Would you watch it: A Flash TV Series

#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always felt that in the whole library of DC superheroes, the Flash has always been left out of the limelight. This has always confused me. When Bruce Tim's Justice League cartoon was popular, my classmates and I thought Flash was the best character. Now in this new age of superhero films and TV series, Flash has been left out. Superman has Smallville and a reboot is due in 2012, Batman has just about everything going for him, Wnder Woman is getting her own TV series, and  Green Lantern is getting his own film this year. 
 
I propose that Flash gets his own TV series. My idea would be for it to star Barry Allen and to have the show to be a mix of the superhero genre and CSI. I think that would be a bit more interesting than some of the stuff on TV right now such as The Cape, No Ordinary Family, etc. 
 
So what do you think? Should Flash get a TV Series? What would/should it be about?
 

#2 Posted by Band Lone (1789 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yeah! I watched the old one religiously when I was a kid XD

#3 Posted by ComicMan24 (147091 posts) - - Show Bio
@Band Lone said:
" Hell yeah! I watched the old one religiously when I was a kid XD "
This.
#4 Posted by Jake Fury (18629 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen the old one a million times in stores and thought about getting it... 
 
 
I'd totally watch a new series.
#5 Posted by thecheckeredman (398 posts) - - Show Bio

Been there...

#6 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@Band Lone said:
" Hell yeah! I watched the old one religiously when I was a kid XD "
I never saw the old one. Is it any good?
#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024: It was good at the time of course I was ten so I may be looking through nostalgia 
#8 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34406 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd watch it.

#9 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

I would actually love that.

#10 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio

think it would be cool with a mix of csi into it and in the second season they can introduce Wally and make him Kid Flash in the third season

#11 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedK: That's what I'm talking about. And guest appearances by Jay Garrick and Hal Jordan on some occasions
#12 Posted by Birthright (142 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't mind with guest appearances by heroes like Superman & Green Lantern it could be a awesome series.
#13 Posted by caesarsghost (559 posts) - - Show Bio

I would never miss an episode
#14 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

If DC & Warner Bros. ever do decide to make a Flash television series ( and I honestly ever doubt they will =P), then this is what I would like to see:
*Have it be animated, live-action would be too cheesy & no one would take it seriously.
*Have Barry Allen as the main character.
*Use the full pantheon of Flash supporting characters, including Jay Garrick, Wally West (as Kid Flash), Jesse Chambers, Johnny Quick, Bart Allen (as Impulse from the future), Max Mercury (also from the future), Barry's wife Iris West-Allen, Wally's girlfriend/future wife Linda Park, Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man (Barry's friend), Sue Dibny (Ralph's wife), Dr. Tina McGee (Barry's co-worker/friend), Hal Jordan/Green Lantern (Barry's best friend), Solovar, etc., as well as his villains, such as Captain Cold, Mirror Master, the Trickster, Weather Wizard, Heat Wave, Captain Boomerang, Professor Zoom, Gorilla Grodd, Pied Piper, Golden Glider, the Top, Abra Kadabra, Doctor Alchemy/Mr. Element, Turtle, The Thinker, The Fiddler, Inertia/Kid Zoom, and Rainbow Raider (yes, even the Rainbow Raider needs some love ;)
*If successful, have it run for at least 3 seasons, this gives the show a good enough amount of time to tell some awesome Flash storylines (which they should use from the comics, btw)
*Like I just mentioned, use ACTUAL Flash storylines & Arcs from the comics, including how Barry Allen first got his super-speed powers from the lightning bolt, explain the origins & childhoods of their characters (from Barry, Jay, Iris & Wally to Prof. Zoom & the Rogues), "The Flash of Two-Worlds" arc, Show how the Rogues first teamed up to destroy the Flash once and for all, "The Trial of the Flash", the death of Barry Allen (although it should be way diff. from the COIE timeline), show Wally finally taking up the mantle of the Flash, etc.
*Have it be for kids/teens, but give the show some dark moments as well, exs. inc. Prof. Zoom impersonating Barry & terrorizing his friends, leading up to him "killing" Iris (actually sent to the future), Barry getting revenge on Zoom & snapping his neck, show the abuse that Capt. Cold & Golden Glider got from their father, have the Pied Piper's homosexuality implied (but not fully revealed), killing off char's such as the Top, Fiddler, Trickster, etc.
*Bring back actors who have portrayed such char's before, such as John Wesley Shipp (voicing either Barry or Jay) & Mark Hamill (voicing the Trickster)
 
All of these points & more would be necessary for DC/WB to FINALLY give us the Flash T.V. show that we've all been waiting for & dying to see =D

#15 Posted by caesarsghost (559 posts) - - Show Bio
@mr.obvious:
cool
#16 Posted by Silkcuts (5272 posts) - - Show Bio

I got the old TV show from WAlmart for cheap ans slowly watching it, so cheesy, but so good.
ZOOM!

