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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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Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 115 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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English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen in the 2014 version of The Flash, and John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen in the 1990 version of The Flash, were both born in Norfolk, VA. 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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The Flash Theme
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My favourite dc hero is the flash
20 November 2018 | by sotirissdoterSee all my reviews

The first 2-3 seasons were great but now the show is repeating it's self while trying but failing to inovate. The characters have become completely blank and cliché. The show has become a parody of itself. Really sad.


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