The Flash: The Complete Third Season
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Struck by the supercharged fallout of a particle accelerator explosion, forensic scientist Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive: The Flash! With his newfound time-warping speed and help from the S.T.A.R. Labs team – Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Harrison Wells – and his adoptive family, Detective Joe West and Joe’s daughter Iris, the Scarlet Speedster runs circles around other metahumans set on wreaking havoc in Central city, while traveling between alternate universes and protecting our world from otherworldly threats. Last season, new dangers arrived from a parallel earth known as Earth-2, under the direction of an evil speedster named Zoom. In Season Three, Barry faces the unknown – as he irrevocably alters the timeline by saving his mother from the clutches of the Reverse-Flash. The only question now – as he remains trapped in his own Flashpoint Paradox – is will he be able to find a way out?]]>
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The consequences of Season 2's finale left Barry Allen in a bad emotional shape. Not being able to stand the pain, Barry traveled back in time to stop his mother's death (the event that kickstarted his careers as both a forensic investigator and The Flash), creating a new life for himself. Taking cues from the event that inspired this season's plotline, "Flashpoint", Barry finds himself dealing with the consequences of his meddling with the timeline slowly robbing him of his powers and memories. While he manages to "repair" the timeline, cracks start to show up and Barry realizes he's now created a new enemy for himself, a speedster named Savitar, who has a personal crused against Barry and intends to ruin his life.
Time travel is always a complicated subject, and rules are hard to keep track of. Even in the first two seasons of this show, the rules have been shaky, but it was forgiven because the writing was good. But here, the complete and utter lack of respect for continuity reaches frustrating levels. The entire arc of the season only starts because writers ignore the rules established by the previous two and then proceed to further mangle them well beyond recognition. For instance, Barry has an ally from a parallel universe who has to hide his face due to his version in this universe being a known criminal, and at some point he's found giving a public lecture with his face well on display on several pictures, and no explanation is offered as to why people forgot this guy's a wanted criminal.
But even when not dealing with time travel the writing is poor quality. The plot only happens because everyone acts like a fool. Heroes seem unable to learn their lessons and keep comitting the same mistakes. Characterization comes and goes. Some characters are not given their due and others are given too much despite not needing it. Some adaptations of popular villains from the comics are devoid from all what makes them interesting. But the worst part, without any shadow of a doubt, is the main villain of the season. He's boring, uninteresting, and visually unappealing. It's only in the last few episodes when they inject a little characterization on him, yet he never even reaches the level of one-note monster-of-the-week, despite being a season-spanning villain. It says a lot when the most interesting villain of this season is actually the major antagonist on another show.
Make no mistake, it's still a fun show. It has its touches of good writing, nice action scenes and the acting ranges from adequate to great (particularly Tom Cavannagh, who's just as exceptional here as he was in the previous two seasons). The problem is that the issues are so prominent that they keep preventing you from partaking in that fun. Here's hoping the show doesn't have to wait until its fifth season to come back to its greatness like Arrow did.
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