Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Flash mid season finale review

Well that was an awesome mid season finale review and then some.  It  had me geeking out from start to finish because of Tina McGee, Fiestorm and the Reverse-Flash.  Not to mention the storyline implications with Iris.  Catlin seems to be getting her own storyline independent of Barry.

Amanda Pays returning to Flash lore was great even as the same character name as she played in the 90s Flash series.  In this version she was working for a rival to Star Labs.  Like pretty much every guest star on the show she was questioning Harrison Wells motives and for good reason  That said her scenes felt stall because Barry was asking for some equipment.  

It seems like Firestorm has just been hanging out at the Star Labs parking garage since the particle accelarator blew.  I like how Catlin went to Cisco right away for help.  Now these two have something to do that does not involve Barry.  As for the last scene with Firestorm perhaps he felt Catlin was in trouble causing him to inadvertently save Barry.  Thing are going to get crazy with Firestorm.

The Reverse-Flash looked great my only complaint with is red eyes when the same color was on the previous villian why not yellow to mix it up.  That being said him taunting Barry was awesome knowing full well that Barry could not catch him.  Also the Reverse-Flash kicking Barry's ass just proves how much The Flash still needs to learn.  Presenting him as faceless was interesting way trying to leave it open ended as who could be this guy(though the final scene seems to imply the most obvious answer.)

Iris staying slient as Barry confess his feeling for her was perfect.  She could not figure it out before so how would she respond.  Did Catlin and Iris have a scene together before this episode much like Eddie Thawne and Wells.  During both of those scenes I was like do you two know each other yet.  All series long I have been waiting for Joe West to tells Wells his partner name to she his reaction.                        

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Going rogue

So, Captain Cold has appeared on the Flash TV show and it was awesome.   Played by "Prison Break" Wentworth Miller we see he already has a set of rules that are akin to him leading the Rogues in the comics.  Cold's motive throughout the episode was upping his game after the first encounter with The Flash to get a diamond.  My  favorite moment was when Cold and the Flash were on the train.  The hood was up so he really did look like Captain Cold

Now Felicity Smoak was the one that stole the show by giving The Flash and his team pep talks when times were tough in the episode.  Barry ultimately  needs to learn he can't save everyone and when that happens not to get down.  The Flash team lesson was when Barry is upset with them they  still need to back him up .  Her hacking in under one minute was cool.   She must have been thinking to herself  "What amauters?"  So overall The Flash and his team needs to function as one complete unit always to end the danger

Cisco Roman drew Barry's ire beccause he created the Cold gun that was stolen and delivered to Leonard Snart(Cold's identity)  I swear Harrison Wells really wanted to kill Cisco but with the quest stars and Cisco' actually having a purpose in the DC universe.  I just hope Cisco got a creepy vibe(LOL!) from Wellls.  Cisco did redeem himself even though it was a joke at the end of the scene.

It was a nice change of pace to see someone else in the end credit scene besides Wells.  It does make sense with what we know is upcoming.  The scene before that one was arkward because they were talking about having feelings for other people.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Flash TV show

Okay so we are two episodes in The Flash TV show on the CW network with Grant Gustin in the title role of Barry Allen /The Flash and its great.

Probably the biggest surprise of the plot was that Detective Joe West played by the fantastic Jessie L. Martin(I watch Law & Order reruns) the one who has raised Barry since his father has been in prison, learned of Barry's secret that soon. Another pleasant surprise was the villain, Weather Wizard, because this was someone not touched on in the 90's Flash TV series.  The only drawback of the episode was Weather Wizard using a gun.  The scene with Gustin and John Wesley Shipp was so emotionally touching.  From  one actor to another it was like I pass the mantle of The Flash to you.  We also discover that Harrison Wells has secrets of his own..

The second episode focused on the Barry Allen/Joe West relationship with Joe at first telling Barry he isn't a cop so lay low  Now there are even more secrets on the show with Iris West Joe's daughter/Barry's love interest, even though grew up like brother and sister, dating her dad's partner Eddie THAWNE.  So right off the bat we are not supposed to like this guy given the Allen/Thawne fued in the future.   Plus Zoom real name is Eobard which can easily translate to Eddie but that would not provide many plot twists.  I mean Barry could just pull Joe and Iris aside and spill both secrets but that seems too easy.

Back to Joe and Barry so as Joe is fighting the villain of the week called Multiplex(who I confused for Mob Rule) Joe after a talk with the creepy Harrison Wells about doubting Barry.  In other words there are some things that only Barry can handle but you need to give him the confidence to do so.

Now about Harrison Wells its already obvious he will be someone else and after committing murder in The Flash's name.  I predict he will some version of Zoom.