Grant Gustin has performed The Flash in live-action for much longer than somebody else in another undertaking — and he first presentations up in “Arrow” all through Season 2, Episode 8 (“The Scientist”). He to start with grasps Barry’s awkward however pleasant personality, however as soon as he will get his skills in “The Flash” pilot, he begins to come into his personal a bit of bit extra. However as soon as he has the STAR Labs group on his aspect — in addition to Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), Gustin’s Barry loosens up so much, and he begins to in point of fact have a laugh together with his powers.
The first season takes various time to deepen his persona and the heartbreak he feels over shedding his mom at this kind of younger age. The sequence in point of fact explores how he unearths her killer in his mentor, Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh), who could also be published to be Eobard Thawne, aka Opposite-Flash. It additionally takes various time to broaden Barry’s courting with a number of supporting characters, whether or not it is his love pastime Iris West (Candice Patton), or his friendship with Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes).
In a easy debate between the 2 variations of the Flash, Gustin does have the unfair benefit that serialized storytelling in TV gives extra time for the big name to discover Barry Allen in a extra profound manner than the flicks.