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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 17:00

Apologies for the delay all, my daughter caught the beginning of this episode and decided she would like to watch them all with me so I had to start again! Almost caught up now.

So how does this episode compare to the previous one? At first glance its another meta human baddie of the week episode. Fear not though, all is not as it seems.

So the team are out at a bar where Barry is trying to get drunk, but thanks to his metabolism just can't. It's great to see the guys out of the lab to be honest, although I am not sure how Cisco (Sisko?) got served, he looks about 16. During this a young lady appears to be robbing an office building and ends up bombing it.

Everyone wants to go there, Barry because he is the hero, Eddie because its his job and Iris because she is...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 22:41

That’s more like it! This episode sees a welcome change from the last three episode, as well as a great crossover from the Arrow in the form of Felicity.

While doing some tests at the lab two inept security drivers transporting a diamond manage to get robbed. The team hear about it in time for Barry to investigate and save the day. Leonard Snart is the would-be perpetrator, and Barry manages to get a good look at him.

The actor plays the part very well, with no hint of over acting. He does cold and calculating very well. Throughout the episode we see him turn into ‘Captain Cold’.  This is done plausibly, with the help of a gun procured from the lab. The thing to like about this villain is he is a normal human with a gun. This gun is reduces the vibrations of atoms, essentially freezing anything it hits. This is bad for Barry!

Felicity is convinced...

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 15:03

Yet another bad meta-human of the week episode. Just like Smallvilles ‘Krypto freaks’ somehow all people affected by the accident turn out evil. In the whole city the is just one good guy?

In this episode a member crime family has been killed. Guess what? It’s a meta-human, again. This one turns himself into poison gas, and has turned a little evil.

There are some good side stories intermixed in this otherwise humdrum episode, such as some of the back story regarding the accident. While Barry tries to discover the killer's identity, Dr. Wells hit on the bright idea of retrofitting the particle accelerator into a prison specifically for meta-humans, to help ‘cure’ them. I have to admit, I liked the idea of a prison. It did remind me of Alcatraz (the series) though.

There are some attempts to elicit sympathy from the audience by Dr. Snow, but it just doesn’t...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 21:07

Oh dear.

Whilst the first episode hit the ground at a sedentary 70 miles an hour, I expected a ramp up in speed. Sadly this episode seems to have slowed to a walking pace. Put it another way, I actually fell asleep towards the end.

I was hoping for something more than the latest 'meta-human' of the week. The dialog was average and the acting seemed a little forced. Even the hero could do with down playing a little. Loud moral outrage doesn't seem to fit. The 'sister'. She may be pretty but really? Having a go at someone who is AT WORK, WORKING, for answering his phone to someone about WORK?

The back story and arc were developed at a reasonable pace though, with some great flashbacks into Barry's childhood. The...

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:21

And we are off to a slightly shaky but otherwise solid start to a super hero series. It doesn’t quite hit the ground running at 700 miles an hour, but a more sedate 70 or so.

It will do, and it’s enough to make you want more.

There are several things going for this episode:

It is a decent origin story. It has a likeable hero. The visuals are well done. An awesome cameo. Fairly decent dialog. Most of all it is in the same universe as a certain green clad archer.

There are also some detractors:

The bad guy is a little pathetic in his attempt to come across as sinister and dangerous. I could do more damage after a particularly hot curry. His manner of defeat is also a little wishy-washy, with about a hundred different and easier ways a superfast hero could have employed to take him out....

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