Arrow > Arrow Review: Screw The List > Comments Page 2
I am surprised by the quality of the Green Arrow plotline by CW and look forward to watching it every week. It takes time to build a good series.. as long as they don't make it too cheesy/corney. It was years ago that I read the comics, but I do recall somebody stating that they wish Laurel and Oliver work together. Green Arrow and Black Canary are married in the comics, with her real identity being Diane Laurel xxxx. I can only assume that they fight crime together in the future with a long story arc.
I don't get why people are picking on Amell. I think he does a great job at portraying such a damaged and broken guy. If you had read articles, they had made it clear why Justin Hartley was not chosen, nor asked. Amell, to me seems like someone who can actually switch between all these personalities and personas he has to put on to his family, friends, enemies, party guests, etc. I may seem really impersonal at times, but if you had been watching the series, you'd understand why he acts so broody.
As for this episode, I throughly enjoyed it. The Royal Flush Gang introduction was outstanding and I appreciated what direction the writers took it in.
In regards to Tommy and Thea, I think it'll defiantly happen down the line once Oliver and Laurel make their way back into each others arms.
Moira's interaction with both Thea and Oliver was enjoyable and it was great to see what they could do with family time. The ending scene between her and Oliver was outstanding.
OK, a few things. Arrow is my fav new TV show first off. Second off, I never read the comic, so the guy in the funny mask last week, or the guys in the funny mask this week, do nothing for me, they are OK, I just don't get giddy over them. The show needs to do two things to keep me enjoying. First off, Laurel and Arrow need to work together, and either Ollie or Arrow and her need to lead most eps for me to enjoy the show, Tommy needs to find a different hobby, he steals time from the A team. These shows only get 2 doz eps or so to make their 'mark', gotta keep the A team on screen. Second, the show has to keep the fight scenes, and the disguise / hiding from public somewhat real, practically anyone with half a mind should be able to figure out he is the masked vigillante, and sorry, armed with only an arrow, the scenes have to make sure they don't get too fake. Still, I like the show, hope it makes it.
I agree ... Justin Hartley should of been rockin the green.Not Mr.Robot-o
I like this series, but i swear for all the realism they are trying to achieve he sure does like to dodge bullets a lot.
You never wrote with lemon juice on paper and then held it to a flame? That kind of invisible ink is classic kid's stuff.
And I agree about Arnell - Bring back Justin Hartley.
I also agree with everyone about how stiff the actor is when he's Oliver, & plus the face he makes he when his pissed like when he flund out Diggle tricked him is real cheesy aswell. I really only watch this show bc I love the Green Arrow, I started falling asleep at the end of the episode, the show needs to do something to spice it up, Laural at her office is getting boring also & I'm still baffled at how Thea is only 17 & they allow her to do drugs, drink & go to Adult nightclubs
@ fortyseven and lk_vomit , I'm barely holding on as well.
Mostly for the genre as it beats any procedural.
Arrow needing Diggle to tell him there's more than one way to clean up a city. Okay, I'll give but Oliver Queen can't be that naive. Money is power as his list has shown us. Why not use his for more than just buying arrows.
Thea's crush was out of left field and terrible writing. Laurel is still difficult to root for or even like. Moira is getting better as I liked her scenes.
Flashbacks - don't need them every week. Oliver Queen needs more scenes where he isn't 3 words from leaving a room. It's annoying. We get it, he's Arrow.
I love this show! Every week the episodes are superb!
I guess I am the only one that does not find his voice overs cheesy. I actually like them. Stephen Ammell has a soft, smooth sexy voice and there really is not way he can toughen that up and that is not a bad thing! I could listed to him talk all day long!
I loved the scene when he and Diggle were training that was one HOT scene.
I too think they have to come up with better excuses but it still seems to work.
No Detective Lance this week.
I do not want to see Tommy with Thea, she is only 17 and he is 27. Maybe wait a few years on that one. We all know Laurel will end up with Oliver and I think she was pushing Tommy way and pretending not to like him because Oliver is back.
Seeing Oliver and Moira at the end was sweet and I too am not 100% sure about her yet.
