For way too many years, TV and movies have tried to capitalize on the mythos and characters of super hero comics, but seemed to be ashamed that they were super hero comics, trying so damned hard to contort these crazy stories into a more “realistic” setting. Even Arrow feels like it has to explain every damn thing.

Then there came the Flash, and last night I watched an hour of a crazy man-shark chasing the fastest man alive around Central City and it was awesome.

King Shark is the best.

I mean look at this dude!

When it comes to the movies and media, I’m an unabashed Marvel Studios fanboy, but dammit, I just can’t help but get a goofy grin on my face when I see how enthusiastically The Flash embraces the ridiculous lore of its comic book roots. Multiple Earths, crazy metahumans, time travel, and A FRIGGING TEN FOOT SHARK WALKING ON TWO LEGS.

Keep rocking, King Shark.