Review: The Flash 1.03 - Things You Can't Outrun

The villain of the week is a man who can turn himself into a poisonous gas, which is probably the dumbest power ever. He was sentenced to death and in the process of being executed when the whole particle accelerator thing happened, hence his not being dead and his newfound powers. Now he’s after those who were involved in his sentencing, and he’s picking them off one by one until the only person left is Detective West. I keep hoping The Flash will get more exciting, but so far it’s just a string of cliches and tropes tied together with average acting and sub-par writing. There’s a lot of potential here, but so far we haven’t seen anything special. I know that the show is still getting its footing, and that it needs some time to build a foundation before it can really create something interesting, but I hope that this foundation-building ends soon. This show won’t hold my interest for much longer unless it moves past the Screenwriting 101 storylines and toward something worth watching.

Next week will be a crossover episode, so at least there’s that to look forward to.

Score: 2/5

Director: Jesse Warn

Watch The Flash on the CW, Tuesdays 8/7c.