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Obveeus
2017-10-11 12:09:20 UTC
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I watched:

THIS IS US: A plotline where Kate and Kevin are having trouble dealing
with their father's past...and in that past their father is having
trouble dealing with his father's past. Kevin has the job of a
lifetime, working with Sylvester Stallone who gets treated like a hero
for being an actor, and is given heroic level dialog/intelligence in
every scene he is in as well. Still, Kevin ends up taking a knee in his
big scene...and then we see a 'like father like son' drug addiction
plotline start to form. Meanwhile, Randall gets a new kid from a broken
home and also has flashbacks to his own search for family. I know that
this is really nothing more than a soap, but the developments of this
season seem more soapy that last season and have me wondering how much
longer I can/will watch.

THE SWEET LIFE: A 2017 film starring Chris Messina (THE MINDY PROJECT)
and Abigail Spencer (TIMELESS, SUITS) as a couple of mentally ill people
living in New York City who decide to travel to San Fransisco so that
they can jump off a bridge. At that point, this film turns into a road
trip movie with various odd characters and unlikely situations cropping
up along the way. I especially enjoyed the organ transplant segment,
given that I had just seen the similar plotline play out on THE GOOD
DOCTOR. Overall, this was a decent film.

CHRISTINA P MOTHER INFERIOR: A 2017 stand up comedy routine. This one
started out very bad with a too long segment revolving around 'mom
boobs'. Along the way, there was some insightful stuff on PC
mentalities, but also some other stuff that just wasn't funny or
insightful at all. So, mixed bag of 'humor' in this hour long event.

What did you watch?
Ian J. Ball
2017-10-11 13:28:34 UTC
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What did you watch?
Tuesday nights are basically a *hole* when it comes to TV these days,
so not much:

The Brave (recorded) - "The Greater Good" (ep. #3). Back to being more
"meh", like the pilot. In this one, the team goes to Mexico to plant a
bug on an extremely paranoid arms dealer, while protecting their asset:
the dude's girlfriend. They're also helped out by a Mexican
intelligence agent who is obviously sweet on the asset. Meanwhile, the
mission du jour intersects with Hannah's past, which causes problems on
the mission.
Next week: Some bad guys are going to capture (and hopefully try to
kill) Anne Heche's character, so I'll be rooting for the bad guys in
that one!

Violetta (The Netflix) - c.ep. #1.52. Violetta and Leon reconcile, and
stupid Tomas agrees to date the EVOL!!1! shrew Ludmilla. On the
Ludmilla front, she's getting hasseled by the new girl, Helena (Nati's
sister), and Gregorio seems to have forgotten the rest of them while
focusing on Helena... In the end, Violetta has to fill in singing for
Francesca at a charity event that is being attended by live-action
cartoon Jade and Violetta's father - Jade sees Violetta sing, but her
father only hears her and thinks it sounds like Violetta's dead
mother's singing...

Greenhouse Academy (The Netflix) - Episodes #5 & #6. We finally find
out what is wrong with Chris O'Neal's Daniel character, and it ties
into the missing taser gun. When that angle is exposed, Daniel is
demoted from head of Eagle House, precipitating an election campaign
between Daniel's "man" Leo, and the blogger chyck Sophie. Meanwhile,
Hayley and Raven's captain Max kiss, but he ignores her afterward. And
on the conspiracy front, we get a few more hints - the project that
Hayley's and Alex's dead mom was on is going forward in the form of a
new satellite which worries Daniel's mom and another conspirator. (I'm
going to throw something at the TV if it turns out they're working on
an "earthquake machine" or something...)


Recorded for later: Absolutely NOTHING - Tuesdays are *awful* for TV
right now!!
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Obveeus
2017-10-11 14:03:33 UTC
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What did you watch?
Tuesday nights are basically a *hole* when it comes to TV these days, so
Tuesdays have had a precipitous downfall in offerings from just a couple
seasons ago. Just 2 years ago the Fall Tuesday TV season offered up:

THE MUPPETS, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., iZOMBIE, and LIMITLESS.

...as well as new shows I didn't stick with such as: GRANDFATHERED, THE
GRINDER, and SCREAM QUEENS.
Arthur Lipscomb
2017-10-11 14:43:36 UTC
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What did you watch?
Tuesday nights are basically a *hole* when it comes to TV these days, so
The Brave (recorded) - "The Greater Good" (ep. #3). Back to being more
"meh", like the pilot. In this one, the team goes to Mexico to plant a
the dude's girlfriend. They're also helped out by a Mexican intelligence
agent who is obviously sweet on the asset. Meanwhile, the mission du
jour intersects with Hannah's past, which causes problems on the mission.
  Next week: Some bad guys are going to capture (and hopefully try to
kill) Anne Heche's character, so I'll be rooting for the bad guys in
that one!
Violetta (The Netflix) - c.ep. #1.52. Violetta and Leon reconcile, and
stupid Tomas agrees to date the EVOL!!1! shrew Ludmilla. On the Ludmilla
front, she's getting hasseled by the new girl, Helena (Nati's sister),
and Gregorio seems to have forgotten the rest of them while focusing on
Helena... In the end, Violetta has to fill in singing for Francesca at a
charity event that is being attended by live-action cartoon Jade and
Violetta's father - Jade sees Violetta sing, but her father only hears
her and thinks it sounds like Violetta's dead mother's singing...
Greenhouse Academy (The Netflix) - Episodes #5 & #6. We finally find out
what is wrong with Chris O'Neal's Daniel character, and it ties into the
missing taser gun. When that angle is exposed, Daniel is demoted from
head of Eagle House, precipitating an election campaign between Daniel's
"man" Leo, and the blogger chyck Sophie. Meanwhile, Hayley and Raven's
captain Max kiss, but he ignores her afterward. And on the conspiracy
front, we get a few more hints - the project that Hayley's and Alex's
dead mom was on is going forward in the form of a new satellite which
worries Daniel's mom and another conspirator. (I'm going to throw
something at the TV if it turns out they're working on an "earthquake
machine" or something...)
Recorded for later: Absolutely NOTHING - Tuesdays are *awful* for TV
right now!!
Don't force me to say it...Wrong! Tuesdays have lots of stuff to watch!

I didn't even get through everything. I did watch:


Blackish - "Mother Nature" - Bo suffers from postpartum depression. The
kids try to chip in leading to Diane sending out the baby shower thank
you cards in Bo's name but they are all extremely insulting. The
highlight had to be the final card she sent to Charlie under her own
name, "Hello Charles, I now have your home address. It’s the last
mistake you’ll make. Soon." They did a pretty good job of mixing the
comedy with some serious dramatic moments.


Fresh off the Boat - "First Day" - The kids start their first day of
school. Meanwhile Louis battles Kenny Rogers for control of his
restaurant. Not particularly funny, but still good.


The Flash - "The Flash Reborn" - Team Kid Flash has to step up while
Flash is stuck in the speed force. But they finally free him so he can
fight a flying samurai threatening to destroy the city.


