This week on The Flyby, we thought we’d introduce something new to talk about, and that is Netflix’s new series, The Umbrella Academy. It’s sort of about superheroes, since we’re dealing with six kids with special powers raised by an eccentric billionaire ostensibly to prevent the end of the world, though they grow up to be a bunch of dysfunctional celebrities instead. Sarjex has binged the whole thing twice, but since Cranky just started with episode 1 we’ll stick to talking about the pilot and whether he likes it as much as Sarjex seems to.
Speaking of falling in love with fantasies, over on The Orville, Gordon manages to create a holographic facsimile of a woman who left her iPhone in a time capsule, and naturally he becomes infatuated with her as per usual for this kind of show. Meanwhile, Bortus and Clyden discover nicotine addiction, and special guest star Tim Russ aka Tuvok pops in to handle the exposition for the episode.
Lastly we’ve got Arrow, where surprise surprise Emiko turns out to be evil. Nobody saw that coming, right? Does the “twist” work or is it yet more “too little, too late” for another Arrowverse show that’s trying to find its feet right at the end of the season? It really shouldn’t be a question, should it?
So tune in tonight at 10 PM ET for all that and more, right here on The Binge.net!