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6 Greatest Episodes of the Flash

There is no denying that The Flash is one of the best television shows at the moment. Though it may not be befitting for pop cultures since this may as well be in the era of superhero, but most of the TV talk currently features prestige shows such as Game of Thrones, The Americans and Better Call Saul. But none of these shows is as joyous as flash. With so many episodes already aired and a lot more still expected, here is our compilation of the six greatest episodes of the already aired seasons:

The Flash

Fast Enough

This is one of the most acclaimed episodes of The Flash, being that it was the one where Kelvin Smith cried, and I guess a whole lot of viewers too. It can be described as a final that gives the perfect definition to the usually overused word- epic. Barry takes a trip back to the night when his mother lost her life and whereas he had the powers to change everything, he simply refuses to do so. As he makes his final goodbye to his mother, the sky is ripped open with the Reverse-flash and Barry is consequently forced to be the true hero of the Central City. From this episode, a few glimpse into the future was an indication that The Flash was just getting started.

Flash Vs Arrow

It sounds strange to celebrate The Flash with an episode that overlaps with The Arrow, however, Flash Vs Arrow came during the first season while the show was still in earnest gear to develop its own identity. As a matter of fact, by this time, Barry had stopped his trips to the Streak like two months prior. Flash came out fully formed with its identity after the first season crossover and it was an epic sci-fi everyone was going to love watching. The difference between Flash and Arrow become so clear and from this point, defining the show and giving it meaning was not as confusing as when the show started.

The Man in the Yellow Suit

This was when The Flash was racing towards its first midseason finale and we encounter the first showdown between Barry and the Reverse-Flash, where the lighter super hero was given an opportunity to feel real with high stakes. The episode of The Man in the Yellow Suit became a perfect illustration of just how serious The Flash can be.

Out of Time

In this episode, fans are treated to the revelation by Dr. Wells that his Eobard Thawn is nothing but an onslaught of disaster and heartbreak. After the death of Cisco, Barry tells Iris that he is The Flash, after which a Tsunami wipes out the Central City. However, Barry undoes all that the Tsunami did by going back in time. This was instance of the show when Barry’s ability to go back in time and space was revealed. This was a key element in the show as it opened the endless possibilities in the development of the story. At the end of it, everyone will agree that the episode was not a cheap one and it came with a befitting ending that portrayed the Flash as a different plane in the realms of superhero sci-fi shows.

Rogue Air

A lot of good moments in The Flash happened between Out of Time and Rogue Air. The most memorable ones included Tricksters, which in addition to adding wrinkles on the Reverse-Flash, reintroduced Mark Hamill from the 1990 The Flash series. Then there was also the All Star Team, Who is Harrison Wells, and Good Lives.

But Rogue Air was a different kettle of fish. In as much as it lines up with Arrows together with its muddled mess, it was an exciting team that showed just how huge the DC Arrowverse has become. The chilling substitution of the opening prologue by Dr. Wells made the show even more interesting as season 1 Final neared.

Flash of Two Worlds

When Jay Garrick was introduced, the scope of the series expanded tremendously with the blending in of The Flash Mythos and Teddy Sear’s recurring roles of a speedster from Earth 2. This was a great episode which saw the constant teaming up for the first time of Jay Garrick and Barr Allen and this changed the comic book universe forever. This particular episode was not only affectionate for the source material, but also it was bold enough to forge its own materials.

Enter Zoom

This was one of the most intense and world threatening episodes of The Flash. In this episode, the goals of Reverse-Flash were more personal and this made the fans to keep on guessing on what course of action he is likely to take. When we encounter The Flash and Zoom for the first time in this episode, we realize just how dangerous Zoom can be. This is also when we learn about the heart-stopping new of Barry’s paralysis.