I think Diggle is good for Oliver, they make a good team.
I really liked this episode. I liked that Diggle got Oliver to deal with people not on the list. While that's a long list, how long was that going to last if Oliver takes one out every episode. I slightly wish the family didn't have ties to Oliver's father; I find it hard to believe that EVERY single problem in that city can be traced back to his dad. But I'm glad he's becoming a true "hero" and I loved Diggle's speech to him about being a hero. Plus the way Diggle tricked him into helping was great. I agree the "something's come up" excuse is lame, but maybe once he gets that club actually running it will make more sense. And I agree that his lines are a bit cheesy sometimes; I like Oliver more when he loosens up and isn't in vigilante mode. I'm all for Laurel and Tommy, it is way too soon for Laurel and Oliver to get back together. As for Tommy and Thea, well I don't see how it's strange for Thea to have a crush on her older brother's friend. Soing something about it...well no that s
Then stop watching Fortyseven....Geez! If you don't like it then don't watch! It's that freakin' simple! But stop whining like a 5 yr old.
I'm sorry but no mention of Diggle's huge ass arms?!! Come on!
Stephen mentioned in an interview that Oliver would go after people that were not necessarily in Oliver's book. Diggle is best thing Oliver did in his crusade to clean up the corruption in his city. I agree that the excuse "Something came up" is rather lame.
I loved the Speedy references, I'm interested to see how the show brings the sidekick and Thea together since Oliver's sidekick Speedy was someone else. I wish that Moira and Ollie included Thea when they went to the burger joint.
Im almost with @Forteyseven in regards to almost quitting the series.This episode was Point Break 2.0 with the opening bank scene,and the lame Royale flush gang was .... Well lame !!.
The acting by almost all the female characters would best fit a Roger Corman film.
Honestly my creeping disdain for the show is mostly due to Stephen Amell . . . . Im sorry but he's still to damm Wooden and Robotic for me.His shoulders never seem to move around lol.I think he would shine at being a kick ass new Terminator should such a thing come up.Also today and last week i caught myself drifting away and not paying much attention when he as Oliver was on screen,but when the hood was on i was totally tuned in.
How old is Thea ? They showed her in a uniform when Moira told her she was grounded after school so I figure she still is in high school ..but they also allow her to go to Adult Nightclubs & drink .. So I'm confused about her age lol. & yea I picked up that she had a little crush on Tommy, I was just hoping that the episode wouldn't end in some weird kiss between them bc Thea is like 16-18 & Tommy is like in his mid to late 20s. The Royal flush gang was cool, I was hoping that there would be a daughter like in the Batman Beyond animated series & that she could be some type of love interest for Oliver ..I actually wish they could bring in another love interest in besides Laural.
Between some poor writing and a lot of poor acting, I'm close to quitting this series.
I thought this ep was good. It was good for Oliver to step out of his revengenda and try and right the wrongs his father by trying to help the family. Its just a shame that things had to end up that way... I don't think that this is a show about happy endings just yet.
The dialogue at the beginning is a bit cliche and cheesy but everything else is much much better.
I am among those that find Oliver's dialogue can be pretty cheesy sometimes. However, I think it is a testament to the rest of the writing and characters on the show that I still tune in and look forward to a new show each week.
Really liked this epi.diggle and oliver working together is fantastic. tommy and laurel are cute. But she and oliver are hot!Its going to be hard to compete with their super sexy kiss.And isn't thea like 16??Tommy is 28.thats just nasty hopefully thea meets a guy her age soon.Or maybe when she turns 18.
Love the episode and love laurel and tommy!They are adorable and have loads of chemistry. I want her and oliver as endgame of course..but until then...I mean she has two total hotties into her how do you not fall for both?
Just to note that if you write in lemon juice - heating the paper brings out the writing. I thought everybody knew that.
I loved this episode, primarily because they took a different tangent from the old "hit list".
Loved the episode. I also think Diggle is a great influence on Oliver. It was cool seeing him go after other people that wern't on the list and I hope to see more of it. Can't wait till the next episode.
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