First Reactions To THE FLASH Speed In; GOTHAM Praised As "Beautifully Produced"

A lucky few recently got to watch the pilot for The Flash, and they've taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the latest series from The CW. Are they good or bad? You'll have to hit the jump to find out, where you'll also find a verdict on Batman prequel Gotham.

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By Josh Wilding - 6/1/2014

So, I think it's fair to call that an overwhelmingly positive response, and certainly a lot better than the initial reaction to Arrow! Gotham was recently screened in Los Angeles, and The Hollywood Reporter reveals that it is the series said to have gained the most buzz with buyers from overseas. Sarah Wright, head of acquisitions for BSkyB (meaning that the series will likely air on Sky One of Sky Atlantic in the UK) is quoted as describing it as, "A smart origins story, beautifully produced with a strong cast." Which of these new DC TV shows are you guys most looking forward to?
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KananJarrus - 6/1/2014, 3:42 AM
I can't wait for The Flash!

Zeponi - 6/1/2014, 3:49 AM
I don't get it what is this "dead mom retcon" people keep talking about?
MrReese - 6/1/2014, 3:51 AM
ComicsBornAndBred - 6/1/2014, 3:52 AM
Glad to hear that both series are getting some good buzz. I'm exited and think both will be great. A great age in comic book television.
JasonBlue - 6/1/2014, 3:52 AM
the promo looked AS GOOD AS A MOVIE.
for those who are gonna complain that "it should have been a movie" WAKE UP u get to see the flash every week on TV
Guido - 6/1/2014, 3:54 AM
I'm so excited about seeing this. It's too far away
batcheeks8 - 6/1/2014, 3:55 AM
Can't wait to see these two and Constantine.
janitra - 6/1/2014, 3:56 AM
Awesome! Excited!
charlie2094 - 6/1/2014, 3:58 AM
Sounds great! Trailer looked very promising, can't wait to see it!

Really interested to see how they handle Reverse-Flash and his dead mum, glad they're taking it in that direction!
KananJarrus - 6/1/2014, 3:59 AM

Barry Allen's mother, Nora Allen, never originally died, but in Flash: Rebirth, DC retconned it so that Nora Allen was killed when Barry was a child, and his father was blamed her murder.
Zeponi - 6/1/2014, 4:00 AM

Ah, thanks! :)

I need to read up on some Flash.
McGee - 6/1/2014, 4:01 AM

KingOnslaught - 6/1/2014, 4:03 AM
Can't Wait!!

MatTaylorX - 6/1/2014, 4:03 AM
Sorry to be that guy but you can never trust the first twitter reviews. Surely you guys have learnt that by now?
McGee - 6/1/2014, 4:05 AM
Hopefully Gotham is as good as they're saying it is.

Now we just need to hear about Constantine. Right now we're two for three.
SuperCat - 6/1/2014, 4:06 AM
Not surprised with the Flash reactions. The show looks like a lot of fun. Worried about Gotham though. I want the show to go well. Hopefully, it will be well-received.
SuperCat - 6/1/2014, 4:13 AM
Arrow96 - 6/1/2014, 4:15 AM
Hell yes!
Luminus - 6/1/2014, 4:18 AM
@SpiderMiles and BatManiac: it got retconned because that assclown, the Reverse Flash, changed history by killing Barry's mom.
tonytony - 6/1/2014, 4:19 AM
Wow praise from jonathan hickman. Mr avengers.
McGee - 6/1/2014, 4:26 AM
"I had high expectations for The Flash pilot..."

"But that went FAR beyond what I expected!"

CoulsonLives - 6/1/2014, 4:28 AM
I can't process my excitement...

I guess it's BEYOND CRASH?

Kurne - 6/1/2014, 4:34 AM
Flash looks great, looking forward to it more than Arrow but still not impressed with Gustin. I do believe he went overboard on Arrow (and the trailer tbh)... But people burned me for that, so have to come up with something else :/
Jollem - 6/1/2014, 4:36 AM
lol. they were all like "if this doesn't go well, we have a plan 'b'". i'm all like "dude, it's the flash. knock it outta the park"

sounds like they did
batmanvsuperman - 6/1/2014, 4:36 AM
Cant [frick]ing wait and I been excited way before this..all the Dc Tv shows
Jollem - 6/1/2014, 4:39 AM
and i'm hoping the constantine show will light a fire under del toro's bum. need to see that justice league dark movie. #swampthing
sameoldthing - 6/1/2014, 4:42 AM
Uhh,yeea...I have high hopes & will watch optimistically but NEVER do I allow another persons views sway me in any way.
daddybear - 6/1/2014, 4:43 AM
OMG, tears of joy.
Brainiac13 - 6/1/2014, 4:46 AM
Chekkarma - 6/1/2014, 4:49 AM
Brainiac13 - 6/1/2014, 4:50 AM
I watched TDK Returns P1 & P2 again last comic book adaptation.

With Arrow setting high standards........can't see these flopping.

Jollem - 6/1/2014, 4:58 AM
haha!!! CW is WINNINGZ!!!
TheSoulEater - 6/1/2014, 5:00 AM

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Starkasm - 6/1/2014, 5:01 AM
Cool beans.

I'm yet to watch Arrow. I'll start it once I get around to finishing AOS. I hate falling behind.
loki668 - 6/1/2014, 5:06 AM
Klone - 6/1/2014, 5:17 AM

Exactly. But don't say something bad about this Hipster-Parker that's murdered Barry Allen and assumed his identity, such heresy in that opinion deviation!!
Klone - 6/1/2014, 5:20 AM

Hey, 0mega, light at the end of the tunnel? I'll ruin it for you:

Click and your smile shall waver away.
marvel72 - 6/1/2014, 5:24 AM
i'll checkout the flash but i don't think i'll even bother with gotham.
McGee - 6/1/2014, 5:28 AM

Wait until you see the Royal Flush Gang, Firefly....Deathstroke....
Desrow - 6/1/2014, 5:29 AM
Lookin' good

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