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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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Barry faces off with his oldest, and most formidable nemesis, Reverse Flash.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 114 episodes, 2014-2019
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 114 episodes, 2014-2019
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 114 episodes, 2014-2019
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 114 episodes, 2014-2019
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 114 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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Reborn. Recharged. (Season 4) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Flash made his comic book debut in January 1940 in Flash Comics #1. The original was a research scientist named Jay Garrick who gained his abilities by breathing in radioactive vapors. The second person, Barry Allen was introduced in October 1956 in Showcase #4. He gained his powers from a lightning strike as the show details. Jay Garrick appears in later seasons as a recurring character, the Flash from another universe. See more »

Goofs

When running at super speed, Flash communicates with his team in real time; but to Barry his team would be talking super slow and to his team he would be talking super fast. A real time conversation simply is not physically possible at super speed. See more »

Quotes

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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The DC Comics logo features a comic-book image of the Flash. See more »

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Referenced in Arrow: The Brave and the Bold (2014) See more »

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The Flash Theme
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User Reviews

 
Excellent start but fades away..
1 January 2017 | by beefakhanSee all my reviews

If you had asked me a couple of years ago what the best super hero TV show at the time was, I would have said The Flash.

The show started excellently well with a gripping pilot and a good story line. It starts with how Barry Allen becomes The Flash starting with how he gets his powers, then learns how to use/control them and then tries to solve the mystery of his mother's death to avenge his father. Overall season 1 was superb! Season 2 was weak when it comes to the story line but the excitement of seeing new metas, cross over episodes and 'team flash' developing some individual abilities of their own makes watching the season worthwhile.

Season 3 has been average at best and my rating of flash that started from a full 10 has dropped to 7 over two years. Constant time traveling and meddling with things not only gets confusing in my opinion, but also makes you lose interest.

I would definitely recommend people to give this show a go (especially if you are a DC fan) but the eventual and constant decline of the show is pretty obvious as you go on with the episodes.


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