PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Flash is on Netflix
I have never done this before, but I feel it necessary to take this development and broadcast it to the world.
THE FLASH, TV’s best superhero show and an absolute joy, has arrived on Netflix, a platform you all have access to in some capacity. Apart of the DC Television Universe that spun off from ARROW, THE FLASH quickly separated itself from the frankly embarrassingly large pack of superhero shows on TV by being treating its source material with respect and being all-around excellent. THE FLASH is as good if not better than DAREDEVIL, but tonally the complete opposite.
THE FLASH goes boldly where no other show on television is willing to go: to the deep, nerdy ends of comic book culture and not looking back. Or even winking about it. There is no other show that would take seriously a villain who uses colored light to manipulate his foes whose name is Roy G. Bivolo. Few would dare present a telepathic gorilla as a figure of legend. And no one has ever been this brazen with time travel in prime time.
And the show would be nothing without its cast, which is across the board excellent and gorgeous. Team Flash is comprised of a great group of memorable folks, from tech genius Cisco, to good cop Joe West, to nefarious mentor Harrison Wells. Each brings their own something special to the table and makes their screentime a pleasure to consume.
The villains are no slouches either. While all but a few of them are reduced to little more than their powers, those that shine truly leave their mark on the show. I’ve already mentioned the telepathic gorilla, but there’s also my beloved Rogues: a group comprised of a sinister set of siblings led by Captain Cold, each with their specialty gun and singular brand of scenery chewing.
Season Two just premiered last night (you can read my reviews every week on Nerdophiles), so now is the perfect time to get into what is one of television’s best shows. You can thank me later.