Honestly, it depends on your tastes. Flash is a light, fun, and funny action/adventure show. The science is terrible, there are continuity errors all over the place, but the heart of the show is just having a fun time.
Arrow on the other hand wants to be Batman. You can tell watching that show that the...
Best answer: Honestly, it depends on your tastes. Flash is a light, fun, and funny action/adventure show. The science is terrible, there are continuity errors all over the place, but the heart of the show is just having a fun time.
Arrow on the other hand wants to be Batman. You can tell watching that show that the producers went to WB and said "We want to do Batman on TV." and WB said "F*** no! Batman is a MOVIE character, we're not letting you do a TV show about him unless it's like Smallville or Gotham where it's like a prequel." So they took the Green Arrow and made him Batman. They even steal some Batman storylines to use in the show.
So Arrow is chasing that grim & gritty feel. Note that I didn't use "realistic" because there's NOTHING realistic about the show. And it's littered with the same continuity errors that plague Flash.
But again, that's not to say that Arrow is a bad show, but if you're looking for a tightly scripted masterpiece like Breaking Bad, you're not going to find it in either of these shows. You watch them because they're fun.
If you're looking for a show that is LIKE Flash, I would suggest Supergirl over Arrow. Supergirl is more of an upbeat, optimistic show like Flash. It's fun and funny first and foremost. Supergirl has, IMHO, stronger character moments than Flash, especially around the protagonist. But Supergirl has also been plagued by sh**ty villains. The first two seasons it's like the Supergirl staff went out hunting for the WORST actors they could find to be their villains. Nothing like the charismastic Zoom or Reverse Flash.
This season, that seems reversed. Thinker on Flash is AWFUL, but so far Reign on Supergirl is endearing.
On Arrow, ALL of the villains are deeply forgettable. And more than half of them are just dark Oliver clones. That's to be expected in a comics sourced show, but it gets pretty old as every year yet ANOTHER archer shows up and you wonder how the gun users are consistently so slow on the draw.
The fourth Arrowverse show, Legend of Tomorrow is awful, and should be watched only if you need to torture someone for information about where the bomb is hidden.
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