The Flash: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
The Flash

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 61


Audience Score

User Ratings: 4873
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Air date: Oct 7, 2014
Air date: Oct 14, 2014
Air date: Oct 21, 2014
Air date: Oct 28, 2014
Air date: Nov 11, 2014
Air date: Nov 18, 2014
Air date: Nov 25, 2014
Air date: Dec 2, 2014
Air date: Dec 9, 2014
Air date: Jan 20, 2015
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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
Rick Cosnett
as Eddie Thawne
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
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
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
Liam McIntyre
as Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard
Devon Graye
as The Trickster
Paul Blackthorne
as Captain Lance
Anthony Carrigan
as Kyle Nimbus/The Mist
Greg Finley
as Tony/Girder
William Sadler
as Simon Stagg
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
Katie Cassidy
as Black Canary
Kelly Frye
as Bette Sans Souci
Tom Butler
as Editor
Mark Hamill
as James Jesse
Martin Novotny
as Hannibal Bates
Emily Kinney
as Brie Larvin
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Critic Reviews for The Flash Season 1

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (30)

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.

Jul 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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?

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

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

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

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

At its best, the first season of The Flash is a rebuttal of toxic masculinity. On the flipside, women remain marginalized and disability is mishandled.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

While The Flash might not hold up all that well, as is often the case with special effects-based series, it's still an admirable effort.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

A great cheesy watch for a cold winter's eve.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Given the polish of the cast and chemistry... The CW has taken the launch of another Justice League member into live-action drama quite seriously.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 1

  • 1h ago
    This season is great,many plot twists and misteries that makes me excited for this story
  • 5d ago
    Best season of the flash
  • Jul 31, 2019
    At first I thought: "This is kind of cool, but also pretty dumb." I decided to finish the season up, and it gets a lot better.
  • Jul 28, 2019
    The horrible writing and light hearted cheese factor make this show unwatchable. With such a tremendous bounty of material from the comics it's hard to understand how this could go so wrong.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Very slow and annoying
  • Jul 16, 2019
    This is just what a good tv show is great acting a few boring episodes this show actually had a sense of humor not like Arrow that is a bunch of douchebags who complain the only one who actually complains in this show is a actual shocker is Iris she complains over everything and it it annoying reverse flash is the best thing that can ever happen
  • Jul 15, 2019
    The first season of the "Arrow" spin-off, gives us one of DC comics best superheroes, and in one it's best shows no less. Buoyed by Grant Gustin's Phenomenal performance as Barry Allen who captures all the fun, energy, and heart of the character, the ensemble cast also proves fantastic. The light tone, beautiful storytelling and great character moments prove this to be one of the best Superhero shows on television.
  • Jul 11, 2019
    reverse flash was a great villain and this season had some great twists
  • Jun 29, 2019
    Full of action and fun The Flash delivers a very good first season, and not to mention the amazing villain who goes by the name Reverse Flash.
  • Jun 10, 2019
    I put off watching this series for a long time. The length of the 23 episodes meant that I would have to sink 1000 minutes into a first season. First seasons are inconsistent, at best, right? Boy, was I wrong! This was the best first season of any superhero series I've seen so far. Relatable, smart, and just plain bad ass!

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