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.

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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  • 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
  • Tonights episode was an AMERICAN LET DOWN!

    How dare you think it is okay to use the American flag in a battle and then allow it to be thrown to the ground. What is wrong with you. At a time when we are involved in multiple battles in the Middle East you think it is okay to disrespect our nation's flag????? That is a slap in the face to every military member and American that has died defending that flag!!! I will probably drop the show from list. HOW DARE YOU!

    If I could I would give you a zero...moreless
  • Nice link with "Arrow"

    I like this link with the Arrow. Maybe there will be an episode where the flash and the Arrow work together... maybe a double feature. That would be interesting..
  • Really slow!

    The Flash is not faster than a gun, cant even take a gun from someone hands? Episode 4 was really bad!
  • All "flash" and no substance.

    More money was spent on FX than spent on quality writing. Granted it was the 90s, but some of those lame villains - please...

    While Amanda Pays was an attractive love-interest, she can't act worth a darn. I own the series and she is painful to watch.

    It could have been a lot better if CBS execs didn't tie the writer's hands - telling them they couldn't use super villains, citing "they would be too far fetched" is just ridiculous. They spent 1.5 million per episode about a guy who can run faster than the speed of light, but a super villain would be too far fetched?

    The Trixter episodes are the best of the series. Why? Well, Mark Hamil was awesome, and, wait for it, it was a character people knew and loved.

    Such wasted potential...moreless

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