ByFelicia Bielby, writer at

The Flash (now a running television show on the CW), is one of the top-rated tv shows this year, and there are many reasons for it. The thrilling show takes you on a wild ride and makes your favorite DC Comics characters come to life. Here's the official synopsis of what the series is about:

HE FASTEST MAN ALIVE IS BORN — Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father (John Wesley Shipp) was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris (Candice Patton). Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his S.T.A.R. Labs team members, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed. Thrilled with his new powers, Barry learns how to control them with the help of Dr. Wells and his team. However, keeping his secret from his best friend Iris (Candice Patton) is proving to be harder than he thought, especially when Joe’s new partner, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), catches her eye. When another meta-human attacks the city, it’s time to put Barry’s new powers, and himself, to the test. David Nutter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kresiberg and Geoff Johns and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns (100).

So, here are some reasons why YOU should be watching The Flash right now!

1. Nearly Perfect Adaptation of the Comics

Now, if you're a fan of DC Comics and you're a little worried about how the writers and producers are developing the 'comic television universe', don't be! The Flash is based on the graphic novel, written by Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul, The Flash: Moving Forward. The events are inspired by the book and it turns out quite nicely.

2. The Villains

The villains are what make this show come together! The ones they choose and how it all fits together in the story line is incredible! The actors are spot on and it's absolutely perfect. Just to name a few...

Captain Cold and Heat Wave

The Reverse Flash

Gorilla Grodd

And many more...

3. The Thrilling Story-Line

The plot of The Flash is brilliant, I must admit. There will always be questions ravaging in your brain but the most important one is always, What will happen next? You might get confused, shocked, excited, or sad but in the end you will still LOVE it.

Barry Allen/Flash (Grant Gustin) is controlling his powers and using his speed to fight crime and find answers to ignored mysteries. The characters evolving around him are ones he could trust and ones he will be betrayed by. But you can't tell the difference.

I guarantee you will be on the edge of your seat.


If you are in love with or into superheroes, sci-fi, comics and action, you might just want to try The Flash. Or if you've been watching the other hit tv show Arrow, there are crossovers;D

Stephen Amell from Arrow (right side)
Stephen Amell from Arrow (right side)

Any thoughts on The Flash? Comment on your first reactions to the show or who you think in general should watch!


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