Well, Flash 3 was fun. I say that for all of Dirty Pair but I really did just find myself chuckling or smiling at whatever stupid plot the girls have found themselves in this episode. Didn't really care for the OP and ED this time around, really liked 1 and 2's though.
Alright, the first episode was surprisingly good. I like concepts like this and this episode was surprisingly good at keeping everything suspenseful. Once again though, here's a very KEI CENTERED EPISODE which again reinforces her as the main character in my eyes. Did find it funny seeing her change a diaper then get embarrassed over the lil baby penis (pure tbh) and ending it with having to "breastfeed" the baby to avoid capture which is both dumb and somewhat smart for a person in her extreme situation. That second episode though....what an interesting one, Monica was a CCS reference, right? The entire episode was stupid but I didn't really hate it or anything, just laughed at how odd it was. The dub (which I decided to do for this episode) also made the insults a lot more funny too. That third episode was a lot of fun too, always enjoy sports anime and having a generic "HARD WORK AND GUTS" coach is quite fun, I do wish we saw some actual Volleyball instead of the training part, that episode also felt very "Flash" since I couldn't imagine the originals doing an episode like this. I liked the 4th episode as well, the kid was quite unique, can't think of another character that tried to copy a girl as a robot and love the robotic version when the real one was there the entire time, was quite humourous to see actually and I didn't expect Yuri to wear the original costume in this episode, what a nice surprise. Also, very nice to have a Yuri centered episode as well, feels like we're always with Kei. I wonder if the kid was meant to represent the fans in some way, felt like a message to them to not focus on a fake girl you've made pure in your head (Yuri) and instead go out and find a real girl. As for the final episode, it reminded me slightly of the last episode of Bubblegum Crisis which was nice, plus having a chief centered episode was nice. Always enjoy when there's some aspect like a child hostage the good guys need to deal with, although I do wish there was a bit more action.
Overall, I'd rate Flash as inferior but not as bad as I was led to believe it was. For me, it goes Flash 2 > 3 > 1 since 2 was probably the most interesting despite it's very normal setting, and 3 was just a bunch of fun disconnected episodes that almost felt like the team were told to write whatever instead of giving the 3WA actual cases (although, felt very fan service-y). Whereas 1 felt somewhat directionless and *new* which makes sense, they understood the characters by 2 I'd say.
Not really much else I can say, honestly. It was nice to go through all of Dirty Pair, including Flash and see what it was all about. It wasn't an amazing 10/10 series or anything, but it's a fun show, with interesting plots and action and I'd say that everyone should at least watch the original series. The music alone is fantastic. Dirty Pair is an 8/10, Flash is a 7/10.
Also, a shame there's nothing else to discuss. Guess this thread can drop down a few pages before an eventual bump by another anon.