I watched the first season, but I simply can't muster the enthusiasm needed to continue. It's not that it's awfully awful, I just can't manage to give a damn what happens to a single one of the characters...
I really do like this show. It continues to go from strength to strength... I loved the Black Canary solution to Arrows almost capture by the cops. The whole episode had good interweaving of plot development and character development. Though I am completely confused by various internet websites reporting Laurel Lance being the Black Canary! I have watched the scene several times. Laurel and the Black Canary are in the same room split seconds apart. Can anyone un-confuse me or please just tell me I'm straight dumb and just not seeing the obvious. I know Diggle as doubled for Arrow. Do I read into this Laurel actually is the Black Canary and she has her side kick clean up the lore for her? Is there a Black Wren similar to Batmans Robin?
Can Patrolman Lance be re-promote to Detective as soon as possible... it seems a waste of a great character?
My key high point was the introduction of Ra's Al Ghul. Welcome to the wider DC Universe. Is Batman going to visit Starling City...
as a dutch viewer (that is in Holland, with the dykes, the windmills and the tulips) I find the show amusing, with tension and good characters. All the comic books references to vilains characters are totally unknown, so i just enjoy the show
Play a game with whomever you're with when you watch "Arrow". Before the show starts everyone writes down the number of times he/she thinks any of the following words sentences or phrases will be heard in a single episode: Are you OK? Are you all right? Sorry. Apologize. Family. When I was on that island. Add the number of hugs too.
Total all. Decide on a prize for the winner beforehand.
Could be a great show if they get rid of the soap opera writing.
I knew this would be a great action show the moment when i had my first glimpse at it's poster best scene in this premiere is when ollie says he was going to check something downstairs and felicity and diggle run after him.
And Ollie's quote so far is "most people fail to see the real me". And i want to see slade wilson in starling city.
From the cast, to the costumes, to how this show can be completely serious and silly comic book-y, I just love this show. I was never a fan of comic books when I was a kid, so I don't exactly know the history, but this show is great!!!
The action scenes are great and well choreographed and frankly some of the best parts of the show. I really will miss Colin Donnell, he did a great job in the role. I hope in the new season, there will be more development of the other characters not just adding having a villan of the week. China White is also a good recurrent character and she can act as well as fight. When is black Canary going to make her debut?
horrible, predictable, every cliche in the B comic book how to book. Spoiled trouble rich girl, black best friend, ex-girlfriend that never moved on, mom and step-dad evil, I am not sure if the acting is bad or the writing or both. I only suffered through the first four episodes hoping it would improve but I could choke anymore of it down. Does the bodyguard ever find out and start to be his sidekick it not it will probably be soon. The one bright spot of the show is the multicultural cast. although as always on promo shots the darker skin cast mates are always in the back
Arrow was originally a DC comic that did well in its time and it really is great to see that directors are searching through the heroes that aren't so well-known. This series is doing great so far but some of the actors and actresses aren't selling it for me. What I mean by that is they don't perform their role to a believable standard; but overall, excellent work.
I thought why not, give it a shot and boy am I glad I did. The first few eps were a little shaky but there were some bold moves throughout the season. The reveals to Diggle, Felicity and Tommy were inspired and it only improved as it went on. I love Stephen Amell's performance week-in week-out and the action scenes are incredible. Tommy's death was a shock but I thought it was a great decision and Malcolm Merlyn was a fantastically complex villain. I even enjoyed the island scenes (okay so some of the island scenes)
Well, I wasn't expecting this show to be that good. In category of pure fiction as a show with super characters based on a comic book, this show is really entertaining. I don't understand why people compare the show and the character to Robin Hood stories. Apart from the hood and the bow and arrow there is nothing that makes Green Arrow and Robin Hood alike.
I didn't miss a single episode and really enjoyed the 1st season. Lingering questions ... was every name killed in the book? Now that Moira has confessed/jailed and the 'Elite' are dismembered with the death of the 2 Merlyns, where do we go from here? I'd like to see Dave Ramsey step down. He was good at first but is sort of clumsy as a counterpart. The up/down relationship between Oliver and Laurel is boring and her emotions have been scattered wide and deep, beginning with the affair of Oliver and her sister, the relationship with her father, the death of her sister and now Tommy, it's too much. How can she carry on a stable career without serious counseling??!
I think in Season 2 they should find a way to bring Celina Jade out of the shadows as Queen's new counterpart. In fact, she is way better at the martial arts than Nikita. I am a black belt and advanced Yoga practitioner and when I saw Jade in one episode doing the handstand in 'full lotus' for 15 seconds with perfect form, I was thrilled! That is the 'real deal' and no choreography on that one! Only a true artist can do this advanced posture. Bring her back or make a new CW series with her going after the people behind the attempt to blow up the plane. Who were they and what is their role in world affairs? She could be in her own episode (call it : "Shado").
Maybe there could be a 'love triangle' between her and Laurel? The computer geek is OK, but she needs to lose her secretary look, glasses and let her hair down. She is sort of like Birghoff in Nikita. What about the female cop Oliver loved that is recuperating from the gunshot? If she comes back will romance come back again? I'd end that one. What about the female archer that was last seen chasing her father down an embankment while Queen attended to his female cop classmate? The female archer probably had enough time to kill her father then, right? I say she goes in Season 2.
Celina Jade has a lot of talent that needs to be played out. I imagine an episode where Diggle gets killed and Queen ponders how to go on, then Shado steps out of the darkness! With Moira's Elite all gone, maybe Shado and Queen can go International after the island consortium. Lots of possibilities here....
DC brings another property to television in Arrow, a modernization of the Green Arrow comic. Though not tied to the Smallville series, Arrow adopts a similar style and tone. Season 1 follows Oliver Queen, who returns to Starling City after being presumed dead, and adapts a secret identity as the Arrow; a vigilante who seeks to bring justice to corrupt figures that have poisoned the city. The cast is fairly solid, and a number of impressive guest stars appear throughout the season. However, the series doesn't do that good a job at bringing in and using the rose gallery characters of the comic; such as the Huntress, China White, Dead Shot, Red Arrow, etc. And, being a CW series, there's some romantic angst and love triangle subplots that are rather superfluous. While flawed and unfocused at times, Arrow delivers a strong first season.
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