Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Flash'

All the seasons of The Flash have been exciting, but which seasons really stand out? Barry Allen uses his super-human speed to fight criminals along with Team Flash. Some of the most memorable episodes of The Flash come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some The Flash seasons focus on Barry's transformation, while other good seasons reveal the power of teamwork. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of The Flash are, let's rank every The Flash season from best to worst.

The Flash is a DC Comics superhero show in the Arrowverse. The Flash premiered on The CW on October 7, 2014. Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and more series also comprise the Arrowverse.

Vote up your favorite seasons of The Flash, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of The Flash?" and "Which season of The Flash is the best?" then this list will have you covered.

It can be hard to put one The Flash season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.


  • The Flash - Season 1
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    The first season of The Flash premiered on October 7, 2014, and contains 23 episodes. This season focuses on Barry's past and future.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Fastest Man Alive," "Fallout" and "The Man in the Yellow Suit."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Barry is struck by lightning.
    • Barry becomes The Flash.
    • A black hole endangers the city.
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  • The Flash - Season 2
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    The second season of The Flash premiered on October 6, 2015, and contains 23 episodes. This season focuses on saving humanity from the Singularity.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Legends of Today" "Welcome to Earth-2" and "Escape from Earth-2."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Ronnie makes a great sacrifice.
    • Zoom stabs Barry.
    • Barry races Zolomon.
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  • The Flash - Season 3
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    The third season of The Flash premiered on October 4, 2016, and contains 23 episodes. This season focuses on Barry's quest to help the world and his family.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Flashpoint" "The Present" and "Dead or Alive."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Dominators attack Central City.
    • Julian and Barry make a deal.
    • Barry proposes to Iris.
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  • The Flash - Season 8
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    The eighth season of The Flash premiered on November 16, 2021. This season threads together stories and characters from the Arrowverse, beginning with a five part opening story.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: “Armageddon, Part 4,” “Resurrection,” and “Into the Still Force.”

    Memorable moments from Season 8 include:

    • Barry finds that he is the Reverse-Flash in a new timeline.
    • Iris catches “time sickness.”
    • Team Flash struggles to adjust to Frost's absence.
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