The Flash

CBS (ended 1991)



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The Flash

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The Flash is the story of Barry Allen, a police scientist who is the victim of a freak accident. While working late, his lab is hit by lightning. The blast shatters a number of vials, so Barry is both electrocuted and bathed in dozens of chemicals. When he recovers, Barry finds that he has gained the ability to move at almost impossible speed. Fellow scientist Christina "Tina" McGee works with Barry to help him control his new found powers, even constructing a frictionless suit for him which will not be destroyed by his speed. Donning the red and yellow suit, Barry hides his identity from the world as he uses his powers to fight those who the police cannot catch. In doing so he begins to create the legend of the anonymous scarlet speedster known as The Flash.


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  • John Wesley Shipp

    John Wesley Shipp

    Barry Allen/The Flash

    Amanda Pays

    Amanda Pays

    Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee

    Alex Désert

    Alex Désert

    Julio Mendez

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    • What a Relief

      After all the angst and posturing from other comic book shows, it is so nice to see one that brings me back to the feeling that I had from the books I read as a youth. The Flash really captures the real energy and feeling of the comics I read as a youth. (I'm in my 50's - so sue me) Don't get me wrong - I love Daredevil too which goes to the dark, gritty side. But Barry Allen with his optimistic energy is a joy to behold. And his supporting cast is simply an hour of fun television.

      The concepts are interesting, the ideas intriguing and I'm in for the ride. Just for comparison. Archer lost me by the third season. It became an absurd soap drama where anybody in the cast could become a super hero with no qualifications.moreless
    • A struggle

      I struggle with this show.. I like the premise. The stories are ok.. but I struggle to like Barry... and worse, I just want to slap Iris, one of the most annoying characters on tv. We continue to watch since I want to see what happens with Wells, the future etc.. but it can be a struggle some weeks. I mean, just how many times are we going to see him stand in front of some villian and allow them to hurt him as opposed to just arriving in a flash, taking their gun or locking them up in 'a flash' ?moreless
    • clever

      if there are tv shows that has really showed and given life to any DC comic i would bet on this tv series.

      the actors are great. the creators and writers are soo innivative. i bet you this show is better than the arrow or vampire diaries.
    • good show

      whatever others think... i like that show that's be ause ilike super heroes :)
    • So bad

      This show is so lame that my NAS is trying not to be ill... First, what was acceptable for Superman/smallville ten years ago isn't for the flash in 2014, I mean the cheesy teen all soap bullshit then everything is wrong in this show.. The guy has a costume allowing him to withstand super speed has ruggedness... he needs to communicate with his team (????, in with comic flash has a team ???) but needs to push some kind of a button on his ear to do that (in a time of bluetooth devices and icing gun), The dialogs are predictable, the acting and the tone are so mainstream that everything just seem to pop off a terrible bad hollywood movie.

      Why the studios felt the need to remove a good series like almost human to give us that stupidity is a mystery to me...moreless

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