In the world of movies and television, timing is everything and it’s interesting to see how some shows were just ahead of their time. The CBS show The Flash (circa 1990) is a great example. While the current show, also called The Flash, is doing rather well, back during the early 90s people just weren’t that keen on comic book characters. Seriously, we’re talking about an era without Marvel movies or Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Flash first aired on TV in 1990 and starred John Wesley Shipp and Amanda Pays. At the time, it simply wasn’t ready to handle the tremendously overwhelming competition from family-centered shows like The Simpsons and of The Cosby Show, both of which were breaking one record after another.