First let me say that except for Superman, who I have always had a secret fetish for, I'm not really into the superhero/comic genre. So the fact that I absolutely love this series with all my heart is saying a lot. I think a lot of that has to do with the main character; who is possibly the sweetest, most lovable geeky goofball the world has ever seen. Also the supporting cast is exemplary, and the writing is stellar. Tom Cavanagh is an excellent subtle villain, and I'm glad he returns for the second season. It wouldn't be the same without him. Also it's wonderful that the cast is not exclusively white people; which is often the case in genre fiction. This is something I hope we see more of in film and television. It seems to be happening more and more and that gives me hope for the world. And we are talking major characters, here. Also, the fact that one of those major characters is Jewish, but not the stereotype that we usually see is fantastic! Besides all that; you get wonderful, engaging stories week after week and the cross pollination with Arrow isn't anything to sneeze at, either. All in all, a wonderful show that can be enjoyed by anyone, even if you're not into the whole superhero/people in tights thing. It also seems that they've done a wonderful job incorporating elements from the comic books for those fans. Though I'm not one of those myself, I've watched a number of You Tube reviews which seem to indicate that the writers are doing a good job of giving the nod to those origins, as well. I think this is important, even for those of us who aren't into the comic books. This first season was spectacular on many levels, and the next season doesn't seem to be falling short, either. Also, look for the new series; "Legends of Tomorrow," which starts in late January 2016.