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Offline Talavar

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #390 on: October 06, 2016, 03:07:30 AM »
About his mother and the ending of season 1.

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I guess.  But I'm a Doctor Who fan, which has ranged from the awesome to the abysmal in its uses of time travel, and the Flash has been worse than it at its worst when it comes to making any kind of sense. 

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #391 on: October 06, 2016, 02:12:36 PM »
Yeah, I thought the episode was good, but really... rushed. And that's not an intentional speed pun. :P They did in one episode what should have taken at least 3-5 episodes.

And in reference to the time travel, I was able to make sense of it in season 1, but season 2 was quite inconsistent with itself and often went against the rules established in season 1.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #392 on: October 20, 2016, 02:55:19 PM »
Man none of that bothers me at all on account of time travel isn't real and I definitely can't say "that's not how that works." The show handles time travel in a way that makes it a good show.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #393 on: October 20, 2016, 03:09:39 PM »
Man none of that bothers me at all on account of time travel isn't real and I definitely can't say "that's not how that works." The show handles time travel in a way that makes it a good show.

It bothers me because it's neither consistent nor convincing, and has mainly been used as a character development reset button/randomizer.  But I think I'm coming to the realization that the Flash isn't for me.  Like Smallville before it, the promise of the first season is being frittered away on a long slide downhill.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #394 on: October 21, 2016, 05:32:15 AM »
These past few episodes have been kinda...slow.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #395 on: October 22, 2016, 12:28:45 AM »
It's terrible that the science behind the speed force that was established in season 1 has been thrown out the window this season. 
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It seems that the show has been "Nerfed."  The plots are simple and uncomplicated in the last 2 episodes.  I'm sure most of us can guess what's going to happen in the next episode or two.  I really hope things get better soon.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #396 on: November 03, 2016, 03:20:33 AM »
Is it me or is the show getting progressively worse still?  It's so sad.  I'm still living off residual excitement from the last 2 seasons and that keeps me tuning in to this show. 

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #397 on: November 05, 2016, 05:28:23 AM »
Yeah,its kinda falling into same problems like Arrow.
Maybe they should have found Wells whos a lawyer working out of a bowling alley.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #398 on: November 05, 2016, 02:45:50 PM »
Honestly my biggest concern is that they've toned down one of their biggest appeals, and that is Cisco's personality. He just isn't as zany as he used to be.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #399 on: November 18, 2016, 11:08:46 AM »
They turned Shade into smoke-monster-of-the-week.And then Megatron shows up? :|
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #400 on: November 18, 2016, 11:16:12 AM »
They turned Shade into smoke-monster-of-the-week.And then Megatron shows up? :|

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #401 on: November 18, 2016, 05:51:06 PM »
Shade was a bit anticlimactic, but otherwise I thought the episode was good.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #402 on: November 19, 2016, 03:09:47 AM »
This ep was better than other eps. this season, but I don't think that's saying much.  H.R. needs to ether go or get a serious upgrade IMO.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #403 on: November 19, 2016, 09:23:01 AM »
This ep was better than other eps. this season, but I don't think that's saying much.  H.R. needs to ether go or get a serious upgrade IMO.

H.R. is starting to push me away from the show, he has got to go, period.

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« Reply #404 on: November 19, 2016, 03:35:44 PM »
Really? I kinda like HR, he's filling the void that Cisco left when Cisco got all mopey.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #405 on: November 19, 2016, 04:23:13 PM »
I agree to a point, but he's not really good at it. He's easily the least interesting cast member right now, and considering how he was THE cornerstone of season 1 that's kind of sad.

