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The Flash "Infantino Street" Review: 'Til Death Do Us Apart

The show heads into the finale with the strongest episode of the season, probably the entire series.  Near the end of March, things had been looking a little too bleak for Season 3 of "The Flash". The plot progression of the story had been stifled by the writer's reluctance to reveal the identity of Savitar, and the show was becoming a little too self indulgent with repeating the same story beats over and over. Even their return episode to kick off the final stretch of the season, "The Once and Future Flash" , gave the impression Season 3 would stay the course with its obvious strengths and obvious weaknesses. Oh boy, was I wrong.  In my initial write up for Season 3 , I mentioned how if there was a show that had the potential to pull itself out of its funk, it was this one. The last three episodes, "I Know Who You Are", "Cause and Effect" and this week's "Infantino Street" have served as a well deserved reprieve to

The Flash "The Once and Future Flash" Review: Back to the (Gloomy) Future

Earlier today, my final post about the current state of The CW's "Arrow-verse" focused on "The Flash" went live . In it, I mentioned the things the show had been doing right in the midst of a lot of things it's gotten wrong in Season 3. Coming into this final batch of episodes, the show needed to pickup the pace with its "Savitar" storyline after the show pulled off the wrong move in teasing their audience in a bad way with the last episode, " Abra Kadabra ".  What they delivered tonight was a mixed bag. If anything, "The Once and Future Flash" is actually a microcosm of everything that has defined this season, in both good and bad ways. The episode picked up right where the previous one left off. With Barry still determined to fully uncover who Savitar is, he fulfilled his promise to Joe and Iris and made a time travel trip to Central City 2024. Even with a mild detour at the beginning of the episode with a showdown with

Checking in on the current state of the CW's "Arrow-verse" Part 1

The "Arrow-verse" is The CW's greatest success to date  For the past couple of years, The CW network has done a great job at changing their identity in the eyes of audiences. Once hailed as the home of female teenage drama's like "Gossip Girl" and the remakes of "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place", The CW is now the go to home for what can be considered "genre" TV dramas (scifi, fantasy, comic book, etc.). Even though The CW had delved into "genre" fare before (a heritage from defunct networks "The WB" and "UPN") with long running shows "Smallville", "Supernatural" and the networks own creations like "The Vampire Diaries", "The Originals" and "Nikita", no other show marked the network's shift in a bigger way than the debut of 2012's "Arrow". Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow Originally a spiritual "spi