by the League of Assassins, there’s a power struggle brewing between Nyssa and Merlyn and our heroes are caught in the (literal) crossfire. We discuss Charlotte Ross’s killer scene, the League of Assassins’s coveted…
Arrow S4E12 Review: “Unchained” (TeeVee 138)
Feb 5, 2016 • 56 min
This episode is more overstuffed than the biggest Thanksgiving leftover sandwich you can imagine, and if you were hoping we could take that metaphor a little further, well, tune in. We also discuss Arrow’s technology Z team, the latest in League of…
Arrow S4E11 Review: “A.W.O.L.” (TeeVee 136)
Jan 31, 2016 • 39 min
Nothing better than a Diggle-centric episode, ‘cause a Diggle-centric episode got plenty of Diggle. In this case, two Diggles (but no Biff). This week we discuss the legacy of Amanda Waller, relatively smart villains of the week, and prescription drug…
Arrow S4E10 Review: “Blood Debt” (TeeVee 131)
Jan 22, 2016 • 47 min
Thanks to their bulletproof limousine, the Speedy Arrowcast crew is back with the midseason premiere. This week we discuss boneheaded superhero plans, going off the rails, and of course an update to our perennial favorite: “Who’s in the Box?!” To…
Arrow S4E9 Review: “Dark Waters” (TeeVee 126)
Dec 11, 2015 • 57 min
The Speedy Arrowcast is glad to be back to Star City business this week. Dan, Guy, and John discuss cage safety procedures, how not to propose to your girlfriend, and exactly how approval ratings work when you’re running unopposed in a city that’s on the…
Arrow S4E8 review: “Legends of Yesterday” (TeeVee 122)
Dec 4, 2015 • 66 min
Crossover week continues as special guests Jason Snell and Tony Sindelar join Guy and John for a discussion of part two of this week’s Flash-Arrow crossover event. How much do we not like Hawkguy? Are the Egyptian flashbacks better or worse than returning…
Arrow S4E7 Review: “Brotherhood” (TeeVee 116)
Nov 20, 2015 • 65 min
Join Dan, Guy, and John as they discuss the latest episode of Arrow, and such riveting topics as controlling people with evil macaroni and cheese, Data & Geordi doing science, and, of course, the flashback adventures of Biff Conklin. To subscribe to all…
Arrow S4E6 Review: “Lost Souls” (TeeVee 115)
Nov 15, 2015 • 47 min
Special guest star Philip Mozolak joins Guy and Dan to talk about the re-embiggening of Ray Palmer, industrial espionage, low-paying security guard gigs, magical mysticism, and of course one of the most badass women in the world—and her mom. To subscribe…
Arrow S4E5 Review: “Haunted” (TeeVee 111)
Nov 6, 2015 • 55 min
Who do you call when you absolutely, positively need to resurrect a character for an upcoming spinoff? Why, a chain-smoking master of the dark arts who himself has been resurrected from a dead TV series! Meanwhile, we vote for a Diggle/Lance cop show and…
Arrow S4E4 Review: “Beyond Redemption” (TeeVee 108)
Oct 30, 2015 • 51 min
We have some concerns about the handling of finances in Star City, a new lair is located in some questionable real estate, and where do you keep your feral, back-from-the-dead sister if not in your apartment building’s basement? To subscribe to all our…
Arrow S4E3 Review: “Restoration” (TeeVee 104)
Oct 23, 2015 • 47 min
This week it’s all about mending Dig and Ollie’s bromance, questioning Felicity’s machine gun discipline, and wondering what it is about hot tubs that makes everybody go feral. To subscribe to all our Arrow-related content, check out this feed:…
Arrow S4E2 Review: “The Candidate” (TeeVee 101)
Oct 16, 2015 • 47 min
We delve into politics in episode 2, and Dan, John, and Guy say hello (and goodbye?) to Jeri Ryan, consider Felicity’s handwaving management style, and wonder who the hell is this ray-of-sunshine Ollie? To subscribe to all our Arrow-related content, check…
