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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 127 episodes, 2014-2020
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2020
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 125 episodes, 2014-2020
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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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New destinies. New dangers. (Season 3) See more »


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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Unlike the rest of the characters, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his wife Tess Morgan (Bre Blair) were created specially for the show, not being part of the DC Comics Universe previously. See more »

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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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Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I'm the fastest man alive. A friend recently gave me the idea for a new name and something tells me it's gonna catch on.
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Referenced in Arrow: Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2 (2017) See more »

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The Flash Theme
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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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