Do you remember when you were young and watching superhero cartoons made you want to be a superhero? Well, The CW's The Flash comes close to recapturing that feeling; in fact, watching the pilot of The Flash, an Arrow spin-off, is probably the most fun you'll have watching TV this fall. The hour relishes in how awesome it is to be a superhero, which is something seen in the DC Universe for quite some time. I mean, did you hear Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) opening voice-over?
To understand what I’m about to tell you, you need to do something first. You need to believe in the impossible. Can you do that? Good. You see that red blur? That's me! That, too! There I am again! My name is Barry Allen—I'm the fastest man alive.