#17 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

The old series was decent for it's time. I mean it was 1990. But from what I understand the whole superhero meets CSI thing is what they have planned for the Flash movie. Now if it falls through then they should definitely try it as a TV show.
#18 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

@caesarsghost:
Thanks ;D

#19 Posted by War Killer (20207 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd probably watch it, only thing is that I grew up watching Wally as the Flash on JL and JLU. I knew Barry was back, but what bothers me is that I've grown so use to Wally's sense of humor and his character, I mean I'll probably get use to it with time, but it was weird when I was watching Young Justice and Barry was the Flash (since obviously Wally is Kid Flash), but he didn't crack one joke in that whole scene with Captain Cold and it just didn't feel like the Flash I've been use to all of these years....
 
Is that a bad thing...? :/

#20 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@War Killer said:
" I'd probably watch it, only thing is that I grew up watching Wally as the Flash on JL and JLU. I knew Barry was back, but what bothers me is that I've grown so use to Wally's sense of humor and his character, I mean I'll probably get use to it with time, but it was weird when I was watching Young Justice and Barry was the Flash (since obviously Wally is Kid Flash), but he didn't crack one joke in that whole scene with Captain Cold and it just didn't feel like the Flash I've been use to all of these years....  Is that a bad thing...? :/ "
No, Barry barely has a personality. He's the typical Silver Age hero; he does everything right just coz. 
 
Wally is the best Flash, it's even acknowledge as such in the DCU (in any book not written by Johns). 
 
 
As for the topic; yes if the series was about Wally. No if it was about Barry.
#21 Posted by ComicCrazy (1537 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the idea, the old show was good but it didn't really feel like the flash that much but I would love to see a show that makes it super cool and has all the rogues and make a super awesome Mirror Master episode.
#22 Posted by caesarsghost (559 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @War Killer said:
" I'd probably watch it, only thing is that I grew up watching Wally as the Flash on JL and JLU. I knew Barry was back, but what bothers me is that I've grown so use to Wally's sense of humor and his character, I mean I'll probably get use to it with time, but it was weird when I was watching Young Justice and Barry was the Flash (since obviously Wally is Kid Flash), but he didn't crack one joke in that whole scene with Captain Cold and it just didn't feel like the Flash I've been use to all of these years....  Is that a bad thing...? :/ "
No, Barry barely has a personality. He's the typical Silver Age hero; he does everything right just coz.   Wally is the best Flash, it's even acknowledge as such in the DCU (in any book not written by Johns).    As for the topic; yes if the series was about Wally. No if it was about Barry. "
 
 
 
Come come my friend, Barry has a genuine personality. And is there something wrong with doing the right thing just because it is right? He is a typical midwestern guy, salt-of-the-earth type. I applaud his lack of a 'dark turn.'  
 
However, whenever I chime in on this conversation for Barry, people think I dislike Wally. Quite the contrary, Wally was 'my' Flash growing up because he was in the cartoons. But I love that Barry is back.  
 
And would you really not watch the show? Flash fan like you?
#23 Posted by frogjitsu (481 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love to see a flsh tv show or at least a dc direct animated feature.  When is DC gonna show the Flash some love?  Even though my Flash is Wally, I wouldn't mind it if it was about Barry, now that I've gotten used to the idea of him being back.  I think a better question would be, "Who wouldn't watch a Flash TV Series?".  I think mostly everyone on this site would at least check out nearly any tv show based on a comic. 

#24 Posted by Mighty Max (460 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love a Flash animated series, like come on he was done so well in the Justice League series.
  

  It would have to be Wally of course.
#25 Posted by Mumbles (846 posts) - - Show Bio

without a doubt i would watch a new flash tv series. even if it was bad

#26 Posted by StarKiller809 (1238 posts) - - Show Bio

I would watch it, but his villians are really werid. I don't know how they could pull it off without it seeming corny.
#27 Posted by KZR (487 posts) - - Show Bio

For me it all depends on the characters and the way they are portrayed. If it is anything like Smallville (which just confused me) then I won't watch it.

#28 Posted by fACEmelter88 (609 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched the terrible live action show years ago and I'd watch a new series today but I really would have preferred to see Ryan Reynolds play the Flash on the big screen...not as Hal Jordan.

#29 Edited by Sgtcrispy (414 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd watch it if it was animated, don't know about live action. I  never saw the original flash series though. I'm afraid of having another awful show like Smallville if it were live action. Wally or Barry, but I prefer Wally.

#30 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio
I'd prefer an animated Flash series with a live action movie

@FadeToBlackBolt: No, Barry's great! Read Blackest Night and Dastardly Death of the Rogues. Be more open minded.  In the comics, Wally wasn't the goofy comic relief you know from JLU. Barry and Wally aren't all that different. 

