Whooptidoo. I got hit by a stomach bug again.
And what better way to spend a couple of days with “the runs” than bingewatching all of season 1 of The Flash!
I know, that was too graphic. No more poo-related humor below, I swear.
I’m sure all of you are aware of the Flash. The scarlet speedster! The fastest man alive! The red guy with the yellow lightning bolts! The speedy guy on Batman and Superman’s hero-team! Ever since I watched the first live action movie of the Flash as a child, I’ve been intrigued. Not so much that I bought the comics, but curious enough to look up his origin, read more about him. I’d see him pop up from time to time when my Batman comics mentioned the Justice League and I took a liking to the character. But still, no comics.
And now the live action series is here. In it, we see forensic scientist Barry Allen transform into the Flash after a dark matter explosion from Star Labs hits him. With the help of the remaining Star Lab staff, Allen becomes the Flash and fights crime. But he isn’t the only one hit by the dark matter. Others, with more criminal intentions, are also turned into metahumans.
How that for a premise? The Flash is set up simultaneously with his gallery of rogues, and we see most of them during the first season. Yes, even Gorilla Grodd! And that cliffhanger ending… I can’t wait for the second season!
I simply love the series. Well-written, cool overarcing plot, brilliant acting. I’m all about the Flash now! Time to expand the comic collection…