By Sharan Matharu

Posted on May 7, 2014 in Television with tags Arrow, Superheroes, Television

Arrow – what is the deal with this show? And should we be watching it? (Yes.)

I’ve been feeling slightly swamped with superheroes recently, everywhere I turn I seem to find one. Spiderman, Batman, Superman… They are EVERYWHERE. So when my cousin recommended watching¬†Arrow, I have to admit I didn’t have high expectations.

I watched the pilot, and I wasn’t impressed. I felt like the acting was cardboard and I couldn’t quite get on board with the premise, but after being pushed by said cousin, I carried on with it. Like most programmes, the pilot doesn’t do the series justice – as the story developed I found that it became much more interesting (also you can’t help but be impressed by Stephen Amell’s physique – MUCH ABS).

The first season ended up being great, the finale was epic and unexpected – which is exactly what you want with a season finale. I’m not going to tell you what happens, but it has John Barrowman in it – so that should hopefully sell it for me.

The second season is even better, the stories become more in-depth and you get a lot more history about the characters. Also, for any fans of Smallville¬†you’ll be happy to know the Lex Luthor’s old mansion appears again as the home to the Queen family! Though the mansion is the same, the two programme’s are very different –¬†Arrow is much darker and has a protagonist who is conflicted with defining what is right and what is wrong.

I am not a big reader of the comics, so I don’t have that image already painted in my mind – maybe you’re a fan of the comics and you enjoy/hate the series? Share, share, share – nothing like a good conversation to make your day!


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