Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
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As a Batman fan knowing nothing about Green Arrow, I decided to give this show a try and I have to say, it's surpassed my expectations. I can't find anything to fault at all! The pacing is spot on, character development is weighty and conveys much emotion and empathy, and the overall balance of everything that makes a good TV series is nothing short of perfect. There are just the right number of plot twists, surprises, characters, story arcs and events. It's very easy to follow yet avoids feeling shallow. The acting is superb, as is the story and action. It can be a bit predictable at times but overall, this is one of the best TV series in my opinion. If you like TV series such as Heroes and/or a fan of DC/Batman then this a must watch!
Arrived swiftly. My first impressions it had the making a good series and some mixed reviews about it. Good characters as the archer vigilante alias oliver queen a billionaire determines the right and wrong from his father as seek out the corrupted top brass criminals of the city. Harrowing island flashbacks and breathtaking stealth warfare with action delivers dead centre adventures as arrows quest for justice.
Any superhero TV series of recent years is inevitably influenced by the likes of the Batman movie trilogy and the plethora of Marvel movie realisations - Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers, etc. Arrow is a radical reworking of the original DC hero Green Arrow, in many ways a bit of an also-ran as a comic book character. In this well-rendered TV series, the old 'Darkside' of the titular character is highlighted: he develops his skills in a five year exile being marooned on a remote island. It wastes no time in getting down to some explosive violent action, but to me, many of the storylines seem a little trite and not fully-realised. I've watched thus far about half of the first season, but I have yet to truly warm to the central characters, but as others have highlighted, Emily Bett Rickards as the IT staffer Felicity Smoak is truly scene-stealing, and adds a bit of humour, nuance and fine acting to her role, even though it's not (yet) been fully developed. I shall stick with it, because it's eminently likeable, and I trust that the characters become more layered as it winds on.