Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes “The Flash” and fights crime in Central City.
A spin off from the Arrow series, The Flash follows Barry Allen, a forensic scientist and all-round good guy, coming to terms with his new found powers. Throw into the mix his murdered mother (by a strange yellow bolt of light), his imprisoned father, and a mentor he is unsure he can truly trust, The Flash is, at it’s heart, a family drama.
The character of Barry Allen is accessible, likable, and importantly, believable. Unlike his Starling City counterpart Arrow/Oliver Queen, we can empathise with Barry, put ourselves in his shoes. And I think that is the key to the shows success.
Barry’s “scooby gang” are fleshed out characters on their own, and we are invested in them almost immediately. The series spends a great deal of time exploring the human condition, and what it means to be human. The Sci-Fi components are well researched and providing an exciting slant to the drama.
I’m really looking forward to where they take this series, and how they incorporate more of the comic book world.
Four Flashes out of five…