Top 10 Things That Make No Sense on CW Shows

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Top 10 Things That Make No Sense on CW Shows

VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Garrett Alden
We seriously can't believe these things that make no sense about CW shows.
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That doesn’t add up. Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Things That Make No Sense About CW Shows.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the plot points and details that make little to no sense about shows that air on the CW. Since some of these entries deal with important plot points, there will be spoilers ahead.

#10: Bulletproof Costume?
“Supergirl” (2015-)


Kara Danvers is just as bulletproof as her Kryptonian cousin Clark Kent. However, not only is Supergirl bulletproof, but so is her outfit. Now, this could be explained by special alien material, except for the fact that her costume was designed by her friend Winn while he was working in IT at CatCo. So, how did Winn manage to create a suit that can tank bullets and energy blasts and everything else thrown at Supergirl on an IT guy’s salary? And why isn’t every soldier and police officer not also wearing this material? What's Krypton for “huh”?

#9: College Dropouts?
“Gossip Girl” (2007-12)


For as much as the characters emphasize the importance of college in the show’s first few seasons, their university activities don’t seem to end up being that important to them or the show as a whole. Drama is the name of the game with “Gossip Girl,” and while scholastic drama does feature occasionally, it gradually fades to the background to the point where it’s rarely mentioned if the characters still attend class. Granted, it’s never stated flat out that any of them have dropped out, but you’d think it’d still be more a part of their lives than it seems to be.

#8: Hayley Becoming a Hybrid
“The Originals” (2013-18)


The rules for creating supernatural beings in “The Originals” and its parent series “The Vampire Diaries” are rather complicated, some would say needlessly so, but there are still some that appear to be broken now and then. Prior to the birth of werewolf-vampire hybrid Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter Hope, the rules established within the show state that he required Elena’s blood, or at least that of a doppelganger’s, to make more hybrids like himself. However, when Hope is born, her mother, Hayley becomes a Hybrid as well. Although it’s later explained that Hope’s blood intermingling with Hayley’s changed her, it still required rewriting previous – and established – rules.

#7: Where’d the Mutant Animals Go?
“The 100” (2014-)


Given that it’s set in a post-apocalyptic Earth – mostly – “The 100” initially illustrates this through worldbuilding elements such as mutated animals, like a two-headed deer and a giant snake. However, after the first season, these environmental touches are basically dropped, with the few animals that do appear being relatively normal. While budgetary reasons and a shift in focus to center on the post-apocalyptic human societies are easy explanations out of universe, within the context of “The 100” itself, the sudden lack of mutant fauna seems rather odd. Granted there’s another extinction level event that happens during the show, but you’d think we’d have seen more of them before that.

#6: Oliver’s Mask Hides Nothing
“Arrow” (2012-)


We could include a whole entry on the many reasons why Oliver Queen’s long lasting secret identity should not have been as secret as it was, but instead we’ll go with the biggest one – his mask doesn’t hide his face. Sure, Oliver wears a hood, and early on he took pains not to show his face to anyone, but once he started wearing his black domino mask, he acts like it protects his identity, when it wouldn’t fool a dog in real life. Granted, he spends most of his time crime fighting at night, but not all of it! He’s a well-known public figure, with a distinctive jawline! It should not have taken so long for people to put it together!

#5: Bonnie ex Machina
“The Vampire Diaries” (2009-17)


While there’s plenty that doesn’t make sense about this convoluted vampire soap, one of the more glaring plot points that makes no sense is how often witch Bonnie Bennett saves the day. Instead of finding a creative solution to a problem, many of Bonnie’s friends often turn to her to “magic up” a solution to them, which takes a lot of the mystery out of things when she always succeeds at the last minute. The fact that she does so so often, yet is still consistently marginalized has led some to accuse the writers of the “magical negro” stereotype. Sadly, no spell exists to dispel this aspect of the show.

#4: S.T.A.R. Labs
“The Flash” (2014-)


The headquarters of Team Flash, S.T.A.R. Labs is a massive scientific research center whose particle accelerator accident helped create both the Flash and most of the metahumans he encounters, both friends and foes. Yet, despite being a prominent part of the city skyline the place is seemingly only staffed by less than a dozen people, most of whom have other jobs. While some mention is made of tours and Barry does get an inheritance from Thawne, but we still have to wonder how they have the funds to keep the power on, much less create all the crazy technology they come up with on a regular basis, plus those expensive satellites...

#3: Adam Is Still Trapped in Hell
“Supernatural” (2005-)


The Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, are all about hunting monsters and saving people, usually each other. Their emphasis on family and the love they have for each other as brothers is a prominent theme in the long-running series. However, this makes their half-brother Adam’s current state all the more baffling. See during the Apocalypse, or one of them at least, Sam drags Adam, who is possessed by the archangel Michael, into Lucifer’s cage along with the Devil. However, while Sam, and even Lucifer, manage to escape imprisonment, Adam has languished there for practically a decade! While it might be a case of real-world actor availability, it really seems out of character for the Winchesters to just leave family suffering like this… but with the final season on the horizon, who knows what may be in store for their little bro!

#2: G&G Cult & the Gargoyle King
“Riverdale” (2017-)


“Riverdale” stretches the limits of believability throughout its run, given that the town has more murder and intrigue per capita than New York City, but its third season really takes the cake. The story arc follows a series of murders in both the past and present which are linked to a mysterious cult who are into “Dungeons and Dragons” of all things! Oh, sorry “Gryphons and Gargoyles!” While hysteria over the real, supposedly “occult” role-playing game was very real – seriously, check out the movie “Mazes and Monsters!” – its inclusion in this murder mystery show was quite baffling.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Veronica’s Night Club
“Riverdale” (2017-)

How Time Travel Works
“The Flash” (2014-) and “Legends of Tommorrow” (2016-)

Damon’s Foggy Abilities
“The Vampire Diaries” (2009-17)

Perfect Hair on a Post-Apocalyptic World
“The 100” (2014-)

#1: Dan Being Gossip Girl
“Gossip Girl” (2007-12)


One of the central concepts of “Gossip Girl” is that there’s a mysterious vlogger who stirs up gossip about the major characters. However, when the finale revealed that it was Dan Humphrey, this made huge swaths of the show suddently make zero sense! We’re supposed to believe that Dan revealed info that embarrassed and ruined the lives of not only those closest to him, but also himself? That he acts surprised about Gossip Girl posts when he’s alone? That he blackmailed himself? Because, unless Dan has multiple personalities or is a time traveler, this reveal is complete nonsense!
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