Release Year: 2012
Creator: Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne
Arrow was a smash hit when it debuted in 2012 to the highest ratings the CW had seen in years. Based on the DC Comics’ Green Arrow, Oliver Queen (Amell) is the billionaire playboy who was assumed dead for five years after the yacht he and his father were sailing on sinks. Queen loses his father but manages to survive on a deserted island where he learned of his father’s mysterious business dealings and how corrupt he was.
After five years, Queen returns home but as a changed man who dons a green hood and is set on vengeance with only a bow and arrows. The pilot episode gives us an origin story and from there we get the best TV show based on a comic book we’ve had this millennium.
The Green Arrow may not be as popular as some of the other DC Comics but the show delivers with intense action and should make fans of the comic pleased with their adaptation.
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