1. The second prompt is revealed! (Q2 2018)

    "Breaking into Snape's office in the middle of the night was a risky move at the best of times..."

    Deadline is June 18th, also known as the 22nd Anniversary of a seriously sad day—a tremendously black day for anyone.

    As with before you can check out the new thread discussing scoring, rules, and other such matters in the in the Story Competitions forum.

    Dismiss Notice

The Flash

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

  1. Moridin

    Moridin Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,256
    Location:
    Proudspire Manor
    The Supergirl crossover is fun to watch simply for the interactions between Barry and Kara, outside of that and a couple of other things there's not much meat to it but it's decent enough. I dropped the show a couple of episodes before that and only watched that one, and while it wasn't good enough to get me back to watching, it was good enough to watch as a standalone.

    And Legend3381, given how The Flashpoint Paradox ended up going, I think it's safe to say that time travel on this scale will almost certainly end up making things worse, it certainly will do the opposite of removing tension.
     
  2. BTT

    BTT Death Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    Season 3's started, and it's definitely started off well.

    Damn, Thrawne is an evil motherfucker.
     
  3. Legend3381

    Legend3381 Seventh Year

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    218
    Location:
    New Jersey
    High Score:
    0
    I think they could have done more in the flashpoint reality or at least made it last a couple of episodes. In the movies and comics a lot of stuff happens that impacts almost every hero alive.
     
  4. Starwind

    Starwind Headmaster

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,058
    Barry almost fucked up again. Jay setting him straight.

    Also, lets take a moment to let it sink in Barry killed a baby.
     
  5. BTT

    BTT Death Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    For fuck's sake Barry just tell them what happened, is that so difficult? You told Felicity, just tell people. Urgh.

    EDIT: oh, he did. Thanks, old Flash.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
  6. Cyclops

    Cyclops Unspeakable

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    785
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH USA
    I liked the episode, but everyone forgave Barry way too quickly. They have a right to be mad considering Barry can alter their very existence anytime he feels like it.

    I hope the writers to a better job with Caitlyn this season. I really liked her in season 1, but season 2 was awful for her.

    CSI Malfoy was great. I'm glad he's a regular. I hope they don't go the predictable route and make him a bad guy.

    I'm glad Wells is back next week. I don't know why they didn't use him in the first two episodes of the season. They did the same thing in season 2. Sitting your fan favorite character for the first two episodes just seems wrong to me.

    The new season of Legends of Tomorrow is supposed to be about the team protecting the timeline. It would be funny if Barry ended up being the big bad the team has to take down.
     
  7. Legend3381

    Legend3381 Seventh Year

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    218
    Location:
    New Jersey
    High Score:
    0
    "Come on, its Barry," is like the theme of The Flash. If Barry messes up, Iris or Caithlin says that line and everyone forgives him. I like the episode but why does Barry always have to get his ass kick by a new villain. He beat zoom and reverse flash but gets smacked around buy some random bad guy.
     
  8. Hashasheen

    Hashasheen Totally Sirius

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,493
    Location:
    Bristol
    Should have had this season's villain be Psycho-Pirate.
     
  9. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,192
    Location:
    Department of Post-Mortem Communications
    High Score:
    2,101
    I am really not a fan of all the time related shenanigans this series is pulling. it's just so bad at the whole time travel thing. It doesn't help that I severely dislike the notion or rather moral lesson that if time travel is possible, it is inherently wrong to do so. Seems cheap and preachy.

    Here is to hoping Wells' daughter still has been hit by the speedforce like Wally was. Just want to see more of Wells and his daughter.

    This new guy was also about as threatening as a random school bully from a 90s cartoon.
     
  10. Kai Shek

    Kai Shek Supreme Mugwump

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,683

    To extend the episode another twenty minutes.

    Personally, I'm very close to giving up on Flash. It's nearly ready to join Arrow in my abandonment pile.

    It's basically the same exact thing every single episode, every single season. No character growth at all. Barry is just as stupid as he was in season 1 episode one.

    He goes after the villain all cocky and gets beaten. He runs away and then spends time at the base learning how to defeat the villain. He proceeds to go after the villain again and still loses. He then receives a motivational speech from one of his friends, which works like Popeye's spinach to Barry's fragile ego and allows him to beat said villain.

