The Flash: Season 2 (Blu-ray) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 24
Duration: 42 min (per episode)

The Flash: Season 2 (Blu-ray) – Series Review

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Good: Story, The new villain, Acting
Bad: Crossover that forces you to watch other series, Dragged out at times
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Rating: 8.3/10 (3 votes cast)

As Arrow and The Flash have almost the same airing pattern, it was only a short wait until the physical release of the second season of The Flash would follow its green Arrow counterpart. Last time Barry pretty much fucked up and caused a breach into the fabric of time itself, creating a gaping wormhole in the world as we know it. Luckily The Flash is still present to save the day, but nonetheless, the situation looks quite dire this time. An alternate dimension and a new adversary await the scarlet speedster.

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Several months have passed since the giant gaping wormhole appeared in the sky, and while Barry (Grant Gustin) did his best to save the day, it was actually Ronnie (Robbie Amell) and Dr. Stein (Victor Garber) who saved the day after merging into ‘Firestorm’, the fiery metahuman. Driven by guilt, Barry has been restoring the city as his alterego, The Flash, hoping he can make amends for his poor choices, which led to the death of Ronnie and the destruction of half the city. That being said, when things are finally turning back to normal, strange events start occurring, as doppelgangers of already captured metahumans are appearing hither and thither. After capturing one, or more precisely, after driving one to the brink of death, the doppelganger warns Barry that ‘Zoom’ is after him. Apparently Zoom is another speedster, albeit from another dimension, who is aiming to take out his competition.

Barry is still coping with his errors, but the fact that his father immediately moved away after being released from prison after being proven innocent and knowing someone’s out for his head, is slowly pushing Barry towards the edge. To make matters even worse, a man named Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) shows up at the lab’s doorstep, claiming he is a speedster from the second dimension, which will later be dubbed Earth-2, the place where yet another familiar face will come from. On this second Earth Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) is still alive, and he will eventually become a key figure into stopping Zoom. This means Barry will have to team up with the person that looks exactly the same as the one that tried to kill him a few months ago.

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It’s hard to properly describe the flow of this season, as every episode does have enough action to remain interesting, but the overall topic of this season could have been wrapped up in fifteen episodes, rather than the twenty-four we are currently getting. Nonetheless, with the crossover and some ‘loose’ cases tossed in the middle, things remain manageable and as far as quality goes, you’ll be treated to a very similar experience compared to season one.

We have already mentioned the crossover issue that occurred with Arrow and The Flash, and we would like to stress it again. We love the idea of seeing the different series come together to offer us even more action packed stories, but it’s not normal that the creators force you to actually watch both series to see the full story of such a crossover. Also, we still can’t find any logic to place the first episode of a two episode crossover in The Flash, knowing its physical copy hit the stores later than Arrow.

The quality of the acting performances has pretty much remained the same, even though some characters have to play their counterparts from Earth-2 and they do a commendable job at that. It doesn’t really sound like a simple task to play the same character, albeit slightly different to make sure the viewers see a clear difference between both characters. The most notable addition to the cast is Teddy Sears, who puts down a great performance as ‘The Flash’ from Earth-2, albeit with his powers gone.

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As far as special features go, this Blu-ray release of the second season does not disappoint. You’ll get hours of bonus content, that is actually a lot of fun to plow through. Tossing aside the many deleted scenes and the lengthy gag reel, you’ll get to see how the creators came to the creation or reinterpretation of many characters, the usage of many effects, the creation of a ‘second Earth’ and other fun trivia items that will certainly add a lot of value to the story and background of the series.


The Flash: Season 2 offers nearly the same qualitative experience as season 1, even though some sections are a bit slow moving or uninspired, as they seem to be borrowed sequences from the first season. Nonetheless, fans of the scarlet speedster will certainly enjoy this continuation of the series, we just hope season 3 will bring a new original storyline to the table. If you wish to be reunited with heroes and villains from your childhood, while being introduced to new interpretations or totally new characters, all while an interesting story and fun battle scenes unfold, this series might be worth checking out.

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