Beetlejuice (theatrical) - Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis star as a
happily married couple who die in a freak accident. Their ghosts are
then trapped in their home which is sold to annoying New York yuppies.
Unable to scare them out on their own, they hire, more or less,
Betelgeuse (Michael Keeton) to get the job done. This holds up very well.

I *love* all of these theatrical re-releases of movies I grew up with;
especially the ones I never saw in the theater during their original
release. My local theater is planning on showing a bunch of old horror
movies for Halloween Month. I definitely plan on catching one or two
more. My only gripe, and it's not related to this movie, is "The
Monster Squad" was playing in another theater further out of town. I
*wish* I could have seen that instead but the logistics didn't work out.
:-/

Speaking of theatrical re-releases, for anyone interested (or like me
never saw them in the theater) "The Princess Bride" and "Little Shop of
Horrors" are both getting nationwide theatrical re-releases. Little
Shop will be the director's cut with the alternate ending...

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/little-shop-of-horrors

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-princess-bride
Ian J. Ball
2017-10-11 15:04:06 UTC
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The Flash - "The Flash Reborn" - Team Kid Flash has to step up while
Flash is stuck in the speed force. But they finally free him so he can
fight a flying samurai threatening to destroy the city.
Did they even *have* Caitlin?!... :/
A Friend
2017-10-11 15:24:59 UTC
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The Flash - "The Flash Reborn" - Team Kid Flash has to step up while
Flash is stuck in the speed force. But they finally free him so he can
fight a flying samurai threatening to destroy the city.
Did they even *have* Caitlin?!... :/
Sure they did. She played a significant part, and they appear to be
building a story arc around her.

I watched DA FLASH and DA LEGENDS in a rare, go-past-10p double
feature. Loved 'em both. (My wife and I usually quit around 930p and
leave the 9p goodies for the following night.)
anim8rfsk
2017-10-11 16:12:10 UTC
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The Flash - "The Flash Reborn" - Team Kid Flash has to step up while
Flash is stuck in the speed force. But they finally free him so he can
fight a flying samurai threatening to destroy the city.
Did they even *have* Caitlin?!... :/
Yes. Lots and lots of Caitlin, as a matter of fact. Visible padded bra
Caitlin for that matter.

The signal went out with 20 minutes to go, so I had to torrent it to
watch the whole show. Then when I went to watch Legends, I found that
the entire end of Flash, last scenes introducing two new characters (The
Thinker and The Mechanic for those keeping score, and, um, how did they
get the flying Samurai back?), next week on, end credits, was on the
Legends recording because Da Flash ran late. Then the signal went out
on the last 20 minutes of Da Legends, too, so back to the Dark Web for
that as well. And I checked OnDEMAND first, no Legends at all. I
assume I was supposed to go to CW.com, but, you know, fuck them.

Anyway, it was a fine Flash. It wasn't really necessary to watch, as it
was a 'rebuild the team after last seasons unnecessary cliffhanger'
episode. It's major problem is waaaaaayyy too much Iris.

So does Cecile know? Because if she doesn't, I don't understand her
actions or reactions to anything. But if she does, I don't remember
when they told her.

Somehow Da Flash manages to take the stupid seemingly inherent in the CW
shows and make it enjoyable.

DA LEGENDS

Good episode here too. Rip reinvents himself as an even more obnoxious
jerk. Time rules are stressed that make *no* sense whatsoever. The
number one rule is that you can't go someplace twice - so how come Rip
can go to the new Time Patrol 2017 headquarters? Maybe the others
originated there and can go home, but *he* certainly didn't.

After all they did to salvage Amaya, she left between seasons? But is
still in the opening scenes? What the Hell?

So who lost all of Ray's money? Felicity Smoak (snicker)?

As with Da Flash, this wasn't must see TV; again they were undoing last
season's cliffhanger. Next week should be business as usual for both
shows.

Beyond the usual retro stuff, yesterday was the 60th anniversary of Walt
Disney's ZORRO, so of course much foxy stuff was watched and shared and
celebrated.

Z!
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Obveeus
2017-10-11 16:41:37 UTC
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The signal went out with 20 minutes to go,
Then the signal went out
on the last 20 minutes of Da Legends, too,
Maybe your cable/DVR is trying to tell you something?
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so back to the Dark Web for
that as well. And I checked OnDEMAND first, no Legends at all. I
assume I was supposed to go to CW.com, but, you know, fuck them.
CWTV.com if you ever wish to go that route.
anim8rfsk
2017-10-11 17:49:12 UTC
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The signal went out with 20 minutes to go,
Then the signal went out
on the last 20 minutes of Da Legends, too,
Maybe your cable/DVR is trying to tell you something?
Post by anim8rfsk
so back to the Dark Web for
that as well. And I checked OnDEMAND first, no Legends at all. I
assume I was supposed to go to CW.com, but, you know, fuck them.
CWTV.com if you ever wish to go that route.
Thank you, but no.
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Dimensional Traveler
2017-10-11 20:18:03 UTC
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The signal went out with 20 minutes to go,
Then the signal went out
on the last 20 minutes of Da Legends, too,
Maybe your cable/DVR is trying to tell you something?
Post by anim8rfsk
so back to the Dark Web for
that as well. And I checked OnDEMAND first, no Legends at all. I
assume I was supposed to go to CW.com, but, you know, fuck them.
CWTV.com if you ever wish to go that route.
Thank you, but no.
Too dark a corner of the web?
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instinct are running screaming.
A Friend
2017-10-11 17:49:41 UTC
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So does Cecile know? Because if she doesn't, I don't understand her
actions or reactions to anything. But if she does, I don't remember
when they told her.
Yes, Cecile knows about both Barry and Wally. Joe told her back when
he said he loved her.
Obveeus
2017-10-11 15:06:45 UTC
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Beetlejuice (theatrical) - Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis star as a
happily married couple who die in a freak accident.  Their ghosts are
then trapped in their home which is sold to annoying New York yuppies.
Are you sure it isn't Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis that are the annoying
ones?
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Unable to scare them out on their own, they hire, more or less,
Betelgeuse (Michael Keeton) to get the job done.  This holds up very well.
Of course, Michael Keaton is the most annoying one.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
I *love* all of these theatrical re-releases of movies I grew up with;
especially the ones I never saw in the theater during their original
release.  My local theater is planning on showing a bunch of old horror
movies for Halloween Month.  I definitely plan on catching one or two
more.  My only gripe, and it's not related to this movie, is "The
Monster Squad" was playing in another theater further out of town.  I
*wish* I could have seen that instead but the logistics didn't work out.
 :-/
Speaking of theatrical re-releases, for anyone interested (or like me
never saw them in the theater) "The Princess Bride" and "Little Shop of
Horrors" are both getting nationwide theatrical re-releases.  Little
Shop will be the director's cut with the alternate ending...
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/little-shop-of-horrors
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-princess-bride
I already have tickets for THE PRINCESS BRIDE.
Jim G.
2017-10-13 06:20:47 UTC
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn

