Arrow Season 1 Review “Pilot”

As someone who hasn’t watched a series on the CW in a very long time, and who is only vaguely familiar with the DC Comics character, Green Arrow, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the pilot episode of Arrow. What I got was an unexpectedly dark superhero soap opera, and I loved almost every minute of it.

It might be an understatement to say that Oliver Queen was a little rough around the edges. He was stiff, unnatural, and brooding, which is precisely what I’d expect of someone who was forced back into high society after having spent five years surviving on an island named after the Mandarin word for Purgatory. We don’t know exactly what happened to him on that island, but over the course of the episode we get some hints that he may not have been alone that whole time. Even if he was spending time with other people, the way that Oliver returned to the present time made it clear that he was not practicing his social skills on the island. Read More...


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