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The Flash 1×12 – Crazy For You

flash-crazy6Many shows tend to sag a little mid-season in the lull between the excitement of the new season and the build towards the endgame of the season finale. This can often be the case with a new show that is either taking a cautious approach to introducing the mythos, or one which wants to spread the material out to last the lifetime of the show.

Flash seems to be ignoring the conventions and is not only introducing elements from the comics almost every week – something that is perhaps easier to do with the character given his renowned rogues gallery of villains. From the A-list, we haven’t seen Golden Glider in action, the two Tricksters are due shortly, and we’re yet to see Mirror Master, the Top and Abra Kadabra. With the formation of a team of Rogues (we’ve already seen Heat Wave and Captain Cold team up, and a brief moment of Golden Glider, but with the Tricksters and a new Weather Wizard imminent, it would seem a likely time to bring in Mirror Master at least). (more…)

The Flash 1×11 – The Sound and the Fury

Whereas Arrow took a cautious approach to the source material in its first season, Flash dived headlong in and has been rapidly working through the Rogues Gallery of villains – we’ve already seen one Weather Wizard, with another on the way, Captain Cold and Heat Wave, Rainbow Raider, and teases of Grodd and Golden Glider. This week it’s the turn of the Pied Piper.

flash1x11Hartley Rathaway used to work at Star Labs, and it seems he attempted to warn Wells about the likely explosion of the particle accelerator, but was then fired and the warning ignored. His intent is to reveal this to the world, using technology he has developed to harness the power of sound. Unfortunately, he spent a lot less time on his choice of wardrobe, which feels a little too ‘Harry Potter’. (more…)

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