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On Arrow, Oliver Queen has had 5 years in Lian Yu to prepare himself to be physically and mentally capable of “saving the city.” Being a vigilante who willingly takes on criminals, metahumans, dark magic powered warlords, and even aliens, he’s gotta be in tip top shape to do so. As a result, actor Stephen Amell is known for his physical prowess. We’ve all seen him use the Salmon Ladder, which is no easy feat even for regular stuntmen to use. In addition to performing most of his own stunts on Arrow and the other DC TV shows within the “Arrowverse,” the actor has appeared in WWE Raw and even performed on their pay-per-view Summerslam event where he performed in a tag team event. Sure, wrestling is “fake,” but the stunts are real and Amell gives 110% in all his physical activities.

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The death of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) on The CW’s hit show Arrow is a sore spot for many fans. In fact, when the dirty deed happened, the fandom let the internet and it’s mother know how they felt, and they were not happy. With no Laurel there was no Black Canary. Her sister was off time traveling as the White Canary, and former team member Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin) had turned her back on the gang. For a moment, there was a slight chance that the Canary would cry once more when Laurel had some how come back to life, but it turned out to be her evil twin from Earth-2. However, thanks to last night’s episode, it looks like the Black Canary will live once more but in a new character Tina Boland (Juliana Harkavy).

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Last week on Arrow, the team was forced to face down against an alternate-Earth Laurel Lance in the form of Black Siren. That went pretty easy and the Siren was shuttled back to lock-up, but Team Arrow still had a few things to deal with, particularly the arrest of John Diggle and a quest to find a new, improved Black Canary to round out the roster. This week, ‘Second Chances’ brings a triple dose of heroes stepping up to before the big showdown against Prometheus and whoever he happens to pick up as allies in the meanwhile.

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We’re finally back from the long mid-season break and Arrow is once more with us. When last we left, Team Arrow was, as usual, having more than its fair share of problems. Curtis was having relationship issues, one of the team turned traitor and teamed up with Prometheus, Felicity lost a boyfriend, Diggle got thrown in jail, and, to top things off, it seems as if Laurel is back from the dead. How will all of this pan out as the next half of Arrow brings us closer and closer to the ultimate climax? We begin with ‘Who Are You?’, a nicely executed reintroduction to all the things that Team Arrow has to deal with in their battle against the baddies. (more…)

Looking Back At The Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016

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It’s a terribly kept secret that there’s too much good TV to watch; for every series you manage to finish watching, there’s two more already queued up and ready to binge. It’s an embarrassment of riches, as in you’re embarrassed when people ask you if you’ve seen the hot new show and you’re forced to answer “no” because, hey, there are only so many hours in a day… That’s what you need semi-professional critics for. In reviewing the last 12 months, and looking at the plethora of sci-fi, superhero, horror, and other genre TV shows, we’ve paired it all down to a Top 10. Here, in our humble estimation, are the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016! (more…)

Arrow -- "What We Leave Behind" -- Image AR509b_0391b2.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog and Prometheus -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Last week on Arrow, there was all sorts of crazy alien stuff going down due to the crossover from the other DC/CW shows. This week, however, we’re back on track with the regular Arrow storyline, and damn does it get darker. Oliver and Team Arrow were seeking out clues on who Prometheus was and trying to stop the dude and, as episode 7’s conclusion revealed, Artemis was working with the enemy. This week, ‘What We Leave Behind’ delves deeper and comes up with one of the most emotionally intense episodes of Arrow we’ve seen since the series first began. Scroll on for the full review. (more…)

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This week, the DC CW Universe unleashed their 4 (really 3) night crossover titled Invasion! Each night was a ratings high for each of the shows as each night Supergirl (not really), The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow had to work together to save the world from The Dominators. Each episode was jam-packed. You can see our reviews for The Flash (here) and Supergirl (here) for our thoughts on the individual episodes.

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Last week on Arrow, the one known as Prometheus made his presence officially known to Ollie and the gang. He caused some trouble in the city and started killing random people. Or not so random, as it turned out, since each person was linked to Oliver’s original kill list in a roundabout way. There was a bit of internal trouble with the team, but in the end everything worked out. Except that the identity of Prometheus may be someone close to Team Arrow, which could cause some significant problems in the near future. This time around, it’s a mostly filler episode with ‘Vigilante’, and the filler really shows. (more…)

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Since Supergirl joined the CW line-up last May, plans began for what is perhaps the most ambitious superhero project since The Avengers themselves, the four-series, four-night epic team-up of all the CW’s superhero shows. Those plans come to fruition in just a few weeks time as Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to fight the terror of the Dominators, because what better way to bring superheroes together than giving them an alien invasion to fight. Well, now available for your building excitement is the CW’s first trailer for the crossover event, which literally promises (as per Felicity Smoak) the best team-up ever! (more…)