The Flash is terrible

Ok, The Flash is terrible, it's stupid, it's poorly written and I have no sympathy for any of the characters, BUT, the stupidest possible thing about it is that we're to believe that these three pinheads -- who barely seem like they could manage to get their algebra homework turned in on time -- are somehow managing to run a solitary-confinement supermax prison all on their own in the basement of their office building.

Even aside from the fact that that's so creepy and torture-y that even Batman would probably say, "Dude, that's pretty fucked up right there," how are we to believe that they're pulling this off?

Who is feeding those people? Who is emptying the shit-buckets? (Because I'm pretty sure the conveniently prison-like cells inside their magic "particle accelerator" don't have toilets.)

One of their prisoners turns into poison gas. What does the... uh... precipitate... of that even look like?

God I hate this show.

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10 Responses:

  1. I had similar questions about the ARGUS supermax prison under the beach on Lian Yu. Plus who builds a huge underground prison complex under a beach?

  2. Jim Sweeney says:

    As you know, I completely agree...

    This show is so dumb it hurts. I think their plan was to try to appeal to both the 13 year old girl and 13 year old boy demographics, and this was the inevitable result.

    I find everyone on the show annoyingly dumb, their attempts at emotional honesty fall flat only when they aren't causing the equivalent of an ice cream headache, and the premise itself (a thing happened... it caused all the superpowers,,, and everyone besides the flash who got them are crazy, evil or crazy & evil) is incredibly irritating.

    I stopped watching weeks ago...

  3. Jim Sweeney says:

    As you know, I completely agree...

    This show is so dumb it hurts. I think their plan was to try to appeal to both the 13 year old girl and 13 year old boy demographics, and this was the inevitable result.

    I find everyone on the show annoyingly dumb, their attempts at emotional honesty fall flat only when they aren't causing the equivalent of an ice cream headache, and the premise itself (a thing happened... it caused all the superpowers,,, and everyone besides the flash who got them are crazy, evil or crazy & evil) is incredibly irritating.

    I stopped watching weeks ago...

  4. Kyle Huff says:

    I watch this with my small children. In addition to the questions about prison administration, I have a problem with every single fight manoeuvre Barry performs.

    Why does he not just kick the army guys in the nuts, one by one? IIRC, only two or three of the villains would have been immune to this attack.

    And that one episode where he has to get the guys with the freeze gun and heat gun to shoot him at the same time? WTF? Just kick them in the nuts and take their guns FFS.

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