[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]

Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team. Caitlin is somehow Frost-free and tending bar in a dive, looking
like she's aged a decade and dressed like it's Laundry Day at a trailer
park for bikers. And Cisco has recruited her back to the team. With the
band back together, Barry is freed from the Speed Force but
is...rattled. Iris ends up turning herself over to the Samurai because
she has faith that Rattled Barry will save her. In other words, because
she's very stupid. But her move actually ends up working because bad
soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy
and anticlimactic ending, with another of those "Oh, wait, we're running
out of time so just make the problem go away" edicts to the writer of
this one. So yeah, Barry magically recovers because Joe told him that
Iris was in danger. That's it. That's all it took, apparently. And even
better, everyone is perfectly fine with Iris going home alone with Barry
right afterwards. No further testing, no holding him for more
observation, Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that. Wait, why was I complaining
again? Then Caitlin goes back to the dive bar to give her no-weeks'
notice and frosts out when a skeevy guy there gives her a hard time. And
finally, we briefly meet the latest Big Bad and his henchman.
Henchwoman. Henchperson. Whatever. The two behind Steroid Samurai, who
turned out to be an android. We're given no real clues about their
ultimate plan, but it serves as an adequate teaser for what's surely to
come.

Some random thoughts:

* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
* One of the writers must have read the word "quark" somewhere. Because
science!
* When they confront Steroid Samurai, the police once again show that
they have no clue of what "crossfire" is. But they would have figured it
out quickly enough if they'd all started blasting away at the dude.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
* This one had terrible CGI throughout. Just terrible. Was it a rush job
or are they cutting costs?
* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.

Grade: C+

DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x01 / Aruba-Con

[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization – the Time Bureau – to relieve them of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]

"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
"Your salad sucks."
"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
"Alpha team, do you have eyes on Caesar?"
"We came, we saw, we kicked Caesar's ass."

Rip is sporting a new outfit, a new 'do and a new leaderhip role with a
new group of time cops. As such, it's RIF time for our heroes. Six
months after they are cut loose, they're all in dead-end jobs and not
loving life. Except for Rory, who's kicking back in Aruba and bonding
with Caesar. Yes, it's anachronism time, and the others are happy to
quit their jobs and head off to be time heroes once again. They quickly
steal the Waverider and reunite with Jefferson and Stein. They return
Caesar to his proper place in the past, but he gets his hands on the
wrong history book. Hello, new time anomaly! Rip's team shows up to fix
the problem and only makes things worse, so of course our heroes save
the day once again. In the process, Rory liberates some of Rip's new
tech. On the character development front, Stein makes Jefferson happy by
choosing to stay with his Waverider family until his granddaughter is
born, and Nate pines a bit over Amaya who, back in 1942, ends the
episode by doing what she does best against some invaders. I expect her
to be rejoining the team soon.

In short, the season premiere of this one continues the show's habit of
not taking itself too seriously at all and was therefore a gazillion
times more fun and entertaining than the season premiere of THE FLASH.

Grade: A-
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
shawn
2017-10-13 07:02:35 UTC
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Post by Obveeus
What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team. Caitlin is somehow Frost-free and tending bar in a dive, looking
like she's aged a decade and dressed like it's Laundry Day at a trailer
park for bikers. And Cisco has recruited her back to the team. With the
band back together, Barry is freed from the Speed Force but
is...rattled. Iris ends up turning herself over to the Samurai because
she has faith that Rattled Barry will save her. In other words, because
she's very stupid. But her move actually ends up working because bad
soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy
and anticlimactic ending, with another of those "Oh, wait, we're running
out of time so just make the problem go away" edicts to the writer of
this one. So yeah, Barry magically recovers because Joe told him that
Iris was in danger. That's it. That's all it took, apparently. And even
better, everyone is perfectly fine with Iris going home alone with Barry
right afterwards. No further testing, no holding him for more
observation, Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that. Wait, why was I complaining
again? Then Caitlin goes back to the dive bar to give her no-weeks'
notice and frosts out when a skeevy guy there gives her a hard time. And
finally, we briefly meet the latest Big Bad and his henchman.
Henchwoman. Henchperson. Whatever. The two behind Steroid Samurai, who
turned out to be an android. We're given no real clues about their
ultimate plan, but it serves as an adequate teaser for what's surely to
come.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Well he was supposed to be working overnight so clearly he would be
there and not taking a break or crashed out somewhere but just waiting
for the new boss to show up and crack her whip.
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* One of the writers must have read the word "quark" somewhere. Because
science!
This show has writers? I thought it was a bunch of interns.
Post by Jim G.
* When they confront Steroid Samurai, the police once again show that
they have no clue of what "crossfire" is. But they would have figured it
out quickly enough if they'd all started blasting away at the dude.
A bunch of cops with no new weapons are going to take on a guy that's
already shrugged off those same weapons.. Makes sense to me.
Post by Jim G.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Don't forget that though he is apparently running at top speed he's
just able to keep up with Samurai Dude. Amazing how that happens even
though we know that 1) Barry said he couldn't run at his former top
speed because he would break through the time barrier and 2) Evil
Barry was running even faster so now new and improved Barry can run
faster than evil Barry but doesn't break the time barrier or the speed
force barrier and doesn't go blue lightning but stays with the yellow
lightning. Hmmmm...
Post by Jim G.
* This one had terrible CGI throughout. Just terrible. Was it a rush job
or are they cutting costs?
* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Grade: C+
Jim G.
2017-10-13 23:23:39 UTC
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On Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:20:47 -0500, "Jim G."
Post by Jim G.
Post by Obveeus
What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team. Caitlin is somehow Frost-free and tending bar in a dive, looking
like she's aged a decade and dressed like it's Laundry Day at a trailer
park for bikers. And Cisco has recruited her back to the team. With the
band back together, Barry is freed from the Speed Force but
is...rattled. Iris ends up turning herself over to the Samurai because
she has faith that Rattled Barry will save her. In other words, because
she's very stupid. But her move actually ends up working because bad
soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy
and anticlimactic ending, with another of those "Oh, wait, we're running
out of time so just make the problem go away" edicts to the writer of
this one. So yeah, Barry magically recovers because Joe told him that
Iris was in danger. That's it. That's all it took, apparently. And even
better, everyone is perfectly fine with Iris going home alone with Barry
right afterwards. No further testing, no holding him for more
observation, Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that. Wait, why was I complaining
again? Then Caitlin goes back to the dive bar to give her no-weeks'
notice and frosts out when a skeevy guy there gives her a hard time. And
finally, we briefly meet the latest Big Bad and his henchman.
Henchwoman. Henchperson. Whatever. The two behind Steroid Samurai, who
turned out to be an android. We're given no real clues about their
ultimate plan, but it serves as an adequate teaser for what's surely to
come.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Well he was supposed to be working overnight so clearly he would be
there and not taking a break or crashed out somewhere but just waiting
for the new boss to show up and crack her whip.
Well, it's not as if it's a big facility with separate lab areas and
tons of places where he could be, or anything like that. Oh, wait.
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* One of the writers must have read the word "quark" somewhere. Because
science!
This show has writers? I thought it was a bunch of interns.
You think more highly of them than I do. Seriously, though, I heard that
the team behind this one was hearing the "too dark" complaints about
last season, but I didn't see much of an adjustment here away from that
darkness and back towards the more fun and bright aspects of the first
two seasons.
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Post by Jim G.
* When they confront Steroid Samurai, the police once again show that
they have no clue of what "crossfire" is. But they would have figured it
out quickly enough if they'd all started blasting away at the dude.
A bunch of cops with no new weapons are going to take on a guy that's
already shrugged off those same weapons.. Makes sense to me.
They must have a high attrition rate.
Post by shawn
Post by Jim G.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Don't forget that though he is apparently running at top speed he's
just able to keep up with Samurai Dude.
Yep.
Post by shawn
Amazing how that happens even
though we know that 1) Barry said he couldn't run at his former top
speed because he would break through the time barrier and 2) Evil
Barry was running even faster so now new and improved Barry can run
faster than evil Barry but doesn't break the time barrier or the speed
force barrier and doesn't go blue lightning but stays with the yellow
lightning. Hmmmm...
If I were a crazy person, I might think that there have been some
inconsistencies in the writing.
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"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team. Caitlin is somehow Frost-free and tending bar in a dive, looking
like she's aged a decade and dressed like it's Laundry Day at a trailer
park for bikers. And Cisco has recruited her back to the team. With the
band back together, Barry is freed from the Speed Force but
is...rattled. Iris ends up turning herself over to the Samurai because
she has faith that Rattled Barry will save her. In other words, because
she's very stupid. But her move actually ends up working because bad
soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy
and anticlimactic ending, with another of those "Oh, wait, we're running
out of time so just make the problem go away" edicts to the writer of
this one. So yeah, Barry magically recovers because Joe told him that
Iris was in danger. That's it. That's all it took, apparently. And even
better, everyone is perfectly fine with Iris going home alone with Barry
right afterwards. No further testing, no holding him for more
observation, Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that. Wait, why was I complaining
again? Then Caitlin goes back to the dive bar to give her no-weeks'
notice and frosts out when a skeevy guy there gives her a hard time. And
finally, we briefly meet the latest Big Bad and his henchman.
Henchwoman. Henchperson. Whatever.
In the comics, The Mechanic is a guy and they gender switched him for
the show, so your quip is more clever than you could have possibly
imagined. :)

