When Grant Gustin was cast as Barry Allen, there was a lot of fan concern that he was too young and too skinny to play the Flash. However, most fans seemed to be of the opinion they would reserve judgment until they actually saw his performance on Arrow.
So what did fans think of Grant Gustin’s first run as Barry Allen on “The Scientist” episode of Arrow? If Twitter is any indication, Gustin appears to have quelled any concerns. The fan feedback on Twitter is overwhelming positive. Gustin is winning rave reviews for his Barry Allen performance.
Grant Gustin is described as “surprisingly endearing,” “simply incredible,” "brilliant," "perfect," and "amazing." There were literally hundreds if not thousands of tweets all basically saying the same thing. We literally could not find a negative tweet about his performance. It looks like Gustin scored a homerun. Here is a sampling of some of the tweets.
Holy mother of god, tonight's episode of #Arrow almost gave me heart failure. Grant Gustin is a surprisingly endearing #Flash!
— the scarecrow (@elleliterate) December 5, 2013
I've never been more giddy than when I saw @grantgust on #Arrow seriously you were brilliant! #TheFlash
— Matthew Rankin (@matthewrankin1) December 5, 2013
@grantgust 8 min into the episode & you've already won me over. Great portrayal--you're doing John Wesley Shipp proud! #Arrow #FlashFACT — Mick Magno (@Magnotude) December 5, 2013
oh my gosh @grantgust was perfect as barry allen! can't wait for next week!! #Arrow — melissa (@missmeliii) December 5, 2013
@grantgust You were simply incredible as Barry Allen! Def one of the best eps to date. Can't wait for the Flash! #Arrow #ArrowSeason2
— Tiarna King (@TiarnaKing) December 5, 2013
Tonight's episode was everything I was hoping for and more. You sir, @grantgust were amazing and I can't wait to see more #BarryAllen! :)
— The stealthy one (@SPNlovur14) December 5, 2013