The Troubling Morality Of Flash Season Two

Let's be honest, Arrow's ethical choices are starting to rub off on the Flash.
Let’s be honest, Arrow’s ethical choices are starting to rub off on the Flash.

The first season of Flash was one of the most unexpected and fantastic surprises of the past year.  It was an amazing show with action, intrigue, fun characters, a fantastic story arc, and an overall optimistic worldview that was lacking in other superhero movies or TV shows.  It was so good I waived my typical rule of not letting my boys watch a primetime superhero show (Arrow, SHIELD) and allowed them to watch Flash–they loved it as well and we still watch some of the older episodes.  The first season finale is one of the best episodes of superhero TV ever.

But now the second season is two episodes in and while the storyline continues to build there are a couple of troubling morality implications.  I’m not condemning them…yet…but I am concerned.  Head after the break to find out what has me troubled.

[SPOILER ALERT: THIS POST CONTAINS FLASH SEASON TWO SPOILERS FROM THE FIRST TWO EPISODES]

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Fear the Walking Dead: Let’s Talk About “The Good Man” (S1E6)

fear-the-walking-dead-teaser-129237Fear the Walking Dead just finished its first season with the season finale, “The Good Man.” Find out what the Gabbing Geek crew had to say about the first season and the finale after the break.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Let’s Talk About “Cobalt” (S1E5)

fear-the-walking-dead-teaser-129237Fear the Walking Dead is entering the final stretch with the penultimate episode, “Cobalt.” Find out what the Gabbing Geek crew had to say about S1E5 after the break.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Let’s Talk About “Not Fade Away” (S1E4)

fear-the-walking-dead-teaser-129237Fear the Walking Dead is entering the final stretch with the fourth episode, “Not Fade Away.” Find out what the Gabbing Geek crew had to say about S1E4 after the break.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Let’s Talk About “The Dog” (S1E3)

fear-the-walking-dead-teaser-129237After taking a week off for Labor Day, because zombies love unions, Fear the Walking Dead came back for its third episode last night.  Find out what the Gabbing Geek crew had to say about S1E3, “The Dog,” after the break.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Let’s Talk About S1E2

fear-the-walking-dead-teaser-129237Fear the Walking Dead shambled into its second episode last night and I’ve invited along some of my surviving site-mates to join me in presenting some ongoing thoughts about the spin-off show.  Find out what we had to say about S1E2, “So Close, Yet So Far,” after the break.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Let’s Talk About S1E1

fear-the-walking-dead-teaser-129237Last night marked not only the first airing of the Fear the Walking Dead spin-off series but also the first time I’ve ever watched a Walking Dead episode the night it aired.  And that’s only because I watched The Walking Dead pilot a couple of years after it aired (I haven’t watched any other episodes).  Yes, I’m a huge Walking Dead fan (the comic) who feels no need to see the TV show because I know the major plot points.  The TV show will be different, of course, but not enough to make me interested especially when the books keep coming out and are amazing.  In this sense it’s the anti-Game of Thrones.

But a spin-off interests me because it’s a new story, one I can’t know anything about, but still based in a universe I deeply respect.  So what did this zombie literature fan and Walking Dead admirer think of the new spin-off?  Jump after the break to find out.  [MINOR FEAR THE WALKING DEAD PILOT SPOILERS BEYOND]

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