Hi guys! I do sincerely apologize for another BIT, but got caught up with other things last week, that made it hard for me to blog. Things like… my anniversary. Yeah Thursday, 7th of April, was my fourth year of marriage. Want to know how we celebrated it… mind your bizwax *wink*. Still finding it a bit hard to take in, seems like yesterday when I said my vows.
Yeah, that’s us (the Original Os) then, and now. Don’t you dare say anything about the weight *scowling face*. Anyways I want to say a big “I love you” to moi boo, Mr. O. has he’s fondly called. And thank him for putting up with me all these years, because seriously not sure any man could have. So I might consider catching a grenade for him *smile*.
Ok. Moving on because this isn’t a romance blog, I’ve been thinking about the “most anticipated battle” of the month. Wanna guess… Zoom vs Flash. And wondering how the directors are going to pull that off. Who is Zoom and Flash? Well, they’re both characters from a series called ‘The Flash’.
The Flash is an American television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / Flash, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow. The series follows Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals, including others who have also gained superhuman abilities.
‘The Flash’ initially started as a backdoor pilot, but Gustin received so much positive reception during his two appearances as Barry on Arrow, which led to executives choosing to develop a full pilot with a much larger budget. By the time ‘The Flash’ premiered on October 7, 2014, it was watched by a total of 6.8 million viewers and it became the second-most watched premiere in the history of The CW, after The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It has been well received by critics and audiences, with a 96% approval rating and an average rating of 7.4/10 based on 55 reviews from Rotten Tomatoes. Critics compared it to Arrow, stating that ‘The Flash’ progresses with a confidence that Arrow did not get until later in the series.
The first episode of The Flash was watched by 4.8 million viewers, making it The CW’s most watched and highest rated series premiere since The Vampire Diaries in 2009. It also became The CW’s second-most watched series premiere ever, behind 90210. Additionally, across all platforms, including initiated streams. The series also won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama” in 2014. The second season premiered on October 6, 2015, and the series has been renewed for a third season in March 2016. While someone once described ‘The Flash’ as the lamest of all superheroes (lol). But I think Grant Gustin has been able to prove them wrong with his great performance as Barry Allen/The Flash. That it almost seems like the character was tailor made for him.
The Season two, with the “most anticipated battle” starts six months after the events of the first season, after a singularity event, which almost tore Central City apart, opening a portal to a parallel universe that sucks in another “Flash” Jay Garrick(Teddy Sears).
Jay warns Barry about another speedster named Zoom (also portrayed by Sears and voiced by Tony Todd), who’s trying to eliminate everyone connected to the Speed Force throughout the multiverse . Zoom plans to steal Barry’s Speed Force and constantly terrorizes him throughout most of the season. Jay works to help Barry and his friends stop Zoom. Later on Harrison Wells’ parallel universe counterpart also pitches in (loved his villainous character from Season 1 and think he made a better villain than Zoom).
So come April 19, 2016, Season 2, Episode 18, its Zoom vs Flash. And while we all know that Zoom can’t win this fight (with the whole “good must triumph over evil stuff”), we’re so looking forward to seeing “The Flash” get his ass kicked by Zoom. Wicked! Right? Lol.
Stay tuned for Friday’s “must watch” movie, got a great one lined up. And also because I’m in a good mood and feeling all mushy, I’m giving away another freebie. So you definitely don’t want to miss our Movie Review. Have a great week, peeps. Bye!