Yes, that was what I was trying to say. I think the issue at hand is that being television a different format is required than we see in the comics, so while the Flash is a solo operator in comicbook-land in television he is, ironically, a part of a team. Not too dissimilar than the Justice League in many ways, as everyone has their function and the cast does the sort of things that Barry in comics tends to do for himself.
Still, I always liked the costume ring and am glad to see the show so respectful of the characters history. In many ways these shows (Flash, Supergirl, Arrow) have superceded the comicbooks and made them redundant. Effects and production techniques have finally arrived that alow for a highly convincing and compelling live-action comicbook, free to air, so who wants to pay out for one-dimensional paper adventures? This observation isn't helped by the fact I consider both the Flash and Green Arrow comics to be near unreadable at the moment.
Has this Television success all but doomed the paper monthly...?
The paper monthly of DC and Marvel are doomed due to editorial stupidity and pandering to all the whiners about wanting ethnic diversity at the cost of classic characters being shuffled off and replaced.
As to Barry not being shown as too intelligent on the show, in the 90's series it was written also that Barry was dependent on Dr Tina McGee to help analyze and understand his powers, his limits, obtaining his costume and helping to defeat some of the bad guys such as Captain Cold, the Ghost and the Trickster.