Tag: Grant Gustin

The Flash Will End its CW Run Next Year

Barry Allen can finally stop running. The CW has announced that next year’s ninth season of The Flash will be its last. The series has been one of the CW’s highest-rated since it began and was one of the few to survive the network’s recent purge. Earlier this year, star Grant Gustin signed on ...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 20 “Negative, Part 2”

“Negative, Part 2” brings another season of The Flash to a close, and the good news is that it’s much better than “Negative, Part 1,” last week’s set-up first half. It explains some of the seemingly nonsensical plot points in that episode, although a couple of them still don’t quite ho...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 19 “Negative, Part 1”

With only two episodes to go – or one two-part episode, depending on how you view these things – The Flash finally kicks the season’s main story back into gear with “Negative, Part 1.” Revelations and shocking moments abound, but it’s also a narrative mess, spewing exposition so rapidly ...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 18 “The Man in the Yellow Tie”

“The Man in the Yellow Tie” is the episode where The Flash’s streamlined season finally catches up with it – much like a certain yellow-garbed supervillain always does with Barry Allen. The central plot is strong and thematically rich, but it’s shoved aside by subplots that have no bearing...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 17 “Keep it Dark”

“Keep it Dark” is another stand-aloneish episode, where it’s mostly a self-contained story, but some of the plot points will likely return in the near future. (We’ll call that the Buffy Special.) Barry’s storyline is the subplot, while the main action focuses on Allegra and Chester. It isn...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8 Episode 16 “The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen”

“The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen” is a stand-alone episode… or is it? It mostly is, but parts of it will be important down the road. The plot has a big inconsistency that makes the middle feel like filler to kill time till the climax, but it’s offset by some terrific character work, pa...

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