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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 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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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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[Season 2 opening]
Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends in S.T.A.R. Labs, I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so, I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them. 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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Spoofed in The Flash: A Gay XXX Parody (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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It's an incredible superhero show, the only one that is actually believable
2 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

2 weeks ago, i read all the negative reviews here and i almost dropped the show. I decided to give it a chance and guess what? It became one of my favourite shows. The only "cheesy" stuff that you can encounter and may bother you are literally in the first 10 minutes of the Pilot episode, but is absolutely understandable, because its predecessor was Arrow. I'm currently on season 2 episode 6 and i just watched finished watching it, and oh my god. I don't want to spoil anything, but if you felt that vibe, in The Dark Knight Rises, where Bane completely destroys Batman, well, that's how dark one of the main villains is in this show. This superhero TV series can grow on you trust me. Give it a shot. You will not regret it.


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