It just hit me. Why am I or any other Snowbarry fan defending or having to state reasons why we ship who we ship?
That’s right, we don’t! We are free to love which ever couple we want. If people want to instead blame the fans and not the writers for why more people aren’t shipping your pairing,…
I guess being 29 is why, even though I adore The Flash, none of this matters to me on any level. Ships are subjective, to each her or his own. I actually find it interesting that with two episodes of this show having aired, people are already getting so militant about it. TV shows are generally meant to go on a while. Let’s take Smallville, for example…Clark was, at times, canonically shipped with Lana and Chloe, but his one and only was, of course, Lois. But whichever of those ships floated your boat, you got something at some point.
The CW is, of course, purposefully creating two viable ships on The Flash, so that people will do exactly what they’re already doing—get militantly invested in the love triangle. I fully expect Barry to be with both Caitlin and Iris at different points in the show, because that’s how shows like this work. I’m sure some CW exec is rubbing her or his hands in glee about now because of the hysteria that’s already going on. I don’t really feel like giving them any more satisfaction.