The Flash – Season 5 Episode 1

“Nora” The Flash returns for a fifth season with a new cast member who brings her own unique problems to the show. Readers of this site will know that I considered last season to be particularly weak for this show. I won’t repeat the various issues that I had but sufficed to say I considered…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 23

“We Are The Flash” The Flash completes its fourth season with a race against time before the Enlightenment takes effect and the final showdown against DeVoe. What happened to this show? I ask myself this question frequently and I really don’t have an answer for it. Season 1 was exciting superhero TV with characters an…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 22

“Think Fast” The Flash prepares for the season finale with DeVoe putting the final phases of his plan in motion as the team scramble to stop him. It will be no surprise to regular readers that I have been struggling with this season. Outside of a handful of solid episodes and fun moments the whole…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 21

“Harry and the Harrisons” The Flash has the team seek the help of a dangerous ally who will be immune to DeVoe’s abilities as the threat of his satellites continues to grow. This episode was always going to be fighting uphill for me because it features Amunet Black; an insufferably annoying character that wastes the…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 20

“Therefore She Is” The Flash reveals the true extent of DeVoe’s plan as the team continues to hold themselves together after a string of defeats. Villain plans are difficult things to come up with. They need to be clever enough to keep the heroes from thwarting it as well as threatening enough to establish very…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 19

“Fury Rogue” The Flash takes a step back to consider the loss of Ralph Dibny while enlisting the help of an alternate universe ally to help Team Flash with a very particular problem. No matter how bad The Flash gets there’s one thing that is always true; Leonard Snart is great. No matter what incarnation of…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 18

“Lose Yourself” The Flash introduces the final Bus Meta and Ralph is forced to put all that he has learned to the test when DeVoe finally catches up with him. I’ll start with the introduction of the final Bus Meta who goes by the name Edwin Gauss aka The Folded Man (Arturo del Puerto). His…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 17

“Null and Annoyed” The Flash returns from an extended hiatus to introduce another bus meta and teach Ralph another lesson about being a hero. A sizeable chunk of my criticisms of this season are attributed to Ralph. I find the character annoying which is definitely a personal reaction to the way he’s written but I…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 16

“Run, Iris, Run” The Flash does a power swapping story when an encounter with a meta with the ability to transfer abilities moves Barry’s powers into Iris. Power swapping is a fairly common comic book trope as it has the potential to create a fun dynamic shift between the characters. It has all the drama…