The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brothers for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Flash is currently my favorite show on television. It used to be Arrow but sadly Arrow lost a lot of traction after season 2. The Flash however keeps getting better and better. I can honestly say I find each season better than the last. Season 4 simply put was amazing.
Season 4 of the Flash picks up with Team Flash fighting metahumans without the actual Flash there to help them. He is still stuck in the speed force. Catlin is also gone in the beginning as she left to try and keep her alter ego Killer Frost at bay. Luckily for us Cisco has figured out a way to bring Barry back from the speed force and in the first episode he is back in Central City where he belongs.
The problem is when Barry returned the speed force mixed with the Particle Accelerator caused a bus with 12 people on it where Barry came out to gain metahuman powers. It turns out this was the work of The Thinker. An older man on a flying chair that uses his remarkable brain powers to torment the Flash and his team through the season as he plans to wipe the minds of everyone on Earth.
Luckily for Team Flash one of the people on the bus was a former cop, now a private eye named Ralph Dinby. He was a cop who worked with Joe and Barry years ago but was fired and disgraced when Barry found out he tampered with evidence in a case. Ralph is granted the power to stretch his body and joins Team Flash as The Elongated Man.
The storyline is fantastic. I'm a comic reader and I was even supprised by a lot of the twist and turns this season. The addition of Ralph, played by Hartley Sawyer was one of the best characters introduced on a television series. A combination of detective, hero, and a bit underhanded added tremendously to the Dynamics the show has in place.
The was the typical villian of the week but everything tied into the Thinker. Season 4 was episodic television at it's finest. The chemistry between the cast is some of the best I have ever seen. You can almost feel a real bond and friendship between the main characters.
Warner Brothers has released season 4 on a fantastic Blu-ray set packed with tons of extras. I always say if you want to binge watch a series get the Blu-ray. The video and audio are far superior to what you would watch streaming.
If you have never seen the Flash I do recommend starting from the beginning but it is possible to jump on board with Season 4. And if you do that trust me when I say you will go back and watch from the beginning.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars