The Flash (2014) : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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  • Summary: The spinoff of The CW's Arrow finds Central City forensic assistant Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) with superhuman speed after being struck by a bolt of lightning during an accident at a particle accelerator. With the help of three scientists at Harrison Wells' S.T.A.R. Lab, he helps theThe spinoff of The CW's Arrow finds Central City forensic assistant Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) with superhuman speed after being struck by a bolt of lightning during an accident at a particle accelerator. With the help of three scientists at Harrison Wells' S.T.A.R. Lab, he helps the citizens of Central City as he seeks answers to his mother's murder. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Oct 16, 2014
    83
    It vibrates with big-picture vision and has smart fun with its premise.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 7, 2014
    83
    You don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy The Flash, but if you are one, there are so many Easter eggs in the pilot--especially the one at the closing moment--that you just might go into nerdgasms. The Flash isn’t stopping for anyone.
  3. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Oct 7, 2014
    80
    Its sprightly first hour is one of the most solidly entertaining pilots of the fall season, and it did the most important thing that first episodes must do: It made me eager to see what comes next.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 6, 2014
    75
    A very good-looking pilot. That leaves Gustin, which is where nagging doubts crop up.... Gustin's Allen is blue of eye and clear of conscience. Sweet and gentle, he's immensely likable but not particularly intriguing, unlike Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen or even Tom Welling's Clark Kent.
  5. Reviewed by: Megan Vick
    Oct 7, 2014
    70
    There are moments where The Flash feels tied down in flashbacks. There are pockets over-acting and cheesy dialogue, but those are easily overlooked for the sake of establishing necessary emotional connections in 45 minutes of show time.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 6, 2014
    70
    “Gotham” and “Constantine” were both bound to go the dark and violent route. The Flash goes another way, which might not endear it to the comics fans but could attract an audience just looking for something fun.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 6, 2014
    50
    Depending on your POV and perhaps your age, the show is either rather bland or exactly what you’d expect from the CW.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 102
  2. Negative: 23 out of 102
  1. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    I have been looking for this show for a while now and the first episode was awesome i see a good future for the flash and would love to see aI have been looking for this show for a while now and the first episode was awesome i see a good future for the flash and would love to see a crossover episode between arrow and the flash where both of their cases intersect each others. Expand
  2. Oct 25, 2016
    10
    Essa serie ela é uma das melhores series que eu já vi. Ela mistura comédia com drama e o resultado é fantástico. A série ela não tem um efeitoEssa serie ela é uma das melhores series que eu já vi. Ela mistura comédia com drama e o resultado é fantástico. A série ela não tem um efeito dos melhores, mas ela tem o que tem né? Os Momentos mais legais é quando ele corre Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2014
    9
    Wonderful show for all ages if you like superhero's you can't help but to like this show. The parts are well developed and the show has aWonderful show for all ages if you like superhero's you can't help but to like this show. The parts are well developed and the show has a solid plot. This show is fine for the whole family something that is missing due to the content of many of today's TV shows. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2016
    8
    The Flash is much better than it's arrow wielding CW counterpart with a lighter tone, a more complex plot and better developed characters andThe Flash is much better than it's arrow wielding CW counterpart with a lighter tone, a more complex plot and better developed characters and situations. Expand
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    6
    Maybe its corniness of DC comics, maybe its because the flash wasn't one of my hero but this one was hard to get into for me. While I can'tMaybe its corniness of DC comics, maybe its because the flash wasn't one of my hero but this one was hard to get into for me. While I can't say the show is bad, the fight scenes can be fun, there isn't really much to keep me going in between. The characters haven't sold me, the casting wasn't spectacular. I am not sure I even care about the flash at all. It really feels like they are trying to put marvel-esque real world problems on super heroes that never really had them in the past.

    With so much other stuff on right now its really hard to put this on top or even worth watching outside of something to do when bored. Not terrible just not great either.
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  6. Nov 14, 2016
    5
    Its Guilty Pleasure. It's like junk food. It tastes good but in reality its pure **** The plots in every episode are overused as hell, its theIts Guilty Pleasure. It's like junk food. It tastes good but in reality its pure **** The plots in every episode are overused as hell, its the same thing. Barry finds out about a new meta human, he gets his ass handed to him, he goes back to his friends, they find a solution and Barry eventually wins the day along with parent issues and unnecessary relationships thrown in there. The dialogues are cliche as **** the the characters are god awful and the physics of the show, oh god. Barry can dodge a bullet but he can't even dodge a punch. Expand
  7. Dec 14, 2015
    0
    I've never seen a show with acting that could be as worse as this. It would have played a lot better if the whole cast was deaf and mute. WasI've never seen a show with acting that could be as worse as this. It would have played a lot better if the whole cast was deaf and mute. Was the director on drugs while watching this? Expand

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