The Flash Season 2 Premiere

Why stop when I am on a run? So, let’s also talk about the Flash Season 2 Premiere. Like always, beware of Spoilers ahead!!

The Flash Season 2 Premiere takes place a couple months after the occurrence of the singularity. The public is celebrating the Flash, wanting to give him the key to the city, but Barry has retreated into himself. He’s turned into a lone wolf, because he blames himself for the past events. But the team won’t give up on him

Here’s the break-down:

  • The team is divided. Barry thinks he can take on the world by himself, but he couldn’t defeat the weekly villain by himself. He blames himself because he couldn’t stop the singularity and Firestorm had to step in. They had to separate in the eye of the storm and that lead to Ronnie dying “again” and only Dr. Stein getting saved. He’s a funny addition to the team and  has sort of assumed the role of Dr. Wells. Cisco even let him pick out a name – that has to mean something. But Garber has also signed up for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, so while we will definitely get to see a lot of him in the future it’s not necessarily on the Flash.
  • Caitlin left STAR labs after the incident, but she wasn’t mad at Barry, she blamed herself instead. So, basically everyone felt guilty somehow. As Joe said in the end, everyone made their own decisions that day (also poor Eddie) and they therefore equally share the blame.
  • Wells is apparently not entirely evil because his last will is a video in which he admits to the murder of Nora Allen and exonerates Barry’s father. Yet, Henry decides to leave, which makes Barry very sad but gives him the chance to mature.
  • The real big event took place in the last seconds of the show though. Jay Garrick (played by Teddy Sears) appears and warns the gang about what’s to come. He was the Flash in his own universe and apparently will become something of a big brother to Barry since he has a lot more experience.

While I really do like the Flash, it wasn’t one of my most anticipated returns of the season. I think the first episode set up some interesting things for the rest of the Season, but we will have to see in which direction it will really go. What did you think of the first episode of Season 2 of the Flash?

Fall Review: Heroes Reborn & The Player

Today’s shows are both from NBC. Let’s see what we’ve got!

Heroes Reborn

Cast: Jack Coleman, Ryan Guzman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Gatlin Green, Rya Kihlstedt, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zubrowski, Clé Bennett, Krista Bridges, Lucius Hoyos, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Masi Oka, Francesca Eastwood, Toru Uchikado …

Evos are out in the open and on the brink of achieving peace with humanity, if only it weren’t for a terrorist attack that killed many people and destroyed any chance of reconciliation. Even though the number of evos is as high as ever, they are hunted and once again back in hiding. But there is a reason why they are here and the world needs them for something big is coming.

The first scene starts out with Bennet, a very familiar face, and in the background the music I know so well starts playing – just like that, it was as if the show had never left. I am so happy! As of right now it is still considered a mini-series, but I am hoping that that status might change if it proves to be successful.

However, not everything is the way it was before. There are a ton of new characters and from what I gathered, even more are going to be introduced in the next episodes. The different storylines are a mixed bag, because while some of them are promising, I can’t see the overall connection just yet. There is a LOT of mystery, up to a point where you don’t actually know what’s going on. Also, there are some characters that I like more than others. I really wanted to love Zachary Levi, but he’s making it difficult since he is anti-evo (understandable because of his backstory, but still not good). Tommy’s story (played by Robbie Kay) seems similar to the one of Claire in Season 1 to me. Somehow he’s going to play an important part in saving the world and has people protecting him. Carlos (Ryan Guzman) is interesting because he doesn’t actually have powers but is right in the middle of the action. He will have to inspire people to become heroes. Miko is cool because she can travel into video games, but she seems so detached from all the other stories. There are still so many more characters but I am going to stop right there.

I think it was an interesting start of the series that can be improved though. Still, I am looking forward to more of it.

The Player

Cast: Philip Winchester, Wesley Snipes, Nick Wechsler, Charity Wakefield, Damon Gupton, Cara Buono, …

Alex Kane is a former intelligence officer who now works as a security expert in Las Vegas. When his wife gets murdered, he gets sucked into the strange game of a company that can predict crime. People with too much money are able to gamble on different kinds of stakes here. Alex can help prevent terrible events from happening, but only if he becomes their Player.

This one honestly took me by surprise. I thought it was just another military-guy-becomes-hyped-security-guard-in-Vegas kind of story, but it’s so much more than that. I did not actually watch the trailer before watching the show, so I went in blind. I like the element of crime-prediction and the mystery that surrounds the company that deals with other peoples fates. It doesn’t seem like a realistic show at all, but it is interesting to watch.

The first episode set up so many questions and despite what I initially thought, I am going to continue watching this show.

What did you think about those shows? Did you like them as well?

The Fandom Book Tag!

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Cristina from My Tiny Obsessions has once again done me the honour and tagged me for a Book Tag. I am especially happy that it is The Fandom Book Tag (originally created by Fangirlfashionista) because I am part of so many of those fandoms myself. I’m geeking out just thinking about it! Prepare for awesomeness because this is going to be a loooong post!

DOCTOR WHO: A BOOK WITH A (MOSTLY) BLUE COVER

It’s not TARDIS-blue but Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red Trilogy #2) by Kerstin Gier

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MARVEL: A BOOK WITH A (MOSTLY) RED COVER

The Elite (The Selection Series #2) by Kiera Cass.