Shameless: 10 Greatest Episodes Ever

Shameless, as a television series, has had its high and low points through the episodes, but it remains one of the most adored television series at the current times. For instance, season five was considered by many fans as disappointing but the sixth season came as a redemption for its predecessor and it came with lots of raving reviews. But such is the case with most of the television series, since may disappoint at some time but the perception can be easily changed with a great season or episode thereafter. With that being said, there are the ten greatest episodes ever of the already aired seasons of Shameless:

  1. The Pilot: Season 1 Episode 1

Very few television series ever have endearing pilots like Shameless. When the first hour was coming to an end, most of the viewers were not only already hooked to the show, but also they felt as if they had known Frank, Lip, Fiona and the crew for years. The pilot didn’t waste a single second in creating high stakes for the characters and the relationships which the fans came to care so much about that most of them formed the basis of the seasons that were to follow. Indeed, this was in befitting introduction for an incredible television series that would later find home in the living rooms of millions across the world.

  1. Frank Gallagher – A loving husband and a devoted father: Season 1 Episode 7

This was without a doubt one of the most memorable and interesting episodes of the first season. We Frank threatened by two thugs over a debt of $60,000 and the Gallagher and their friends comes together to hold a mock funeral for him. Everything is planned to the detail and the family leaves no stone unturned in ensuring that they protect one of their own. This is also the episode which was the development some long term consequences for the relationships the characters have in the rest of the show.

  1. Father Frank Full of Grace: Season 1 Episode 12

The show had received a notice before for including penultimate episodes, but as you watch most of their episodes, you will be punched right in the gut. This is exactly what happened in season one finale when Gallagher and Co. deals with the fallout of some of the happenings in the prior episodes. This is an episode which was played more seriously and it came out so strongly than the usual comedy which the show is known for. In this episode, Karen, Lip and Frank are dealing with Karen’s action of sleeping with Frank and when Eddie finds out, the tension rises considerably throughout the entire hour.

  1. Just Like the Pilgrims Intended: Season 2 Episode 11

This was a one emotional rollercoaster of a season. For the first time, the fans see how the Gallaghers deal with their bipolar mother’s low points firsthand and not through stories or comments. In the episode, we see Monica slit her wrist with the rest of the family is in the middle of Thanks Giving dinner. The tone changes to excitement when Karen goes into labor, but this is short lived as soon it is revealed that the baby has Down syndrome.

  1. The sins of my caretaker: Season 3 Episode 5

This episode is probably one of the best in the entire series. It can simply be compared to a ticking time bomb, as we see the Gallagher family dealing with what they normally deal with, but towards the end, things become a bit thick and they threaten to explode. Chaos descend upon the family and no one really has an idea on how to take back control of everything.

  1. Frank the Plumber: Season 3 Episode 9

Shameless has always revolved around the fact that even adults can sometimes be dysfunctional than kinds. In this episode, Sheila can’t be a good mom to Karen because of her OCD, and Frank is the basis upon which the show exists. But still, this episode is able to prove that though sometimes the kids are left for their own devices, it is always a good thing to have someone looking out for you.

  1. Survival of the Fittest: Season 3 Episode 12

This is another season finale which proved that Shameless is simply epic when it comes to seasons finales. The episode manages to allow characters to coin their own resolutions, even if all of them don’t agree. In this episode, we see Frank wondering in a snowy Chicago when he was given an ultimatum to either stop drinking or die. Fiona on the other hand, has one strong message to Jimmy as we walks presumably to his death.

  1. Iron City: Season 4 Episode 6

There is no denying that the fourth season was the best season ever done for Shameless and a big portion of it has everything to do with Fiona’s storyline. Fiona has always been that one family member whom you go to when things seem to take a turn for the worse. This is a very sobering episode, where Emmy Rossum gives a stellar performance as she gets the realization of her actions as well as the potential ramifications they may have on her.

  1. A Jailbird, Martyr, Retard, Cutter, Invalid and Parasitic Twin: Season 4 Episode 7

This season was a blend of everything that could go wrong in a single television episode. Fiona goes to jail, Liam get addicted to coke and Lip is left to take charge as the Gallagher guardian while he struggles to take care of his baby brother to get through his classes. Ultimately, the siblings are headed for a collision course, a discourse which gives Jeremy Allen and Emmy Rossum a chance to truly shine, which eventually showed the strength of some of the best characters of the show.

