Elseworlds Part 1

Elseworlds; the annual DC TV crossover story begins with a -sort of- body switching plot and the promise of a large scale threat. I’ll freely admit that the crossover stories are something I look forward to every year. Even though I don’t always love the shows that participate in them I’m still fully invested in…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 8

“What’s Past is Prologue” The Flash celebrates 100 episodes with a trip down memory lane to revisit some key moments in the show’s history. Anniversary episodes are self indulgent by their very nature. This very website recently released its 100th podcast and that was a very self indulgent affair. Listen if you get the chance,…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 7

“O Come, All Ye Thankful” Father/daughter relationships in their different forms take the stage in a belated Thanksgiving episode of The Flash. One of the best things about this season so far as I’ve repeatedly said is the relationship between Barry and Nora. Pushing aside the time travel aspect it’s basically a tale of a…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 6

“The Icicle Cometh” The Flash delivers a new origin story for Killer Frost when Caitlin finally reunites with her father and Nora tries to continue building her connection with Iris by joining her on a case. I’ve been very complimentary about the handling of Caitlin this season; the writers have been giving the character very…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 5

“All Doll’d Up” The Flash deals with family drama through the West-Allan family and Caitlin’s ongoing quest to find her father. I’ve said previously that I greatly appreciate the writers shifting gears where Caitlin is concerned. She has been adrift for quite some time and taken down some really nonsensical plot threads. Unfortunately the missteps…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 4

“News Flash” The Flash addresses the tension between Nora and Iris as a metahuman threat starts to manipulate the news in Central City. This isn’t a show that could ever be accused of trying to be political which is fine because it’s not that sort of show. Supergirl has been doing a lot in this…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 3

“The Death of Vibe” The Flash introduces a new Harrison Wells, furthers Caitlin’s quest to find the truth about her father and continues to develop Cicada as the main antagonist. One thing the writers can’t be accused of so far this season is wasting time. We are only three episodes in and already there has…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 2

“Blocked” The Flash continues its fifth season with Barry trying to train Nora and Cisco struggling to get over Gypsy. I’ll start with the Cisco plot just to get it out of the way. Last week’s episode began to course correct some of the more problematic elements but some of the lingering issues still existed….

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…