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THE SIMPSONS: A BOOK WITH A (MOSTLY) YELLOW COVER

Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord (note to self: should finally watch the movie!)

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The Flash Mid-Season Finale

It’s Christmas! Well not yet, but it definitely was Christmas time during the Flash Mid-Season Finale. Beware of Spoilers!

This episode had some major reveals in it and it should have blown me away. Somehow it didn’t. The episode wasn’t very balanced and I enjoyed it a lot less than last week’s crossover titled Flash vs. Arrow (which was hilarious and brilliant, mainly because of Cisco). But let’s dive more into this week. What do I mean by it wasn’t very balanced you may wonder. Well, the Reverse Flash and the Firestorm storyline are huge and interesting things in my opinion, but the focus was more on Barry’s feelings towards Iris. I just wish that wasn’t such a big deal in the show, because while I do like Iris better than Laurel, I just don’t see her with Barry. He has much more chemistry with Caitlin, or is it just me who thinks that? I just keep realising that they have these really cute little moments and I don’t see those with Iris.

Here are some other thoughts about the episode:

  • Poor Caitlin! She is one of my favourites of the show (duh!) and I feel really sorry for her. She’s so torn about how to feel about Ronny/Firestorm now that he’s back and clearly not the same person he once was. I definitely hope to see more of him soon. I need to see more of him soon! I find him a really interesting character and I’m interested to see in which direction they’ll take him, because he doesn’t seem like a typical antagonist/villain to me.
  • Wells is the Reverse Flash? There were hints that something was definitely up with him, but I did not see that coming. Am I that blind? And it was confirmed that there was another speeder besides the Reverse Flash at the murder sight of Barry’s mum. So, maybe my time travelling theory is right? Barry and Wells both going so fast they go back in time? Who knows.
  • Just when I started to like Eddie, he starts a task force meant to catch the Flash. I guess he’s strayed from that plan now, but still … how could he not see that the Flash is a good guy? Oh right, Barry beating him up probably didn’t help, but that was really the only time he didn’t help people. Now Eddie wants to move in with Iris and I am happy for them. I say, why not?
  • Speaking of Iris. Barry finally confessed his undying love for her. He didn’t phrase it like that, but can you guess what her answer was? Utter silence! That’s right, she said nothing. I think she may realise she has feelings for him too now, but as I mentioned above, if it were up to me they don’t have to get together.

The promo for the next episode looks interesting. The Reverse Flash taking Caitlin hostage and stuff like that. I’m looking forward to the other half of the season, but as a last thing I just want to say that even after the Flash‘s rocketing success, I still prefer the Arrow a little more. What are your thoughts?

Fall Review: The Flash

Now, I’ve been looking forward to this for a very long time. I know that the pilot episode of the Flash has been leaked months ago, but I wanted to wait until it actually aired on TV, just to have a shorter period until the next episode. This review will contain Spoilers as I am just going to share my general thoughts, feelings and questions about the pilot episode with you!

So, let’s start with the basics! The Flash is a superhero from the DC universe and therefore the show is about the same guy, Barry Allen, who got struck by lightning, which in turn gave him the power of super-speed. Not only is he incredibly fast, but he can also heal quicker than normal humans. The cast consists of Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin and Patrick Sabongui.

Basically, the first episode was just a nice introduction to all the characters and helped establish the universe we’ll be in for the rest of the season/show. I think they did all that quite well, but it was a little repetitive for people who’ve already seen Barry on Arrow. I guess you can’t just assume that everyone who watches the Flash has seen Arrow though. But here are my more specific thoughts on the events of this episode:

  • I like the basic concept of the show and that’s always good. It has a lot of humour (“Run Barry, Run!” and “Lightning gave me abs?” anyone?), heroes and villains and all the people inbetween.
  • I’m not a huge fan of Iris to be honest. Maybe it’s because she brotherzoned the adorable Grant Gustin as Barry … or it could be because I’m a huge Felicity Smoak fan and I ship her with everyone. (Well, I’m preferential towards team Olicity, but she was still very cute with Barry.) But I don’t know how exactly I feel about Iris just yet. I’m getting somewhat of a Laurel (from Arrow)-vibe from her and that’s definitely nothing positive.
  • It’s always funny to see CW actors and actresses appear in a show after they’ve died in another. All through the episode I was wondering where I knew the guy who plays Eddie (Rick Cosnett) from, until it dawned on me that he was also on the Vampire Diaries.  I actually like it when the same actors/actresses appear on the network more than once, but I always need a little time to assess how I should feel about them now and if they play a similar character as they did before.
  • I was really happy about the short cameo of Oliver Queen/Arrow/Stephen Amell. I’m really hoping for a real crossover episode soon!
  • While the first episode was definitely exciting, it also opened the discussion for several questions: Who was the man that killed Barry’s mum? Was it maybe even Barry himself? Are we going to learn more about Caitlin Snow’s (this so feels like a Game of Thrones kind of name) dead fiance? Can Harrison Wells still walk, or can he just walk in this special room? Can Wells see into the future? Who else has superpowers now and what powers are there? So much to think about!

All in all, I was happy with the pilot and am looking forward to the rest of the season. What are your thoughts so far?