Barry Allen made his debut on last night’s episode of Arrow and brought with him a huuuge ratings boost. The whole show felt reenergized by his presence. And as much as I bitched and moaned about Grant Gustin being cast as The Flash (and LOATHED him on Glee), I gotta say, he won me over. He was ADOOOOOOORABLE. The show really just clicked right along. Of course, I still fast-forward through those interminable island scenes (really guys, the neverending backstories even got annoying on Lost), but every other aspect of the show FINALLY worked. Bravo. Maybe you should keep him around for the rest of the season before giving him his spinoff. Just a suggestion.
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“I’m an old lady for this year’s party,” tweeted the Arrow star, posting a pic of himself in hag drag, complete with a goiter (?) and Depends diapers. He also posted pics of himself with the new Flash, Grant Gustin (hmmmm), and his old Teen Wolf chum Holland Roden (as Arrested Development‘s Tobias Funke). Cute, but I miss the Eeyore costume.
From the top: Robbie Amell in Tomorrow People, Stephen Amell in Arrow, Charlie McDermott in The Middle, Misha Collins in Supernatural (FINALLY!), Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Charles Michael Davis in The Originals. (via SuperheroFan)
Grant Gustin, who played the hateful homo Sebastian Smythe on Glee, will play Barry Allen/The Flash in three episodes of The CW’s Arrow, the last of which will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff series. Give me a moment while I weep and wail and curse the powers that be at the CW. It’s A TERRIBLE IDEA, a TERRIBLE CASTING CHOICE, and possibly the worst thing Warner Bros could do, EVEN WORSE THAN BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN, I’m serious. First of all, Barry Allen is a MAN. A hunky blond MAN. Not some baby-faced twink. MAYBE Grant could pull off Wally West, or pooossibly Bart Allen, but NOT BARRY. I just can’t accept it. And, as MoviePilot points out, if WB wants to have him make the jump to the big screen in a future movie, this surely isn’t the way to go. I mean, who the fuck is Grant Gustin? Also: Updating the Flash’s costume is going to be tricky. They obviously aren’t going to put him in a red leotard, because superheroes don’t do that look anymore. But the Flash’s costume is so iconic that if you put him in a red sweatshirt and jeans it will ruin EVERYTHING. Just look what they did to Green Arrow. (Stupid fucking face paint.) ”Part of the fun for the audience is to see how we view our take on the Flash legacy,” Arrow creator Andrew Kreisberg said. “Some of it will feel very familiar to DC Comics, some of it hopefully will feel different, fresh and exciting. The same way we approached Arrow is the same way we’re approaching Barry.” Which is JUST WHAT I’M AFRAID OF. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
Why, just the other day I posted a Colton Haynes/Adam Shankman sighting in Vancouver and speculated that perhaps there was some top-secret musical in the works. Then last night, Colton tweeted a link to this teaser of him covering Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up,” I’m guessing to show everybody that he, indeed, has singing chops to go with those acting skills and pretty face and perfect body, groan. The song choice is pretty cheesy, I suppose, but I’ll be damned if the kid doesn’t pull it off. I wonder where this is headed. Glee? Broadway? An upcoming movie musical? OMG IS IT Spring Awakening? Into the Woods? Jersey Boys? WICKED? OMG IT’S WICKED, ISN’T IT?! HE’S PLAYING GLINDA! SQUEAL!
Arrow cutie Colton Haynes attended a Gay Pride event at Monroe (a weekly party by Tommy D at Oasis – HI TOMMY!). No, he didn’t arrive in assless chaps with a throng of coke-sniffing go-go boys, he came with a couple of girls, they danced for an hour and then left. Promoters were told not promote his arrival, but the DJ facebooked the item at left. Of course everybody is welcome at any Pride event anywhere, it means absolutely nothing. It doesn’t mean that Colton is one step closer to coming out, if he even has anything to come out about. He was just a guy having fun on a night that happened to be the gayest night of the year. Right? Oh, btw, watch his Dr Pepper commercial below, it’s long but adooooorable.