The Flash was by far one of my favorite pilots this fall TV season and I can’t wait for everyone to watch tonight’s premiere. The show comes with an amazing cast, some flashy special effects and a great addition to the CW lineup alongside the already fan-loved series Arrow.
Even though we’ve already had a sneak peek of what’s to come on The Flash through an episode of Arrow, we get to start from the beginning. From the lightning bolt, to discovering his powers, to the initial costume design and even a villain to fight.
Grant Gustin was a great choice in casting as he plays Barry in more of a nerdy, down-to-earth way as opposed to something more flashy or bad boy-ish like Oliver Queen.
The series follows Barry Allen, a CSI investigator at the Central City Police Department, who was struck by lightning in a freak storm and awakens from a nine-month come to discover he has been granted the gift of super speed. Allen teams up with S.T.A.R. Labs to help him understand his powers and save the innocent and protect the city. The freak storm was caused by the particle accelerator and Allen finds out he isn’t the only one who has gained special abilities.
The pilot episode titled “City of Heroes” does a great job of introducing the characters and background on how Barry Allen becomes The Flash but also sets up plot points for upcoming episodes. There are definitely a lot of easter eggs throughout the episode. The villain in the pilot isn’t that exciting, nor is the fight scene, but they needed a way to show Barry’s new ability, so I’ll let that go. I’m hoping they don’t do a villain of the week but it’s only the pilot, so we’ll wait to see what happens.
The Flash premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CW.
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