The Flash finale on the CW network hit ALL of the right buttons. This was the fledgling show’s opening swing and it hit home-run after home-run. Ever since Grant Gustin’s (@grantgust ) introduction as Barry Allen, on the Arrow, I’ve been excited about this show. It works. The inclusion of John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp), the original Flash from the 1990’s, as Barry’s father is one of many nods to the past. Not only the old show received the hat tip, the comics were heavily referenced. The Flash is a love letter to the character’s fan base and an open door with flashing welcome sign to those who know next to nothing about him.
You don’t have to watch each episode to enjoy them either. Unlike some shows, if you can keep up at any point then you are along for the fun ride. It has a very Babylon 5 vibe to the way the stories are set up and is quite possibly THE best live action show I’ve seen on TV… ever. This is coming from a Trekker/Trekkie and hardcore Marvel fan.
WB needs to see how this show is built and rethink their humorless dick policy for their theatrical releases. Barry doesn’t take everything to seriously. He cracks wise and a smile quite often.
If you want to be entertained at a fast pace, do yourself a favor and watch the first season of The Flash. Head over to read Rob Bricken’s take on io9: