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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 / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2019
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2019
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2019
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2019
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 117 episodes, 2014-2019
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 116 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

In Season 5 Nora West-Allen, AKA XS being from the future uses the phrase "Schway" invented in another DC property Batman Beyond which also took place in the future. That show used the word to mean "Cool" or "Awesome". See more »

Goofs

When running at super speed, Flash communicates with his team in real time; but to Barry his team would be talking super slow and to his team he would be talking super fast. A real time conversation simply is not physically possible at super speed. 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 I Be Geniusen Stuff: The Flash S1 (2015) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Still solid and fun
13 July 2018 | by leevanhornfamilySee all my reviews

Characters are easy to root for with this strong ensemble, led with seamless emotional truth of Grant Gustin. Jesse L. Martin and Tom Cavanagh ground the rest of the cast of characters. I am not a big comic sci-fi person but am enjoying the ride still 4 seasons later. Season 1 is still best and season 3 was the hardest to watch with its dark plot, but no one is phoning it in on this labor love of super producer Greg berlanti. Season 4 got back to the show's roots with more comedy and an intricately well plotted season arc. Grant Gustin is honing his chops for an award winning acting career ahead


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