Amanda Pays


The Flash returns tonight (fiiiiiiiinally) on the CW, and while the new episode called “Return of the Rogues” refers specifically to Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), the rogue that really has fans curious is The Man in the Yellow Suit, AKA: Reverse-Flash. Who is he? Why did he – apparently – go back in time to kill Barry Allen’s mom and frame his dad for it? Both good questions, and ones that I think will be answered to some degree by the end of the first season. Every fan has their theory, but now The Flash himself, actor Grant Gustin, says to throw those theories out the window because even he was surprised by what’s coming with this season’s end. (more…)


The 1990’s ‘Flash’ was cool, but suffered from the same ailments that killed off lots of hero shows: no supervillains. By the time Mark Hamill’s Trickster showed up, the damage was done and the Flash made a quick exit. But if you were there like I was, you’re left with the memory of it all being fun while it lasted. Fast-forward to present day, and bask in the glory of our upcoming new Flash TV show. It looks spectacular. And casting original star John Wesley Shipp as a supporting player means that the makers of this thing really give a damn about fans like me. But it didn’t stop there. They sped back to the old school and roped in another former series alumni. And that’s going above and beyond the call. Can you guess who it is? (more…)