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New 'Flash' Season 4 Poster Promises Reborn and Recharged Hero

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DC TV and The CW are hyping the return of The Flash with a brand new bright and colorful season 4 promotional poster.

 

this season will pickup months after Barry Allen sacrificed himself to the Speed Force, as Team Flash tries to hold down Central City in Barry's absence. However, trailers for The Flash season 4 have revealed that when Barry comes back from the Speed Force he will be very different from the man who went in - including new sets of powers that will make him a greater (if not unstable) Flash than ever before.

 

On the personal side, Barry will have trouble re-acclimating to his old life, including his relationship with Iris West. Even though Barry and Iris have wedding plans, a recent reveal of the next Arrowverse Crossover event, "Crisis on Earth-X" teases some ominous portents for Barry and Iris's attempt at holy matrimony.

 

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I liked Barry's return last night. Good team interaction among the original cast, slightly darker story, and a very traumatized Barry Allen for most of the episode from being in the Speed Force.

Now, can they keep the darker story while dropping in a little humor?

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Thanks for bumping this Nick @Bosco685, if you saw someone looking through  your profile, it was me, trying to find this thread before;) It was lost during the outage period.

So who is the new villain and when is my Wells guy coming back? I miss him:)

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I was guessing that from your other post, now I just have to figure out WHO the "thinker" is. Even though I'm primarily a DC person, the only Thinkers I can remember are the Mad one from Marvel and this guy.

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On 10/11/2017 at 8:50 PM, Bill C said:

meh.

Others must feel the same by the lack of activity on the thread.

Last season they went too far in the dark direction, with todays episode they went too far in the kiddy/cutsey opposite direction.

I like his costume (except the ridiculous blasts he shoots out of his hands, and the excess tech in general- glad they're gone) and I dug the grenade scene, but other than that, finding this cringeworthy and hard to watch, now skipping over parts.

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No. I actually think they are trying to rebuild the show with this season. So it feels like it is slowly (this is only the second episode) heading down the right path.

The Thinker seems focused on collecting up some metas which are wanting to take on The Flash. And with the Kilgore character, he sure had no problem murdering to make up for past offenses. Shaking a man to death in an elevator - sure wasn't a repeat of any prior villains. And with the introduction of Iron Heights Prison's Warden Wolfe (straight from the comics), some of these characters have dark times ahead of them.

Still need to see more before I feel like the stories have right-sized the ship.

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What was the "No." in response to? It seems like you're disagreeing maybe on the tone of the whole season, which we of course haven't seen yet- but all I discussed was the last single episode- not the whole season. You'd be really hard pressed to say that wasn't massively lighter in tone, with a death or not. Goofy looks on the actors (especially Wally), everybody more "gosh gee wilikers", silly music, attempts at goofy humor- all much more than in the past at any point. It seems they're trying to target mid grade school kids here (not sure who their main demographic is).

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1 hour ago, Bill C said:

What was the "No." in response to? It seems like you're disagreeing maybe on the tone of the whole season, which we of course haven't seen yet- but all I discussed was the last single episode- not the whole season. You'd be really hard pressed to say that wasn't massively lighter in tone, with a death or not. Goofy looks on the actors (especially Wally), everybody more "gosh gee wilikers", silly music, attempts at goofy humor- all much more than in the past at any point. It seems they're trying to target mid grade school kids here (not sure who their main demographic is).

You posted. 'Meh'. Then followed that up with an assumption everyone must agree with you because nothing was posted afterwards. So I was saying, "No."

As far as disagreeing with the entire season, I guess that would depend on if you were commenting on the entire fourth season. But then I would have to ask, "DUDE - why you bogarting an entire CW season?"

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I'm enjoying it a lot more than last year, that whole Flashpoint thing was annoying.

I thought the ode to Tom Cruise/Risky Business dance was cute. This guy is a great  dancer, they should have more dance ops;)

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I have to agree. And dragging the same villain pretty much through the entire season sure gets old. Other than Season One's Reverse-Flash, which was one heck of an incredible storyline.

I wonder if they are better to have two or three big-bads split across the season would keep it fun and fresh?

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Can't forget the impact of Season One!

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1 hour ago, Bosco685 said:

You posted. 'Meh'. Then followed that up with an assumption everyone must agree with you because nothing was posted afterwards. So I was saying, "No."

As far as disagreeing with the entire season, I guess that would depend on if you were commenting on the entire fourth season. But then I would have to ask, "DUDE - why you bogarting an entire CW season?"