The two behind Steroid Samurai, who
Post by Jim G.
turned out to be an android. We're given no real clues about their
ultimate plan, but it serves as an adequate teaser for what's surely to
come.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Or Iris just being stupid. I mean, even if he's in the building, that's
a HUGE building.

Which brings up the question of where do the funds come from? I assumed
Barry was handling the money, somehow, as he's the only one that spends
huge amounts frivolously. But with him gone 6 months, the lab is still
running, and Iris is somehow still living in the super expensive
apartment Barry bought for her that's there's no way she's on the lease
of.
Post by Jim G.
* One of the writers must have read the word "quark" somewhere. Because
science!
* When they confront Steroid Samurai, the police once again show that
they have no clue of what "crossfire" is. But they would have figured it
out quickly enough if they'd all started blasting away at the dude.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Yeah. For Barry to be running faster than ever, he'd have had to have
gone the long way around. The world.
Post by Jim G.
* This one had terrible CGI throughout. Just terrible. Was it a rush job
or are they cutting costs?
Okay, glad it's not just me. Kid Flash running around was just awful.
Post by Jim G.
* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Grade: C+
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x01 / Aruba-Con
[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization – the Time Bureau – to relieve them of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]
"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
Does it occur to you that Rip has an awful lot of operatives if all they
do is fix the Legends mistakes?
Post by Jim G.
"Your salad sucks."
Okay, that one whooshed me good. I went back and ran it again, and said
"why is Mr. Rory eating the salad he bought for Caes ... oooooooh"

