Let’s say you’re interested in watching one of the shows in the Arrowverse, the ever-expanding television universe of DC Comics characters. At this point there are four ongoing series, assorted spinoffs and tie-ins, with over 370 episodes in total. I know the stereotype about nerds is they have no lives, but come on; even nerds are too busy to watch 370 hours of something. That’s a really big ask.

If that number sounds way too intimidating for you, ScreenCrush is here to help. Our video editor, Ryan Arey, has seen all these shows, and he boiled all the essentials — every character, story arc, death, rebirth, and crossover — into one 12-minute video. Watch this and you’re good to go for new episodes of The Flash this week, or any of the other Arrowverse series like Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, or Supergirl.

If you liked this video recapping all the comings and goings on every single series and every single season and every single episode in the Arrowverse, check out some more of our videos below, including a complete recap of every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Avengers: Infinity War, our breakdown of every Easter egg and hidden secret in the Aquaman trailer, and our video essay on why Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is a better Batman movie than Tim Burton’s Batman. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes.

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