Arrow 3 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
(1,050) IMDb 8.9/10
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14. The Odyssey TV-NR CC

After Oliver is shot, he turns to Felicity for help. Together, she and Diggle team up to save Oliver's life - as he hovers between life and death.

Starring:
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
February 13, 2013

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Odyssey

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Season 1

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We love this show and have so much fun watching it.
Tgirl
The writers do a good job of weaving Oliver's island experience with his present life, each episode giving deeper insight into his character.
jandes7
Arrow good story line, acting well played,,,keeps my interest with fast action and twisting plots, not to mentionthe beautiful women cast.
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249 of 266 people found the following review helpful By Ol' Sci-Fi Guy on October 18, 2012
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I had low expectations when I decided to download the pilot episode. After the utter failure of 'The Cape' and other superhero TV shows ruined with poor acting, poor action and plots that could have been written by a 10 year old, who can blame me for expecting Arrow to be another loser. However, I actually came away impressed ... and I am not that easily impressed.

First, the selection of Stephen Amell as Green Arrow was excellent. I was worried the role would go to a male model more concerned with being pretty than being a hardened man on a mission. With Stephen Amell as Green Arrow you get a guy who comes off more as an MMA fighter, which makes Arrow so much more believable. The action scenes are crisp and effective. Arrow starts out with grit and has an edgy quality that keeps you interested. The plot contains plenty of room for mystery and the dialogue/acting is pretty good. It makes no difference if you are a Green Arrow fan or not, this show is about enjoying a unique action hero. Maybe a bit too much glorification of 'taking the law into your own hands' but, OK, maybe we'll see if the main character grows beyond this.

This appears to be a Canadian production. That may explain why the producers of Arrow seems to be taking more risks in making a DC comic action hero into an actual action hero (and showing a bit more respect for the intelligence of superhero fans young and old).

I look forward to seeing more from this series. One thing the producers could add - a touch of humor. Nothing sets up an audience for action and dramatic twists than a touch of humor (the Firefly TV show first comes to mind as well and the most recent Avengers film). And, that's why I went with 4 stars instead of 5.

Like superheros? Check out Arrow. Let's see if we can keep this on the air a few years.
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89 of 98 people found the following review helpful By C. HOOTEN on December 1, 2012
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First let me say, I probably skew the demographics on superhero TV and movies. I am a 52 year-old woman, and have loved the science fiction and superhero genres since I was 12. I love the X-men movies (all of them), most of the Batman movies, the first Iron Man movie,not crazy about Superman (too goody-goody for me, I like 'em dark!). I'm a faithful fan of the excellent Grimm, and the sometimes over-the-top Once Upon A Time. I even enjoy watching some of the animated Spiderman and others with my grandson (LOVE the Di-gata Defenders!). The best ones are archetypes, resonating in the soul.

That said, my review:

This series is really well-done, the cast is exceptionally strong considering their lack of fame, the acting is well above average for the genre, and particularly for a television series. It's dark, often creepy (but not so much that I wouldn't let a nine- or ten-year-old watch it), plenty of action, with a wonderfully believable set of characters. Stephen Amell is quite good, charming and gritty by turns, Katie Cassidy (Lauren) is quite talented and I really hope she gets a chance to show what she can do. Susanna Thompson (Oliver's mother), is a long-time favorite of mine (truly wonderful in NCIS as Lt.Col. Mann and Gibbs' brief love interest) has a character who is suitably deep and challenging for her. David Ramsey as John Diggle is prickly, distrusting and just cynical enough. His character is the one I am most concerned about, as it would be far too easy for the writers to allow him to become to prototypical "convert to the cause".

The show gets a little moralistic, but that may serve as a caution to the intended audience to mitigate the violence.
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80 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Chinabug on October 25, 2012
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I love, love, love this show. Such a nice change from the usual mostly meh kind of shows many of the networks are churning out like the mindless so called "reality" shows that I refuse to watch. Way to go CW-this is a winner.
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82 of 111 people found the following review helpful By citan-uzuki VINE VOICE on October 25, 2012
Ok, you all know that citan does not play it safe with his reviews. He just goes out there and gives his opinion to anyone who may be interested. So, I will just come out and boldly predict that this show will make it. And it will get a second season.

Straight as an arrow is how I would describe the plot. Young man comes back from an isolated island, wiser and more mature than when he first got there. Not only that, he has learned some pretty extreme survival skills. He comes back to his city, vowing to set old wrongs to rights. He systematically tracks down the predators who continue to victimize the weak and the poor. Throw along a whole lot of drama brought on by a dysfunctional family, obscene wealth, and some intriguing mystery to add to the spice. And what you have here is a show that might fill the vacuum left behind by Smallville.

Stephen Amell plays the role of Oliver Queen, the Arrow. Formerly a playboy who has failed at everything he has ever done right up until he gets shipwrecked off the coast of a mysterious island. Paul Blackthorne is the policeman who wants to track down the Arrow. Both play their parts very well. Amell's hooded archer is certainly a different personality from the one played by Justin Hartley. Amell's Oliver Queen comes across as a brooding, moody, and abrasive person.

Surrounded by his manipulative mother, bratty little sister, and ambitious step-father, Oliver sacrifices his public image in order to hide his true identity. Going out of his way to appear like the same immature playboy that got shipwrecked five years ago has costed him the respect of the people around him. Methodically and systematically tracking down the bad guys on his father's list, he catches the attention of Detective Lance.
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