This show does what others do not. It remains lighthearted enough that not only is it fun to watch, but kids can enjoy it as well. Adults, remember back when you were a kid, and there was one truth: Superhero shows and movies brought out the wonder and imagination that made anything possible. They were kid friendly so our parents didn't have to worry about what the can watch. That is not true in today's society. There are great superhero media out today, on TV and in the movies, but they are often so far from being kid friendly that only teens and adults should be watching them. Daredevil and Jessica Jones pushes that into only adult territory. SHIELD is overly complicated and drawn out that only a mature mind can remain interested. Even this show's predecessor Arrow, is too violent, too complicated, and to adult. This show narrows the gap. It is mature, but light, fun and still interesting. It is a show that my child has no problem getting interested in, and doesn't get bored quickly from over-complicated story lines. Barry is just a very good guy, trying to help the public from the bad guys. Simple, straight forward, no muss no fuss. The stories are engaging. The childish glee of Barry and his friend Cisco are contagious. Even when things get serious, they don't throw frenetic temper tantrums at life in general. One of the best, if not THE best, superhero shows on today. Bring the kids, bring the popcorn and sit down for some family time, something that seems lacking in today's society.