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The Flash 

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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 116 episodes, 2014-2019
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
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Storyline

Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The fastest man alive. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Jefferson "Jax" Jackson who was introduced as the new half of Firestorm in Season 2 (who replaces Ronnie Raymond as Martin Stein's other half), was formerly a high school football quarterback that once had a promising career with multiple scholarship offers before an injury ended that dream. This actually borrows plot elements from the New 52 origin story of both Ronnie Raymond and Cyborg aka Victor "Vic" Stone (as seen in the early issues of Justice League (2011) and The Fury of Firestorm comics and the later Secret Origins (2014) limited series). Ironically, these incidents also led to all of them becoming superheroes. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Barry uses his super speed from a standing start, there is a gust of wind that blows in the opposite direction (for instance, if he superspeeds to the left, there is an airburst that blows to the right). Engaging his super speed in this manner would cause a suction effect creating an airburst in the same direction he's moving in. See more »

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Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I'm the fastest man alive. When I was a child, I saw my mother killed by something impossible. My father went to prison for her murder. Then an accident made me the impossible. To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me, and one day I'll find who killed my mother and get justice for my father. I am The Flash.
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Crazy Credits

Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Still solid and fun
13 July 2018 | by leevanhornfamilySee all my reviews

Characters are easy to root for with this strong ensemble, led with seamless emotional truth of Grant Gustin. Jesse L. Martin and Tom Cavanagh ground the rest of the cast of characters. I am not a big comic sci-fi person but am enjoying the ride still 4 seasons later. Season 1 is still best and season 3 was the hardest to watch with its dark plot, but no one is phoning it in on this labor love of super producer Greg berlanti. Season 4 got back to the show's roots with more comedy and an intricately well plotted season arc. Grant Gustin is honing his chops for an award winning acting career ahead


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