Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Flash season one review

The Flash season one review 


Intro: So we have another Superhero with a tragic back story but he isn't a brute, what are the odds? When I first learned that CW was going to make a Flash TV show I had mixed feeling about it. On one hand I was excited because they have a chance to make The Flash relevant outside the comics. Despite the fact that this character had a live action TV show over twenty years ago the general public are not familiar with him, I mean there not as familiar with this character as they with Batman and Superman. With the Justice League movie coming out they have a chance to expose these characters on the small screen instead of us having to wait three or four years for the movies to come out. On the other hand I was worried about this show because the creators of Arrow are also the creators of this show, doing a show like Arrow is hard enough I'm worried that they are biting off more them they can crew. After seeing how season three of Arrow turned out my fears were justified.   

The Flash season one: This show centers on Barry Allen/The Flash who is a forensic investigator for the Central City Police Department. Barry is basically DC's version Of Peter Parker, I would like him more if he had a backbone when it comes to women but I digest. One day he gets Super speed after being stuck by lighting from an explosion from S.T.A.R lads, that explosion also created metahumans that use or misuse there powers. With the help of S.T.A.R. lads Barry decides to stop the metahumans. 

This show may sound simple but it's not, things get interesting after we learn about one of the characters name Dr. Wells from S.T.A.R. lads. Dr. Wells is an enigma at first but as the episodes goes on we learn more about him. You can tell that the creators of Arrow are behind this show, I mean both shows has similar intros, same number of episode per season and the public gave the Flash nicknames. OK it wasn't as bad as Arrow they only give flash two nicknames they are the streak and the blur. Wait the blur is that a Smallville reference? The pilot episode is OK, I wish they would have make jokes about Barry learning how to control his power in the pilot but that would be too cliche. I don't like any of the crossover episodes, the fight between Flash and Arrow was contrived. 

There is one villain that stood out to me and that's captain cold, I mean whenever captain cold and the Flash face each other captain cold gives him so much grief. He should have been the main villain, heck he should have been the villain to stop in the Arrow and Flash crossover episodes. Speaking of villains then main villain this season is the reverse Flash it's hard from me to consider him a villain because he doesn't want what villains want, well he does want one thing but that's not his main objective. Also I like the way he manipulate everyone, well almost everyone. The problems I have with this show is the reverse flash's plan has flaws, plot holes and the shows theme. the theme of this season is moving on, someone in this how have lose someone or something and they have to learn how to move on, the way this show handle that theme is a hit and miss. Overall this is good season and I glad that it's getting another season. I would recommend this if you like mysteries.      

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