“My name is Barry Allen, and I’m the fastest man alive”
Viewers of the Flash’s progenitor show “Arrow” will be familiar with this style of episode intros – a technique that works well to sum up the key premise of the show in a few sentences.
Whilst we’re unlikely to get actual Superman and Batman tv shows for the time being (Gotham notwithstanding), if you think of Arrow as the Batman analogue (dark, brooding, violent), Flash is very much the Superman equivalent (bright, optimistic, helpful). This carries through both in terms of the stories and the styles – Arrow is predominantly set at night, whereas the majority of Flash action takes place during the day. (more…)