You say Barry " everything right just coz." which confuses me. Because i'm pretty sure Barry's a superhero/good guy, and that Wally does everything right too. If you're implying that Barry is perfect, than you clearly are just as ignorant as you sound.  Wally's great and I love him too, but I love Barry just as much. And Johns doesn't hate Wally either, he wrote Wally on the Flash for a LOOONG time.
#31 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mbecks14 said:
"
I'd prefer an animated Flash series with a live action movie

@FadeToBlackBolt: No, Barry's great! Read Blackest Night and Dastardly Death of the Rogues. Be more open minded.  In the comics, Wally wasn't the goofy comic relief you know from JLU. Barry and Wally aren't all that different. 

You say Barry " everything right just coz." which confuses me. Because i'm pretty sure Barry's a superhero/good guy, and that Wally does everything right too. If you're implying that Barry is perfect, than you clearly are just as ignorant as you sound.  Wally's great and I love him too, but I love Barry just as much. And Johns doesn't hate Wally either, he wrote Wally on the Flash for a LOOONG time.
"
I've read every Wally story written by Waid and Johns, as well as his time during the JLA. Chances are, I know more about Wally than you do.
#32 Posted by Kairan1979 (16746 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish Reynolds played Flash, not Green Lantern.

#33 Posted by RYU/BATMAN (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I would watch a Flash Series if they made The Flash, Barry Allen or Wally West. And I would want Nathan Barnatt to star as the Flash

  

#34 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio
@caesarsghost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @War Killer said:
" I'd probably watch it, only thing is that I grew up watching Wally as the Flash on JL and JLU. I knew Barry was back, but what bothers me is that I've grown so use to Wally's sense of humor and his character, I mean I'll probably get use to it with time, but it was weird when I was watching Young Justice and Barry was the Flash (since obviously Wally is Kid Flash), but he didn't crack one joke in that whole scene with Captain Cold and it just didn't feel like the Flash I've been use to all of these years....  Is that a bad thing...? :/ "
No, Barry barely has a personality. He's the typical Silver Age hero; he does everything right just coz.   Wally is the best Flash, it's even acknowledge as such in the DCU (in any book not written by Johns).    As for the topic; yes if the series was about Wally. No if it was about Barry. "
 
 
 
Come come my friend, Barry has a genuine personality. And is there something wrong with doing the right thing just because it is right? He is a typical midwestern guy, salt-of-the-earth type. I applaud his lack of a 'dark turn.'  
 
However, whenever I chime in on this conversation for Barry, people think I dislike Wally. Quite the contrary, Wally was 'my' Flash growing up because he was in the cartoons. But I love that Barry is back.  
 
And would you really not watch the show? Flash fan like you? "
I agree 100% with you Caesarsghost
#35 Posted by caesarsghost (559 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mbecks14:
Thanks, man!

 

Basically any Flash show, using any characters or combination thereof, I would watch. Its hard to go wrong with Flash! Barry is fantastic, Wally is great, hell, it could even star Bart and I would be down with that. If it has a lightning bolt on it, I'm there.

#36 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to see a Flash cartoon.I want something different then the JL's animation style.Something with bright colors or cheery.Flash never had his Cartoon show or a good t.v show.WW's t.v show was good for its time but the 90's Flash t.v wasn't good.Flash deserves recognition for the iconic hero is he.Maybe after the film, there will be a cartoon.

#37 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, but it should star Barry. With elements from other Flashes. I mean if Wally West from JLU was an amalgam Flash and nobody complained, then why can't Barry take elements from other Flashes as well?

#38 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

With this design:

http://images.wikia.com/theflash/images/9/97/Young_Justice_Flash.jpg

#39 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: He's being introduced on Arrow. Just expect a red jacket, yellow boots, and red eyeliner. If you get anything better, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

#40 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: He's being introduced on Arrow. Just expect a red jacket, yellow boots, and red eyeliner. If you get anything better, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Yeah, I'm not to excited for Arrow, but the show's producers are saying he's going to get his classic costume.

#41 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: He's being introduced on Arrow. Just expect a red jacket, yellow boots, and red eyeliner. If you get anything better, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Yeah, I'm not to excited for Arrow, but the show's producers are saying he's going to get his classic costume.

Well that's surprising. I guess I'll be watching this season of Arrow, or at least a few episodes.

#42 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

@dctv3363 said:
@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

@dctv3363 said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: He's being introduced on Arrow. Just expect a red jacket, yellow boots, and red eyeliner. If you get anything better, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Yeah, I'm not to excited for Arrow, but the show's producers are saying he's going to get his classic costume.

Well that's surprising. I guess I'll be watching this season of Arrow, or at least a few episodes.

Me too. I'm going in with low expectations (the suit will probably look cheap and horrendous), but hopefully they take me by surprise.

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