What Supergirl Does in the Shadows

Now that I read that title out loud it sounds like this post is going to be naughty, but it’s not. I promise.

On the show What We Do in the Shadows Matt Berry’s vampire character says the word bat out loud every time he turns into a bat. When he turns back into a human, the bat says “human form” out loud. It’s possibly the dumbest thing in the entire history of fiction and yet it’s really freaking funny every time he does it.

Side note, I think Matt Berry might be the funniest human alive. Absolute worst case puts him on the short list.

Anyway, I’m sitting here at my desk watching this week’s episode of Supergirl and there is a scene where a bunch of our heroes are trying to apprehend an alien who is basically a vampire. I swear the show gets more cartoony by the second, but whatever. They circle around the not-vampire as he is laying on the ground and much to my surprise and delight he yells, “bat!” and turns into a bat and flies away.

There is no way that wasn’t on purpose. There is no way imaginable that whoever wrote that scene wasn’t watching What We Do in the Shadows just before sitting down to write this episode. It’s the single goofiest cross over/tip of the hat in television history.

It’s even better than the line from a recent episode of The Flash where Cisco talks about the show This is Us and says the cast is too precious for this world.


Prep for the Snyder Cut

So the Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie is going to be released on HBO Max next week. Thursday, I think.

Should I watch the theatrical version before then to prep for it? Should I watch Batman Vs Superman too? Does that mean I have to watch Man of Steel and the two Wonder Woman movies and Aquaman too? Just to be fully up to speed on all of the DC movies? Oh yeah, and Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey? Birds of Prey is the only one I haven’t seen.

None of these movies are great, with the exception of the first Wonder Woman, but I can’t bring myself to hate on them the way most comic book movie fans do. None of them, again excepting Wonder Woman, hold up against even the weaker Marvel movies, but I don’t hate them. They are all okay.

I had high hopes for Justice League. It didn’t measure up, but it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever see. I have transferred those high hopes to the Snyder Cut and I’m sure it too will fail to be as good as I want it to be, but it won’t be terrible.

I’m ready. Let’s just watch the insanely long flick and see how it goes. Thursday, right?