The Flash (2014– )
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CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a coma, nine months after he was hit by lightning, and discovers he has superhuman speed.



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Detective Fred Chyre
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Nurse #2 (as Yoshie Bancroft)


Barry Allen, a forensic crime scene assistant for Central City Police Department, is struck by lightning during a storm affected by the particle accelerator from S.T.A.R. Labs when it explodes. Comatose for nine months, Barry awakens in S.T.A.R. Labs, having been placed in the care of his scientist idol, Dr. Harrison Wells, along with his assistants Dr. Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon. Barry quickly learns that he can move at extraordinary speeds and that there were other "metahumans" created from the explosion. One of them, Clyde Mardon, is robbing banks with his ability to control the weather. In order to stop Clyde, Barry is outfitted with a suit that can withstand his high speed movements. He tracks down Mardon and, with the help of Detective West (who learns of Barry's abilities), Barry is able to stop Mardon. With his new powers, Barry vows to find out who killed his mother when he was a child, believing him to be another metahuman who has similar abilities of speed as he. ... Written by Zahid Hasan Hriday

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7 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Dr. Harrison Wells: Run, Barry, Run!
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The Flash Theme Song
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Very Impressive Beginning To the Fastest Man Alive
7 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Well as long as it has taken for Warner Bros to develop more of there DC characters into film, I'm glad we are finally getting to see The Flash, even if it is on television. First off, the show looks fantastic and I don't think we have to worry about it being a 'television budget' for special effects. The pilot really worked and is easily better than the Gotham pilot. Grant Gustin was great as Barry Allen and there were plenty of easter eggs for us nerds to geek out about.

The first episode involves Barry adjusting to his powers and working with Star labs to find out exactly what's happening to him. I thought Cisco and Caitlin were funny and more well written than their introductions in Arrow. Harrison Wells was also a better character than expected. I just wish we didn't find out what we did about him in the end of this episode. In Arrow they do a great job of developing a character first to make us care deeply about them, and then give us an interesting twist or a season changing story arc. The Flash can learn but the last scene could have just been handled a little more carefully.

Gustin really stood out which was nice to see based on how little he has done acting wise. His scene with Oliver was the highlight of the episode. Not only because I was geeking out that it was Green Arrow and The Flash on screen but because of what Oliver said. When he's talking about how Barry can be a hero like he never could be it really hit me. And how much Arrow has gone through in his short time being Arrow and how much we as an audience have witnessed. Oliver just wants to make sure Barry doesn't make some of the same mistakes that he did. I still hate the Flash suit, but I can get over it at least for this episode because of how great it was.

+Visually stunning for TV

+Gustin's presence

+Supporting characters not THAT annoying

+Flash and Arrow scene

+Easter eggs and teases as to what's coming

-Just don't give away too much in the first episode



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