(:

Ah, gotcha.

Well, they way I see it the proof is in the pudding- this thread was on fire the first season, second season had lots of activity too- now the last few weeks (?) it's just been 3 of us. And I'm only here to be a negative nancy. If it gets any slower round these parts, we might trip over some fast moving tumbleweeds. So I figure if I was wrong and people love the show, it would show on the thread.

As far as me being here- dude I'm a silver age Flash addict. I think overall the show is a joke but any cool snippets that I catch and are reminiscent of the good stuff, then I get satisfaction from those (like thee grenade). If the show gets much worse I may not bother with the full season though- I'm already skipping over the Tom Cruise parts and others last episode, and the show is no longer on my planner to remind myself to watch. I'll remember it's on after it airs, download, and watch while doing something else.

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I'm digging this season more than the last. Smallville was my favorite series ever and the CW is doing things for fans that was undreamed of back in the 1990s,  with more on the way. I was just a kid when the JWS Flash premiered and I loved that show then, but it failed in a Flash and even Lois and and Clark only lasted 4 seasons. This new Flash is something me and my wife watch together. Many of my coworkers and most of my students watch it live or watch old seasons on Netflix. A new generation of both boys and girls are growing up with the Flash in their life and people that never knew the character do now. Could it be better? Maybe, but it could also not be on at all and that is not a good thing. Many people lurk on this forum and this section is not it's own thing on the main page, so the lack of post may not be a huge indicator of lack of interest. Also the guy that was killed on the elevator was on several episodes of Smallville and Erica Durance was just on Super-girl. 

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9 hours ago, Bill C said:

Ah, gotcha.

Well, they way I see it the proof is in the pudding- this thread was on fire the first season, second season had lots of activity too- now the last few weeks (?) it's just been 3 of us. And I'm only here to be a negative nancy. If it gets any slower round these parts, we might trip over some fast moving tumbleweeds. So I figure if I was wrong and people love the show, it would show on the thread.

As far as me being here- dude I'm a silver age Flash addict. I think overall the show is a joke but any cool snippets that I catch and are reminiscent of the good stuff, then I get satisfaction from those (like thee grenade). If the show gets much worse I may not bother with the full season though- I'm already skipping over the Tom Cruise parts and others last episode, and the show is no longer on my planner to remind myself to watch. I'll remember it's on after it airs, download, and watch while doing something else.

It's all good. Though a shame you see less joy in the show than previous.

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9 hours ago, Drewsky said:

I'm digging this season more than the last. Smallville was my favorite series ever and the CW is doing things for fans that was undreamed of back in the 1990s,  with more on the way. I was just a kid when the JWS Flash premiered and I loved that show then, but it failed in a Flash and even Lois and and Clark only lasted 4 seasons. This new Flash is something me and my wife watch together. Many of my coworkers and most of my students watch it live or watch old seasons on Netflix. A new generation of both boys and girls are growing up with the Flash in their life and people that never knew the character do now. Could it be better? Maybe, but it could also not be on at all and that is not a good thing. Many people lurk on this forum and this section is not it's own thing on the main page, so the lack of post may not be a huge indicator of lack of interest. Also the guy that was killed on the elevator was on several episodes of Smallville and Erica Durance was just on Super-girl. 

Agreed. This season is starting out much better than last season. And it sure is a good time to be a comic book fan with all these TV and movie productions based on these characters.

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12 hours ago, Bosco685 said:

I have to agree. And dragging the same villain pretty much through the entire season sure gets old. Other than Season One's Reverse-Flash, which was one heck of an incredible storyline.

I wonder if they are better to have two or three big-bads split across the season would keep it fun and fresh?

It's fun and relaxing, like reading a comic book. I'm not looking for a highly intellectual experience;) I want to just enjoy it. 2 or 3 bads would be great. Seems like we will have more than 1 here. I still miss Wells though

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Wow. Even more cringeworthy on several levels. Had to fast forward through the episode. Possibly the worst episode in the shows history. It's actually impressive how bad this has gotten- I would be surprised if this show is anywhere near as popular with viewers as the first 2 seasons were.

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Seemed like a fairly straightforward story, in that you had another villain created from the bomb on the bus leading to multiple metahumans. But in her case, it created good luck while the more she experienced the greater people around her experienced horrible luck. To include thwarting Barry's attempts to capture her by the oddest of bad luck (marbles getting in the way out of the blue; casino coins falling on the floor causing him to slip).

Not a deep part of the season. But still entertaining. Including the return of DR Wells.

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