“The Flash” Sparks Superb Superhero Style


My favorite DC show will forever and always be “The Flash.”

“The Flash,” like “Supergirl,” is much more lively and brighter than the classic “darker” side of the DC Universe (I’m looking at you, “Arrow”).

Its the classic superhero origin story: Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a forensic scientist, is haunted by his dead parents, given superhuman abilities in a freak accident involving lightning and a lot of chemicals. And so it goes.

 He wakes from a coma after nine months, and learns to use his powers for the good of mankind. Almost immediately, he makes enemies out of the other superhuman that acquired powers from the event.

The dialogue is witty and quirky, making it one of the best scripted superhero shows. The humor is definitely there, and the writers really know how to get you to care for all of the characters. The plot is most definitely a step in the right direction for DC’s cinematic achievements; the different qualities of each character mesh so beautifully together.

Overall, “The Flash” is a great spirited and reeling show. Although it’s only a couple seasons in, I’m already anticipating Grant’s almost perfect performance as Barry for other seasons in years to come.

Season Three of “The Flash” will air on The CW on Oct. 4, 2016.