The Flash zooms into another successful season
Promotional poster for CW’s “The Flash,” courtesy of UntitledTV.
In the season two finale of Flash, hero Barry Allen chooses to go back in time to save his mother, knowing the consequences of altering the past. This riveting conclusion left viewers desperate to see the outcome. Luckily, they don’t have to wait any longer.
The first two seasons of the TV show are thrilling; the show takes you on a ride filled with action, romance, and comedy to find out who killed Barry Allen’s mother. In the beginning, Barry starts out as a geeky CSI investigator who is frantically seeking for answers on his mother’s sudden death. As the show progresses, the audience stays captivated as they see Barry gain the ability to run faster than the speed of light; we get to watch him adapt to his speed, and eventually use this power as a way to save people. The plot is constantly developing and never leaves you bored.
Getting to see Barry as a human before he gains his power creates an emotional tie with the character because you get to see him transform into a completely different person. Barry goes from a rookie who did not know how to make use of his superhuman speed, into a man who has become a hero in his city, and the character changes add depth to the show.
The lead actor, Grant Gustin, is very talented and plays his character well. Gustin brings a funny, charming, and cute personality to his role which helps people enjoy the show. One example of Barry being his charming self is when he says, “My social life consists of running at superhuman speed and Netflix.”
The scenes are very carefully shot. The scenes where Barry is seen running in his superhuman speed is shot with detail so it looks very real. The parts where “The Flash” has to speed are shot on a green screen, but when you watch the show it’s very difficult to notice that. Usually when TV shows are shot on a green screen, the background stands out so much that you can tell it is not realistic. “The Flash” does a good job blending the background. While watching the scenes you truly forget that a human can’t really run at the speed of light.
The CW Network also has another superhero show, “Arrow,” which is the same genre as “The Flash.” However, “The Flash” is a little different from “Arrow.” As both shows progress “The Flash” is more entertaining to watch because it doesn’t lose its focus. As the seasons progress “Arrow” becomes more and more of a soap opera and loses its original focus. It becomes centered around the relationship between Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow, and Felicity Smoak, a member of Oliver’s vigilante team, and less centered around fighting the villains. “The Flash” does a better job of maintaining its focus because while it does display romantic relationships, they don’t become the center focus of the show.
If you like superheroes, mystery, and action then “The Flash” is a show for you. Tune in to CW every Tuesday at 8 p.m.