With Canadian actor
Stephen Amell in the leading role, "Arrow" follows billionaire
Oliver Queen as he finally leaves the mysterious island where he was
stranded for the past five years after a shipwreck. With a new
purpose in life, Oliver becomes a vigilante who goes after Starling
City's most corrupt and rotten.
Enter: Green Arrow,
Starling City's new guardian angel; with his hood, trick arrows, and
the amazing skills he learned back on the island to survive. This is
no goodie-two-shoes hero, however; Arrow is willing to do whatever
it takes to save his city and protect his secret, so don't mess with
With the trainwreck
that Green Arrow's comic book turned out to be after the New 52
relaunch, I had very low expectations for the CW's new live action
series featuring DC's emerald archer. Much to my surprise, the
"Pilot" episode was extremely enjoyable and entertaining; what's
even better, I am not the only one who thought the same; "Arrow"
became the CW's most-watched telecast in the past three years!
While the acting
does not exactly screams "Thespian," it is not that bad for CW's
standards. The visual effects, the locations, and the production
itself, prove this is no low-budget-filmed-in-peter's-backyard
project either; it is very well done, and it shows.
One of the most
exciting aspects of the series is the many familiar names that are
thrown around: Merlyn, Speedy, the Lance family, and of course, that
haunting shot of the black-and-orange mask with an arrow through the
eye. The potential for stories is staggering. Very exciting
beginning for this new series.