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2013-09-14 12:33:55 AM  
Do people really want to see a Flash TV show?
 
2013-09-14 12:36:25 AM  
It's nice to see Rachel Maddow branching out and trying new things.
 
2013-09-14 12:39:17 AM  
the old Flash show wasn't terrible...only bad.
 
2013-09-14 12:44:59 AM  

meanmutton: Do people really want to see a Flash TV show?


Not if it isn't Michael Rosenbaum playing Wally West.

Because seriously, Barry Allen is shiat.
 
2013-09-14 12:46:08 AM  
Hope it's better than Arrow.
 
2013-09-14 12:49:35 AM  
The four runners-up
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2013-09-14 12:52:53 AM  
I'm a geek, and I like Arrow. It is a guilty pleasure, but a pleasure none the less. I think it's worthy of Smallville, another show that brought some cool moments in between the odd. Young folks are the only ones who can try to portray the intensity seen in most comics with a straight face. My generation is telling the stories My dad's generation began, and now it's time to let the kids play with it.
 
2013-09-14 12:54:08 AM  

Meethos: meanmutton: Do people really want to see a Flash TV show?

Not if it isn't Michael Rosenbaum playing Wally West.

Because seriously, Barry Allen is shiat.


I'm not that down on Barry, but Wally is much more interesting.
 
2013-09-14 01:06:57 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Hope it's better than Arrow.


Arrow improved enormously between the first and last episodes of its first season. It's still not amazing, but it's certainly watchable now.
 
2013-09-14 01:28:32 AM  
I thought Flash was a guy.
 
2013-09-14 01:31:05 AM  
Gunther : Arrow improved enormously between the first and last episodes of its first season. It's still not amazing, but it's certainly watchable now.

Arrow is several times more watchable than the damn green arrow episodes of Smallville.
 
2013-09-14 02:07:40 AM  
I'd still rather see a Flash Gordon TV show.  SyFy's attempt was pretty good, campy for sure, but that's expected given the source material, I thought it handled it well.
 
2013-09-14 02:21:04 AM  
Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?
 
2013-09-14 02:44:05 AM  

Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?


It has plenty of violence with politics and softcore gratuitous porn stuck in between fights?

Maybe I should watch it.
 
2013-09-14 02:47:41 AM  
You're farking kidding me...
 
2013-09-14 02:49:29 AM  
I'm supposed to believe some gel-headed twink asshole who isn't old enough to grow facial hair is, in fact, a seasoned police forensic investigator? Hell, "The Cape" was more friggin' believable, CW.

Way to spike it before it airs.
 
2013-09-14 03:27:26 AM  
Allen should be lean, that's fine. Considering his relationship with Iris, gay would be fine, too. Gives me a reason to keep watching Arrow, anyway.
 
2013-09-14 03:57:50 AM  
He pretty.
 
2013-09-14 03:58:07 AM  
I enjoyed Arrow.  Lots of actors I like have shown up in it, and it is rather good, especially past the first couple of episodes.  Maybe Flash will turn out alright- though it might be a blink-and-you'll-miss-it thing.
 
2013-09-14 04:14:11 AM  

meanmutton: Do people really want to see a Flash TV show?


Apparently people from the 90's did. The Flash
 
2013-09-14 05:19:04 AM  

Freschel: meanmutton: Do people really want to see a Flash TV show?

Apparently people from the 90's did. The Flash


Well, maybe not see The Flash, per se...
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... but a hot scientist is always welcome.
 
2013-09-14 05:26:04 AM  
Very disappointed.

This little pillowbiter is no Barry Allen. I've only caught a few episode of Arrow, and I'm rather meh on the guy playing Ollie. The laughable thing is, the dude who played Ollie on Smallville (SMALLVILLE, of all things) was a great early years GA. It would have been fantastic to see him on a GA show, slowly, over seasons, turning into the libby, van-dyke beard wearing, hardcore GA of the Neal Adams/Dennis O'Neil years.

I love Barry Allen. Although I like Wally, I prefer Barry. I'm a big Silver Age fan.  My fear is that he's been cast as Barry, and they'll feel the need to make him 'edgy' because children demand edgy as though it's inherently more interesting. The Flash, any Flash, be it Jay, Barry, Wally, or Bart, is NOT an edgy character. None of them. They're all fairly easy going nice guys who love and have fun with what they do.  And not in the same way the Punisher likes what he does.

