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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 / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 115 episodes, 2014-2019
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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In the opener to season 4 of Arrow during the bar scene. When the camera pans the room it passes by a flight jacket with the name "Jordan". It seems to be a memorial. Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) has been teased in the show more than a few times. In season one Snart (Captain Cold) mentioned Ferris Air being closed. Barry (Flash) remarked it was due to a pilot that disappeared. See more »

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When running at super speed, Flash communicates with his team in real time; but to Barry his team would be talking super slow and to his team he would be talking super fast. A real time conversation simply is not physically possible at super speed. 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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Iris is the most irritating character of a very cliche show (till Season 3)
8 March 2018 | by user-651-726996See all my reviews

I watched season 1 long back and was disappointed. I loved the science and the speed but the character Iris was irritating as hell. So I stopped watching The Flash. But then justice League happened. I wanted to watch The Flash again and I did. But then adding to Iris there was this teen like kid flash. The episodes keep pissing me off as it goes by. Hope they change the writers.


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