Run, Barry, run!

What a time to be alive and see on the screen DC´s classic story of “The Flash”. Yesterday evening, “The Flash” premiered its second season on the CW and won – at least – me over.

In the about 45 min. of the first episode of the second season, we can see the most classic and characteristic elements of a superhero story: the superhero can´t save everybody on his own, is sad and thinks he can protect those he loves by ignoring them. But just as we have seen this happening with Superman, Batman, Spiderman and co., it´s clear that won´t work out for long. I believe that using the same patterns of superhero movies makes this series that interesting, exciting and of course successful. Also, instead of only getting to know the character in a few hours of film material, viewers have the opportunity to see develop a superhero on a regular, weekly basis and really understand what makes “The Flash” a real superhero.

However, there is a downside to the whole story: women don´t really get much out of their relationships as in 100% of the cases (there are only two women in the series!) their fiancés or husbands…die.

Oh, and by the way: Nice Batman reminiscence with the spot & the lightning in the sky, Cisco.

So my tip for you, ducklings: Buckle up, because this is going to be a hell of a Flash season!

 

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