So I thought that there are probably a lot of comic book fans among us and we just saw the midseason finales of The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, and The Arrow. So I'm curious what people's thoughts were on the finales and the shows themselves so far this season.
So spoiler alert for anyone not caught up on those three shows!
At the start of the season I was pretty meh on The Flash. The super corny monologues and overdone melodrama just weren't doing it for me. But I think they have found their footing by now and I really enjoyed this last episode. Of the three I think it is the only one that didn't happen almost exactly how fans predicted it. Is Wells the Reverse Flash? Are they separating Zoom and Reverse Flash into two characters and having them both? I admit that I know next to nothing about The Flash as a character but I have no idea who or what Wells is going forward. All the action scenes were also great and the pacing was much improved over the crappy crossover episode and some of the earlier episodes. It was a solid 4/5 to me.
Arrow started out the season super strong with that amazing opening episode and the even better second episode. But it kind of lost its way after that. The Arrow always has that issue midseason where you aren't sure where they are going with everything and certain episodes feel pointless. But if this season turns out like the last two I'm sure everything will end up falling in place. Meanwhile, I guess I didn't expect Thea to be Sarah's killer but I think it will end up being an interesting way to evolve the character. And I'm really glad the epside ending with Ra's just butchering Ollie in like 30 seconds without even trying. It shows just how powerful he is compared to every villain on the show thus far and it will be interesting to see Arrow's version of the Lazarus Pit as that is obviously the only direction for the show to go from here. The Lance family portions of the episode didn't really go anywhere, though, so I would say this episode was maybe a 3/5.
Last season SHIELD suffered from major tonal and pacing issues. They got things down by the end of the season but this season just took things to a whole different level. Talk about most improved show. Every character has changed for the better, and while Skye being an Inhuman I think has been obvious for a while, the reveal of her being Daisy and her father being Mr. Hyde was well done if not unexpected. I just really like the acting and writing on SHIELD. In any other show(or movie honestly), Skye would have let Ward turn around and give her a speech before shooting him. Same with Coulson and Whitehall. It was great to see highly trained special agents behave like highly trained special agents. And I am really glad Skye (or should I call her Daisy now?) didn't just forgive Ward like, again, she would have done in most other shows. The special effects may have been a step below those of The Flash, and neither show is shot and edited nearly as well as The Arrow. But overall I think I enjoyed it the most of the three finales. 4.5./5
So what did everyone else think?