The character of Joe West is just a refreshing person to have in a superhero story; he is at his essence a beloved TV dad mixed with a fearless cop persona. He worries about Barry Allen and guides him but he never shies from the action as well. His relationship with daughter Iris and superhero son Wally West/Kid Flash feels very authentic. Actor Jessie Martin puts together an wonderful performance consistently and it is evident every episode.
2) Comedy and Heart:
The Flash is a rather serious show, as a hero he is constantly fighting against monumental obstacles but yet the show still doesn’t take itself too seriously. The show leaves plenty of room for comedy and funny moments--not at the expense of the show’s heart and humanity. The character Cisco brings the comedy usually for the show and his energy adds a healthy substance to the show. Team Flash is constantly giving audiences the "feels" when they motivate each other to do great things. It is very inspiring show that has a low-key feel-good message that promotes family and perseverance.
1) Grant Gustin:
Similar to the innocence and enthusiasm Tobey McGuire once brought to the Spider-man role over ten years ago, Grant Gustin brings to life the sheer glee that a Barry Allen would have being a hero. He plays the role with a level of grace, sophistication, and authenticity that resonates on each and every episode. The Flash character is so much more than the fastest man alive, he is good human being that is easy to root for and who audiences want to see succeed. The show does a fantastic job shining light on the man behind the mask and behind the hero--good job CW, good job.