Monday, October 5, 2015
Arrow and Flash Zoom Back into Action!!!
As I did with Fox's "Gotham" (and ultimately will do for CBS' "Supergirl"), I'm establishing a spot to make comments on upcoming episodes of CW's televised DC hits, "Arrow" and "The Flash".
"Flash" strikes first, having left us with a whopper of a time-traveling dangler last season. I anticipate even more startling surprises to come and of course, we'll be introduced to Teddy Sears' Jay Garrick (my dad's version of the fastest man alive). I'd love it, too, if the producers would somehow cross John Wesley Shipp's Flash with Grant Gustin's, but maybe such a vast, parallel-universe leap would be too high a reach right now.
Also, with good ol' Green Arrow back, we're guaranteed more "Flash"/"Arrow" crossovers. (Last season's intersections were excellent, ranking in historic magnitude with the Batman/Green Hornet installments that thrilled me as a youth.) Also, somewhere down the line, we can expect the "Brave and the Bold" concept to expand further with lead-ins to "Legends of Tomorrow", which will feature Brandon "Superman" Routh's Atom.
Incidentally, it's admirable how "Arrow" has progressed over the seasons to mirror its DC source, winning over a number of fans who were, perhaps, a tinge jaded by its early phases. Stephen Amell deserves lots of credit in this respect, having honorably projected Oliver Queen's required, no-nonsense focus.
Anyway, I'll be posting comments as I see fit; feel free to do the same. (I find it disheartening when my "bizarre chats" end up one-sided, and it's never much fun talking to oneself when televised history is being made.)