I went home, put on “The Flash”, and googled the polls every few minutes while steadfastly refusing to watch media coverage. I did have Vox Day’s blog up; since he actually gave a strong prediction for an unexpected result, he and the comments were at least entertaining to read, and I got updates faster (and more accurate) than I would have otherwise besides.
“The Flash” is a lot of fun. There’s a lot of what could be called “blue pill” bullshit in the relationship aspects (Iris is terrible) but it embraces its corny comic book roots so enthusiastically it’s hard to dislike it. We’re talking villains like Captain Cold, the Weather Wizard, Dr. Light, and a telepathic gorilla named Gorilla Grodd. The Flash does things like run really fast to reverse tornadoes and suck away fires by spinning his arms really fast. In season two he learns how to make and throw lightning, and the main villain is called “Zoom”, whose motivation is that he wants to be the fastest man in every multiverse.
It’s just fun, and while it’s obviously blue pill it doesn’t seem to have a direct feminist agenda like “Supergirl”. There’s a a real sincerity to it – the creators obviously love “The Flash” and all his corniness and are trying to do him justice. I recommend it to superhero fans.