Flash | Series Review

Flash is an American Television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. The character is based on DC comic’s character Barry Allen/Flash, has a particular costume and who fights against crime and has extraordinary superhuman speeds. It is a sequel to the Arrow series. Barry also appeared in Arrow twice. The main characters of the show Flash include:

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, who is a police forensic investigator in Central City and faces some family issues and also and an explosion in a lab leads to landing him super powers eventually.
Danielle Panabaker as Dr. Caitlin Snow, who is a brilliant bioengineering expert who believed her fiancé died but he returned later. She medically assessed Flash and was part of the team; her character is known as Killer Frost.
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon being a mechanical engineering genius was the youngest member at the lab. He likes comics, sci-fi, and pop culture and is very excited to see such concepts coming real for him. He is very sharp and careful when he invented a weapon for taking down Allen in the event he becomes a corrupt metahuman who works under Zoom.
Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash and Dr Harrison Wells the one who spent money on Labs Particle Accelerator which later exploded the lab, he’s like a mentor and confidant to Allen he tells him how to utilise his powers and do the best of is potential. He is actually Reverse-Flash in disguise.  later portrays the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, in season two.
Jesse L Martin as Joe West who is a police officer and acts as a surrogate to Barry after the death of his mother and father being imprisoned . He is the real father to Iris and Wally.

Flash, the story so far…

Facing the unnatural death of his mother Michelle Harrison and father being undergoing wrongful conviction of  the crime, Barry joins Detective Joe West and his family. Barry turns out to be an excellent investigator for Central City Police Department. He is socially awkward because of his obsession with fatal past he becomes unacceptable among his friends. He usually tries to investigate the cases that involve paranormal activities or one’s  with scientific advancement so that they can help him in finding the culprit in his mother’s murder case. Nobody believes the unnatural circumstances he faces, he is determined to clear his father’s name from the case. After 14 years of his mother’s death, due to a particle’s malfunctioning at an unveiling in a thunderstorm, Allen is struck by lightning and soaked in chemicals at his lab that led him to a nine-month coma. After waking up he realises his ability to move at superhuman speeds. Dr Harrison Wells, the disgraced designer of the failed particle accelerator, describes Barry’s special nature as the

After 14 years of his mother’s death, due to a particle’s malfunctioning at an unveiling in a thunderstorm, Allen is struck by lightning and soaked in chemicals at his lab that led him to a nine-month coma. After waking up he realises his ability to move at superhuman speeds. Dr Harrison Wells, the disgraced designer of the failed particle accelerator, describes Barry’s special nature as the

After waking up he realises his ability to move at superhuman speeds. Dr Harrison Wells, the disgraced designer of the failed particle accelerator, describes Barry’s special nature as the metahuman. But there were many that changed due to radiation. Allen decides to use his power to save the city from crime and metahuman criminals. Some of Allen’s friends help him to protect his secrets.
Soon Flash is recognised as a Hero in the city. Jay Garrick, the Flash from another Universe warns him about another speedster named Zoom is trying to rule out every superhuman connected to speed force in every universe. Jay and Harrison Wells join hands to help their friend Allen in fighting Zoom. Detective Joe and his daughter Iris face some family problems. This is an overview to the two seasons of Flash.

Barry Allen tries to understand the purpose of his powers

The flash series is about Barry Allen who gains extreme powers related to speed and utilises them for helping society. He is a very interesting and complex person, he is socially awkward which shows that every hero is one of a kind and gives us a message to be yourself, nobody is perfect. He’s likable and sincere, being a scientist there is an excellent display of his intelligence.  It’s a nice element of humanity that helps ground him, makes the line between right and wrong pleasantly clear for viewers. Though show can seem silly at times when Flash gets hit by villains, but that does not detract the fact that how enjoyable the show really is, the story and various plot devices are fun. The special effects are good especially concerning Flash himself. The acting is great and refreshing. Like Arrow there are some soap Opera moments but minimal so they don’t lose your interest in the show, the writing is great and gives you some surprises in the show that gets you out of the chair. The show is must watch for Arrow/comic/ sci-fi fans, the show is fun pick and once you start to watch it gets you hooked. It’s not a perfect show but delivers exactly what it is meant for and the show is only going to grow in the coming seasons.

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