That shouldn’t be a revolutionary thing to say, and most of this stems from the type of TV logic that makes you look at blue sky and think, “Hmmm, but maybe it’s really orange?” Answers are rarely what they seem since shows often have something else up their sleeve to completely contradict the norm later on. Another reason why an unassailable fact stinks? Having answers is boring because then there’s no way for the audience to “participate,” as it were, in a piece of fiction. Yes, that participation is always an illusion, but simply mulling over possibilities (without the need to actually “solve” them) is one of the chief pleasures of serialized narration.
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The Flash doesn’t mind monkeying around with a few teases of outlandish DC villain Gorilla Grodd, but could the CW drama ever truly bring the telepathic ape to life? A new promo for The Flash not only promises that “Grodd is Coming,” but also gives us a first look up-close with the psychic primate!
Firestorm finally got his due from The Flash with this past Tuesday’s “The Nuclear Man,” but the titular hero lived up to his namesake and left the fate of Ronnie Raymond and Dr. Martin Stein up in smoke. Learn what we find in the “Fallout” with our first photos of next Tuesday’s latest, and find out what DC villain has Barry flash-fried!
It’s somewhat ironic that an episode featuring this much Firestorm would leave me a little cold. But that’s where I am tonight with ‘The Flash,’ which did enough to keep things moving along even if its actual content was all over the map both narratively and tonally. There were about three or four solid episodes in “The Nuclear Man,” all fighting for the same space. But whereas the battleground over Ronnie Raymond’s body yielded a literal explosion, this episode yielded few fireworks.
Last night saw ‘The Walking Dead’ losing yet another of its own, but death is never the end for its stars. To wit, ‘The Flash’ will feature everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic songbird Emily Kinney as an upcoming villain, one which may have ties to talk of that ‘Atom’ spinoff…
'The Flash' will bring Firestorm to the forefront with next week's "The Nuclear Man," but things may not stay so linear for Barry Allen, as the DC drama delves into its most sci-fi stretch yet. Preview "The Nuclear Man"'s arrival with the full set of photos from this Tuesday's hour, and find out what 'Groundhog Day'-meets-'Back to the Future' shenanigans lie in store for 'The Flash!'
Bouncing back nicely after last week’s subpar episode, tonight’s episode of ‘The Flash’ didn’t rewrite the rules of television but provided an entertaining hour all the same. “Crazy For You” is the type of episode this show does well when not focused exclusively on the show’s über-mythology: It provided a villain-of-the-week that tied into the emotional states of the characters, deployed some inventive action sequences, and then made you cry a little at the show’s latest open-hearted expression of love between two people. Not that I cried, or anything. GORILLA GRODD 4 LYFE, RIGHT?
‘The Flash’ admittedly stumbled through this past week’s “Sound and the Fury,” but the Scarlet Speedster’s trademark heart and humor looks to be on track by next week’s “Crazy For You.” Check out the newest metahuman baddies and find out who’s looking for love in new photos from the hour, plus…what original ‘Flash’ series cast member will pop up in Central City next?
Look, when you produce 22 episodes a year, there are going to be some terrible episodes. Heck, it happens on 10- and 13-episode seasons as well. It happens all the time, even on the best of shows. Even ‘Lost’ produced “Stranger In A Strange Land,” an episode devoted to Jack Shephard’s tattoos, kites, and Bai Ling. ‘Lost’ is one of my favorite shows of all time, and that’s one of the worst episodes of television that I intentionally watched. So saying “The Sound And The Fury” was awful doesn’t mean ‘The Flash’ is suddenly awful. It just means the show had a bad week, the equivalent of Barry Allen tripping over something at supersonic speed and then tumbling into a brick wall. Everything’s fine, except for this episode.
‘The Flash’ managed to make quick work of Captain Cold and Heat Wave in this past week’s “Revenge of the Rogues,” stopping on the way to secure a season 2 pickup, but will DC’s Pied Piper be so easy to quiet? See for yourself in the full set of photos from next Tuesday’s all-new ‘The Flash’ installment “The Sound and the Fury!”