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Knight


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Now that the Flash has wrapped up it's first season, what do you think? Love it? Think it's ok? Hate it?

Speaking for myself, I loved it. I have issues with it, sure, but overall I think the show did very well.







It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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Paste Pot Pete 

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I've loved it since the first episode. Arrow is really kind of a dark and serious show and Flash is the opposite it's optimistic and light-hearted.

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katefan




That is an excellent point. Both shows very much have their own identity and I'm glad to see the producers understand that. Heck in the penultimate episode of this season we see what happens when Barry tries to emulate Ollie's style and it blows up in his face. It felt like the writers and producers telling the fans they understand how important it is for each show to have it's own identity.


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Ragnarok




I liked it. I liked it right out of the gate but then lost interest mid season. I felt it began to suffer from 'villain of the week' complacency. Fortunately they got back on track and finished very strong. I'm looking forward to season 2. Though, and I'm sure I'm in the minority, I wish they'd cut out the Arrow crossovers - or at least minimize them - I don't care for that program at all.

Still, one of the better super hero TV shows out there. It's no Daredevil but it is good.


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JesusFan


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Think that the Dr wells/RF character actually was the best part of the show so far!


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Sethno


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    ...I wish they'd cut out the Arrow crossovers - or at least minimize them - I don't care for that program at all.


I didn't like ARROW when I realized how dark and harsh it was, and it didn't take long for me to just not bother to watch any more.

It annoys me that they do crossovers like that because I don't watch ARROW and I'm afraid the ARROW episode will be more than just "Flash characters were seen", and will turn out to be "Flash characters appeared and did stuff that'll affect the FLASH series".

Worse when I don't even KNOW characters from FLASH will be on ARROW until after the fact, I worry about the above all the more, since I didn't DECIDE to skip the ARROW episode.



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JesusFan


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The crossovers worked for me though, as there is a nice contrast between barry and ollie in how they view and do their jobs, much as between bats and supes!


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katefan




I think you're right. A show like this lives or dies largely on the strength of the villain. That is one of the reasons why season two of Arrow was better than season three; Deathstroke was such a much stronger villain than Ras Ahs Ghul, in my opinion.


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katefan




That's a good analogy, it shows that the heroes come from different places mentally and I enjoyed the contrast.

The crossovers were a bit hit and miss. The first one was terrible; how do you call a guy "Rainbow Raider" when he only shows one color? Shouldn't he have shown yellow for fear, causing a panic at the bank, and then red for rage to incite Barry? At least then you've got two colors there. And you had those black and white paintings in his apartment, but I don't think they ever mentioned Bivlo is color blind. I just thought they marginalized a good character for the sake of the crossover gimmick.

The second crossover was much better. Captain Boomerang was handled better. But the third near the finale was equal parts awesome and meh to me. The hero team up to take down Reverse Flash seemed unnecessary. Again, it felt like a gimmick.


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Sethno


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Uh, the end of season "crossover"? Was that a two parter? Please tell me the Arrow characters being in the Flash finale didn't lead to Flash characters being in the next episode of Arrow.

Please...

Cuz I missed it...



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JesusFan


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And why Bats needs the Joker, Supes his lex, FF their Doom...

And deathstroke should have come back to kill off the "demon", and take over the assisians...


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