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(2014– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Some kisses and hugging {NO NUDITY}. This show is completely ok for 12yrs and above.
  • NO NUDITY. This show is appropriate for tweens and teens

Violence & Gore

  • Throughout the series people have been shot or stabbed with small blood sprays.
  • A man's heart explodes after being stabbed by the Reverse-Flash. We see blood pooling from the wound.
  • In season 2 the flash is beaten until he bleeds and then has is back broken by an evil speedster
  • Barry is a forensics scientist for the Central City Police Department, so he works in CSI, and the crime scenes are mostly murders. However, the murders are usually committed by metahumans, so nothing gory is seen.
  • Season 6 is way darker than the previous seasons - Bloodwork creates a black zombie like army of people.
  • S5E11: During the fight between Team Flash and Cicada, we see Nora getting hit by his dagger causing a brief and small blood spray. Her back is also broken
  • Overall this is a pretty tame show. It's not really bloody but there is some TV-14 violence sometimes (in Season 1 & 2 especially)
  • S7E4: A man is killed with cards. Not bloody but disturbing
  • Flash first fight with Savitar is quite violent. It's not as violent as the first fight with Zoom though
  • "The Man In The Yellow Suit" is probably the most violent episode in the whole show. We see Harrison Wells getting violently beaten by Reverse-Flash. Some blood on his face
  • Suggested MPAA rating: PG-13
  • The episodes in prison in Season 4 are quite violent and leads to blood and gore
  • Definitely should be TV-14
  • Violence throughout is common, though not gory and actual blood is very rare. Some people are wounded (occasionally killed) due to powers of meta-humans. The Flash's first encounter with Zoom is violent, though most of the injuries inflicted are implied rather than seen. The only blood shown is on Barry's face.


  • This show has very mild language like:Damn, lazy, sloppy, hell
  • Infrequent uses of "bitch" and "shit"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Occasional drinking throughout.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A lot of scene's containing Zoom can be quite uptight and intense.
  • The last episodes of season 3 are very dark and depressing
  • Many scenes containing DeVoe switching bodies can be disturbing to watch.
  • In Season 6 Episode 7, "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen", the overall theme is very dark and can be quite emotional.
  • Season 6 has some dark episodes exploring the theme of death towards the start of the season. Can be unsettling for some.
  • The show may be to intense for some viewers
  • In the season 4 episode 15 is one of the most distressing episode of the series.
  • There is lots of frightening and intense scenes
  • Seasons 2, 3, and the start of 6 are pretty dark and intense
  • The villains can be frightening for younger viewers.
  • Perhaps the scariest episode is Season 6 Episode 7
  • Netflix Rating: TV-14
  • The show leads more to TV-14 because there is some brutal fights especially in the first seasons. Even if it is occasionally bloody, it can be really intense


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • At the end of season one, a man is shot. Blood spreads across his stomach and his white shirt. Not that bad.
  • At the end of season 6 people are killed and blood is shown. Barry gets stabbed by many shards of glass and a man is killed by a shard through his chest; blood is seen.
  • Cicada, the bad guy in season five kills a lot of meta humans in somewhat gory ways
  • DeVoe's dead body is seen lying on the floor. Some blood
  • S1E15: Joe is getting kidnapped. Some blood on his face

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A drug called Velocity is featured in season 2. It temporarily can give someone speed but we later find out that it is very dangerous.
  • 4/5 fictional speed drugs starting with velocity. Velocity-6, Velocity-7, Velocity-8, Velocity-9. Velocity-10 was theorized but quickly dismissed.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The final episode of season 3 is very intense
  • The focus of season 3 is about the Flash trying to save Iris West from dying after being sent into the future. At the end of the season, we see Iris die by being stabbed in the back by Savitar (no blood is shown). We come to find out in the next episode that it was actually H.R. who was killed. It is a very emotional scene that may upset younger viewers.
  • S1 Ep 23 - Eddie sacrifices himself in order to stop Reverse-Flash. This scene can be very emotional to some viewers.
  • S1 ep 23 - Barry goes back in time in an attempt to save his mother. This scene is very emotional and seeing Barry's mom death is one of the saddest parts of the show.
  • S2 Ep 22 - End of the episode Zoom kills Henry Allen. This scene is not easy to watch and may be very upsetting to many viewers.
  • S7E1: Nash's death can be intense

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