Tom Cavanagh is amazing as Harrison Wells, especially Earth 2 badass Wells!
Well the very beginning of the Season 5 premiere was kick-ass! The fight scene was awesome and intense: probably one of the best they've ever done and reflected the new intensity Oliver has. But overall the premiere didn't give me a ton of hope the show will get back to its earlier brilliance. And I'm not super-excited about the idea of bringing in this new ragtag band of heroes to be Oliver's new team but maybe it will work.
What I hope they don't get back to is having Oliver and Felicity together. I've never wanted them to get together and not sure why so may people wanted that relationship. It worked so much better when they were friends and colleagues.
Same with The Flash. I've never been a huge fan of Barry and Iris getting together, though I've come around to it now. Personally, Barry and Patty from last season were perfect. Patty Spivot was my favorite part of The Flash last season. But of course since Barry and Iris are destined to be together, they had to come up with some nonsensical reason for Patty to leave.
I think the Arrow flashbacks probably should have stopped a couple of seasons ago. For the first two seasons when the flashbacks were on the island, they totally worked. But after that, they just weren't working as well. I'd like to see everything focused on the present now. Based on the timeline, this should be the final year they can do the flashbacks.
Speaking of timelines, since The Flash and Arrow are both Earth 1, wouldn't the changes Barry is making also affect the timeline for Arrow? Well it should but they're pretending it isn't I guess because they obviously don't want to get into all those time travel shenanigans on Arrow. Though I will say I usually love time travel shenanigans!
Okay that's it! The Flash is still my favorite show. And I still dig Arrow, even though it's certainly had some flaws the past couple of seasons. I'll watch just for Stephen Amell's great portrayal of Oliver Queen!
What do you guys think of both shows? Sound off in the comments!