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Offline JeyNyce

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2014, 10:04:23 PM »
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #61 on: October 08, 2014, 01:12:52 AM »
Just finished watching it.  It was good.  Really, really good.  The villain was more or less just a side thing wtih all the other things being set up, but still worked well and the fight at the end was done in a very comic book Flash way.  I look forward to seeing what else happens.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2014, 01:24:50 AM »
I thought they crammed way too much into a single episode. You have Barry's entire tragic childhood backstory, superhero origin, day job, cast of supporting allies and villains, love interest, love rival, costume, mentors, first super villain, Easter Eggs galore, and a pretty decent mastery of his powers all in a single episode. The story seemed to jump around a lot from location to location, and there was a truckload of exposition.

I understand that they probably wanted a strong pilot episode that wrapped up all the "boring" stuff, showed off some cool effects and set The Flash up for superhero adventures immediately in Episode 2, but I really wish they'd paced it a bit better and spread all of this out over at least two episodes.

That said, all the actors, action scenes, costume and special effects were fine and the Easter Eggs were appreciated, particularly
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at the end. I also liked the fact that
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There is plenty of interesting stuff the writers can draw from Mark Waid's and Geoff Johns' run on the comic ... The Flash is generally a lot better comic than, say, Green Arrow. And the CW has churned out some surprisingly cool shows lately, like The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed and The 100 (two of which have been cancelled, but still...).  So, there is potential for The Flash to be good.

I actually agree with all of this.  I would have much rather they had stretched the story within another half hour or in another episode.  It was a fine start, but they just crammed a whole heck of a lot in one hour.  Not too much more I can add from what was said here.  Only part I disagree with is Shipp's character.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2014, 03:58:38 AM »
I liked it. It was jam packed but I like how they've set things up with Star Labs.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2014, 12:51:04 PM »
It's funny because I didn't mind that they jammed the episode with all that stuff, on the other hand I not a big fan of The Flash.  It did bother me when they did it to Gotham.  All-in-all, I'm expecting a crossover sooner or later with Arrow.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #65 on: October 08, 2014, 02:01:14 PM »
I was very VERY pleased with the show and agree with both of Podmark's hilights.  It's a lot of fun, definitely "brighter" than Arrow, and takes itself just seriously enough. 

Really liking the core cast too. 
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2014, 06:36:55 AM »
So, I'm Netflixing Arrow before I start watching Season 3.  I've gotten up to episode 10 and it makes a little more sense now.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2014, 07:40:12 AM »
Looks like Flash'll get new duds sooner or later, hopefully sooner. The current one doesn't exactly look like The Flash that much.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2014, 01:57:52 PM »
Spoiler of upcoming (no doubt late in the season) villain appearance:
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EDIT AAAAAAAND... they just announced casting for ep 12:  Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein and Robbie Amell (yes related to Arrow's Amell) as Ronnie Raymond.

They're doing Firestorm.

They're FRICKING DOING FIRESTORM IN LIVE ACTION  :blink:

Nothing against Firestorm, only that on the list of characters I expected to get a live action treatment, he's not even on there. This is unexpected.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #69 on: October 10, 2014, 02:31:54 AM »
Yeah, I heard about that a while ago.  It's fairly insane. 

As for the villain, his costume is half right...and it's sorta' weird.  It's like they though, 'ehh, that's good enough.'
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2014, 08:06:27 PM »
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #71 on: October 13, 2014, 05:53:29 AM »
BTW, did anyone notice the Easter Egg in the last Easter Egg in the last minute of the show?
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #72 on: October 15, 2014, 10:37:47 AM »
Episode 2:
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I really like how lighthearted this show is in contrast to Arrow. And the science hero aspects of it are pretty cool!

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #73 on: October 15, 2014, 02:04:16 PM »
Okay, silly question...

In the opening scene of Ep 2, the shirt Francisco is wearing... what is that an insignia of?  I feel I should know it, but I can't place it exactly.  I'm 99.9% sure it's an easter egg of some kind.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #74 on: October 15, 2014, 11:22:12 PM »
I like that they've found a way to bring the supervillain names into it.  A pretty great second episode with action, drama and a better take on the calorie problem than the older series.  The contrast between the two mentor characters was great and I'm liking all the Star Lab characters so far.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2014, 11:40:46 PM »
Do you guys know if this show pops up anywhere online (legally)?

I don't get cable nor dish at my house, so I'm limited to what's on the web.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2014, 11:59:42 PM »
It's currently on hulu.  First episode is free and the second one is not.  Looks like you can watch them for free there 8 days after they air, which should do it for you.  You'll be a week behind, but that shouldn't be so bad.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #77 on: October 16, 2014, 03:22:29 AM »
My one complaint...
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  Still, really enjoyed the second episode.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #78 on: October 16, 2014, 03:36:41 AM »
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #79 on: October 16, 2014, 03:39:02 AM »
It's currently on hulu.  First episode is free and the second one is not.  Looks like you can watch them for free there 8 days after they air, which should do it for you.  You'll be a week behind, but that shouldn't be so bad.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #80 on: October 16, 2014, 04:18:19 AM »
I enjoyed the second episode as well. I like how the more heroic, brighter tone contrasts with Arrow.
I'm very curious where things are going with Professor Wells.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #81 on: October 16, 2014, 05:15:27 PM »
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I certainly hope so.  And maybe they'll find an out for the first episode villain as well.

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« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2014, 05:26:37 PM »
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #83 on: October 17, 2014, 03:16:51 AM »
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Touche.  I never caught the character's name, so just assumed they were one and the same.

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #84 on: October 17, 2014, 05:16:47 AM »
I finally got to see ep.2 and twas good.  I really want to see Wally.  Given the angle CW has taken with the West family I think Wally would be interesting. 
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2014, 11:39:57 PM »
After being so disappointed with "Gotham" (I stopped watching after episode 3), I was really hesitant to see how Flash would go. I finally watched the first 3 episodes, and I have to say, I am not disappointed in in the least, quite the opposite. So far, this has really been a great show. I really hope it can keep up the pace.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #86 on: October 28, 2014, 02:46:14 AM »
Good news for the Flash: the premiere was the CW's highest rated show.  Ever!

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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #87 on: October 29, 2014, 12:02:23 PM »
Liking The Flash more than I did the first season of Arrow. Captain Cold was great in the latest episode.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #88 on: October 29, 2014, 01:30:06 PM »
@Talavar
Woo hoo!

this latest episode was great!  Lots of great bits like
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  • the other "freeze gun"
  • Felicity in general
  • Easter Egg (had to look this one up) - Museum docent Dexter Myles, eventual curator of the Flash Museum.
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Re: The Flash (possible Spoilers)
« Reply #89 on: October 29, 2014, 02:34:25 PM »
Liking The Flash more than I did the first season of Arrow. Captain Cold was great in the latest episode.
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I agree with this.
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I enjoyed it.