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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 next Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 26 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 134 episodes, 2014-2021
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 134 episodes, 2014-2021
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 134 episodes, 2014-2021
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 133 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Nicolet ...  Cecile Horton 56 episodes, 2015-2020

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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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The fastest man alive. See more »


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In episode 1x18, "All Star Team Up", Brandon Routh is introduced as superhero Ray Palmer/Atom. Routh is also known for his role of Superman on Superman Returns (2006), also a DC Comics' superhero. 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 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

The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos (2016-) are red and yellow (the Flash's uniform colours) and are charged with electricity. See more »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 CW Shows of All Time (2017) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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27 February 2020 | by georgechasapoglouSee all my reviews

I really liked the first three seasons but since season 4, the show really changed. Season 6 is probably the worst. They have added so many characters that we don't even get to see Barry Allen as the Flash anymore. The last seasons have focused so much on Iris that I started hating the show! P.S. I apologise for bad english, It's not my native language


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Country:

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Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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