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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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 Iris West / ... (69 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Caitlin Snow / ... (69 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Dr. Harry Wells / ... (69 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Joe West / ... (69 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Wally West / ... (38 episodes, 2015-2017)
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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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Trivia

Many of the guest stars on this show had starred on Transformers Prime (2010):

-Clancy Brown (General Eiling) had played the human-Decepticon hybrid Cylas.

-David Sobolov (Grodd) had voiced the Decepticon Shockwave.

-Michael Ironside (Lewis Snart) had voiced the Autobot Ultra Magnus.

-Tony Todd (Zoom) had voiced the Decepticon Dreadwing. 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. When I was a child, I saw my mother killed by something impossible. My father went to prison for her murder. Then an accident made me the impossible. To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me, and one day I'll find who killed my mother and get justice for my father. I am The Flash.
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The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos are red and yellow (the Flash's uniform colours) and are charged with electricity. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Blair Witch Project (1999) (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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The Flash - Season 1 Review
26 October 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Flash is a show based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is about a forensic scientist named Barry Allen who is one day struck by lightning, which grants him access to a mysterious power known as the Speed Force. He uses his speed to fight crime as a masked superhero known as The Flash.

I'm a big fan of DC comics and I was excited but cautious when they announced this show mainly for the fact that I wasn't sure they would pull off the effects required to make a convincing Flash with a TV budget but my worries were quelled from the first episode. Other than a few of the villains abilities, the special effects in this show are great, especially concerning The Flash himself.

Aside from the show's capabilities visually, the story and various plot devices are fun and the characters are mainly likable. Obviously some shine through more than others (Barry Allen, Cisco, Detective West & Harrison Wells to name a few) but they all have their place in The Flash's team. Speaking of which, Tom Cavanagh may well play my favourite role of any TV show as the profoundly genius Harrison Wells and most of his story contributions are among the best in the show.

The show does take a villain of the week format for the majority of the episode's which can get a little tiresome (mainly with some of the less interesting villains) but the main overarching story line of season 1 made for some absolutely brilliant viewing. If you are not aware this show does share it's universe with channel CW's other show Arrow, which is based on the DC character Green Arrow. Without spoiling anything, I thoroughly enjoyed the crossover episodes where Arrow appears on The Flash and vice versa (on a side note I have also reviewed Arrow if you wish to know more about that show!)

If I have one criticism it is that the show can seem silly at times when you see The Flash get hurt by some of the villains. For example, a guy who can multiply himself but moves at regular human speed is somehow able to hit The Flash when from the Flash's perspective people look like they are moving in slow motion (as shown in the first episode). In the most recent episode he caught a bullet out of thin air so there's really no plausible reason he should ever struggle to take down someone moving at regular speed. Also Captain Cold and his Rogues are definitely a team of villains who come off better in the comic books than on screen as you just don't buy The Flash being challenged by a team of standard humans with special guns (he could literally take the guns out of their hands before they could pull the trigger if he wanted). But hey, this is a show about a man who can run faster than the speed of light so you do have to be a little open-minded.

All of that is a very small part of the show though and is probably just my overly analytical mind doing what it does. Believe me when I say it does not detract from how enjoyable this show really is and no other show has the same amount of heart and is as much fun as The Flash.


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