And then I laughed out loud.
Post by Jim G.
"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
"Alpha team, do you have eyes on Caesar?"
"We came, we saw, we kicked Caesar's ass."
Rip is sporting a new outfit, a new 'do and a new leaderhip role with a
new group of time cops. As such, it's RIF time for our heroes. Six
months after they are cut loose, they're all in dead-end jobs and not
loving life. Except for Rory, who's kicking back in Aruba and bonding
with Caesar. Yes, it's anachronism time, and the others are happy to
quit their jobs and head off to be time heroes once again. They quickly
steal the Waverider and reunite with Jefferson and Stein. They return
Caesar to his proper place in the past, but he gets his hands on the
wrong history book. Hello, new time anomaly! Rip's team shows up to fix
the problem and only makes things worse, so of course our heroes save
the day once again. In the process, Rory liberates some of Rip's new
tech. On the character development front, Stein makes Jefferson happy by
choosing to stay with his Waverider family until his granddaughter is
born, and Nate pines a bit over Amaya who, back in 1942, ends the
wait - what? Stupid thing must have run long. Well, Da Flash ran like
3 minutes into Da Legends timeslot, so Da Legends must have run long too
and I didn't get it. Snarl.
Post by Jim G.
episode by doing what she does best against some invaders. I expect her
to be rejoining the team soon.
In short, the season premiere of this one continues the show's habit of
not taking itself too seriously at all and was therefore a gazillion
times more fun and entertaining than the season premiere of THE FLASH.
Grade: A-
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team. Caitlin is somehow Frost-free and tending bar in a dive, looking
like she's aged a decade and dressed like it's Laundry Day at a trailer
park for bikers. And Cisco has recruited her back to the team. With the
band back together, Barry is freed from the Speed Force but
is...rattled. Iris ends up turning herself over to the Samurai because
she has faith that Rattled Barry will save her. In other words, because
she's very stupid. But her move actually ends up working because bad
soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy
and anticlimactic ending, with another of those "Oh, wait, we're running
out of time so just make the problem go away" edicts to the writer of
this one. So yeah, Barry magically recovers because Joe told him that
Iris was in danger. That's it. That's all it took, apparently. And even
better, everyone is perfectly fine with Iris going home alone with Barry
right afterwards. No further testing, no holding him for more
observation, Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that. Wait, why was I complaining
again? Then Caitlin goes back to the dive bar to give her no-weeks'
notice and frosts out when a skeevy guy there gives her a hard time. And
finally, we briefly meet the latest Big Bad and his henchman.
Henchwoman. Henchperson. Whatever.
In the comics, The Mechanic is a guy and they gender switched him for
the show, so your quip is more clever than you could have possibly
imagined. :)
Most of my best work is done entirely by accident.
Post by anim8rfsk
The two behind Steroid Samurai, who
Post by Jim G.
turned out to be an android. We're given no real clues about their
ultimate plan, but it serves as an adequate teaser for what's surely to
come.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Or Iris just being stupid. I mean, even if he's in the building, that's
a HUGE building.
Yep. And he has his own separate lab.
Post by anim8rfsk
Which brings up the question of where do the funds come from? I assumed
Barry was handling the money, somehow, as he's the only one that spends
huge amounts frivolously. But with him gone 6 months, the lab is still
running, and Iris is somehow still living in the super expensive
apartment Barry bought for her that's there's no way she's on the lease
of.
With all of the villains and metas drawn to the city, a lot of people
have surely bailed. Real estate is probably dirt cheap. :)
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* One of the writers must have read the word "quark" somewhere. Because
science!
* When they confront Steroid Samurai, the police once again show that
they have no clue of what "crossfire" is. But they would have figured it
out quickly enough if they'd all started blasting away at the dude.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Yeah. For Barry to be running faster than ever, he'd have had to have
gone the long way around. The world.
Yep.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* This one had terrible CGI throughout. Just terrible. Was it a rush job
or are they cutting costs?
Okay, glad it's not just me. Kid Flash running around was just awful.
Yeah, that was the biggest offender, but it was all bad. You'd think
they'd have the "fun fast" effects down to a, well, science by now. I
guess not.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Grade: C+
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x01 / Aruba-Con
[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization – the Time Bureau – to relieve them of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]
"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
Does it occur to you that Rip has an awful lot of operatives if all they
do is fix the Legends mistakes?
I blame Rory.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
"Your salad sucks."
Okay, that one whooshed me good. I went back and ran it again, and said
"why is Mr. Rory eating the salad he bought for Caes ... oooooooh"
And then I laughed out loud.
Someone deserves a raise for that one, especially since it *was* so
subtle that I'm sure that many people didn't even catch the real meaning.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
"Alpha team, do you have eyes on Caesar?"
"We came, we saw, we kicked Caesar's ass."
Rip is sporting a new outfit, a new 'do and a new leaderhip role with a
new group of time cops. As such, it's RIF time for our heroes. Six
months after they are cut loose, they're all in dead-end jobs and not
loving life. Except for Rory, who's kicking back in Aruba and bonding
with Caesar. Yes, it's anachronism time, and the others are happy to
quit their jobs and head off to be time heroes once again. They quickly
steal the Waverider and reunite with Jefferson and Stein. They return
Caesar to his proper place in the past, but he gets his hands on the
wrong history book. Hello, new time anomaly! Rip's team shows up to fix
the problem and only makes things worse, so of course our heroes save
the day once again. In the process, Rory liberates some of Rip's new
tech. On the character development front, Stein makes Jefferson happy by
choosing to stay with his Waverider family until his granddaughter is
born, and Nate pines a bit over Amaya who, back in 1942, ends the
wait - what? Stupid thing must have run long. Well, Da Flash ran like
3 minutes into Da Legends timeslot, so Da Legends must have run long too
and I didn't get it. Snarl.
I always pad the back end of my recordings by at least five minutes for
that very reason. In any case, it's not a long scene -- probably no more
than 30 seconds leading into the closing credits -- but they definitely
spend time with her back home in Africa, confronting a group of men and
releasing her magic on them.
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team. Caitlin is somehow Frost-free and tending bar in a dive, looking
like she's aged a decade and dressed like it's Laundry Day at a trailer
park for bikers. And Cisco has recruited her back to the team. With the
band back together, Barry is freed from the Speed Force but
is...rattled. Iris ends up turning herself over to the Samurai because
she has faith that Rattled Barry will save her. In other words, because
she's very stupid. But her move actually ends up working because bad
soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy
and anticlimactic ending, with another of those "Oh, wait, we're running
out of time so just make the problem go away" edicts to the writer of
this one. So yeah, Barry magically recovers because Joe told him that
Iris was in danger. That's it. That's all it took, apparently. And even
better, everyone is perfectly fine with Iris going home alone with Barry
right afterwards. No further testing, no holding him for more
observation, Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that. Wait, why was I complaining
again? Then Caitlin goes back to the dive bar to give her no-weeks'
notice and frosts out when a skeevy guy there gives her a hard time. And
finally, we briefly meet the latest Big Bad and his henchman.
Henchwoman. Henchperson. Whatever.
In the comics, The Mechanic is a guy and they gender switched him for
the show, so your quip is more clever than you could have possibly
imagined. :)
Most of my best work is done entirely by accident.
Post by anim8rfsk
The two behind Steroid Samurai, who
Post by Jim G.
turned out to be an android. We're given no real clues about their
ultimate plan, but it serves as an adequate teaser for what's surely to
come.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Or Iris just being stupid. I mean, even if he's in the building, that's
a HUGE building.
Yep. And he has his own separate lab.
Post by anim8rfsk
Which brings up the question of where do the funds come from? I assumed
Barry was handling the money, somehow, as he's the only one that spends
huge amounts frivolously. But with him gone 6 months, the lab is still
running, and Iris is somehow still living in the super expensive
apartment Barry bought for her that's there's no way she's on the lease
of.
With all of the villains and metas drawn to the city, a lot of people
have surely bailed. Real estate is probably dirt cheap. :)
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* One of the writers must have read the word "quark" somewhere. Because
science!
* When they confront Steroid Samurai, the police once again show that
they have no clue of what "crossfire" is. But they would have figured it
out quickly enough if they'd all started blasting away at the dude.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Yeah. For Barry to be running faster than ever, he'd have had to have
gone the long way around. The world.
Yep.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* This one had terrible CGI throughout. Just terrible. Was it a rush job
or are they cutting costs?
Okay, glad it's not just me. Kid Flash running around was just awful.
Yeah, that was the biggest offender, but it was all bad. You'd think
they'd have the "fun fast" effects down to a, well, science by now. I
guess not.
Often they'll change companies and the new company won't be using the
same OS or software and won't have access to anything but what you see
on TV, and they have to reinvent it. I've been there many many many
times. Clients assume that all computer programs have an identical BSR
(big stupid ring, named for the Praxis Wave in Star Trek VI) button and
that it will create the same exact effect no matter who uses it or how
or where. And of course the new company is in place because it was
cheaper. It's even worse in Canadia.
Post by Jim G.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Grade: C+
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x01 / Aruba-Con
[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization ″ the Time Bureau ″ to relieve them
of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]
"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
Does it occur to you that Rip has an awful lot of operatives if all they
do is fix the Legends mistakes?
I blame Rory.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
"Your salad sucks."
Okay, that one whooshed me good. I went back and ran it again, and said
"why is Mr. Rory eating the salad he bought for Caes ... oooooooh"
And then I laughed out loud.
Someone deserves a raise for that one, especially since it *was* so
subtle that I'm sure that many people didn't even catch the real meaning.
If only he'd had a big Orange drink ...
Post by Jim G.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
"Alpha team, do you have eyes on Caesar?"
"We came, we saw, we kicked Caesar's ass."
Rip is sporting a new outfit, a new 'do and a new leaderhip role with a
new group of time cops. As such, it's RIF time for our heroes. Six
months after they are cut loose, they're all in dead-end jobs and not
loving life. Except for Rory, who's kicking back in Aruba and bonding
with Caesar. Yes, it's anachronism time, and the others are happy to
quit their jobs and head off to be time heroes once again. They quickly
steal the Waverider and reunite with Jefferson and Stein. They return
Caesar to his proper place in the past, but he gets his hands on the
wrong history book. Hello, new time anomaly! Rip's team shows up to fix
the problem and only makes things worse, so of course our heroes save
the day once again. In the process, Rory liberates some of Rip's new
tech. On the character development front, Stein makes Jefferson happy by
choosing to stay with his Waverider family until his granddaughter is
born, and Nate pines a bit over Amaya who, back in 1942, ends the
wait - what? Stupid thing must have run long. Well, Da Flash ran like
3 minutes into Da Legends timeslot, so Da Legends must have run long too
and I didn't get it. Snarl.
