‘The Flash’ gets off to a running start


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Grant Gustin is The Flash in this hit new series.

Colley Loum, Staff Writer

How might the murder of Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) mother affect the famous Flash?

David Nutter and Jesse Warn premiered their new television serious “The Flash” on Oct. 8.

The story of the famous superhero The Flash has been told in many different ways.

“The Flash” is an exciting fun new show to watch.

This entertaining show is great for the whole family to sit down and watch together.

Barry is depicted as a boy who was never fast enough to be able to do the right thing, yet always had his heart in the right spot.

Gustin brings a lot of energy and excitement to one of the most famous League of Justice members.

Nutter and Warn decided to dive deep into the creation of Flash and his childhood. They extenuated how the death of Barry’s mother impacts him and places him on a path in which he is destined to become The Flash.

Throughout each episode, random flashbacks show the audience a variety of scenes form Barry’s childhood. These scenes provide backstory and enable the audience to build a connection between Barry’s childhood and his future.

In the second episode Nutter and Warn inform the audience that Barry has many doubts about his capabilities, due to his childhood.

Furthermore, this enables the audience to connect with Barry on a emotional level and relate his doubts to their own.

Though in “The Flash” Barry is not as hard-core as he is portrayed in most comics, his new emotional qualities make him an easy fan-favorite.

Watch “The Flash” on Tuesdays 8/7 central on The CW.

3.5 / 5 stars