I just finished watching season one of the TV series Arrow, which is regularly on the CW network, though I watched it on DVD. I’ll admit my main interest in watching the series is that Marc Guggenheim is a producer/developer of the show (with Andrew Kriesberg and Greg Berlanti), and he’s been an “internet friend” of mine for some time , seeing as how we’re both bug comic book geeks. And I know, you’re thinking “a better friend wouldn’t have waited so long to watch his show”. I’m very busy is all I can say in my defense. Hopefully this review makes up for my tardiness.
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But the best aspect of Arrow is the character and their interaction. Oliver wasn’t the best person before his time on the island, and he’s not the best at dealing with the people around him, including especially his own family, now that he’s back. Many of the character he interacts with are interpretations of or have some other nod to characters from DC Comics. The most important of these is Dinah Laurel Lance (Kate Cassidy), his ex-girlfriend based on long-time Green Arrow significant other Black Canary. I also like the inclusion of Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) as a kid form the poor side of town and the Huntress, though I’m not too big on her being so twisted. Having Oliver’s little sister (Willa Holland) be nicknamed Speedy is a nice touch, though I hope it doesn’t mean she’ll ever be fighting bad guys.Oliver’s partner, the bodyguard Diggle (David Ramsey), is an excellent non-comic character that helps because it gives Oliver someone to talk to in his hideout. A slight digression: For a while there, it seemed everyone was finding out Oliver’s secret though. But I think it all worked out in the end. Finally I must mention the best part of this show: Felicity Smoak! She is simply the BEST THING EVER!! I love her character and her portrayl by Emily Bett Rickards is just absolutely perfect!!
Anyway, I’m totally hooked on
this show and so is the rest of my family!
I’m planning on when to watch season two. And see more of Felicity!! Oh…and everyone else too, of course.
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