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The Flash (2014)
....Flawed, but keeps momentum running forward....
I must start out by saying I am giving this show an '8' for sheer fact of the potential headaches. I won't say how, but if you know the 'Flash' in DC-lore, you know time-travel plays a key component in his mytho's, which the show shares. That being said, the time- travel creates several instances on the show which elevates it to another level. Why? It keeps momentum. Flash has a rocky storyline, somewhat, in terms of momentum, but it's episodes are hit-or-miss in some ways. While I found them enjoyable, people may see that some episodes don't step it up from the previous, but none fall short of the previous ones fallout, and keeps expectations going forward.
That being said... the time travel introduces paradox's late in the story. I won't spoil anything, but it does get hairy. That said...
As a Flash fan, I will say, this show surpasses Arrow, but only because the creative team seemed to be aware of what they did wrong with Arrow, and capitalize on that. It's got it's flaws, but if you're a fan of anything super-hero related, this show delivers. That being said, as a DC-lore fan for the Flash in particular, don't hold it to the same stone. Several things are changed, somewhat for the better, but keeps the same in some regards.
I can't really sum up this show in a regards to the 'word limit' I am limited by for this review. If you like the DC-lore or just super- hero shows in general, I'd recommend the first few episodes. Patchy at first, so the first episode MAY deter people since it's obvious they were experimenting with elements, I wouldn't recommend getting an opinion until maybe five or six episodes in. Season is 23 episodes thus far, so you won't be wasting more than a few hours.
This show is far from perfect, but it manages to attain a level of stability that Arrow garnered after it's first season's 'mid-season' break. It's a nice contrast to Arrow's nature, and compliments it well to show how Barry and Oliver differ as heroes/vigilantes in their own regard, while still doing what they feel is 'justice' oriented. Fan or not of Arrow, I'd say this show at least deserves a viewing, properly. If you can't get into it, fine, but ignoring the potential of the show is honestly a mistake.