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« on: October 08, 2014, 04:05:08 AM »

Anyone watch the opening episode? Thoughts?

I'd give mine, but a few friends are working on it, so I fear I might be viewing it with a bias.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 08:45:24 AM »

An okay start. Some characters give way too many exposition dump responses to small questions, which aren't needed that much since you can build those characters up over time.

Not looking forward to the silliness that comes from the ending reveal though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 01:37:00 PM »

Yah, wasn't really sure what that was all about.  icon_neutral
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 06:12:50 PM »

Overall though, it's a typical, if a bit rushed, CW show start. At least the acting was decent, they delivered those exposition dumps like pros.

If I gave Agents of Shield 6 episodes before it got good, I can easily give The Flash more than that to settle into characters.

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 07:44:17 PM »

Crushed it. Ratings-wise. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 08:22:10 PM »

I was really looking forward to it but I felt it kind of fell a bit flat.  I think I fell asleep a couple times during the episode so that's not saying much.  I'll have to check it out again to give a better review.
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2014, 04:17:21 AM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 08, 2014, 07:44:17 PM

Crushed it. Ratings-wise. icon_biggrin

I did not realize that his Dad was the 90's Flash.  That's kind of cool.  Maybe I just didn't recognize him without the rubber muscles.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2014, 09:24:10 AM »

I loved it - appealing cast, nice special effects, intriguing (albeit familiar) story setups, and it was simply enjoyable to watch.  I'm glad to see the show do well in the ratings, especially since Agents of SHIELD keeps dropping despite being better than ever frown
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 07:58:39 PM »

Upon my second viewing (awake) I definitely enjoyed it much more.  I still think the premiere lacked something, maybe a more interesting villain.  The weather dude was just kind of lame IMHO.  I mean what the heck was he planning to do with his stupid tornado lol? 

All in all I think the show has a lot of potential, definitely excited to see the addition of Robbie Ammell for more shirtless Ammell goodness.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 06:47:25 PM »

I'm enjoying the show more and more each week.  The one thing I thought was missing was a strong villain, which was addressed last night with the addition of Captain Cold.  It was great to see Wentworth Miller again, he's not the best actor but this kind of role suits him well.  I'm not familiar with the Flash comics, but I looked it up and I guess they are putting together the Rogues villain team.  Heat Wave, Weather Wizard and some others.  Kind of goofy but should add considerably to the fun factor.

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 09:09:21 AM »

They do have to setup a bunch of silly moments where he could have just punched out the villain in an instant instead of having a stare down. This latest episode had tons of those moments, not just between the Flash and Cap Cold, but between cops and the guy with an ice gun who has no other protection other than cool glasses.

Of course, that's kind of what you have to do since besides Superman, The Flash is probably the other most powerful superhero out there. I think they should have written in some other protection for cap cold.

Likewise, they really could have ended that episode better. But, whatever, it's silly and stupid fun, and the show is enjoyable.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2014, 07:28:57 PM »

Excellent mid-season finale!!!  The main actor is finally growing on me and I especially like how they've handled the various interpersonal relationships.  The Reverse Flash plotline is really excellent, I have no idea where they are going with that, particularly with the notion that he can look into the future, etc.  And that there was another "Flash" present at time of Flash's mother's death - can our Flash go back in time too???? 

The only problem I see with this style is that since it's in the same universe as Arrow, they seem to be much more willing to play with non-realistic comic-booky stuff, so staying overally consistent in both shows could be problematic.

And a side note, love the guest appearance by Amanda Pays - hopefully they find a way to reunite her with John Wesley Shipp for some old school Flash fan goodness nod
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2014, 11:00:17 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on December 12, 2014, 07:28:57 PM

Excellent mid-season finale!!!  The main actor is finally growing on me and I especially like how they've handled the various interpersonal relationships.  The Reverse Flash plotline is really excellent, I have no idea where they are going with that, particularly with the notion that he can look into the future, etc.  And that there was another "Flash" present at time of Flash's mother's death - can our Flash go back in time too???? 

May be..
Spoiler for Hiden:
I believe he can in the comics.. eventually... I think this is what the whole learning to go faster is leading up to.
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2014, 09:50:04 PM »

I figured out who the "other" red flash is.


Spoiler for Hiden:
Santa Claus
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