  1. Liver I hardly knew: Season 4 Episode 10

In this episode, Frank seems to be on his deathbed, Fiona’s plight continues to be the emotional crucifix of the season. Fiona gets stir crazy and overwhelmed with guilt, she goes on a bender and ends up at a gas station in a middle of nowhere and as usual, she has to call Lip to come to her rescue. Lip could have decided not to offer a helping hand, but she has a good comprehension of what her sister has been going through.

Top 6 Fargo Characters of All Time

Fargo is without a doubt one of the best crime shows you will ever see on your television. Initially, quite a number of fans expressed their dissatisfaction for the transformation of the 1990s classic film into a television series, but it turned out to have been the best decision for the FX as far as the future of the show is concerned. The success can be attributed to a number of factors.

However, the characters seems to have been the most endearing attraction to the show and one which has made fans glued to it for this long. To shed more light on how this just happened, here are the top Fargo characters of all times and why we think they are the best the show has ever had:

  1. Gus Grimly

Officer Gus Grimly was from Duluth, Minnesota, and he was one of the most remarkable characters in the entire first season of the television show. From his interactions with and relationships with Molly Solverson and Lorne Mavlo, Gus displayed immense growth as a character, not to mention the exemplary bravery, love and intelligence that marked his performance in the first season. He was a great guy with a genuine penchant to offer assistance whenever was needed. To many, he was a normally guy who worked hard to care for his family and in the face of evil, he always rose to the occasion and did everything he could to ensure that the world remained a better and safer place.

  1. Ed Blumquist

The life of Ed and his wife Peggy was a very simple one. He was an assistant Butcher, but things got complicated when he found himself tangled in an unfortunate situation trying to help Peggy simply because of her unrelenting love for her. Just like many other actors in the show, Ed earned an Emmy nomination due to his thrilling emotional performances and he goes down the books of history as one of the top Fargo characters that will be remembered for a long time.

  1. Hanzee Dent

It was a shock to many fans when it was finally revealed at the end of the second seasons that it was Hanzee Dent who was responsible for the Sioux Falls massacre. Throughout the season, he was a loyal Gerhardt soldier, but he finally decided to follow his own path. After enduring racism amongst other hardships, he decided to live life according to his own rules and this saw him surviving the Gerhardt-Kansas city syndicate war where a lot of people died on both sides. Hanzee seemed to be have been misunderstood by most of the people in the show. There was no one for him to confide in and this led him to become a monster of destruction.

  1. Peggy Blemquist

For some viewers, the rate at which Peggy was producing comedic and frustrations just seemed to too high. She was a small town hairdresser but one with the ambitions to realize her full potential. She was fed up with living her sad boring life and decided to get married to a local butcher. Her desire for more unleashed a flurry of problems to her loving husband who never left her side all that time. She didn’t just prove herself to be a cunning criminal, but also she told the world how manipulative she could be. Together with her husband, Ed, they managed to evade law enforcement officers as well as other criminals while they were on the run. She finally got her dream of having a thrilling lifestyle, but this had a tragic end with the Sioux Fall massacre.

  1. Lester Nygaard

Lester become one of the most hated television characters very first. Initially, the life insurance salesman got a lot of sympathy from viewers because of the experiences he had on the hands of a childhood bully. However, when the pilot episode was coming to an end, everyone discovered just how Lester was a spineless and smarmy individual. He soon started descending into the abyss of evil, exemplifying a captivating story in the process.

As he went through every problem in his life, his cowardice on the show gave chance for other characters to flourish. His final moments on the story also ensured that the little evil man had a suitable ending.

  1. Mike Milligan

Mike Milligan had managed to steal the show and install himself within the hall of fame of supporting characters in television. Being a professional fixer from Kansas, he clashed with Gerhardt and Lou in most parts of the second season. He had an uncharacteristic unsettled view and his presence alone normally struck fear every time he displayed total composure and bravado.

Milligan is remembered for his chilling speeches and the intelligent conversations with which he used to communicate his thoughtful but twisted spirit. The way he rendered Lewis Carroll’s poem created a lasting impression in the entire season. So loved was the character that fans still hope it will make appearances in the upcoming series.