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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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New destinies. New dangers. (Season 3) 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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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Grant Gustin was born the same year John Wesley Shipp filmed The Flash pilot. See more »

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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 5 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 at S.T.A.R. Labs I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. But when my daughter came back from the future to help, she changed the present, and now our world is more dangerous than ever and I'm the only one fast enough to save it. 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: Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2 (2017) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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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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