As you may know from some of my previous reviews, I have not been following the CW DC Universe programs. However, I must admit that I am digging them, and I am going to go back and catch up. So, when I received The Flash Season 6, I didn’t know what to expect, and I also didn’t have a great deal of history going into this season. That said if you have not seen the series, this review (by the nature of being a later season) will likely have some spoilers naturally occurring from the events of previous seasons.
Season 6 starts about four months after the events at the end of Season 5, where Barry (The Flash) and Iris lost their daughter Nora. They seem to have coped with what happened while those around them are not quite in that place yet. As might be expected, especially to those watching the series, this season focuses heavily on the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline, which is a HUGE plot that involves several crossovers in the “Arrowverse.” It was previously mentioned in Batwoman and involved others such as Supergirl and Green Arrow. We find out that Barry is actually scheduled to die in that particular even so it is understandable his primary goal throughout the season is to stop it from happening in the first place. Around episode 10, we move past that even and the season shifts to what is known as the Mirror Universe, which involves a new character, Joseph Carver, looking for his missing wife and finding her in the Mirror Universe. It goes into things like Doppelgangers and the introduction of The Mirror Master. Infinite Crisis does stay throughout the rest of the season as there as residual effects stemming from it, and some impact Barry directly.
Throughout all of this larger storyline, we had our “villain of the week” stories as well. Many of them are very fun. There are some that viewers will have seen before, like Reverse Flash and Amunet Black, and some that I presume to be entirely new to the series like Blackhole and Turtle. We also see a character named Killer Frost, turning her powers to the good side and getting a great redemption storyline.
Now, I will say, the season ends on kind of an odd note. This is because the season had 19 episodes when it was intended to have 24. Due to COVID-19, the season was cut short, but this is really not something you can blame on anybody. It’s just something we all are dealing with as a reality of the times.
Overall, this release looks really impressive. The video and audio are excellent. The picture is sharp and crisp, and the colors really pop. The surround sound audio is really impressive, too. Everything comes together for a truly immersive experience.
Here is what else you’ll get with this set:
- “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach – Noir” (Special Episode)
- “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach – Noir” Commentary by showrunner/executive producer Eric Wallace
- The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
BLU-RAY BONUS DISC
- All Five Epic Episodes of the DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths from Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- Special Features:
- Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return
- Crisis Past and Present – Superman vs. Superman
- Characters in Crisis: Pariah
- Crisis Management
- Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor
The Flash Season 6 is available from Warner Brothers on August 25th! Will you be picking it up? Let us know your thoughts on the season in the comment section below!Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in