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The special effects in The Flash are neat, and the standard comic-book ploy of a superhuman hero who saves the populace from monumentally nasty villains works effectively. Like The Incredible Hulk this one could prove attractive to youngsters.
[The Flash was] a short-lived but fun CBS TV series. Riding on the heels of the first Tim Burton Batman, The Flash show bears a similar vibe with its latex super-suit, dark and theatrical Central City and Danny Elfman title theme.
Despite the origins, the situations and dialogue are less infantile than a lot of shows that aren't based on comic strips, and the hero is given enough complexity that adults can conceivably be as engaged in his shenanigans as kids.
Warner Brothers still pulled out all the stops for this show, but, unfortunately, they did it by attempting to precisely imitate the look and feel of Batman, all the way down to a Danny Elfman-composed theme song.
The early '90s fashions are pretty painful to look at, and the TV budget is what it is, but nonetheless, the show made a concerted effort to expand the boundaries of what was achievable with the superhero genre during that era,