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Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Narf, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Narf

    Narf Administrator Admin DLP Supporter

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    I think all the previous Flash posts were in the Arrow thread, so I decided to make a new thread for it.

    I've been enjoying it a lot, even though the angst in every episode is getting repetitive. What's most interesting is Harrison Wells. There are a lot of theories going around on the web, that he's Barry from the future, that he's the Reverse Flash. What do you guys think? I don't know much about Flash, so I have no idea where CW is going with this.
     
  2. Krogan

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    I've been enjoying it myself and as for the theories on Welles there just isn't enough to go on yet for me to be confidant on any one theory. I am relatively sure though that he isn't Barry from the future for reasons other than the fact that his appearance shouldn't have changed that much.
    Assuming that the Crisis the show mentions is Crisis on Infinite Earths, Barry didn't vanish. He instead became pure energy and was actually the lightning bolt that struck him in the lab giving him his powers to start with. As for being Reverse Flash, if they're going by the comics at all then that's going to be the blonde douchebag cop Thawn.
     
  3. Gengar

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    Oh god comic book plots hurt my brain.

    I fell off Arrow after a season, but never really got into it in the first place. I'm much more interested in The Flash and, even if it's a little campy, I'm enjoying what. I've seen so far.
     
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    I saw the first two episodes. I'm not really convinced by Grant Gustin in the protag-hero role. Now, laugh if you want to, but I saw him in Glee. He makes a great smiling villain.

    And I get that it's a show based on a comic book and they want to draw in the comic book fans, but why does every protagonist have to be a (nerdy) genius?

    Also, if Harrison Wells lost everything in the disaster that destroyed his accelerator (or whatever it was called, I forgot), where does he get the money to fund his little vigilante operation? Top-shelf tech and all that stuff?

    Despite my complaints though, I have to commend how the show looks. I've never seen such good CGI in a TV show before. Compared to The Flash, things like explosions in The Blacklist look pathetic.
     
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  5. Krogan

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    Considering that
    he's from the future with hidden supertech
    I can't imagine it being too terribly hard for him to turn that into serious bank on the sly.
     
  6. Quick Ben

    Quick Ben In ur docs, stealin ur werds.

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    The cop and Idiris are not nerdy geniuses as far as I know.

    I think Wells is a time traveler who got saved by Flash and now wants to ensure that he doesn't disappear again. Although I don't know why he had to wait that long.

    However the show has been hinting at him being Barry from the future, what with the wheelchair.
     
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    Love the show, it's just plain fun. Will be breaking its formula soon enough I bet; I've got lots of faith in it to do so as it develops. I gotta say my most prevailing thought especially after tonight's ep is that Barry and Caitlin need to bang. Lock that shit down, Barry brah. Considering Iris is currently climbing that fine Aryan specimen wrapped up in finer suits I say she's doing pretty well for herself so let her go, man. Go keep making Caitlin smile like that because it's adorable.

    And yeah I know she's supposed to become a supervillain or something later. But hey, angst! And her fiance's still alive no doubt, so double angst! Snowbarry all the way.

    In more serious news, I have little to no clue on Flash lore beyond what everything everyone on Reddit geeks over, but if it involves time travel and alternate timelines and shit? The show could have a very crazy longevity if it plays with that. Like, I look at Joe and see that he's probably going to go the way of every mentor character ever and die in front of Barry, but if they do timeline changing stuff they could keep the guy around and do something nuts like make him into a villain or whatever? That could be some crazy mileage.

    Also, Wells is great, man. Tom Cavangh's killing it. If he gets to do something suspicious in the tag every week, I won't mind at alllllll.
     
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    If they do do that with Caitlin tho the dynamic will still be very interesting, with Barry who she seems to be getting very close to, and with her dead but soon to be alive boyfriend Firestorm

    I reckon Joe will stick around for a while tbh, they will probably want a different tone than Arrow, unless they kill him off and have Barry reverse time to fix it.

    I reckon Wells is Metron or ProZoom, although I hope they do the same with Flash as they do with Arrow and mix things up a bit.
     
  9. Gengar

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    Yeah, I know nothing of the lore but that 'Fire and Ice' line was as subtle as a sledgehammer.

    The weekly villains are all weird as fuck and budget too, I don't like that.

    Having not watched Glee (coz watching that iz fur Gurlz and gurlz are gay!), I'm really liking the kid playing Barry, though I'm having some issues with the writing. It feels like every character is verbalising every one of their inner most thoughts to add drama, angst and for exposition.

    It's OTT at times and awkward.
     
  10. Narf

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    Does Barry really need a peptalk after every failure? Like shit, he ain't 5.
     
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    Also theyre hyping the mum up to be some kind of super mum, bet she had an affair or something.
     
  12. Gengar

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    No thanks, too much reality in my fiction there.
     
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    Wat. How did you get to that conclusion?
     
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    The jury decided pretty quickly. Having a clear cut motive to kill his wife would make sense.
     
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    Lol, no. I think it had more to do with his defence being 'a flash of light did it'.
     
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    As a gigantic Flash fan I'm enjoying this show far more than I thought I would. With what they are doing to Arrow and this series, I'd be interested in the creators of the shows and the channel making more Superhero TV shows. (as long as it doesn't ruin Arrow and Flash)
     
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    It depends on how far they want to go into the DC myths. I started noticing a lot of little Easter eggs.

    Because I notice the most random things I happened to pause on the title of the movie Barry and Iris went to see, Blue Devil. That's not just a random name, in the comics that was a movie as well and a stunt man who played the character in the movie became a superhero by the same name.
    I won't even go into the possibilities by going into the Crisis thing.
     
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    TNT has been given the green light to do a live teen titans with Nightwing. TNT and CW are owned by same parent company. Already rumors of Xovers
     
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    From interviews with the creators, it sounds like they have plans to actually do Grodd in the show as a mix of animatronics and cgi. Also can't wait for next week when we get the first non-metahuman, Captain Cold.
     
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    "The Flash" Pilot is the CW's Most-Watched Telecast


    This is great news for the show.