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
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 149 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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Payton List who plays Lisa Snart AKA Golden Glider also played Lucy Lane in the TV series Smallville (2001) and currently plays Poison Ivy on Gotham (2014) 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 (2014-2015) features a comic-book image of the Flash. See more »

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Getting worse over the years
16 May 2018 | by qiu_xinzhiSee all my reviews

When it first started, the flash was an exciting new addition to the arrowverse, with its first season being exceptional. Viewers immediately fell in love with Grant Gustin's Barry Allen (AKA The Flash). The first season was amazing and enjoyable, and the story was very complex, yet felt smooth and even.

Well, how the mighty have fallen. Over the seasons, we see a decrease in quality. As the producers churn out more and more episodes, the drop in quality is apparent. This is especially so in Season 4, which is by far the worst season of the flash. The excitement has all but faded, as each episode repeats the same things over and over again, with the plot being extremely predictable.

It is my hope that the main villain was given more time and that the number of episodes could be decreased, to reduce the number of filler episodes and to end up with a more concise story, that is better told.


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