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 next Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 27 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 146 episodes, 2014-2021
Danielle Nicolet ...  Cecile Horton 74 episodes, 2015-2021

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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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The fastest man alive. See more »


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Mike Kalinowski auditioned for both Barry Allen/The Flash and Eddie Thawne. 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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Crazy Credits

Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more »

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Referenced in Ex (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Not so great as it used to be
6 February 2021 | by milomackaySee all my reviews

The show over overall is a meh, but the first 3 season is where the good content is, the show has some poor visual effects which is forgivable because of the budget but sometimes it feels like I'm watching a Nickelodeon show


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