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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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Barry goes into the future to get more information on Savitar.


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S3.E18 Abra Kadabra
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The Flash fights a villain from Earth-19 called Abra Kadabra, who offers to reveal Savitar's identity in exchange for his release.


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 Barry Allen / ... (70 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Iris West / ... (69 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Caitlin Snow / ... (69 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Cisco Ramon / ... (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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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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Trivia

In episode 1, when Grant Gustin's Barry is about to use Cisco's treadmill, he asks if the treadmill will be able to handle his speed. This is a reference to episode 1 of the 1990 Flash when John Wesley Shipp's Barry runs on a treadmill at STAR Labs and winds up destroying it by running too fast. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Blade (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Terrific fun from start to finish.
31 January 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I've been meaning to check out The Flash for a long time and lamented that it has never made its way to free to air television in Australia. It's been everywhere else but I've had the misfortune to miss out. Finally in December last year I was able to get my hands on Season 1 on Blu-Ray and right from the very first episode, I'd found myself a winner. Every episode was enjoyable to start to finish and I was thrilled to see Grant Gustin perfectly fit into the red suit as The Flash.

Central City Forensic Police Investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) finds himself blessed with the power of running at super speed following a freak accident which sees him struck by lightening following a massive particle accelerator accident which affected most of Central City and its citizens. Some citizens were blessed/cursed with unusual metahuman powers, and others were killed or seriously injured. Adopting his alternate identity as The Flash, he is taken under the wing of a group of scientists at S.T.A.R Labs led by the Dr Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and fellow scientists Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). Barry Allen must keep his new found metahuman powers a secret from Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and Barry's childhood friend Iris West (Candice Patton) who took Barry in as a young age after his father Henry Allen (John Wesley Shipp) was falsely imprisoned after the murder of Barry's mother Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison) 14 years ago.

Grant Gustin nails it perfectly as Barry Allen/The Flash. Breathing life into the famed comic book character, the TV series has brought upon a new legion of fans who have barely sighted The Flash apart from the various comic books, cartoons, and the short lived TV series in the early 1990's where John Wesley Shipp donned the iconic red tights.

The best thing about The Flash is that is highly entertaining and lets the audiences sit back and enjoy the fun. Kids and adults alike can get in on the fun as well. I've found a greater appreciation of The Flash and I'm looking forward to see the movie when it hits cinemas in 2018 and this time Ezra Miller will don the famed red tights.

I've been looking forward to watching The Flash and without having high expectations, it was definitely well worth it. The Flash has been a long overdue (and well deserved) addition to the list of TV series that I enjoy watching.

9/10.


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