Even though i have not read the comics, i love the Green Arrow franchise and the way the show depicts it is amazing with great character development, action and drama. I love the leading characters Arrow, Laurel and Diggle and hope the show keeps getting better.
I think the should give Diggle a little more to do as a not as a Robin type character.
The shows is terrific and I love that they are slowly developing the characters and also the different plot lines that go for a few shows or 1/2 a season or the overall are all great and some are very complex and some you didn't even see coming.
As the season has worn on it's gotten even better.
since the networks and cable channels have decided to go cheap on us and make 99 percent REALITY TV shows, wrestling (on sci-fi!!) and are always cancelling great shows... i have cancelled my cable and no longer watch any tv... i download all my shows i like off the internet and have started watching alot of bbc shows from england. I'll not sit in front of the box and watch crap in the evenings after working all day. I want quality or nothing at all from the networks / cable channels. I SUGGEST WE ALL BOYCOTT THE TV for one week each month until the REALITY CRAP is taken off the air. That crap causes brain damage... it's totally unacceptable. No one is stupid enough to enjoy that crap except some inbred bigfoot half-breed. They want to produce the cheapest crap possible and still retain the ratings to get sponsors and advertising dollars. Don't give them the appearance of ratings by watching at all. Turn off you cable / sat and download... NO Commercials!!! and only watch what you want to watch when u want to watch it... been doing this for 4 years now and it's great. Only problem is, running out of shows to watch. Sci-Fi channel, now si-fi (junk now) sold out and became a cess-pool putting on fantasy and wrestling crap... was once the best channel on cable... anyways,
boycott cable / networks and download from internet...
watch ur shows without commercials or interuption...
hope the networks realize they're loosing their loyal viewers because we're NOT dumbing down and
we HATE reality TV crap...
screw u a-holes... you're idiots and you're gonna kill ur networks/channels if you keep on this way
I WAS SUPRISED I DO ENJOY IT I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE A FLOP AND THE REASON NOT TO SHOW ALL IN ONE EPOSIDE WHAT HAPPENED ON THE ISLAND TO HAVE YOU KEEP COMMING BACK FOR MORE JUST DEPENDS HOW LONG ? i WILL NOT KEEP WATCHING GOREVER BUT THE SHOW IS OK SO FAR
There is something that keeps bothering me, consistently persistant. Where is this Club that he is supposed to be making?? I'm just waiting for someone to say, hows your club going? and his only reply is - I haven't done anything yet....
The acting in Arrow made Tom Welling look like an Oscar candidate and the script was pretty bad as well. I hope they get their acts together otherwise I don't see this lasting a season.
For those saying he was running through a hail of bullets and not getting hit, he did in fact get hit but it seems his clothes are made of Kevlar or something since you saw him holding a mashed bullet at one point after pulling it from his upper body. I too find it ridiculous that he expects not to be recognized while only wearing a hood, but then again if he never leaves survivors that won't be a problem. The one thing I did like is that this show is not tame, there is action and a body count, something I didn't expect.
I know a lot of people wanted this to be a Justin Hartley Smallville spinoff, but really, Smallville jumped the shark well before its final season or two; we didn't need a lingering reminder of its overdue demise. With that out of the way, on to this show...
Ever since Lost, it seems as though every show is going overboard with flashbacks. Early on, this one seemed to be heading along that same path, and while I appreciate that they wanted to establish the character's background, especially his "superhero origin", this could become very tedious, possibly even effectively reducing each episode's actual plot to the equivalent of a 30-minute sitcom.
However, a couple of things happened to "go right" here. First of all, the island scenes are just cool, and introduced aspects beyond a solitary Robinson Crusoe-like existence. Something happened there more than simply practicing archery and learning survival skills. Second, after the first couple of episodes, they've tapered off a bit. In fact, in the episode I just watched (Vendetta), there were no flashbacks at all! Not that I want them to go away completely -- remember, I did say that they're cool -- but simply not knowing how much there will be, or if there will be any, makes it a little less predictable. This is a good thing.
Could some of the casting have been better? Well yeah, but it could've been a lot worse -- for example, put in Eliza Dushku(*) as Dinah, and the show would be not so much "Arrow" as "Dinah and Ollie"; she'd probably even start popping up in the island flashbacks! They had to change Oliver from Hartley to someone else to avoid the spinoff effect, and while I could easily do without the family stuff, it seems that there is some long-term story arc involved here that makes them necessary. I could also do without Dinah being an attorney, but fortunately it's not constantly in the foreground. Tommy is a jerk, but then I guess he's supposed to be; he's a reminder of pre-island Ollie.
