Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist who has a fairly happy life, notwithstanding the childhood trauma of a magical red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. He gained super-speed while he was bathed by chemicals after a shelf full of it was struck by lightning. He adopted the name The Scarlet Speedster after reading a comic book starring the Golden Age Flash. With Barry’s new capabilities, powers, and with the team of scientists, he becomes “The Flash” and helps fight crime and protects Central City.
Barry Allen escapes and foils the Anti-Monitor’s plan to end the Earth with an anti-matter cannon, producing a speed vortex to urge the power in, but dies in the process as the power grows too much for his body. After Allen’s death, Kid Flash Wally West, his nephew, and sidekick take up the mantle of the Flash.
While “The Flash” show dips into the darker side from time to time, the show is known for its more entertainment and upbeat moments. Central City is a fun city. During its first season, The Flash has nurtured a level of quality that most of the other contemporary superhero dramas can only aspire to. Its creators took a lot of organized knowledge (including flashbacks to the stale but decent 1990 live-action Flash TV show). Legends of Tomorrow may not be as dark as Arrow and has its share of fun, but The Flash has the perfect balance for a live-action comic adaption. Which makes it one of the greatest shows.
The show had 6 previous seasons and we may even get another season. We can expect to see The Flash season seven start broadcasting in the US around early October 2020, considering of course that the show isn’t dropped before then.
REASONS WHY FLASH IS THE BEST SUPERHERO SHOW
- Consistently get to see strong villain-of-the-week episodes.
- A hero that is distinguishable from Batman.
- Love and community that matters.
- Doesn’t abandon the glances from the books.