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The Flash Season 2 Gets a Teaser

In case you missed it after last night’s first season finale, The Flash showrunners Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti tease what to expect for the upcoming second season, returning to The CW this Fall.

TV Review: The Flash S1E23 Fast Enough

theflash_full_costumeWhen the partical accelerator is back online, Barry will have to go back in time to stop Eobard Thawne on the night of his mother’s murder 15 years ago.

This is it, the finale to the first season of The Flash. The episode is interesting in that about 3/4 of it is Barry debating his options. Eobard has given Barry a way to fix things. Go back in time, save his mother, and giving Eobard a way to head back to his time. But, should he? That’s a lot of the episode, what Barry gains versus what Barry loses if he does this.

The answer takes up the last 20 minutes or so of the show, and leads to one hell of a fight between The Flash and Reverse Flash. That’s really the last little bit of the episode, and it has some twists and turns that had me saying “holy shit.” Add a cliffhanger that literally has the fate of the world at stake. Well, that’s something I guess we’ll find out about when the second season begins in the fall.
The episode is an interesting one, where the majority is focused on the relationships that have been built up through the season. It wasn’t what I’d expect, which was a massive fight for a lot of the episode.There was also some great references for the comic fans, along with some foreshadowing. Not only do we get to see the helmet of Jay Garrick, but also Rip Hunter is mentioned. Hunter will play a huge role in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow which will debut in 2016.The episode was one full of heart and excitement, and I can’t wait until the series returns this fall.

Overall rating: 9.3

TV Review: The Flash S1E22 Rogue Air

theflash_full_costumeAs Wells once again gets the upper hand on the S.T.A.R. Labs team, Barry realizes he needs to make a big move and reaches out to an old foe, Captain Cold, for help. Joe and Caitlin warn Barry that Cold can’t be trusted. True to form, Cold has his own agenda that involves the meta-humans trapped in the containment cells. As things seem to be going from bad to worse, The Flash gets reinforcements – Arrow and Firestorm.

The first season is beginning to wrap up as Wells’ plan is coming to light, and that plan forces team Flash to make a mistake that opens up a hell of a potential second season.

It also leads up to a battle between Barry and Wells, with a little help from the Green Arrow and Firestorm. It’s an awesome battle with great use of speed in fighting, though the Arrow and Firestorms’ roles were a bit weak.

For me, the best part of the episode is really the whole section featuring Captain Cold and Golden Glider. Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold is so much fun, and I look forward until the whole Rogues get together for what should be an entertaining time.

The episode really kicked things up, leading into the season finale next week. Lots to look forward to in what is a beyond solid first season.

Overall rating: 8

TV Review: The Flash S1E21 Grodd Lives

theflash_full_costumeBarry deals with the latest threat from the Reverse-Flash; Dr. Wells distracts the team by releasing Grodd on the city; Iris and Barry have a serious talk.

If the idea of a psychic telepathic gorilla sounds stupid, then this episode might not be for you. But, what should be a silly concept, and sillier execution, is pulled off brilliantly by great use of shadows and keeping scenes short and to the point. There’s no bad guy standing around to show off here, which was a fantastic direction to go.

The episode kicks off with some attacks on gold, and who’s behind it is interesting, closing up a thread from earlier in the season. That leads to Grodd, the classic Flash villain who just so happens to be a psychic telepathic gorilla. It’s all really cool actually, and Grodd is set up as a hell of a battle for the Flash, and a villain that’s his superior in many ways.

The use of Grodd was interesting, relegating him to the shadows, a smart move that probably saved on the FX budget, but also made the character a bit more “realistic” looking by limiting our view of him.

Also moved along is the triangle between Barry/Iris/Eddie with Iris dealing with her feelings for both men. That’s compounded by the fact that Eddie is kidnapped by Harrison/Eobard. The love interest story is being handled well, and the will they/won’t they angle isn’t tiresome at all. We know the outcome, how we get there is the interesting part.

The series continues to run at the speed of light, and be one of the most fun comic adaptations on television right now. Another solid episode.

Overall rating: 9

Fashion Spotlight: Browncoats Forever, Aloha in Space!, and Pikaflash

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Browncoats Forever, Aloha in Space!, and Pikaflash from robotrobotrobot, Prismic_Designs, and SergioDoe will be for sale on May 6, 2015 only!

 

Browncoats Forever by robotrobotrobot

Browncoats Forever

Aloha in Space! by Prismic_Designs

Aloha in Space!

Pikaflash by SergioDoe

Pikaflash

 

 

 

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TV Review: The Flash S1E20 The Trap

theflash_full_costumeBarry, Caitlin, Cisco, and Joe set a trap for Wells. Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie makes a decision regarding Iris, which leaves Joe a bit unsettled.

The Flash has put together the most exciting episode of the season tonight as so much is revealed, and so much is foreshadowed. The episode kicks off with Barry, Caitlin, and Cisco talking the Harrison’s AI, which says Barry is a “founding member of…” Yes, that’s right another hint at the Justice League! That’s not all, because we also got a more focused in look at the news headline from the future with an awesome byline. That’s the start of the episode!

