After a superb second year, ARROW SEASON THREE ( out now, Blu- ray/ DVD) goes to even darker places, but can’t achieve the consistent highs of Slade Wilson’s vendetta against Oliver Queen. There are noteworthy episodes, including an incredible mid- season finale and several fun Flash crossovers, but the League of Assassins arc falls flat, Laurel Lance is still pants and the flashbacks feel entirely redundant. AGENTS OF SHIELD SEASON TWO ( 19 October, Blu- ray/ DVD) sees the series continue to be the beast in the attic of Marvel’s screen universe: unloved, just a little mortifying but tolerated as part of the family. This season ultimately disappoints, reducing the grandeur of the comic book Inhumans to a dull riff on Lost Horizon. An arc about a rival SHIELD also fizzles. THE ORIGINALS SEASON TWO ( 19 October, Blu- ray/ DVD) sees mum and dad arrive in New Orleans and indulge in some extreme hissyfits that make their dysfunctional offspring more psychotic and bloodthirsty than ever. There are times when it becomes soapy and repetitive, but in the noble Elijah and the feral Klaus the show has two vampire stars who keep things entertaining and unpredictable. Any scene involving werewolves is worth fast- forwarding through, mind. Unless they’re being massacred. Finally, also out now are The Avengers Series Six ( making its Blu- ray debut) and DVD box sets of The 100 Season Two and Haven Season Five, Volume One, while 19 October brings the first 11 episodes of CBeebies’ new Clangers. Phew!