OT: Arrow (also known as Revenge meets Batman Begins)
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, has been presumed missing and dead. Five years latter, he is discovered alive on an uninhabited island in the paciffic and returns home to Starlet City, where nothing is as he left it.
His mother - remarried, his sister - a wreck following in his footsteps and the love of his life - despises and hates him and leads a wildly dangerous life.
However despite calm appearance, Oliver himself also is not the same as he was when he and his father went on on that cruise. He has been changed and hardened by the experiences on the island and he has returned for one goal and one goal only - to make people in the list his father left him pay....violently.
By day - he is a flamboyant emotionally distraught bilionaire trying to balance out his life and settle in into his home town that changed so much.
By night - he is a vicious and ruthless vigilante, willing to do anything it takes to get his revenge and right his father's mistakes.
And in the town and time when even the people closest to him and those he loved the most are not who they seem to be, both lives are equally as hard.
- Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)
Billionnaire wayward son who survived on unihabited island for five years. Before the shipwreck he was a typical careless playboy who had no morals and cared only for parties, girls and fun. Now? Depends on whom you ask - for his family and friends, Oliver Queen is distraught, scarred and damaged man trying to ease in into his life, for his victims and police - "the hooded man" is a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to get his targets.
- Dinah Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy)
Oliver's ex-girlfriend, now a cynnical lawyer working to use her wits and smarts to bring justice for her clients in court. Fearless, snarky and smart, she does not fear to take on any case, no matter what powerful people she might piss off with it. However being smart does not mean being weak, as Laurel can more than handle herself physically too, showcasing a hidden, different side of hers and foreshadowing a far darker path she will walk one day.
- Thea Queen (Willa Holland)
Oliver's little sister. Before the shipwreck, Thea idolized Oliver as a child and they were pretty close and friendly. Pass the five years and Thea is...not so nice. Snarky. Cold. Bipolar. Agressive. To make it simple, she is Revenge's Charlotte on steroids, doing everything to piss of her newly-alive brother and her parents, going down a self-destructive path, reminiscent of everything that Oliver hates about his own past self.
- Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnel)
Oliver's best friend, who has gone down a far darker path, during these five years. Despite that, Tommy tries to support Oliver and help him re-adapt, but he just can't understand this newfound grim sense of morality that Oliver now has.
- John Diggle (David Ramsey)
An ex-military war veteran, Diggle is Oliver's bodyguard hired by Oliver's mother after an attempt on Oliver's life after he returns from the island. A non-chalant, but not without a sense of humor, Diggle is highly trained both in ranged and hand-to-hand combat. He is both amused and irritated at Oliver continuously escaping from him and defying him, but at the same time, Diggle shows a growing respect for Oliver and his personality sides that Oliver plays down.
Posted 10/25/2012 8:09:44 AM #
So far three episodes have aired and all I can say is that its pretty much the only show worth watching on CW right now.
For the lack of better word it feels FRESH for such a dull channel. Far more grown-up than usual CW stuff and fare more entertaining. Decent camera angles, good actors, fighting scenes with actual money spent on them and a bit more complex characters tahn usual CW soap faire.
Its also refreshing to see main character who is this hardcore, does not wimp around, nor hesitate to kill his targets.. What he does might be right, but in no way legal and his obsession with revenge and "calling" sometimes feels "Dexter-ish".
The show is based upon DC Comics title "Green Arrow" and a lot of characters(like Oliver's sister or his ex-girlfriend) are deeply rooted into the superhero mythos of DC universePosted 10/25/2012 8:14:28 AM #
I've only watched the first two episodes. So far I find it OKAY, there's definitely room for improvement, but I agree it's one of the better shows on the CW right now.
The problem I have with the show is the pacing, for some reason or another it really bugs, but it's not that slow so I don't know what I'm going on about. Some parts of the episode I just find completely boring. Love, love, love, love Kate Cassidy. Stephen Amell is HOT! Want to love Willa Holand but something about her acting also bugs me. Also it feels really refreshing too see a villian/case-of-the-week format show since it's a dime a dozen with supernatural shows these days, but I feel like they're going to have to set up their victims/villians better or give them a tad bit more screentime, if they want the viewer to invest in those SL's because right now, I just care about the bigger picture and those characters are just props. Once again, Stephen Amell is HOT, think I'll be sticking around for this one.Posted 10/25/2012 9:06:34 AM #
Also so glad that he isn't a Clark Kent wannabe and actually doesn't think twice about killing. This will probably come bite him in the conscience later, but for now it's fun. Very Emily Thorne like. The premise of him going after these villians is a bit far fetched though.Posted 10/25/2012 9:36:56 AM #
The premise of him going after these villians is a bit far fetched though.
From the promos and spoilers, its obvious that list is not just "list of corrupt people" its the list of some sort of organisation that his father belonged to and it seems that second half of season will dwell onto what is the list and what are the goals of those people.Posted 10/25/2012 10:19:15 AM #
i'm anxiously waiting for John Barrowman to come on. Not even a big fan of his, but still, it's John freaking Barrowman. The guy who is responsible for this epic win:Posted 10/25/2012 10:25:41 PM #
@BN, that seems to make a lot more sense, I haven't delved into the promos or spoilers for the show yet, but the thing that bugged me the entire time about the pilot was that he just radomnly had this list of names. Glad they're actually going to explain that.Posted 10/26/2012 12:02:53 AM #
I've seen many people say that the show is good but too cheesy. I still don't know if I should watch it or not.Posted 10/26/2012 12:18:29 AM #
I'd give it a shot, t's true that there are a lot of cheesy moments and I even find myself bored at times(judging by the first two eps), but I feel like it's a show that has all the material/potential to be really great later on, hopefully it reaches it's potential. How do you feel about villian-of-the-week shows, because this may affect how much you enjoy this show. I haven't enjoyed villian-of-the-week since Charmed and Buffy and I find that this is the weaker part/more boring part of the show. I'm a lot more interested n the bigger story arch.Posted 10/26/2012 12:44:07 AM #
i'm anxiously waiting for John Barrowman to come on. Not even a big fan of his, but still, it's John freaking Barrowman. The guy who is responsible for this epic win:
I still wonder on who the hell he will play. So far pretty much everything about his identity is shrouded in mistery. Some people even bet on batman, lol.
@BN, that seems to make a lot more sense, I haven't delved into the promos or spoilers for the show yet, but the thing that bugged me the entire time about the pilot was that he just radomnly had this list of names. Glad they're actually going to explain that.
In the promo for fourth episode you have Oliver's mother say "He is not just targeting the rich or corrupt, he is targetting the list".
It also seems(at least from hints) that the father planned to go to police or fbi, but the boat was actually sabotaged.
I've seen many people say that the show is good but too cheesy. I still don't know if I should watch it or not.
Its not cheesier than the rest of CW shows and in some ways is less cheesy than some of CW shows(*cough*tvd*cough*), but its still a comic book show about a guy in the hood who kills people with arrows.
I haven't enjoyed villian-of-the-week since Charmed and Buffy and I find that this is the weaker part/more boring part of the show. I'm a lot more interested n the bigger story arch.
These are not exactly villains of the week. The white-haired woman from second episode is scheduled to come back for multiple episodes. Its more of an introductory episodes, setting up the major players.Posted 10/26/2012 3:59:12 AM #