Everything’s better with Victor Garber, er Martin Stein.
A New Voice-Over
The words were mostly the same. “My name is Barry Allen, and I’m the fastest man alive.” But this one was more emotional. I hope they keep this one or record a new one for the second season. Because the one they’ve used throughout this season has been terrible. It’s stilted and too loud, like Grant Gustin was trying to be heard over the din of Central City.
Who is Harrison Wells? He would be the pile of bone and dirt on the table.
And yet another mini-crossover. That’s ok, I don’t mind. Actually, I kind of likeCisco and Laurel. But not enough to put Cisco at the top of the list. (Besides, it’s someone else’s turn.) Nope, this week’s ranking is quite a surprise.
1. Eddie Thawne
Framed for the murder of two police officers, Eddie refused Barry’s offer to help him escape. Instead, he insisted Barry get him out of police custody “the right way.” When Eddie encouraged Barry to work within the system saying, “You’re a scientist. Hell, you’re the Flash!” I got goose-bumps. In my mind’s eye, Rick Cosnett has all makings to play a villain (and time will tell), yet his portrayal of a good cop not willing to break the law was a joy to watch, with the added bonus of expressing his admiration for Barry.
The Flash pulled off a terrific casting coup (again!) by reuniting Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell. I never watched Prison Break, but understood their relationship was what made the show a success. (Much like Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki make Supernatural.) Allowing them to play off each other as Captain Cold and Heat Wave was genius, and it makes them a great pair of villains.
Among the regular cast, nearly every character is interesting. Their well-defined and continue to grow and evolve. How did they stack up this week?
So many shows, only one night. My poor DVR can’t keep up. Which means I sometimes must resort to OnDemand. It’s nice that it’s available, but the broadcast networks won’t let you fast-forward through the commercials. It’s like watching television c. 1980!
It was covered in Round-up #2. but is included here for continuity. It’s not the first show of the evening, nor is it currently first in my watching priority. Heck, I haven’t even watched “Paper Moon” (1004) yet. Depending on how the season pans out, it may deserve its own post.
The S.T.A.R. Labs Stars: not a softball team
Do you ever watch a show and suddenly realize you’ve got a silly grin on your face? Turns out I’m not the only one. I’m not in the CW’s target demographic, yet I’m totally enjoying this show. It’s engaging on many levels.
There’s something about Grant Gustin that immediately pulls you in. I don’t know if it’s his “boy next door” persona, or the “dorky nerd” vibe, but he is Barry Allen, chronically late forensics scientist by day, fastest man alive by night.