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The Flash: Season 1 (2014-2015)




Critic Consensus: The Flash benefits from its purposefully light atmosphere, making it a superhero show uniquely geared toward genre fans as well as novices.


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Season 1 of this action-adventure series follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), an assistant police forensic investigator who was orphaned when his father was falsely imprisoned following the mysterious murder of his mother. The season begins with Allen being struck by lightning during an intense storm caused by a particle accelerator explosion that bathes the city with an unusual form of radiation. The strike puts Allen in a coma for nine months. When he wakes up, he quickly learns he can move at superhuman speeds. It's a fate that also befalls others in the wake of the explosion and storm, creating several "metahumans." Allen then uses his newfound power to fight crime and go on a hunt for his mother's true killer. Candace Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin also star.


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West, Det. West
Patrick Sabongui
as David Singh
Rick Cosnett
as Eddie Thawne
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Robbie Amell
as Ronnie Raymond
Wentworth Miller
as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Victor Garber
as Dr. Martin Stein
Malese Jow
as Linda Park
Clancy Brown
as General Eiling
Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen/Arrow
Paul Blackthorne
as Captain Lance
Andy Mientus
as Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper
Dominic Purcell
as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Amanda Pays
as Tina McGee
Teddy Sears
as Jay Garrick
Shantel VanSanten
as Patty Spivot
Roger Howarth
as Mason Bridge
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
William Sadler
as Simon Stagg
Greg Finley
as Tony/Girder
Anthony Carrigan
as Kyle Nimbus/The Mist
Liam McIntyre
as Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard
Devon Graye
as The Trickster
Tom Butler
as Editor
Mark Hamill
as James Jesse
Kelly Frye
as Bette Sans Souci
Katie Cassidy
as Black Canary
Emily Kinney
as Brie Larvin
Martin Novotny
as Hannibal Bates
Chad Rook
as Clyde Mardon
Al Sapienza
as Fred Chyre
Fulvio Cecere
as l'officier Vukuvich
Micah Parker
as Clay Parker
Gigi Jackman
as Bank Teller
Deejay Jackson
as Laundry Guy
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Critic Reviews for The Flash: Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (32)

It does something that really no other superhero show or movie has done in a while, and that's make being superhero look really... enjoyable.

July 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Even compared to Gotham, The Flash isn't as stylish or nuanced -- but there's a sense that's not what it wants to be. This is more classic, old-fashioned, gladly-suspend-your-disbelief entertainment.

October 7, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti have settled on here is a kind of family-friendly action-adventure show with a solid sense of humor about itself as well as a strong streak of sentiment about the things that really matter.

October 7, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It doesn't ask for too much of its audience except to sit back and let the new adventure unfold. And, did I mention it was fun?

October 7, 2014 | Full Review…

He's a little different from many contemporary comic superheroes, though, in that he rarely jumps off the screen. He's more subtle, which distributes the drama load around the rest of the cast.

October 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Gustin's Allen certainly has his melancholy moments, but they disperse as quickly as a summer shower.

October 7, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 1


This is a truly great television series. We follow the young Barry Allen, played by the very likeable Grant Gustin, who were originally introduced in the second season of "Arrow." He is one of the best main characters ever in a show and he is incredibly lovable from the very beginning. It features some incredible villains and it don't fall into the same hole as "Arrow" where they kill off every villain they face off against. The many memorable villains like Leonard Snart, Gorilla Grodd and, of course, Reverse-Flash are incredibly great additions to the Arrowverse. This show brings so much greatness to the age of television that we are so lucky to live in today.


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The Flash is, without a doubt, the greatest superhero television show ever made. Is that saying much? Not really... but with shows like Arrow, Constantine, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the rise, it means a hell of a lot more now than it ever used to. (more to come)


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A spin-off of Arrow, CW launches the DC superhero series The Flash. Season 1 follows forensic specialist Barry Allen as he recovers from an accidental radiation dose from a particle accelerator and discovers that he has gained the ability to run extraordinarily fast; he then teams up with a group of scientists from STAR Labs to help stop other metahumans like himself that were affected by the radiation but have chosen to use their powers for evil. There are also several crossover episodes with Arrow that are quite good and help to tie the two shows together into a single, cohesive universe. However, the tone can get overly campy and lighthearted at times with the superpowers and relationship melodrama. Season 1 goes through a few rough patches as the show tries to find its footings and figures out its characters, but by midseason The Flash hits its stride.


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