I watched the premiere episode of The Flash on Netflix while Maribou was up in Estes Park with friends.
She and I had never discussed watching The Flash together. I don’t know that I had even really broached whether it was a show that I would want to check out someday. I watched it without her, however… and then I had to mention to her that I had watched it. Without her.
As it turns out, it was okay. While it is a show that she vaguely would be interested in checking out someday, it’s not one of those shows that she was saving in the hopper for me.
“Not like Supernatural”, she told me. “If you had started watching that without me, I would have kicked you in the jimmy.”
So I dodged a bullet there.
But that makes me wonder about the whole dynamic of “together” shows vs. “separate” shows even when they’re both shows that both folks would have been interested in watching.
And, of course, whether there is an upper limit of shows that one can reasonably expect to keep on one’s Fidelity list.
In any case, The first episode of The Flash showed promise. The Flash is one of those superheroes that has powers that really require effective CGI or animation to really work. See, for example, the quicksilver scene from that X-Men movie for an example of done right:
And see this scene from the 90’s version of the show (start at around 3:00):
Well, the special effects of the new show aren’t bad and it makes me wish that I had enough free time to see where they’re going with the storyline (though, as a person with some familiarity with the universe, I think I see what’s coming… and it makes me look forward to see their take on it).
So… what are you reading and/or watching?
(Featured Image is “Edison’s Telephonoscope” by George du Maurier from Punch Almanack for 1879)