I always pad the back end of my recordings by at least five minutes for
that very reason. In any case, it's not a long scene -- probably no more
than 30 seconds leading into the closing credits -- but they definitely
spend time with her back home in Africa, confronting a group of men and
releasing her magic on them.
The Dark Web revealed it to me, and it was well worth the hunt, thank
you.
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THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesnâ??t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isnâ??t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team. Caitlin is somehow Frost-free and tending bar in a dive, looking
like she's aged a decade and dressed like it's Laundry Day at a trailer
park for bikers. And Cisco has recruited her back to the team. With the
band back together, Barry is freed from the Speed Force but
is...rattled. Iris ends up turning herself over to the Samurai because
she has faith that Rattled Barry will save her. In other words, because
she's very stupid. But her move actually ends up working because bad
soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy
and anticlimactic ending, with another of those "Oh, wait, we're running
out of time so just make the problem go away" edicts to the writer of
this one. So yeah, Barry magically recovers because Joe told him that
Iris was in danger. That's it. That's all it took, apparently. And even
better, everyone is perfectly fine with Iris going home alone with Barry
right afterwards. No further testing, no holding him for more
observation, Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that. Wait, why was I complaining
again? Then Caitlin goes back to the dive bar to give her no-weeks'
notice and frosts out when a skeevy guy there gives her a hard time. And
finally, we briefly meet the latest Big Bad and his henchman.
Henchwoman. Henchperson. Whatever.
In the comics, The Mechanic is a guy and they gender switched him for
the show, so your quip is more clever than you could have possibly
imagined. :)
Most of my best work is done entirely by accident.
Post by anim8rfsk
The two behind Steroid Samurai, who
Post by Jim G.
turned out to be an android. We're given no real clues about their
ultimate plan, but it serves as an adequate teaser for what's surely to
come.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Or Iris just being stupid. I mean, even if he's in the building, that's
a HUGE building.
Yep. And he has his own separate lab.
Post by anim8rfsk
Which brings up the question of where do the funds come from? I assumed
Barry was handling the money, somehow, as he's the only one that spends
huge amounts frivolously. But with him gone 6 months, the lab is still
running, and Iris is somehow still living in the super expensive
apartment Barry bought for her that's there's no way she's on the lease
of.
With all of the villains and metas drawn to the city, a lot of people
have surely bailed. Real estate is probably dirt cheap. :)
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* One of the writers must have read the word "quark" somewhere. Because
science!
* When they confront Steroid Samurai, the police once again show that
they have no clue of what "crossfire" is. But they would have figured it
out quickly enough if they'd all started blasting away at the dude.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Yeah. For Barry to be running faster than ever, he'd have had to have
gone the long way around. The world.
Yep.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
* This one had terrible CGI throughout. Just terrible. Was it a rush job
or are they cutting costs?
Okay, glad it's not just me. Kid Flash running around was just awful.
Yeah, that was the biggest offender, but it was all bad. You'd think
they'd have the "fun fast" effects down to a, well, science by now. I
guess not.
Often they'll change companies and the new company won't be using the
same OS or software and won't have access to anything but what you see
on TV, and they have to reinvent it.
Interesting. I would have thought that anything generated by Company A
would be considered property of the show/network, which could then take
that property and have Company B run with it (no pun intended).
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I've been there many many many
times. Clients assume that all computer programs have an identical BSR
(big stupid ring, named for the Praxis Wave in Star Trek VI) button and
that it will create the same exact effect no matter who uses it or how
or where. And of course the new company is in place because it was
cheaper. It's even worse in Canadia.
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* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Grade: C+
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x01 / Aruba-Con
[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization â?3 the Time Bureau â?3 to relieve them
of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]
"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
Does it occur to you that Rip has an awful lot of operatives if all they
do is fix the Legends mistakes?
I blame Rory.
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"Your salad sucks."
Okay, that one whooshed me good. I went back and ran it again, and said
"why is Mr. Rory eating the salad he bought for Caes ... oooooooh"
And then I laughed out loud.
Someone deserves a raise for that one, especially since it *was* so
subtle that I'm sure that many people didn't even catch the real meaning.
If only he'd had a big Orange drink ...
And a pizza.
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"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
"Alpha team, do you have eyes on Caesar?"
"We came, we saw, we kicked Caesar's ass."
Rip is sporting a new outfit, a new 'do and a new leaderhip role with a
new group of time cops. As such, it's RIF time for our heroes. Six
months after they are cut loose, they're all in dead-end jobs and not
loving life. Except for Rory, who's kicking back in Aruba and bonding
with Caesar. Yes, it's anachronism time, and the others are happy to
quit their jobs and head off to be time heroes once again. They quickly
steal the Waverider and reunite with Jefferson and Stein. They return
Caesar to his proper place in the past, but he gets his hands on the
wrong history book. Hello, new time anomaly! Rip's team shows up to fix
the problem and only makes things worse, so of course our heroes save
the day once again. In the process, Rory liberates some of Rip's new
tech. On the character development front, Stein makes Jefferson happy by
choosing to stay with his Waverider family until his granddaughter is
born, and Nate pines a bit over Amaya who, back in 1942, ends the
wait - what? Stupid thing must have run long. Well, Da Flash ran like
3 minutes into Da Legends timeslot, so Da Legends must have run long too
and I didn't get it. Snarl.
I always pad the back end of my recordings by at least five minutes for
that very reason. In any case, it's not a long scene -- probably no more
than 30 seconds leading into the closing credits -- but they definitely
spend time with her back home in Africa, confronting a group of men and
releasing her magic on them.
The Dark Web revealed it to me, and it was well worth the hunt, thank
you.
She's still easy on the eyes. My eyes, at least. :)
She's the hawtest girl on the show.
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I blame Rory.
Someone deserves a raise for that one, especially since it *was* so
subtle that I'm sure that many people didn't even catch the real meaning.
If only he'd had a big Orange drink ...
And a pizza.
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I always pad the back end of my recordings by at least five minutes for
that very reason. In any case, it's not a long scene -- probably no more
than 30 seconds leading into the closing credits -- but they definitely
spend time with her back home in Africa, confronting a group of men and
releasing her magic on them.
The Dark Web revealed it to me, and it was well worth the hunt, thank
you.
She's still easy on the eyes. My eyes, at least. :)
She's the hawtest girl on the show.
Not much of a challenge there. :)
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I blame Rory.
Someone deserves a raise for that one, especially since it *was* so
subtle that I'm sure that many people didn't even catch the real meaning.
If only he'd had a big Orange drink ...
And a pizza.
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Post by Jim G.
I always pad the back end of my recordings by at least five minutes for
that very reason. In any case, it's not a long scene -- probably no more
than 30 seconds leading into the closing credits -- but they definitely
spend time with her back home in Africa, confronting a group of men and
releasing her magic on them.
The Dark Web revealed it to me, and it was well worth the hunt, thank
you.
She's still easy on the eyes. My eyes, at least. :)
She's the hawtest girl on the show.
Not much of a challenge there. :)
there's that
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I blame Rory.
Someone deserves a raise for that one, especially since it *was* so
subtle that I'm sure that many people didn't even catch the real meaning.
If only he'd had a big Orange drink ...
And a pizza.
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Post by Jim G.
I always pad the back end of my recordings by at least five minutes for
that very reason. In any case, it's not a long scene -- probably no more
than 30 seconds leading into the closing credits -- but they definitely
spend time with her back home in Africa, confronting a group of men and
releasing her magic on them.
The Dark Web revealed it to me, and it was well worth the hunt, thank
you.
She's still easy on the eyes. My eyes, at least. :)
She's the hawtest girl on the show.
Not much of a challenge there. :)
there's that
And despite the overall lack of pretty women, I still appreciate this
wacky show.
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[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization – the Time Bureau – to relieve them of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]
"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
"Your salad sucks."
"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
Caesar like Star Trek: Discovery?!?!
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DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x01 / Aruba-Con
[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization – the Time Bureau – to relieve them of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]
"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
"Your salad sucks."
"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
Caesar like Star Trek: Discovery?!?!
No idea. We don't get STD in the states.
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DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / 3x01 / Aruba-Con
[When the Legends realize that they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter
arrives with his new organization – the Time Bureau – to relieve them of
duty. The Legends are thrilled to get a chance to put the team back
together but a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caesar in Aruba.
Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the
Time Bureau in order to try and stop Julius Caesar from conquering the
modern world.]
"I didn't know Men's Wearhouse gave group discounts."
"Your salad sucks."
"We followed a trail of petty larceny reports. He's been holed up on the
beach, running up a room service tab and a serious collection of STDs."
Caesar like Star Trek: Discovery?!?!
The line was in reference to Rory, not Caesar. But as for JC, he
probably *would* be a big Capt. Lorca fan, now that you mention it.
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team.
It never occurred to them to just tell the samurai that Da Flash ain't
around anymore. "He's moved on to another dimension, dude. You're
looking in the wrong place."
Post by Jim G.
But her move actually ends up working because bad soap plus bad
writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy and
anticlimactic ending
More like "bad soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea plus plot
need". Can't have a show called DA FLASH without, you know, Da Flash, so
it was a foregone conclusion that Barry was coming back. I'm just glad
they resolved that amnesia thing quickly. Illogical, yes, but at least
it's over. I hate when shows drag out a character's improbable amnesia
forever.
Post by Jim G.
Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that.
I want to know how they have sex. Seems like his Flash powers would make
the sex last like .00001 seconds, and at the same time give her some
serious friction burns in all the wrong places.
Post by Jim G.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Or the opposite TV trope of people who hang up the phone in
mid-conversation without saying goodbye to the person on the other end.
Post by Jim G.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Plus, he's literally achieved the speed of light in the past or he
wouldn't have been able to time travel.
Post by Jim G.
* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Yeah, you'd think one thing Star Labs would have at the top of the
budget is "paper weights".