That having been said... While I think Flash is easily the worst executed of the 3 main Arrowverse shows right now (Supergirl is kind of doing its own thing) I will say that, overall, I like how the narratives have been structured this season. For a few years the shows have been hampered by having all the long-term narrative focused on a single villain, with most of the other Antagonists relegated to villain-of-the-week status. Arrow in particular has been a victim of this structure, with SO MUCH focus given to Damian last season right from the start that I was just bored of him by the end of the season. This year, the three shows have been taking a more intricate approach... Arrow started off with Church, dropped hints of the season's main threat (Prometheus) before giving him an episode, but now has backed off again to focus on another antagonist. Similarly, Legends may focus on Reverse Flash as it's main baddie, but they brought back Damian, and it sounds like they're setting up a full on Legion of Doom. And Flash has also been spending a bit more time developing secondary antagonists beyond what we're used to seeing.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #406 on: November 19, 2016, 04:46:02 PM »
I strongly disliked season 3 of Arrow and the first season of Legends, so I haven't been watching them. Would you say they've improved since then?
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #407 on: November 19, 2016, 04:52:41 PM »
@Tomato That would be way too obvious.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #408 on: November 19, 2016, 05:18:50 PM »
I strongly disliked season 3 of Arrow and the first season of Legends, so I haven't been watching them. Would you say they've improved since then?

Both shows have gotten better. Legends especially since they're no longer chasing Vandal Savage around and have some new members of the team.


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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #409 on: November 19, 2016, 09:42:19 PM »
I strongly disliked season 3 of Arrow and the first season of Legends, so I haven't been watching them. Would you say they've improved since then?

Legends is practically a different show.  Actually, the last couple episodes of the first season are quite good, especially since they are the only ones that matter

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The show no longer had that premise though and is mostly a time travel adventure show.  The episodes are mostly stand alone, so no reason not to just jump back in, although the next episodes will be the four series crossover anyway.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #410 on: December 11, 2016, 10:23:54 PM »
First... it's a couple weeks after the fact but... *cough*called it*cough*

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #411 on: December 12, 2016, 03:58:31 AM »
I admit the show is looking much better now.  However, I still want scientist H.R. Wells back.  Is Tim C. being punished for something by the studio?
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #412 on: December 16, 2016, 12:16:30 AM »
https://medium.com/@demiurgent/my-name-is-eric-burns-white-and-i-have-almost-always-hated-barry-allen-f7a8e79abf86#.weudg5lb0

I've actually read this article a few times (it was written during season 1), but I come back to it every so often. Ironically, it's more poignant in the years since (ala BvS, Suicide Squad, and even Civil War) than it was when I first read it.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #413 on: December 16, 2016, 07:20:57 AM »
^I could agree about Barry being a bit bland(in the comic),but Im not sure if hes a republican. ;)
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« Reply #414 on: December 16, 2016, 10:45:01 PM »
TBF, even the article kinda disputes that moniker, but I think the intent behind it was not so much a political one... as the article says "for Barry Allen to have politics hed actually have to have enough of a character to possess a political opinion." It's more his general attitude... he's a clean cut, square jawed CSI who is so perfect he squeeks. People give Superman a hard time for that, but he's got nothing on Barry Allen. He's a good man with no interesting characteristics in the midst of entire Leagues and Societies worth good men who have actual pathos.

But then, what makes Barry boring in the original comics is also why I still love the TV series, warts and all. In a world where Superman has to kill people to stay relevant, Barry Allen laments even the death of his childhood Bully. I have friends who won't even bother with SHIELD anymore, but who still love Flash.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #415 on: December 17, 2016, 06:38:31 AM »
It was the 60's,everyone was bland.On the other hand,competition had sexism and xenofobia.Nobody was perfect.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #416 on: March 05, 2017, 05:05:01 AM »
I'm surprised no one else brought it up yet, so I will.

The Gorilla City two-party just finished and I thought they were fantastic.  Probably the best two episodes this season.  I like how Grodd really does come across are truly intelligent.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #417 on: March 22, 2017, 09:14:56 PM »
I saw the Music Meister crossover.  In reality, the character is Music Meister in name only.  His powerset, motivation, background, and everything else about him is completely different.  Also the episode wasn't really that good.  It wasn't bad, but it was entirely focused on the romantic drama that I have no interest in anyways and appears to have been shoved into both shows just so it could be resolved in this crossover.

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One thing I did like though, was finally seeing Cisco in costume and one the field.  I dont' recall that happening before.
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« Reply #418 on: March 22, 2017, 11:08:46 PM »
I enjoyed the crossover, but yes, the Music Meister was an odd version of the character.
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« Reply #419 on: March 23, 2017, 12:55:24 PM »
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I really liked the episode. Though, I'm a bit biased I suppose as I enjoy musicals in general. But even the musical part aside,
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