Random Thoughts on Television
Well, not ALL of them. I gave up on Agents of SHIELD because the only character I find remotely interesting is a villain. And that's not really enough for me. I'm not a huge fan of villains without some kind of redemption arc. I'm okay with some anti-heroes or morally grey characters, but this character really isn't one. So I'm moving on to a show where I like the HEROES.
I adore Flash. Flash is goofy and cute and fun and features a main character who actually LIKES being a hero. I've seen some people compare it to Smallville, but really, it reminds me more of Lois and Clark. Barry's got his costume, and his name, and it's very obvious what romantic pairing is going to be end game. But it's such fun to see how it happens.
I'm less enamored with Arrow. It's a well written show and I am amused by exactly how much of a douchebag Oliver Queen is in this, or any really, universe. But it's not really "I MUST WATCH" for me.
Gotham however is great. I'm leery on Bat-products, I'll be honest with you. They always seem just a tad repetitive. (The same could be said for Superman products, but Superman has traits that appeal to me more. I've never claimed to be fair. :-)) However, a Bat-show starring Commissioner Gordon? Is great. And in a weird way, I find it more optimistic than most Bat-products. Yes, Gotham City is going to hell in a handbasket. But there is someone who's trying to do what's right, who will hold the moral line until Bruce grows up and is ready to deal out some Batarang therapy. I'm sure Gordon won't escape without a little tarnish, but as long as he gets to keep that inner core of Jim Gordon, he should get to avoid the worst of the corruption.
If they do irredeemably corrupt Jim Gordon, I will be really really upset.
Also, I'm enjoying that I can leer at Ben McKenzie without guilt. I love Flash, and they're all very pretty, but they look so young to me. I just want to give them hugs and pack them lunches. No leering damnit.
I haven't seen any Constantine yet, though. Is it any good?