The Flash: Old-Fashioned Heroes Are Back in Style

When Barry Allen first showed up on The CW’s Arrow back in its second season, fans were freaking out.  Grant Gustin’s portrayal of the character was humorous, ironic, light-hearted, everything that Arrow wasn’t, and everything that Barry Allen should be.  There was just one hiccup: he wasn’t the Flash.  Not yet, anyway.  So when a lightning strike at the end of his last guest appearance left him unconscious, and a show starring the “fastest man alive” was announced, excitement tore off with resounding speed.  The question is: does it live up to the hype?

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