It'd be hilarious if they did a Christmas episode where everyone gives
each other a paper weight as a gift.
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team.
It never occurred to them to just tell the samurai that Da Flash ain't
around anymore. "He's moved on to another dimension, dude. You're
looking in the wrong place."
Post by Jim G.
But her move actually ends up working because bad soap plus bad
writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy and
anticlimactic ending
More like "bad soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea plus plot
need". Can't have a show called DA FLASH without, you know, Da Flash, so
it was a foregone conclusion that Barry was coming back. I'm just glad
they resolved that amnesia thing quickly. Illogical, yes, but at least
it's over. I hate when shows drag out a character's improbable amnesia
forever.
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Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that.
I want to know how they have sex. Seems like his Flash powers would make
the sex last like .00001 seconds,
But he recovers instantly

and at the same time give her some
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serious friction burns in all the wrong places.
Post by Jim G.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Or the opposite TV trope of people who hang up the phone in
mid-conversation without saying goodbye to the person on the other end.
Or answer it "GarelliWhatWhereI'mOnMyWay"click
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Post by Jim G.
* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Plus, he's literally achieved the speed of light in the past or he
wouldn't have been able to time travel.
You keep saying that, but he time travels at Mach 22. :)
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* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Yeah, you'd think one thing Star Labs would have at the top of the
budget is "paper weights".
Why does Star Labs even *have* paper? It's all on computer screens or
written on the walls. Maybe those are Chinese take-out menus?
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It'd be hilarious if they did a Christmas episode where everyone gives
each other a paper weight as a gift.
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team.
It never occurred to them to just tell the samurai that Da Flash ain't
around anymore. "He's moved on to another dimension, dude. You're
looking in the wrong place."
Post by Jim G.
But her move actually ends up working because bad soap plus bad
writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy and
anticlimactic ending
More like "bad soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea plus plot
need". Can't have a show called DA FLASH without, you know, Da Flash, so
it was a foregone conclusion that Barry was coming back. I'm just glad
they resolved that amnesia thing quickly. Illogical, yes, but at least
it's over. I hate when shows drag out a character's improbable amnesia
forever.
Post by Jim G.
Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that.
I want to know how they have sex. Seems like his Flash powers would make
the sex last like .00001 seconds,
But he recovers instantly
and at the same time give her some
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serious friction burns in all the wrong places.
Why does "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" come to mind?
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team.
It never occurred to them to just tell the samurai that Da Flash ain't
around anymore. "He's moved on to another dimension, dude. You're
looking in the wrong place."
Post by Jim G.
But her move actually ends up working because bad soap plus bad
writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy and
anticlimactic ending
More like "bad soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea plus plot
need". Can't have a show called DA FLASH without, you know, Da Flash, so
it was a foregone conclusion that Barry was coming back. I'm just glad
they resolved that amnesia thing quickly. Illogical, yes, but at least
it's over. I hate when shows drag out a character's improbable amnesia
forever.
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Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that.
I want to know how they have sex. Seems like his Flash powers would make
the sex last like .00001 seconds,
But he recovers instantly
and at the same time give her some
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serious friction burns in all the wrong places.
Why does "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" come to mind?
"gutting her like a trout"

