A few weeks ago, I was sent a copy of The Flash: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray to watch & review. When Barry Allen was a child, his mother was murdered. The assailant was a man in yellow moving at superhuman speed, but no one believed him & the murder was pinned on his father. Years later, Barry is now grown up & working as a CSI tech. One night, he is struck by lightning from the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion and ends up in a coma for 9 months. When he awakens, she discovers that he also now has super speed, which he uses to stop others who developed powers from the explosions & solve the mystery of his mother’s murder.
I fell in love with this series from the moment I watched an advanced viewing of the first episode last year, and didn’t miss a single episode. The plot, story arcs, cast, and special effects are all superb. There are a lot of funny moments, with a good chunk of them from Cisco (played by Carlos Valdes) trying to come up with names for all the new villains. There were also a few tear-jerker moments. The one which I consider one of the best moments of the first season, involves Cisco being killed by Dr. Wells (the wonderful Tom Cavanagh) when he discovers that Wells is actually the Reverse Flash. This is probably the most jarring scene in the season. Thankfully, Barry inadvertently reversed time & Cisco was saved.
One of the other great aspects of the show is all the throw backs to the 1990 Flash tv show, which I watched. Barry’s dad is played John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash in that incarnation. We also got to see the great mark Hamill reprise his role as The Trickster as well.
Overall, it’s definitely a great show worth watching. I have really enjoyed being able to re-watch all of the episodes in preparation for the new season, which premieres next week. The Season one box set is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD.
I received the above mentioned product for free to help facilitate my review.