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Subj: Re: The Flash TV Show - OMG, I LOVED IT!
Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 08:50:18 pm BST (Viewed 224 times)
Reply Subj: The Flash TV Show - OMG, I LOVED IT!
Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 05:43:11 am BST (Viewed 279 times)

    I absolutely LOVED the show!  Wasn't expecting much, but I thought I'd at least give the pilot a try.  So glad I did.

    I'll give you two high points of the show for me.  I kept rewinding the last scene where the newspaper from 2024 shows the CRISIS headline!  Flash disappears after the Crisis, but the red skies are gone.  Super, super cool!  Also, the sub-headline mentioning the WayneTech/Queen Industries merger!!!!

    The second highlight was when Barry hugged Iris.  My wife said, "They'll never show him in a relationship with an African American woman."  We're Black, and given our background, I understood what she was hinting at.  Thought it was cool to be able to say, "He's going to marry Iris one day."

I think they will be a couple eventually. I think in this circumstance DC wants Iris to be black on the show so they can (eventually) showcase an interracial relationship. I'm sure that's what they are building to.

Which might be my mind you never have that will they/won't they type dynamic on TV with interracial couples. I just hope they don't drag it out forever like Sam/Diane, Niles/Daphne, Ross/Rachel. Hopefully by season 2 they will be a couple.

    I'm one of the fans who lobbied for Wally West's return as THE Flash.  And even though I'm Black, I wasn't impressed with DC bringing him into the NU52 as an African American.  Personally, I don't think a character needs to be changed on such a fundamental level to garner new readership.  Seems forced.  If you want a Black character, simply create a new one and establish a rich history.  Or... God forbid, spotlight the characters that already exist like Black Lightning, Static or Green Lantern John Stewart.

I thought they made great use of John Stewart in the Justice League cartoon series.

I don't mind replacing one white character with a separate established black character. I do kind of mind when one white character gets adapted for a movie and tv show and their ethnicity is changed from white to black but it's the same character.

I mean there are good black characters out there to use.

    With that in mind, I really didn't expect much.  But I'm walking away a fan of the show.  And I'm genuinely looking forward to what the show brings.  Even with the NU52 changes, the writing and production are of such caliber that I've been won over!

Thanks for listening.  And take care!