Netflix was supposed to make watching TV easier than ever. But occasionally it turns the experience into a scavenger hunt, and a tedious one at that.
The most recent example comes from a fun yearly tradition between the four series that constitute The CW’s “Arrow
”-verse: a mega-crossover event that blends the Greg Berlanti
-produced quartet of DC Comics
dramas for an epic, effects-laden adventure.
This year’s big crossover, dubbed “Crisis on Earth-x,” featured a wedding, alternate Earths, Nazis, the introduction of a new superhero, some unexpected team-ups, and plenty of kick-punching — all the stuff fans of these series enjoy.
But while fans watching this week were able to enjoy a seamless viewing experience, on par with catching a three-hour movie, future audiences won’t have that option. Instead, figuring out how to piece together “Crisis on Earth-x” will be a far more complicated endeavor.