Arrow S4E1 Review: “Green Arrow” (TeeVee 98)
Oct 8, 2015 • 42 min
It’s the season 4 premiere of Arrow and everything’s exciting and new and different! Dan, John, and Guy are back to talk about fancy new outfits (and monikers), a brand new big baddy, and a lighter, more fun tone. To subscribe to all our Arrow-related…
Arrow S3E23 Review: “My Name Is Oliver Queen” (TeeVee 73)
May 15, 2015 • 66 min
As season 3 draws to a close, Dan, John, and Guy reunite to discuss Ra’s al-Ghul’s ineffectual management of the League of Assassins, anticlimactic battle scenes, and the hopes and dreams for season 4. To subscribe to all our Arrow-related content, check…
Arrow S3E22 Review: “This Is Your Sword” (TeeVee 70)
May 8, 2015 • 64 min
The whole gang gets a group rate to go to Nanda Parbat, Ollie doesn’t get the chance to use his “island” excuse, and the whole season comes to a head with a marriage and perhaps multiple deaths. Dan and Guy discuss the penultimate episode of season 3. To…
Arrow S3E21 Review: “Al Sah-him” (TeeVee 67)
May 2, 2015 • 53 min
It’s just an ordinary run of the mill bad-guy-of-the-week for Team Arrow…only this bad guy used to be their best friend. John and Dan discuss Thea’s ascension to the team, Lyla being a badass, and more. Plus, a special guest shows up to debate whether…
Arrow S3E19-20 Review: “Broken Arrow,” “The Fallen” (TeeVee 65)
Apr 29, 2015 • 59 min
It’s a Starling City doubleheader this week! Returning after a bit of a hiatus, Guy, John, and Dan are back to discuss major deaths, romantic entanglements, and fledgling superheroes! All that and more as the ball gets rolling towards the end of the…
Arrow S3E18 Review: “Public Enemy” (TeeVee 56)
Apr 3, 2015 • 42 min
Quentin Lance is angry, oh so angry this week. On the Speedy Arrowcast, we cover Starling’s favorite cop’s mood swings, Roy’s classy bedroom moves, and weak twin sister flashbacks. Oh, and Ray Palmer gets shot through the heart, and Felicity’s to blame!…
Arrow S3E17 Review: “Suicidal Tendencies” (TeeVee 55)
Mar 28, 2015 • 59 min
The Suicide Squad rides again! This week on the Speedy Arrowcast, we all offer our praise for a recurring villain/antagonist, a heaping helping of Diggle love, and of course, a fight between Arrow and a Supersuit that turns out just as we expect. To…
Arrow S3E16 Review: “The Offer” (TeeVee 53)
Mar 22, 2015 • 67 min
After three weeks off, Team Speedy Arrowcast has returned! This week, we discuss the right way to handle job interviews with deranged semi-immortal assassins, father issues galore, and getting from point A to point B. To subscribe to all our Arrow-related…
Arrow S3E15 Review: “Nanda Parbat” (TeeVee 51)
Feb 27, 2015 • 57 min
This week, Dan, John, and Guy discuss insane job offers, Oliver’s disconnection from Team Arrow, The Atom taking flight, and, of course, our deep and abiding love for the best member of this superhero crew: John Diggle. To subscribe to all our…
Arrow S3E14 Review: “The Return” (TeeVee 50)
Feb 23, 2015 • 43 min
The Speedy Arrowcast returns with a review of…The Return. Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Guy English talk past Oliver and present Oliver flip-flopping locations, the return of a very special villain, and yet another secret revelation. To subscribe to all our…
Arrow S3E13 Review: “Canaries” (TeeVee 47)
Feb 13, 2015 • 40 min
On this inaugural episode of the Speedy Arrowcast—see what we did there?—host Dan Moren is joined by fellow Starling City aficionados John Moltz and Guy English to talk about the Canary vs. Canary throwdown, Oliver’s place on Team Arrow, and big reveals…