Characters and relationships are still shifting and being established, but the show is called "Arrow", not "Starling City", so it's only fitting that Ollie is the central character; others will get more or less face time as stories dictate. And it's a good thing that Dinah isn't a Lana/Lois/Chloe type; let's face it, Clark Kent was a pretty standard male lead in modern entertainment media -- basically, a bit of a dumb lug who is often rather clueless without the influence and guidance of some aggressive (if not domineering, near-masculine) female lead(s). So was that show's Oliver Queen. That *this* Oliver isn't such a wallflower is a refreshing change of pace. Let's hope they don't ruin this; he can be broody, but please don't make him a whiner.
(*) Not that I mind watching her, but she plays one type of character, and that type is not a subtle or secondary character. She could play an interesting "special guest villainess" here.
Hi I really love this show it filled with lots of action drama and suspense and i always look forward to each and every episode . I however heard that they may cancel this show becuse not having enought money in the budget Is this true ??
I hope it isn't for i really love this show and it would be sad to see it be cancel before it actually
This show is surpassing every single one of my expectations so far. Though Laurel's character like most others are posting is rather bland for someone who supposedly has strength of belief in the law and the justice system. I'm pleased that this show isn't a spin-off from 'Smallville' and though yes, i watched every single Ep of Smallville, it's nice to have a fresh take on someone of Green Arrow's storied history(can't say that i was a fan of this character back when i read comics all the while still being aware of who it is) Just watched Ep 8 and i will most definitely keep watching! Here's to many more episodes of ARROW!!!!
OK, I have given it 7 chapters and it has made it in my what to watch list. Its like batman, less theatrical and he actually kills people (a lot) which makes it even more interesting if one day he gets caught. I was very reluctant to the show (thanks to smallville green arrow) but it has prooved me wrong. I recomend it specially for super heroe fans.
This is definitely my new favorite show. For so long I have thought, man, are they ever going to make a superhero show that I would love? Batman was Zoink, Zing, Bam, Flash was alright, Smallville was How-Did-This-Live-For-So-Long!?, Aquaman and Wonder Woman never happened. And I admit, like the rest of the people who first heard of Arrow, I was skeptical about it but now I count the hours, the minutes and the seconds until it is wednesday again! Holy Shit this show is awesome! They say it needs a plot, the ultimate enemy. I think they're just getting started, getting all the major characters into place before BAM! you dont know what hit you until you wake up in the ER a week later. Kind of like what they did with Game Of Thrones, you know its a fantasy world of magic and dragons but it went on and on without any of it until the last episode of season 1 when they end it with the birth of dragons, it was epic. i hope they can make this as epic and awesome.
Okay, as superhero shows go this one has promise ( even though some of the acting is labored & wooden) I just hope the writers develop a main plot that is plausible, I fear they won't &, it will kill the show !
It has however, been a good start to the series & character development is moving along well. I do agree that Katie Cassidy's character doesn't live up to the ex-girlfriend who was dumped for her sister !
Overall, I will continue to watch & live in hope that this show will actually "break the mould" with previous superhero TV series being flops.
I'm enjoying this show so far. In the DC comics, there have been several iterations of the Green Arrow character that I recall. First the campy Green Arrow with his sidekick Speedy, the 'Arrow Car', boxing glove arrows ans so on, then the 'Green Lantern/Green Arrow superhero duo, then the somewhat bitter and angry Green Arrow who was more concerned with fighting for the little guy rather than saving the world and fighting super villains and finally the cerdion of Green Arrow we have now (in the comics) that I am less famiiiar with.
To my mind, this TV Green Arrow is very much in line with the angry/bitter Grreg Arrow of 15 years ago. I feel the series has held reasonably true to the canon of the Green Arrow comics. Ther are quite a few exceptions but I'm not going to let those bother me, I'm going to enjoy the show for what it is.
I think the storyline is developing well, a few stumbles along the way, but good character and backstory development. Combined with the mystery of just what went/is going on, I find it quite compelling.
Acting is generally pretty good although Kate Cassidy/DInah Lance comes across as rather bland. Certainly can't picture her as a superheroine!
I am somewhat intrigued by the 'Tommy Merlyn' character simply because one of Green Arrows enemies from the comics was an archer named 'Merlyn'. Coincidence? Or maybe something will happen causing iTommy 'to o over to the 'dark side'. Have to keep watching to find out!
I was looking forward to another superhero show. I have given it 6 episodes and am giving up. There is something amiss with writing and the acting. The characters are not that compelling or likable. In order to bring me along with the story I have to care about SOMEONE and that just hasn't happened. Oliver's quest of revenge of "the city" falls flat. If we saw that he had ever cared about the city then this would be a believable. It all has a one note feel.
sister's acting isn't great either. but laurel is well 5 out of 10. i mean you can't see her passion of the law in her eyes. her character can't dislike her father that much. there was just not enough emotion in her eyes.
I wanted to like the show but I find it drags...little action and alot of talk..... they canceled The Secret Circle...... now that was a likable show with a likable cast....everything is backwards nowadays people like the worst crap...what's good sucks to people....and what sucks is good to people....I just don't get it..
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