Worst to First: Ranking the DC Superhero TV Shows
2. The Flash
Ran from: October 7, 2014 – present
Channel: The CW
Heroes: The Flash, Kid Flash, Vibe
Villains: Reverse Flash, Zoom, Savitar, Grodd
Notable Guest Stars: Amanda Pays and Mark Hamill reprised their roles from the 90’s Flash show and John Wesley Shipp has played both Barry’s father and the original Flash. The show has introduced heroes like Jesse Quick, Gypsy and even Elongated Man and villains like Captain Cold, Heatwave and the Weather Wizard
What’s Good: The Flash has always been one of the most hopeful of the heroes in the DC Universe. Barry Allen is anything but dark and gritty. The show gets the tone right. Yes, this is a CW show which means it has an impossibly good looking, young and ethnically diverse cast and the characters get involved in romantic subplots that wouldn’t feel out of place on a show like Gossip Girl. But considering the TV budget (a CW budget no less) The Flash packs in a lot of superhero goodness. The CGI effects wouldn’t cut it on the big screen, but in your living room it’s thrilling to see the Flash go toe to toe with an enemy like Gorilla Grodd. That’s not something the nineties show could have ever pulled off.
What’s Bad: If the CWness bothers you, you’re not likely to buy into any of the Arrowverse shows. Like Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash can get silly which may put off some viewers. And no matter what your tastes, there is no denying that after three season, the show has played out the evil speedster angle at least one time too many. The fourth season so far feels like a welcome course correction after a few missteps in season three.
Verdict: If you like DC Comics, you should be watching The Flash.
Posted on November 10, 2017, in Super Heroes, TV, Worst to First and tagged Adventures of Superman, Batman, gotham, shazam, smallville, supergirl, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.