Ruminations on TV Shows, Comics, And Music
I'm a Marvel fan. I came to comics through the X-Men. And while I did enjoy the Tim Burton Batman movies, it wasn't until the X-Men movies that I loved comic movies, and it wasn't until the Marvel Cinematic Universe that I Loved comic movies. Yea, I liked the first two Nolan Batmans, but that's pretty much it. The DC Cinematic Universe isnot for me. And that's ok. I have loved several seasons of their cartoon properties. Teen Titans was amazing. Batman The Animated Series was wildly inconsistent, but the good epiodes were years beyond other comics-based cartoons. Batman: The Brave & The Bold was a blast. Both incarnations of The Justice League, and the Young Justice cartoons are about as perfect as you can get. But the live action shows?
Obviously the 1966 Batman show was iconic and necessary, even if it's complete cheese. The original run of The Flash was ... fine. Birds Of Prey was watchable. And then came a new wave of DC shows. For the most part, pretty good. But not all good.
This particular reimagining is how I would string together a series of related shows to form a fun, watchable universe. Usually, I do ten episode seasons of condensed storytelling, but I'm going to go for twent to thirty episode seasons because that's how long these stories seem to need in a season. This is mostly a Flash reimagining. It has some Shirtless Arrow, even though that show isn't my favorite, because that's where The Flash spun out of. It has some Brave And The Bold episodes because those characters spun out of The Flash, and some of them are ridiculous and joyous. Supergirl started too campy for me, but then it got into a groove that I enjoyed. Black Lightning has been solid since the first episode, and I'm thrilled it crosses into this continuity. As of this writing, I haven't seen Batwoman yet, but Im'm hoping it's fun. There will be no Gotham. I hate that show. If you like it, awesome. I may have seen all the Batman shows I need to see at this point, and that one had some fun moments, but, overall, I just didn't care. It's hopefully the last time I'll mention it.
Season One is all about Barry Allen, his friends, and family, coming together to create The Streak, which isn't the best name Cisco has come up with.