The Flash episode 5 was overall pretty good, but it definitely suffered from a lot of issues many CW TV shows have. I just had a lot of eye-roll moments in episode 5, and I hope that The Flash doesn’t fall into the trap many other CW shows fall in. But here’s a couple nitpicks The Flash can do without.
I have two little pet peeves when it comes to movies and TV shows. The first is when a bomb gets stopped with literally 1 second to go. It’s just seems really cheap. I know, such a minor thing but it still annoys me. The other one is when someone is dying and they have something really important to say, but when they are just about to say it, they die. Gahhh, no, don’t do that!
Anyways Flash episode 5 had one of those dying confessions, that didn’t end up coming out. Such a big eye roll moment for me. Flash you don’t need to do stuff like that, you’re already such a great show! There’s no need to employ cheap tricks for dramatic tension. I understand the need for dramatic tension, but there are better ways to do that.
And what was up with the incredibly static conversation between Plastique and the army doctor. It was very
Plastique: “you are a bad man”
Bad guy: “no, I had to do what I had to do”
Plastique: “now I have to do what I have to do”
*dum dum dum*
That scene’s dialogue was so cliche and weak, and the bad acting didn’t help either. But to be fair they didn’t have much to work with.
Now of course these are all minor quirks, but it’s these type of issues that other previous CW shows such as One Tree Hill and Smallville suffered from.
Oh and one last thing, there are very close to making Iris West’s character irritating. There’s of course the cliche of the superhero love interest not figuring out the superhero’s secret identity. Even when it’s so glaringly obvious. Now granted, it’s completely understandable Iris doesn’t know now, but I can see them stretching this story line out for like 3 seasons, and really making Iris seem very unaware, and well just plain stupid. And that stupidity can get pretty irritating if it stretches out for too long. I can imagine Iris doing something silly and ending up getting in The Flash’s way when he’s well, trying to save the world! So let’s not do that Flash writers okay?
Also can I just say that if you’re best friend is pleading to you, to stop you’re crusade on writing about ‘The Streak’ because he says he wants to try to move on from his mother’s murder, don’t you think that maybe you should at least consider it. Sure you want the world to be inspired by this new hero, but she just completely brushed off her best friend for some stranger. All I beg is that they don’t make Iris West’s character like Lana Lang’s character on Smallville. Because I already had to deal with 8 seasons of that shit.
But of course this all being said I still loved The Flash episode 5, it just had a lot of eye roll moments that could have easily been removed. And to be honest, all is forgiven because of that amazing final scene. Gorilla Grodd people! Who knew they would actually bring Gorilla Grodd to live action. The extent of his character is unknown so far, will he have his psychic abilities? Will he be able to intellectually speak? Right now we don’t know, but the idea of Gorilla Grodd speaking to The Flash and using his psychic powers on him is getting me really excited!
Anyways do you have any nitpicks with The Flash episode 5, or am I just being annoying? And are you looking forward to some Grodd action!? Let me know!
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