Television Graveyard- plot 12, The Flash

4 Mar

Back in the 1980’s and early 90’s, network TV did it’s best to bring audiences superheroes. Looking back on these shows, knowing what today’s special effects can do… these shows were cheesy and cartoonish. BUT that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth your time.

In this installment we look back on 1990’s, The Flash.

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flash_02As most of you know- we love our comics here at NerdLush. We especially love our comic book hero based TV shows- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., SmallvilleArrow, and even the CW’s The Flash, top our viewing list. So it was only a matter of time until we started looking back at some of the older superhero series, right?

Especially since the star of this gem, John Wesley Shipp, appears in the new version.

We had to start with this one! HAD TO!

john_wesley_shipp_a_pThe story is simple- sweet, police scientist Barry Allen gets dosed with chemicals and struck by lightning and BOOM! super-powered science tech! Good thing, too… Central City has a wee bit of a crazy criminal  problem. Sound familiar? The new series follows this older shows story for a start.

However, they are both creatures of their time. And the late 80’s (very early 90’s) had their effect on the show… time left a very colorful mark. And not just with the costumes… some of the characters that appeared on the show are straight out of the funny pages…

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(For added fun- Mark Hamill’s Trickster (see above) will be appearing in the new series)

 

 

 

 

 

All 22 episodes of the first (and sadly only) season are available on DVD. Worth a watch if you’ve never seen the show- or if, like me, you want to have some fun reliving childhood (alright… I wasn’t that young…). A very easy show to get caught up in- great chemistry amongst the characters!

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Another show that didn’t get a second season and should have. Makes me extra glad to see some of the cast (and characters!) find new life in the CW’s freshman series. And you just gotta love anything with the delightful Mr. Shipp. Seriously.

 

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