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The Flash 1990

  • 1991-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • CBS
  • 1990-09-20T07:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 22 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Adventure
Central City Police forensic scientist Barry Allen's crime lab is struck by lightning. Allen's electrified body is flung into and shatters a cabinet of chemicals, which are both electrified and forced to interact with each other and with his physiology when they come into physical contact with his body. He soon discovers that the accident has changed his body's metabolism and as a result he has gained the ability to move at superhuman speed. Barry Allen has become the Flash.

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Like most 90s TV the first season was very erratic and a second season might have had the rough edges worked out. Coming before the comic boom when people learned that you could adapt storylines from comic books and people would watch; it has easter egg dialogue mentioning names from the comics (usually as something totally different). It seems like they thought bringing in other comic book characters would make it too cartoonish and created really bad real world versions.

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The first Flash, as a TV show that is.

I think this was the first attempt at making a serious (!) superhero series for TV. Yes, it had it`s goofy episodes, cheesy dialogue, logical lapses. At time the music was too comical. I never liked The Trickster episodes. On the other hand there were some really good ones that were way beyond what you would expect in terms of storylines. FX was good too for 1990. Overall I think quality was really good. They overdid the costume, though. The look is great but the muscles ? C´mon that´s a bit too much.
I haven´t seen the 2014 version, I will later for sure. But vise versa one should whatch this who only saw the newer Flash.

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I love how people aren't checking into the right show for the new Flash

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