    Getting a little repetitive, and I think Netflix's Marvel shows has been able to cover my superhero itch in between movies. These shows have just become second tier shit.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
  11. Stealthy

    Stealthy Fourth Year

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages:
    138
    What I'm most annoyed about is how we've got another fucking keeping-secrets-from-your-friends sideplot what with Wally's alternate timeline speed powers. I mean, Arrow's at least managed a whole two episodes without talking about "darkness" and "the light". Can't Flash do its part to not rehash this boring shit?
     
  12. Mr. Merriman

    Mr. Merriman Seventh Year

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    295
    While I can hardly object to time travel as a basic Flash plot point, I am not very keen on huge, history-altering 'reboots' when you've got like five years and three different shows worth of continuity to keep straight.
     
  13. Legend3381

    Legend3381 Seventh Year

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    218
    Location:
    New Jersey
    High Score:
    0
    I felt the time travel and "reboots" was a major issue in Heroes. I made events, episodes, and entire seasons obsolete. The plot never gets a chance to progress and we are back to square one. For example Barry and Iris had their first kiss 3 times. Time travel erased the first 2 and hopefully this is the last time it becomes an issue.
     
  14. Cyclops

    Cyclops Unspeakable

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    785
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH USA
    So is season 1 no longer canon? Barry stopped Eobard Thawne from killing his mother and getting stranded in the past. He imprisoned Thawne in the other timeline and was forced to let him go. After killing Nora Allen and returning Barry to the present he sped off and is currently on Legends of Tomorrow causing trouble.

    So doesn't this mean that he never got stuck in the past and never killed and replaced Harrison Wells?

    Or is getting stuck in the past still in this Thawne's future?

    All of this time travel is giving me a headache.
     
  15. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,751
    Location:
    Adrift on those Binary Seas.
    High Score:
    1,864
    [​IMG]
    About a week ago there was a theory on this that explained things pretty neatly on the flashtv subreddit but now I'm unable to find it now. The gist of it is that the Eobard who returned with Barry to the present is no longer the same entity that first went back in time to kill Barry as a kid and settled for Nora Allen, subsequently going on to kill and impersonate Wells and ultimately die to the hands of his ancestor Eddie via suicide-paradox.

    This Flashpoint!Eobard did not erase/overwrite the OG!Eobard, so much as reset his positioning so that OG!Eobard still exists trapped in the past and who also believes that it was he who killed Nora with no recollection of being sucker punched by Post-Zoom-Pre-Flashpoint!Barry, speaking of whom either did get erased or was returned/rolled into Flashpoint!Barry. Flashpoint-Eobard is now free to return to the present and go on to exist outside of the paradox and join LoT. See why I posted the gif at the top now? So much simpler than trying to ascertain specifics.
     
  16. Moridin

    Moridin Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,256
    Location:
    Proudspire Manor
    The thing is, we see OG Eobard get sucker punched by S2 Barry, and then both he and S2 Barry fade away when Barry and Thawne come back. I too figured that OG Eobard had stuck around to do the things S1 Eobard did, but he clearly faded out of existence instead of just going unconscious.
     
  17. BTT

    BTT Death Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    Huh, this episode was actually pretty good. Definitely broke the mold mentioned above, at least.

    On the other hand, Wally is an idiot, I don't really like Jesse's costume, and letting Magenta just... go was weird.
     
  18. BTT

    BTT Death Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    Double post, I suppose, but since it's been a week...

    The Wells auditions were weird as fuck. Funny, yeah, but weird. I'm curious to see where they'll go with the new one.

    Not too much to say otherwise, really, besides that I'm glad the romantic drama is a lot more low-key so far and Flashpoint might as well not have happened.
     
  19. Starwind

    Starwind Headmaster

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,058
    Jullian: "Look what it she did to my arm! That meta is a menace!"

    Getting POA vibes.

    Also; thinking Cisco might be the evil one and Snow the good one come the end of the season
     
  20. BTT

    BTT Death Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    That fucking revelation. Come the fuck on.