I will admit, that when the CW announced “The Flash” tv show, I had zero interest in watching. I only tuned into the pilot episode out of curiosity, and I’m glad I did because it only took a few minutes before I was hooked.
I was as shocked as anyone. I never would have imagined that, the biggest surprise of the 2014 Fall TV season would be “The Flash.”
Sure, “The Flash” was in many ways different from the comics, but at least changes made sense. Plus, this new Flash series was even giving us superpowered beings, something some other comic inspired shows still haven’t figured out how to do right (I’m looking at you “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”).
But above anything else, I loved the Joe West:, Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon characters. It wasn’t long before this cast felt like a real family. Heck, I even liked Doctor Wells and Eddie. But the one character I could not stand, was Iris.
Candice Patton is a talented actress, but the writers didn’t do her any favors in season one. Iris came off as annoying, bitter, and at times, just plain mean. On more than one occasion, Iris just got in the way of the story, rather than help it along. But to be clear: None of this was Candice Patton’s fault.
However, I’m happy to say that after only one episode of season two, Iris is already better written than she was all of last season. she’s part of Team Flash now, and a key member at that. She’s even likeable this time around. Now if the writers would give the poor girl a life outside her inner circle, you know, other friends, then everything will be a-okay.