I'd rather this kid be Bart, despite continuity issues.
 
2013-09-14 06:16:39 AM  
Dispatch war rocket Ajax to bring back his body
 
2013-09-14 06:26:14 AM  
My favorite scene on Arrow was in the first or second episode, where he ambushes a crime boss in a parking garage, shoots like 7 or 8 henchmen with his arrows, snaps a few of their necks, then gives the crime boss the whole "I'm not going to kill you, because then I'd be no better than you" speech.
 
2013-09-14 07:02:01 AM  

LonMead: Freschel: meanmutton: Do people really want to see a Flash TV show?

Apparently people from the 90's did. The Flash

Well, maybe not see The Flash, per se...


... but a hot scientist is always welcome.


Wait, she has glasses and her hair is up and messy. She CAN'T be hot.
 
2013-09-14 07:02:13 AM  
I've always wanted the flash's alter ego to be a subway pervert.
 
2013-09-14 07:18:10 AM  
Glee has "baddies"?
 
2013-09-14 08:15:39 AM  
Fark all you guys!  A TV show just based on the Flash...oh yeah...I'm there.  He was my favorite when I was growing up.  He and the Eighth Man (obscure for most of young farkers).  Both felt the need for speed.
 
2013-09-14 08:32:09 AM  
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2013-09-14 08:47:47 AM  
I could see him playing Bart, but not Barry.
 
2013-09-14 10:20:26 AM  

serial_crusher: My favorite scene on Arrow was in the first or second episode, where he ambushes a crime boss in a parking garage, shoots like 7 or 8 henchmen with his arrows, snaps a few of their necks, then gives the crime boss the whole "I'm not going to kill you, because then I'd be no better than you" speech.


Sounds like I need to watch this show. I love shows that aren't even grounded within their own reality.
 
2013-09-14 10:33:34 AM  

texdent: I could see him playing Bart, but not Barry.


Add me to the list of people who prefer Wally. But then, Wally would make no sense as a character without Barry - or at least without Barry having existed first. Of course, now there is no Wally West in DC.

Still like the idea of a Flash show, though I would have preferred a movie in the DC movie universe rather than the TV version. The potential for clever, visually spectacular effects is great. The real problem, an inescapable one for the character, is how to keep him from winning every battle immediately and with little danger of failure.
 
2013-09-14 10:49:38 AM  

snowshovel: serial_crusher: My favorite scene on Arrow was in the first or second episode, where he ambushes a crime boss in a parking garage, shoots like 7 or 8 henchmen with his arrows, snaps a few of their necks, then gives the crime boss the whole "I'm not going to kill you, because then I'd be no better than you" speech.

Sounds like I need to watch this show. I love shows that aren't even grounded within their own reality.


And if nothing else, they're not skimping on the fights/stunt budgets.
 
2013-09-14 11:06:26 AM  

Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?


Spartacus = incredible show from start to finish. Maintained it's awesomeness through recasting of lead character. While Arrow is a great show, that even has Crixus on it. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that Spartacus was.
And if you were attempting some sort of insult with this comparison, well shame on you.
 
2013-09-14 11:34:52 AM  

DMZ DEATH: Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?

Spartacus = incredible show from start to finish. Maintained it's awesomeness through recasting of lead character. While Arrow is a great show, that even has Crixus on it. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that Spartacus was.
And if you were attempting some sort of insult with this comparison, well shame on you.


Spartacus gets good?  I watched the first couple episodes and it came off as a low-rent Rome impersonator, maybe I'll give it another shot.
 
2013-09-14 11:45:50 AM  
Unfortunately, unlike any of their other series, the CW won't be able to stream episodes of this to iPhones nor iPads.


Toxicphreke: the old Flash show wasn't terrible...only bad.


Knobbs: LonMead: Freschel: meanmutton: Do people really want to see a Flash TV show?

Apparently people from the 90's did. The Flash

Well, maybe not see The Flash, per se...

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... but a hot scientist is always welcome.

Wait, she has glasses and her hair is up and messy. She CAN'T be hot.


