I gave THE FLASH television show on the CW way too many hours of my time over the years and finally stopped watching it last season.
I had an argument with one of its head writers about the most obvious problem: "Why does Flash STOP a fraction of a second BEFORE capturing the villain, only to be attacked? Why doesn't he LEARN? Why not capture the bad guy, cage him at Star Labs, THEN have that conversation safely?"
The writer told me, "That would break the show."
I responded, "If having the characters learn better and act intelligently 'breaks the show,' then the show was broken already."