Why you should watch ‘The Flash’

I would like to recommend a little show on the CW called “The Flash.” For those of you who don’t know, Flash is a DC Comics character who can run faster than anyone else on the planet (yes, even faster than Superman). The TV show is also a spin-off of the much darker “Arrow.”

It has just started its second season, and is definitely the show I most look forward to watching every week. The main reason I recommend it to you all is that the show is just plain fun. Yes, there is the dramatic hero backstory, but the characters joke around and the villains can be goofy. It is pure popcorn television, but done in the best possible way.

At the center of the show is Barry Allen, a 20-something forensic scientist working for the local police department. One day he is struck by lightning, goes into a coma and when he wakes up he has super speed. By Barry’s side, you have Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow as both the comedic relief and emotional heart. And I haven’t even mentioned that “The Flash” has one of the best father/son relationships with Barry and his surrogate father, Joe.

If I haven’t convinced you yet, there has been a rampaging talking gorilla, time travel, a villain called Captain Cold and an alternate dimension. It’s a great show. The first season is now on Netflix and the first three episodes of season two are on Hulu.

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