Another cracking episode from a show that keeps on delivering... Can't wait to see how this plays out next wk.
Quick note - towards the end, when Oliver and sullen faced Tommy were together, and Tommy had the one question he wanted to ask his vigilante-ninja-assassin best buddy; Shouldn't that have been TEACH ME!!!!!?
Arrow is a great show. It's fast, there is no around like in so many other superheroes shows. And almost everyone (except laurel) is interesting as character. And flashbacks are so good that I can't wait two worlds to collide. And, Felicity is the best!
Im enjoying this show a lot but episode 5 is still my favourite!!! Hope Laurel and Oliver can be together soon or at least have something happen between them as a teaser. . that daughter of a criminal that Oliver was with a while back is so gonna come back for a killing spree or a green arrow themed attack of revenge. Gosh some women are just so sensitive!
I am hooked! I can't wait to find out what happens on the next episode both in Starling City and on the island. I like Amell's acting. He uses his eyes very effectively. I also like the partnership between Diggle and Oliver.
Somehow I like this show. First I thought that Stephen Amell was just an average actor but then I figured that he's supposed to play this very distant, expressionless and socially awkward person because of the 5 years isolation. Lately he has opened up a little and I like that. It kinda got boring just watching him being like statue all the time. All in all the casting is good. (Tech girl for FTW!)
As a show this is not the best there is. I just happen to be a (super)hero addict and once I get attached to a show it's too hard to let go. Then again I do want to know what happens next. Arrow has the basic structure: each episode has it's own story and at the same time there's this bigger storyline going on. I wouldn't mind letting go of the individual stories of every episode.
I for one do not care for the flashbacks. I want to know what happened in the island but rather than having flashes I would like to have an episode (or episodes) dedicated to the subject. Occasionally the flashes seem to give something more to the story but most of the time they're just forced.
But what is with Oliver being shirtless sometimes without an apparent reason? Yes, he has a nice body but come on. First it was nice to watch, now I can barely stop myself from counting how many minutes each episode devotes to it.
A little corny But i def. want to keep watching. I'll given them a chance. I DO want to know what happens next. I loved Justin Hartleys Oliver! I LOVE that (in smallville) him & Lex knew each other as kids, & he was picked on by oliver. Really showed what kind of guy he was B4. I also like that his parents were dead, & that Lexs dad had had them killed. Justin should have a guest spot in a later episode/season.
Let's face it, THATS why this shows op. He made everyone fall in love with Oliver Queen.
Stephen Amell is the hottest thing on two legs that I have seen for a long time. I love this programme and it is so fast and full of action. I think some of the womens characters could been made a bit more stronger. I am not sure about "mother queen". She has done some bad things but is acting like mother hen. I find her character very confusing. David Ramsey character interacts well with the arrow, they are showing some strong male bonding. Come on writers give the arrow some real love.
I love the show don't get me wrong on that, but there are a couple things that could make it better. First off they really need to have an episode that is really dedicated to Olivers time on the island because honestly the flashbacks are getting really annoying when they are only quick snippets especially since every snippet they show is quite badass and makes you more want to see stuff about the island than about whats happening in the present. Second this is a superhero show stop wit the love triangles and akwardness between Oliver loreli and tommy, it's not a soap opera. Sure it may evolve into something bigger and set up a reason for Tommy to go darkside against Oliver but you don't need to have it shown every freaking episode we get it there banging and she's Olivers ex big whoop. Third and foremost, stop with Theas bullshit she is the most annoying character on the freaking show it is pure daytime soap opera crap with her she is just a spoilt little rich bitch who can't make up her mind if she is a caring sister or a complete bitch who is all pissy because her brother doesn't get her or whatever, newsflash he was on a fucking island for five fucking years give him a break and stop being such an immature brat with daddy and mommy issues. Besides those things I really enjoy the show. But seriously change Theas attitude or ditch her otherwise I could honestly see viewings going down just because of her.
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!!!!
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