I agree that the relationship between Barry and Iris has always have an important role in the Flash, and they integrated it well (she was his lightening rod, after all , but the **** with the drama and stuff is new and sucks. Well, thank you for granting me to have my own opinion, that's kind of you. The drop off in ratings is due to the show in general being crap. The majority of people who dropped the show I know have the same issues with it than I do. Then again, I don't know all of humanity, so I'm sure different people dropped it for different reasons, but my opinion certainly is not unique in that the Flash show really is continuing to get worse when it comes to story and characters. Then again, your opinion is just as valid as mine, so if you like the show and find the writing amazing good for you. Don't put words in my mouth, dear, I do love drama, I do even like the idea of romance in the show, but the Flash, at the end of the day, is a comic book that focuses mainly on Barry and him being the Flash, thus overcoming villains and not him having fits of insecurity where he needs Iris to hold his hand and tell him that everything will be okay and that he is a good hero. You want romance-drama-comedy show? Fine, why not, it's just not my cup of tea. And, please, don't try to portray the show as something that it isn't. It isn't deep, neither emotionally nor when it come to its characters. The writers go from one trope to the next, they dumb down characters to allow them to make the same issues again and again, they stunt their emotional development so that they still keep stuff from each other despite how they've learned by now that that usually leads to **** going down. The relationships between the characters are not what you would find in real life, they are CW relationships, nothing any writer will aspire to have in his own works. Don't take me wrong, there are a couple of good scenes, but mostly it is really turd they have been producing since season two. Sure, having crappy, repeditive villains hurt but this is by far not why so many people have dropped this show. Look, if you enjoy this show, that's great. What I stated above is just my opinion. That doesn't mean that you can't enjoy it, it is just how I see things, and I envy you, I wanted to have a show of my favorite comic book character I can enjoy and I did not get it. You, on the other hand, have, and that's great.