What 'The Flash' Gets Right About Superheroes (Any Why It Can Thank 'Arrow')

October 7, 2014 6:24 PM

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What 'The Flash' Gets Right About Superheroes (Any Why It Can Thank 'Arrow')

It would be awful if "The Flash" were a drag, right? If the CW show, which debuts 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday and is based on the famous DC Comics character, lacked energy and vigor, viewers would end up struggling with a huge disconnect, given the abilities and name of the title character.

Happily, "The Flash" does not lack for energetic appeal. Its sprightly first hour is one of the most solidly entertaining pilots of the fall season, and it did the most important thing that first episodes must do: It made me eager to see what comes next. (As it happens, the only other excellent broa...

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