Some thoughts on last nights Musical episode of The Flash. (No real spoilers here, but, I will use spoiler tags just in an overabundance of caution.)
So, I liked the episode. My wife, who does not usually watch the DC shows with me but has at least a very passing familiarity with them, loves musicals and watched it with me just out of general intrigue at the concept of it.
I thought it was cute. I applaud them for doing something different. We are (fortunately!) living in a day and age with SO many comic book TV shows and movies, you need to take a chance and do something different every once in awhile. Even if it bombs (which I don't think this episode did), at least you took a shot.
My understanding of how this episode originated is that they realized they had Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist who had both appeared on Glee, as well as many other actors with Broadway or musical experience like Victor Garber, Jesse Martin, Jeremy Jordan, John Barrowman, and Carlos Valdes, and kind of felt they could not resist doing an episode where they call get to sing. Honestly? I think it's freaking awesome that they did it.
My wife asked me after it was over "What do you think other nerds like you thought of this episode?" (LoL) And I can kind of see a lot of people maybe not liking it. Very little action, Barry and Kara don't have their powers for most of it, and if you find the singing cheesy or lame then this episode will definitely not be for you. And, on the other hand, my wife who was watching it pretty much JUST for the musical element of it thought it did not have enough music! So, maybe they did not strike the right balance here.
But I thought the songs were catchy (come on, how much fun was that "Super Friends" song??), I definitely applaud them for doing something different, and I am even more in love with Melissa Benoist now that I heard her sing! LoL
I would love to know what everyone else thought of it. Did you love it, hate it, or just kind of "meh"?