The Flash (2014– )
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CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a coma, nine months after he was hit by lightning, and discovers he has superhuman speed.


David Nutter


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Streak
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Rick Cosnett ... Detective Eddie Thawne
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Michelle Harrison ... Nora Allen
Chad Rook ... Clyde Mardon
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Al Sapienza ... Detective Fred Chyre
John Wesley Shipp ... Henry Allen
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Alistair Abell ... ER Doctor
Yoshié Bancroft ... Nurse #2 (as Yoshie Bancroft)


Barry Allen, a forensic crime scene assistant for Central City Police Department, is struck by lightning during a storm affected by the particle accelerator from S.T.A.R. Labs when it explodes. Comatose for nine months, Barry awakens in S.T.A.R. Labs, having been placed in the care of his scientist idol, Dr. Harrison Wells, along with his assistants Dr. Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon. Barry quickly learns that he can move at extraordinary speeds and that there were other "metahumans" created from the explosion. One of them, Clyde Mardon, is robbing banks with his ability to control the weather. In order to stop Clyde, Barry is outfitted with a suit that can withstand his high speed movements. He tracks down Mardon and, with the help of Detective West (who learns of Barry's abilities), Barry is able to stop Mardon. With his new powers, Barry vows to find out who killed his mother when he was a child, believing him to be another metahuman who has similar abilities of speed as he. ... Written by Zahid Hasan Hriday

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John Wesley Shipp (Henry Allen) previously played Barry Allen / The Flash in The Flash (1990). See more »


It is stated that there were "energies" created in the event with the Particle Accelerator, among them anti-matter. Barry Allen states that those "are all theoretical," a statement that is not objected to by the scientists present; but, as anyone who knows particle science knows, anti-matter has been known to exist for a long time and has been produced in labs and are widely known to exist. They have not, however, been made by humans as of the airing of this episode. See more »


[first lines]
Barry Allen: To understand what I'm about to tell you, you need to do something. You need to believe the impossible. Can you do that? Good. You see that red blur?
[the Flash is speeding through the streets]
Barry Allen: That's me. That too. There I am again. My name is Barry Allen. I am the fastest man alive.
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References Arrow (2012) See more »


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A sad experience
23 May 2015 | by SongOfFallSee all my reviews

Thankfully, there was less "Twilight" in this one, than in "The Amazing Spiderman", but still, it's way too fake. The problem is, like the beginning of the Bronze Age of comic books, the series is looking for cultural relevance. I understand they have a budget and need ratings and $$, but when the overall quality of the series suffers, it's not an excuse.

"The Flash" lacks personality. Before starting the first episode, I watched the direct-to-video "Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox". "Flashpoint Paradox" wasn't amazing; it was clichéd and predictable. But it was fun to watch, and it had a story to tell. And it moved me. "The Flash" failed. Actually, it failed the very moment twerking was mentioned. There's enough twerking in the world without it entering superhero comic book adaptations, goddammit. This is escapist stuff, it should have that feeling, atmosphere. The stuff those dumb "Kick- Ass" comics and movies lack. A soul. Class. Imagine Batman in JLU singing "Wrecking Ball" instead of "Am I Blue?".

Instead I get an origin story mostly copied from Sam Raimi's 2002 "Spiderman".

I'm still going to give this show a chance, they say it gets better later on. But seeing how Green Arrow was portrayed - pretty sure I'm not wasting my time on Arrow.

It was... a sad experience. I had high expectations.

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7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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