I have been quite busy with a new job and have been slacking off on posting, so I am going to try to be better about it and figure out when I will be making new posts.
*WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD*
So anyways, we just had the mid-season finale of the new hit show, The Flash. For those unfamiliar with The CW DC superhero universe, The Flash is a spin-off of the popular CW series Arrow, which tells the story of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) who during a catastrophic event is struck by lightning and after spending ninth months in a coma, wakes up to find that he has the power of super speed!
Barry Allen works with three scientists from S.T.A.R. Labs (where the catastrophic event originated) Caitlin Snow (AKA Killer Frost), Cisco Ramon, and Harrison Wells (who is a very ambiguous character with his own ulterior motives). I will just say this now, I love this show! The Flash is a very exciting, well-written show with a great cast. The over-arching plot of Barry trying to find the man in the yellow suit, who was responsible for killing his mother and framing his father is really quite interesting and keeps you coming back for more answers. The over-arching plot is fascinating and keeps you guessing, especially when it comes to the identity and motives of Harrison Wells.
The Flash provides a great counterbalance to Arrow, because of how fun, and lighthearted the series is with more humor, but still enough drama. Somehow The Flash blends well with The Dark Knight-like gritty universe of Arrow and the cross-over episodes were a great indication that a TV Justice League Universe could work if handled correctly.
I will say this and may receive a lot of flak for this, but I believe The Flash is better than Smallville already, and I can see it becoming one of the best superhero TV shows, long after it ends. If you have not seen The Flash, I would highly recommend it, because it’s a very fun and exciting show. It’s also amazing considering it’s budget that the special effects are pretty damn impressive. I look forward to seeing how The Flash will tie into the Arrow universe, and seeing what new characters will be introduced and what new shows will be coming our way!
Well that concludes My Thoughts on The Flash!
What say you? Have you seen The Flash? If so, what do you like about it? What DC universe hero do you want to see on TV next? Whatever your thoughts let me know!