Tag: Grant Gustin

REVIEW: The Flash – Season 7, Episode 12 “Good-Bye Vibrations”

Why does The Flash insist on sending off its departing stars with lackluster episodes? Harrison Wells got the dull, weightless “All’s Wells That Ends Wells,” and now Cisco is stuck with “Good-Bye Vibrations” (because he used to be Vibe, hardy-har-har). While the final moments are fitting f...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 7, Episode 11 “Family Matters Part 2”

“Family Matters Part 2,” the maddeningly uneven follow-up to last week’s cliffhanger, has some wonderful moments and a great thematic structure but dilutes that with awful dialogue, a shockingly bad subplot, and an overcomplication of the Forces and their natures. In the end, it’s a muddle o...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 7, Episode 10 “Family Matters Part 1”

Last week, The Flash took this season’s stalling story in a welcome new direction, but “Family Matters Part 1” warns us not to count our chickens before they’re hatched. It simplifies a complicated theme, wastes time with a tired plot point, and has characters make strange and, in some cases...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 7, Episode 9 “Timeless”

“Timeless” is easily the best episode of The Flash so far this year. It’s much more focused than the show has been lately, and it points the season in a slightly new direction that’s much more interesting than the underwhelming story we’ve been dealing with so far. It also manages to do so...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 7, Episode 8 “The People v. Killer Frost”

“The People v. Killer Frost” is a good note on which to return for The Flash, although it could’ve been a great one. It returns to the classic themes of the series, and it presents a more compelling ethical dilemma than I anticipated for a show – and a franchise – that has become so &helli...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 7, Episode 7 “Growing Pains”

“Growing Pains” is more important than it feels. It doesn’t add much to the season’s arc, but it takes two of the main characters in the direction the show wants them to go. However, while one is generally handled well, the other is rushed and short-shrifted, feeling like an afterthought whe...

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