Yeah, it had its moments. :-)

It would've been much better had they taken Mike "Wizard of Speed and Time" Jittlov up on his offer to do the SFX. Instead, it was one of, if not the, most expensive TV series in history, costing over a million (in 1990 $!) per episode, and the speed effects just weren't that good (basically being an exaggerated motion blur, but in many scenes he wasn't actually running faster than a normal person: taking a couple seconds to run across a room, for instance).
 
2013-09-14 11:57:33 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: DMZ DEATH: Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?

Spartacus = incredible show from start to finish. Maintained it's awesomeness through recasting of lead character. While Arrow is a great show, that even has Crixus on it. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that Spartacus was.
And if you were attempting some sort of insult with this comparison, well shame on you.

Spartacus gets good?  I watched the first couple episodes and it came off as a low-rent Rome impersonator, maybe I'll give it another shot.


To each their own, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
2013-09-14 12:15:15 PM  

DMZ DEATH: Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?

Spartacus = incredible show from start to finish. Maintained it's awesomeness through recasting of lead character. While Arrow is a great show, that even has Crixus on it. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that Spartacus was.
And if you were attempting some sort of insult with this comparison, well shame on you.


Crixus's character on arrow annoys the hell out of me. That whole island storyline needs to end.
 
2013-09-14 12:35:37 PM  
Glee baddie Grant Gustin has landed his first major role, signing on to play Barry Allen aka The Flash on the CW's proposed Arrow spinoff.

Who?
 
2013-09-14 12:53:08 PM  
He'll save every one of us.
 
2013-09-14 12:54:50 PM  
A logical syllogism for you:

1. Flash doesn't need super-strength to fight crime or a huge build with pecs and biceps everywhere.
2. Flash does wear a skin-tight costume.

Therefore,

3. A Flash TV show where Flash is female, blond, hot, funny, and wears a red skin-tight costume to fight crime would be the most successful show that network has ever had.

Get a cute blonde tv star who can sound smart enough to be a forensics expert. Or not, as long as she is super-easy on the eyes and can act. Have Elisha Cuthbert, Jaime King or Dianna Agron do some yoga to bulk up her thighs a bit, and bam. Done.

Explain in episode 1 that she moves too fast (and shimmers when standing still) for video cameras to identify her, and then you don't need the costume to cover up her face.

If you can get Kristen Bell to show up as Reverse-Flash once in a while, fine. Hell, make all the villains female. She-Rogues robbing diamond wholesalers in sexy outfits, Alice Eve as Boomerang, a Gorilla City matriarchy! Damn, why am I giving this stuff away for free?

/ps Let me save you the expense in your eyebleach budget right now - do not GIS for "female flash cosplay".
 
2013-09-14 01:40:14 PM  

serial_crusher: DMZ DEATH: Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?

Spartacus = incredible show from start to finish. Maintained it's awesomeness through recasting of lead character. While Arrow is a great show, that even has Crixus on it. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that Spartacus was.
And if you were attempting some sort of insult with this comparison, well shame on you.

Crixus's character on arrow annoys the hell out of me. That whole island storyline needs to end.


That's my favorite part, whiny little sister is the part I want gone. "Where's Thea? Oh her? she's going to school in Europe. " then never mention her again.
 
2013-09-14 01:43:34 PM  

Smackledorfer: TuteTibiImperes: DMZ DEATH: Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?

Spartacus = incredible show from start to finish. Maintained it's awesomeness through recasting of lead character. While Arrow is a great show, that even has Crixus on it. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that Spartacus was.
And if you were attempting some sort of insult with this comparison, well shame on you.

Spartacus gets good?  I watched the first couple episodes and it came off as a low-rent Rome impersonator, maybe I'll give it another shot.

To each their own, I thoroughly enjoyed it.


It is way,way,way over the top and I love it for that, especially John Hannah's Batiatus
 
2013-09-14 01:45:15 PM  

bill4935: A logical syllogism for you:

1. Flash doesn't need super-strength to fight crime or a huge build with pecs and biceps everywhere.
2. Flash does wear a skin-tight costume.

Therefore,

3. A Flash TV show where Flash is female, blond, hot, funny, and wears a red skin-tight costume to fight crime would be the most successful show that network has ever had.