The rest of the episode is the team figuring out what to do with their knowledge. First they explore Cisco’s memories from the alternate timeline, which also have a nice nod to the glasses that he will one day wear as Vibe.

The episode finally leads to the team confronting Wells and we learn for as much as they thought they had info on him, he’s been playing them even more than we thought.

Oh yeah, did I mention there’s some interesting movement in Iris and Eddie’s relationship? That includes a hint at the connection (actually a decent reveal) between Eddie and Eobard, and Iris finally getting a clue as to the identity of the Flash!

From start to finish the episode is full of excitement and amazing reveals showing how much you can pack into one episode, and setting the bar so high for every other comic show out there. I don’t think I’ve yelled out “holy shit” so many times watching a television show. While the last few episodes have been mix, this one brings it up to 11, in what is probably the best episode in a show based on a comic yet.

Overall rating: 10

Fashion Spotlight: Super Flashy Rivals, The Last Emperor, and Yokai’s Revenge

Ript Apparel has three new designs today Super Flashy Rivals, The Last Emperor, and Yokai’s Revenge from ArtbyJP, TeeNoEvil, and Cheddar Tees will be for sale on April 22, 2015 only!

 

Super Flashy Rivals by ArtbyJP

Super Flashy Rivals

The Last Emperor by TeeNoEvil

The Last Emperor

Yokai’s Revenge by Cheddar Tees

Yokai's Revenge

 

 

 

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TV Review: The Flash S1E19 Who Is Harrison Wells?

theflash_full_costumeJoe and Cisco visit Starling City and ask Captain Lance for help with their investigation into Dr. Wells; Laurel asks Cisco for a favor; Barry faces a new foe who can disguise himself into anyone he touches.

The Flash ramps it up with a very fun episode that sees the Flash and his team fight a metahuman that can shape-shift into anyone. It’s a fun villain in that you get to see many of the characters that we’ve come to love act in totally different ways. We Iris fighting Barry, an evil version of Barry, it’s an episode that’s completely expected and we’ve seen before, but it’s still a hell of a lot of fun.

But also, the episode focuses on the mystery that is Dr. Wells. Part of team Flash heads to Starling City to look into the accident that killed Wells’ wife. It leads to some revelations that helps them put the puzzle together.

What’s really kills is that finale which has Barry, Cisco, and Caitlin stumble upon some info that really opens their eyes. Fans of the comic series should be so excited to see all of this, and it’s setting up what should be one hell of a season finale.

The last couple of episodes have been ok, but this one slingshots right back into that awesome category. It’s a fun episode that moves the mythos along, but also provides us a fun villain too.

Overall rating: 8.5

TV Review: The Flash S1E18 All Star Team Up

theflash_full_costumeFelicity Smoak and Ray come to Central City seeking help with Ray’s suit; a meta-human releases deadly robotic bees; a group dinner does not go as planned.

The Flash is running full steam ahead as the series heads towards the season finale with seven episodes to go. There’s a bunch going on, but mostly Barry is dealing with the fact that Wells isn’t who he says he is.

The big bad of the episode is the Bug-Eyed Bandit, played by Emily Kinney (Beth of The Walking Dead proving actors now hop from comic property to comic property). She controls a whole bunch of mechanical bees, and as someone who doesn’t like bees, it caused me a hell of a lot of issues. I seriously dislike bees.

The episode has Ray Palmer upgrading his suit and joining team Flash to defeat the Bug-Eyed Bandit. Routh as Palmer is solid as usual, and I can’t wait until he gets his own show. But, why is The Atom more Iron Man than, well, the Atom!

The episode plays a lot in the campy aspect of things when it comes to the Bug-Eyed Bandit with numerous bee-related puns and Kinney even sports an outfit with a hive design. It’s pretty bad, and definitely a step down for the actress. We’re talking Batman ’66 level of camp.

The episode moves some plot-lines well, it also falls into the camp territory a bit too much. Not a bad episode, we’ve just seen much better.

Overall rating: 7.75

TV Review: The Flash S1E17 Tricksters

theflash_full_costumeA copy-cat-killer who goes by the name The Trickster starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry and Joe meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse, who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris asks Eddie for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells came up with the idea for the particle accelerator.

The Flash had one hell of an episode tonight with return of Mark Hamill as James Jesse aka The Trickster a character he played in the 1990 television series The Flash. The history of two Tricksters, and Hamill’s return to the role is beyond awesome and brought back fond memories of me watching the original series.

The bigger of the things tonight is more of the truth about Harrison Wells and his connection to the Reverse Flash. Think it’s straight forward? Yeah, not so much, and all the reveals we’ve seen so far are just the tip of the iceberg. What’s the connection of Eobard Thawne and Harrison Wells? Here’s your answer.

New powers shown off by the Flash too? Check! An identity reveal? Check! There’s just so much there for fans tonight.

Tonight is back to awesome for The Flash which has been off a couple of episodes. But this one was just, fun. On top of that, it also had some amazing reveals and twists that I’m still trying to piece together. This

Overall rating: 9

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