“The Flash” speeds its way to greatness


The fastest man alive has been entertaining fans for ages in their comic books and now on their TV screens.

  Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, the announcement of “The Flash” got many people excited. They wanted to see the fastest man alive on their TV screens and were very interested to see how Grant Gustin would do when he was cast as The Flash/Barry Allen.

   When Season 1 came out, viewers were not disappointed.

  It followed ordinary forensic scientist Barry Allen who became not so ordinary when Harrison Wells turned on his particle accelerator, The accelerator backfired and exploded, sending a cloud of dark matter throughout the city. The explosion also caused a thunderstorm to happen. While Barry was working on a forensics case in his lab, the dark matter lightning bolt had hit him. The dark matter had also hit other people, giving them abilities as well.

  Being hit by lightning caused Barry to be put in a coma, lasting for nine months. When he woke up in S.T.A.R. Labs, he knew something wasn’t right. His world was turned upside down when he realized he could travel as fast as the speed of light. When Barry found out there were other people like him using their special abilities to wreck havoc, he knew that he and the S.T.A.R. Labs crew would need to team up to stop them.

With the help of Harrison Wells and scientists Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow, Barry had to find a way to catch each dangerous metahuman. But the biggest evil metahuman of all was the Reverse-Flash, the Flash’s greatest foe.

  When Barry was eleven years old, the Reverse-Flash from the future had gone back in time in hopes of killing young Barry so he wouldn’t become the Flash. But the future Flash had followed him and thwarted his plans. When the future Flash got younger Barry to safety, the Reverse-Flash decided to kill Barry’s mom instead. Barry’s father was convicted of his wife’s murder and was put into jail for life. Ever since the night happened, Barry has been looking for his mom’s killer, in hopes of setting his dad free.

  As Season 1 draws to an end, Barry’s ultimate mission is to defeat the Reverse-Flash and get justice for his family.

   Filled with action, humor, drama, romance, you name it, the first season of “The Flash” was excellent. So, people were extremely excited for Season 2.

   I don’t want to give any spoilers but the second season of The Flash was just as good as the first. Season 2 had even more drama and was fast-paced and fun. The producers took their masterpiece of a show and made it even better in Season 2.

  Because of its success, “The Flash” was renewed for a third season. At a first glance of the trailer, you could tell that Season 3 was going to be gloomy. And gloomy it was. Season 3 was by far the darkest of the three seasons of the show but that didn’t mean it was bad. The third season still had a lot of drama and action and kept people at the edge of their seats.

  Last year, The Flash sped his way back to our TV screens in Season 4. The producers wanted the fourth season to be as light as possible, contary to Season 3. Season 4 did a good job of staying light, like the first two seasons had, but in my opinion, the fourth season was nothing like Season 1 and 2. While Season 4 was just as funny and action-packed, it missed the glamour that the first two seasons of “The Flash” possessed. Even then, though, Season 4 was enjoyable.

  All in all, “The Flash” is one of my favorite TV shows. My ranking  of  each  four  seasons  starts off  with Season 2, followed by 1, 3 and 4.

  This year, “The Flash” was renewed for a fifth season that starts in early October.. Judging by its trailer, it looks really good and many people are eager to see Season 5.

  The Flash could be on for years to come and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Scarlet Speedster.