Get a cute blonde tv star who can sound smart enough to be a forensics expert. Or not, as long as she is super-easy on the eyes and can act. Have Elisha Cuthbert, Jaime King or Dianna Agron do some yoga to bulk up her thighs a bit, and bam. Done.

Explain in episode 1 that she moves too fast (and shimmers when standing still) for video cameras to identify her, and then you don't need the costume to cover up her face.

If you can get Kristen Bell to show up as Reverse-Flash once in a while, fine. Hell, make all the villains female. She-Rogues robbing diamond wholesalers in sexy outfits, Alice Eve as Boomerang, a Gorilla City matriarchy! Damn, why am I giving this stuff away for free?

/ps Let me save you the expense in your eyebleach budget right now - do not GIS for "female flash cosplay".


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Or they could make a Tachyon show.
/hot like crashing the moon into Earth
 
2013-09-14 01:49:46 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: It is way,way,way over the top and I love it for that, especially John Hannah's Batiatus


When I first watched my brother watching it, at a glance it looked retarded.

He insisted I watch a couple episodes, and I've seen every single one and loved it. It is over the top, but done so in a manner with a style that works.  Also, we are in a comic book thread, so I would hope the farkers in here would grant that over-the-top ridiculous stylings have an art value all their own :)
 
2013-09-14 02:07:13 PM  

JosephFinn: snowshovel: serial_crusher: My favorite scene on Arrow was in the first or second episode, where he ambushes a crime boss in a parking garage, shoots like 7 or 8 henchmen with his arrows, snaps a few of their necks, then gives the crime boss the whole "I'm not going to kill you, because then I'd be no better than you" speech.

Sounds like I need to watch this show. I love shows that aren't even grounded within their own reality.

And if nothing else, they're not skimping on the fights/stunt budgets.


I have to say Arrow is good in the action sequences. It's just the soap opera dialogue and pacing that's putting me off. Maybe things will pick up once he gets his Arrowcar.
 
2013-09-14 02:32:58 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: serial_crusher: DMZ DEATH: Walt_Jizzney: Arrow: the "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" of the comic book world. Amirite?

Spartacus = incredible show from start to finish. Maintained it's awesomeness through recasting of lead character. While Arrow is a great show, that even has Crixus on it. It's nowhere near the level of greatness that Spartacus was.
And if you were attempting some sort of insult with this comparison, well shame on you.

Crixus's character on arrow annoys the hell out of me. That whole island storyline needs to end.

That's my favorite part, whiny little sister is the part I want gone. "Where's Thea? Oh her? she's going to school in Europe. " then never mention her again.


I'm ok with this. And give felicity an excuse to take off her glasses an diet down her hair and show some cleavage. Send her undercover as a bikini model or something.
 
2013-09-14 02:34:55 PM  

bill4935: A logical syllogism for you:

1. Flash doesn't need super-strength to fight crime or a huge build with pecs and biceps everywhere.
2. Flash does wear a skin-tight costume.

Therefore,

3. A Flash TV show where Flash is female, blond, hot, funny, and wears a red skin-tight costume to fight crime would be the most successful show that network has ever had.

Get a cute blonde tv star who can sound smart enough to be a forensics expert. Or not, as long as she is super-easy on the eyes and can act. Have Elisha Cuthbert, Jaime King or Dianna Agron do some yoga to bulk up her thighs a bit, and bam. Done.

Explain in episode 1 that she moves too fast (and shimmers when standing still) for video cameras to identify her, and then you don't need the costume to cover up her face.

If you can get Kristen Bell to show up as Reverse-Flash once in a while, fine. Hell, make all the villains female. She-Rogues robbing diamond wholesalers in sexy outfits, Alice Eve as Boomerang, a Gorilla City matriarchy! Damn, why am I giving this stuff away for free?

/ps Let me save you the expense in your eyebleach budget right now - do not GIS for "female flash cosplay".


They've got a spunky black girl as Flash of the future in the Justice League Beyond comics right now.
 
2013-09-14 03:30:14 PM  
I can't be the only one that enjoyed the one back in the early 90s with John Shipp and Amanda Pays, right?
 
2013-09-14 05:14:22 PM  
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Sexually Ambiguous person added to the Arrow cast you say? Go on...
 
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