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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 / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2020
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2020
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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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Grant Gustin (Barry Allen / The Flash), Candice Patton (Iris West), & Danielle Panabaker (Dr. Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost) ) are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series. 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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[Season 2 opening]
Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends in S.T.A.R. Labs, I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so, I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos are red and yellow (the Flash's uniform colours) and are charged with electricity. See more »

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Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Danielle Panabaker (2017) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Flash episode 01/16/18
17 January 2018 | by cwesley_gravesSee all my reviews

I am so tired of the lame writing in this show. I can tell these writers are not committed to the plot and development of a true SUPER HERO. Smallville suffered from the same horrible writing. It isn't hard to write for such epic superheroes. The corny dialogue and the weak plots need to stop...PLEASE STOP


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