Every time I sit down to watch the cw flash series, I feel myself losing brain cells. This show (in its current state) is the worst thing my eyes have seen! This show repeatedly insults my intelligence as a fan of the flash. Barry Allen is repeatedly nerfed throughout the series, at one point he moves so fast he stops time, but in another episode he’ll be bested by a villain that is so much weaker than him. This show in one word is inconsistent, but sadly, inconsistency isn’t the only thing the show suffers from. This show suffers from the horrendous writing, cringe worthy side characters, terrible representations of the villains, ridiculously long episodes, way too many episodes, and worst of all iris west. This show goes out of its way to make iris west a “strong independent woman”. So much so that it makes Barry look like an idiot. (Before I continue I should clarify something, I do not hate strong female characters or females in general. I just hate when writers go out of their way to make women look better than men. A great and likable female character is Mikasa Akerman from the show “Attack on Titan”. She is one of the best characters on that show and is a great example of what a strong female character should be. Anyway, just thought I should clear some things up before continuing. Didn’t want anyone thinking I hate women . Anyway, back to the rant.) I wish I was lying about there being an episode where Barry gets captured and has to be saved by Iris, or that there is an entire episode dedicated to the women of the CW shows saving the day while the men sit in a bar drunk acting like idiots. I came to watch A TV show about the flash, I didn’t watch the show to see Iris West and Caitlin snow save the day while my favorite comic book character sits in a bar drunk babbling like an idiot. I’m convinced that the writers of the show know nothing about the character they’re writing about. Now let’s talk about the villains. Every good villain on the show has either died or has become a hero. Captain cold is one of my favorite villains, and in this show they treat him like trash. He went from being one of the greatest foes Barry has ever faced, to being a hero on a show that no one cares about and then dying. Same goes for heatwave. Mark hamil as the trickster is one of the greatest parts of the entire series but he never shows up after season 2. It’s as if the writers of this show are too scared to assemble the rogues. No more than three of the rogues have teamed up in a single episode. Only half of one of the greatest super villain teams in the dc universe have appeared on this show over the course of five years. That’s insane, considering that the rogues are one of the Flash’s greatest enemy’s! Reverse flash was great, zoom was good, savitar was a joke and the thinker sucked. Cicada is lame also. As Bad as the show is, it’s not beyond saving. With a few small changes the show can be as good as it once was. First thing they need to do is shorten the time of each episode to 35 minutes. Next step is to reduce the amount of episodes per season to 12-15 episodes maximum. Next step, is to get rid of the unnecessary side characters, this involves Cisco, Kaitlyn and Wells (as well as Nora). The step after that will be to incorporate side characters that matter, for example Wally West, impulse, Jay Garrick etc.
Next step, hire writers that know what they’re doing and understand the character they’re writing about.
Anyway, feel free to disagree with me (even though I’m right😂).
Let me know your thoughts in the comments, I’d love to know what everybody thinks of this show.
Thanks for reading.