sholio: Cisco from The Flash with hand out (Flash-Cisco)
Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2016-11-14 01:00 am

Still enjoying The Flash a lot

The Flash is totally my happy place right now. It's utterly ridiculous, but it's just such a gloriously sweet show, and a breath of fresh air in a landscape of grimdark superhero and action shows. The characters are such darling little rays of sunshine. They hug! They talk out their feelings! They hang out in each other's space and cohabit and have family holidays together! The main character is an emotional over-sharer who plays peacemaker with his friends and adores being a superhero in a bouncy-puppy kind of way. The only member of the group who doesn't start out as a sweet-natured, huggy ray of sunshine is a grim, gun-toting lone wolf who BECOMES a ray of sunshine (a snarky ray of sunshine, and somewhat against his will) after the rest of these darlings adopt him.

It's just the sweetest show, it really is. There are group hugs, characters having Friendship Talks, and some of the healthiest parent-child relationships I can remember seeing recently on TV. (For anyone who bounced off season one BECAUSE of the parent-child relationships, that gets a lot better later, and so does the romantic angst once they stop trying to do a love triangle with endless pining.)

I had a lot of trouble getting into season one, so for me, the show takes off in season two. If you also bounced off early season one, as I did, I can suggest alternate episodes to start with!
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[personal profile] sally_maria 2016-11-14 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
As someone else who really enjoys Flash, but has never got into the fandom, I know exactly what you mean. It's such a fun show, and I love them all so much.
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[personal profile] madripoor_rose 2016-11-14 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
You really need to start Supergirl, too.
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[personal profile] madripoor_rose 2016-11-15 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
Hee!

Well, when you run out of the Flash feels, Supergirl hits almost all of the same points.
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2016-11-14 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I adore Supergirl for all the reasons you state above, but I bounced hard off Flash, mostly due to everyone treating poor Iris like an idiot. I would love a list of episodes to get through Season 1 and on to Season 2. I watched episodes 1-3 only.
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2016-11-15 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I'll watch 1x15 while doing other stuff, then move on from there. I liked a lot of the characters and I loved the crossover with Supergirl, so it's good to hear someone who had the same problems I did enjoying Season 2.