My ex used to say that, and then laugh hysterically.
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team.
It never occurred to them to just tell the samurai that Da Flash ain't
around anymore. "He's moved on to another dimension, dude. You're
looking in the wrong place."
Post by Jim G.
But her move actually ends up working because bad soap plus bad
writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy and
anticlimactic ending
More like "bad soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea plus plot
need". Can't have a show called DA FLASH without, you know, Da Flash, so
it was a foregone conclusion that Barry was coming back. I'm just glad
they resolved that amnesia thing quickly. Illogical, yes, but at least
it's over. I hate when shows drag out a character's improbable amnesia
forever.
Post by Jim G.
Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that.
I want to know how they have sex. Seems like his Flash powers would make
the sex last like .00001 seconds,
But he recovers instantly
and at the same time give her some
Post by BTR1701
serious friction burns in all the wrong places.
Why does "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" come to mind?
"gutting her like a trout"
I keep waiting for someone on this season's SURVIVOR to cut off a hand.
The way they go about gutting fish with the machete is ominous.
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My ex used to say that, and then laugh hysterically.
She sounds like quite the filly...or is that fillet?
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team.
It never occurred to them to just tell the samurai that Da Flash ain't
around anymore. "He's moved on to another dimension, dude. You're
looking in the wrong place."
Post by Jim G.
But her move actually ends up working because bad soap plus bad
writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy and
anticlimactic ending
More like "bad soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea plus plot
need". Can't have a show called DA FLASH without, you know, Da Flash, so
it was a foregone conclusion that Barry was coming back. I'm just glad
they resolved that amnesia thing quickly. Illogical, yes, but at least
it's over. I hate when shows drag out a character's improbable amnesia
forever.
Post by Jim G.
Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that.
I want to know how they have sex. Seems like his Flash powers would make
the sex last like .00001 seconds,
But he recovers instantly
and at the same time give her some
Post by BTR1701
serious friction burns in all the wrong places.
Why does "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" come to mind?
"gutting her like a trout"
My ex used to say that, and then laugh hysterically.
Your ex is weird, but we already knew that.
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* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Plus, he's literally achieved the speed of light in the past or he
wouldn't have been able to time travel.
You keep saying that, but he time travels at Mach 22. :)
I refuse to bend to that level of ridiculousness. If he's time traveling,
he's at or very near c. Them's the laws of physics and I ain't budging.
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* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Yeah, you'd think one thing Star Labs would have at the top of the
budget is "paper weights".
Why does Star Labs even *have* paper?
'Cause sometimes you just have to print something out to get a good sense
of it!
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What did you watch?
THE FLASH / 4x01 / The Flash Reborn
[With Barry in the speed force, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe, and Vibe have
taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored
villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco
makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However,
the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in.]
Six months have passed, with Barry still in the Speed Force. A Steroid
Samurai arrives in town and wants The Flash and won't settle for the
B-team.
It never occurred to them to just tell the samurai that Da Flash ain't
around anymore. "He's moved on to another dimension, dude. You're
looking in the wrong place."
Of course not. That would make sense and demonstrate good communication
skills. And we all known that TV characters suck at communicating unless
it's about feelings.
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Post by Jim G.
But her move actually ends up working because bad soap plus bad
writing plus a really bad idea equals a quick and happy and
anticlimactic ending
More like "bad soap plus bad writing plus a really bad idea plus plot
need". Can't have a show called DA FLASH without, you know, Da Flash, so
it was a foregone conclusion that Barry was coming back. I'm just glad
they resolved that amnesia thing quickly. Illogical, yes, but at least
it's over. I hate when shows drag out a character's improbable amnesia
forever.
I should admit, though, that Gustin did a better job with it than I
would have expected.
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Post by Jim G.
Nope, just let him leave the lab and throw her out there
with him and put her at risk like that.
I want to know how they have sex. Seems like his Flash powers would make
the sex last like .00001 seconds, and at the same time give her some
serious friction burns in all the wrong places.
"Do you smoke after sex?"
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Post by Jim G.
* At one point, Iris enters the main lab and is talking to Cisco before
even confirming that he's there. Which, of course, he isn't. This one is
right up there with people who begin talking to the person they assume
is at the door even before they've opened the door to confirm who's been
knocking or ringing the bell.
Or the opposite TV trope of people who hang up the phone in
mid-conversation without saying goodbye to the person on the other end.
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* Soon after Barry returns to being Barry and heads off as The Flash,
someone states that he has never run faster. But he's at least five
seconds into this particular run and he's still within city limits
despite running in a straight line.
Plus, he's literally achieved the speed of light in the past or he
wouldn't have been able to time travel.
The writers clearly either don't care or are just unable to grasp the
concept of just how fast that really is.
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* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Yeah, you'd think one thing Star Labs would have at the top of the
budget is "paper weights".
This time it was at Casa Barry, but it's happened more than once at
S.T.A.R. Labs, so it's still a valid point. And why would the labs, with
their tablets and monitors and computers, ever have any use for paper
copies of *anything*? Beats me.
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It'd be hilarious if they did a Christmas episode where everyone gives
each other a paper weight as a gift.
Heh. And have them all sharing knowing chuckles except for Barry, who
would be looking around in confusion.
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2017-10-14 00:45:54 UTC
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* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Yeah, you'd think one thing Star Labs would have at the top of the
budget is "paper weights".
This time it was at Casa Barry, but it's happened more than once at
S.T.A.R. Labs, so it's still a valid point. And why would the labs, with
their tablets and monitors and computers, ever have any use for paper
copies of *anything*? Beats me.
HAH!

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2017-10-14 01:56:17 UTC
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* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Yeah, you'd think one thing Star Labs would have at the top of the
budget is "paper weights".
This time it was at Casa Barry, but it's happened more than once at
S.T.A.R. Labs, so it's still a valid point. And why would the labs, with
their tablets and monitors and computers, ever have any use for paper
copies of *anything*? Beats me.
HAH!
Ice cream for me,
Ice cream for me
Iiiiiiccce creamaamm forrr meeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Ice cream for me!
Twang-ssss-bonk. Damn, that green arrow bounced off your nose.
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2017-10-14 03:48:47 UTC
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* At one point, Barry rushes off to do his Flash thing and some loose
sheets of paper go flying. It just never seems like a legitimate episode
to me until that happens.
Yeah, you'd think one thing Star Labs would have at the top of the
budget is "paper weights".
This time it was at Casa Barry, but it's happened more than once at
S.T.A.R. Labs, so it's still a valid point. And why would the labs, with
their tablets and monitors and computers, ever have any use for paper
copies of *anything*? Beats me.
HAH!
Ice cream for me,
Ice cream for me
Iiiiiiccce creamaamm forrr meeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Ice cream for me!
No problem. I have plenty of Bunny Tracks ice cream to spare. Just let
me pick out the peanut butter bits for you first. With my teeth. :)
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occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE
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