Moderator / Reviewer
- Apr 4, 2017
My AV System
- Preamp, Processor or Receiver
- Yamaha TRS-7850 Atmos Receiver
- Other Amp
- Peavy IPR 3000 for subs
- Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
- Sony ubx800 4K UHD Player
- Front Speakers
- Cheap Thrills Mains
- Center Channel Speaker
- Cheap Thrills Center
- Surround Speakers
- Volt 10 Surrounds
- Surround Back Speakers
- Volt 10 Rear Surrounds
- Rear Height Speakers
- Volt 6 Overheads
- 2x Marty subs (full size with SI 18's)
- Video Display Device
- Sony 85 inch X950H FALD TV
“My name is Barry Allen, and I’m USUALLY the fastest man alive!"
The Flash was able to resume production this year after the shutdowns were finished in California, but they had to accommodate a later production and release date than usual as result. No biggie, as a few months isn’t the end of the world and rather understandable considering all of the hullabaloo that was caused by the pandemic. Either way, things are back on track and the highest rated DC Live Action show on The CW is still hitting hard on all cylinders…..well….at least it’s TRYING hard on all cylinders as the show has finally started to officially wane for me.
I’ve been one of the biggest proponents of The Flash over the last 7 years. It was better than Arrow (which was the show runner of the Arroverse) and it had the most good seasons out of the DC Live Action shows. However, the last few seasons started to slip, and I think the show just isn’t going to gain it’s traction back. As a long time rabid watcher of each and every season I had to actually to work to gain enough energy to finish this year’s run, even though it continued on with the big villain setup from last season. I guess I finally have Flash fatigue, as the show has fallen into the same traps as Arrow did, and gotten a bit long in the tooth.
Last season’s cliffhanger left us with the super brilliant and evil Eva McCulloch beating team flash, and still out and about in Central City and Iris West still out there in the mirror universe due to Mirror Monarch. Naturally he finally gets one over on Eva and gets Iris back, but in the process he unveils two more threats to the city. The first will eat at his marriage with Iris, the other is ANOTHER speedster from the future who is bent on destroying the entire city unless The Flash gives him what he wants.
The villain is a big let down as well, as he’s just another speedster doing what speedsters do. Craving more speed. Even the addition of a classic villain (in his most hate form) can’t save the end battle with the villain. But hey, maybe that’s in part to them having a speed force lightning sword fight for the finale (seriously, you can’t make this stuff up). The show just simply has too much on its plate and the series has devolved into “Team Flash” ala “Team Arrow” did in its final seasons. I’ll still continue to watch season 8, but the Flash fatigue has really set in and I’m not sure it can last more than one more year before the show runners retire it.
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Even though The Flash has descended in enjoyment factor, it is still the most watch The CW DC show out there at the moment, and continues to pull in the ratings. As long as that continues we’ll have more Flash, but I’m worried that we might only get one or two more years before the show just implodes in on itself. The Blu-ray is just as good as previous Warner TV shows, and is a great watch for the tech specs alone. As for the show, this is at the rental stage for me, or watch it on streaming when it gets released.
Starring: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh
Created by: Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 AVC
Audio: English: DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 762 Minutes
Blu-ray Release Date: October 12th, 2021