Green Arrow


There’s a great weight of expectation on the upcoming fourth season of Arrow. First of all, there was the disappointing return of the third season, which didn’t always seem to know what it was doing, so Arrow has to bounce back from that. Then there’s new costumes, new characters, a supposedly lighter tone, at least one major crossover (with Matt Ryan as TV’s Constantine) and Arrow doing its part to help set up the next spin-off Legends of Tomorrow. The odds are stacked against Team Arrow, and that’s hardly a new position for them, but dare I say that the below photo gallery offers something to get excited about? (more…)

Feels Like Old Times in New ‘Arrow’ Season 4 Promo


The new TV season will kick off in just a couple of weeks, but Arrow fans will have to wait a couple of weeks longer then that for the premiere of the new adventures of the vigilante from Starling City and his super friends to debut. In the mean time, let’s tide you over with a brand new look at the new season. A full trailer was posted online after being shown at Dragon Con last weekend, and even though this new one is a scant 30 second long it does offer one intriguing new thing, and that’s the first time a character from the show is called by his proper comic book name. (more…)

The Dark Archer. Deathstroke. Ra’s al Ghul. No, the real test for the man who plays TV’s Green Arrow will be when he steps into the wrestling ring this Sunday in his much ballyhoo’d showdown on WWE SummerSlamArrow star Stephen Amell will be face-off against Twitter war rival Stardust this weekend, in a match that will see Amell team with Adrian Neville against Stardust and King Barrett. But ever the social media guru, Amell shared his prep work with Facebook fans , including the famous green outfit that he’ll be wrestling in… (more…)

SDCC15: Suit Up! Check Out ‘Arrow’s New Outfit


Just when you think you’re out, they pull you back in. Of course, you didn’t really think Arrow was out, did you? Oliver Queen may have hung up his quiver at the end of season three, but since the CW renewed the show for a fourth season, it opened the inevitable return of the Emerald Archer to punish those that have failed Starling City. But since they made a pretty big deal about Oliver walking away, he’s going to need an outfit that says, “Yeah, I quit, but now I’m back and I mean business.” Et voila! This evening, the new Arrow outfit was revealed to the crowd come to hear about Arrow at San Diego Comic Con. (more…)

Will Stephen Amell Wear the ‘Arrow’ Suit Again?


Can you have Arrow without the Arrow? That’s a question that fans may be pondering all summer long thanks to some new comments from star Stephen Amell. As I’m sure those of you who caught last week’s season finale “I Am Oliver Queen,” know, the third season ended in a very definitive new direction for the character, one that literally saw him ride off into the sunset with the priorities of the Emerald Archer left far behind him. But Arrow is going into its fourth season, so how can Oliver Queen get a happy ending, and how long till he suits up again? Well, according to Amell, the answer is never. (more…)


There was a scene in The Simpsons episode “Krusty Gets Kancelled” where the Itchy & Scratchy show abandons Krusty the Klown for the all-new, all-different Gabbo Show. Krusty is left only with the bizarro Soviet cartoon Worker and Parasite and after 30 nearly incomprehensible seconds we cut to Krusty smoking a cigarette and saying exasperatedly, “What the hell was that?!” That’s kind of how I feel having watched Arrow’s third season finale. I sat there, looking at the TV, saying, “What the hell was that?!” Not the whole finale, the action was dope, the character interaction pretty effective, and there were some interesting moments with fascinating long-term implications for the series, but seriously, What the hell was that?! (more…)


Arrow has suffered from a distinct lack of both energy and direction this season. It meandered from one decision on the part of the characters in one episode, like Oliver’s refusal to indulge in his romantic feelings for Felicity, only to have them regret that decision in the next. Then starts the backpedaling, a primary feature in this one step forward, three steps back journey to the climactic showdown between Arrow and the gang versus Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Yet, in this penultimate episode of Arrow’s third season, the series shows a little fire in its belly, a little urgency. But is it too little, too late? (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ – S3E21 – “Al Sah-Him”


The CBS series Person of Interest is good at a great many things, but one of its prize assets is the way it will alter the opening voice over to suit the narrative or theme of a given episode. This week’s Arrow followed in that tradition with the words, “My name was Oliver Queen.” To reflect last week’s development where Oliver joined the League of Assassins, stepping up to declare himself the heir to Ra’s al Ghul. Oliver is now not Oliver, but Al Sah-him, the Arrow. So now what? Well, there can’t be two heirs to the demon running around, can there? Time to settle old scores and take out the artist formally known as the heir to the demon, who right now is enjoying a french fry dipped in a milkshake. (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ – S3E20 – “The Fallen”


So that happened. After weeks of beating around the bush, Ra’s al Ghul finally was able to paint Oliver into a tight enough corner that he accepted being Ra’s al Ghul Jr. and being preparing to take over the League of Assassins. In a way, this is the episode of Arrow that the whole season’s been building up to, but in another way it seems like the writers worked backwards from the moment when Oliver suits up as the new League master right after he was branded with an arrow sign and told that everything else about Oliver Queen was dead and gone. Frankly, I thought my interest in the League of Assassins storyline was dead and gone, but maybe there’s something to this idea. Maybe. (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ – S3E19 – “Broken Arrow”

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Oh Roy… What is there left to say about the man who would be Arrow? I’m not sure, but we’ll give it a whirl here. Arrow, the TV series, returns after a one week break and a fun diversion of key Arrow characters to Central City in last night’s The Flash. Well, it seems that meta-human trouble followed Felicity and Ray Palmer back from “the fun one” of the Arrow/Flash metropolitan dyad. Aside from that, this episode came complete with black cloud, not because of Oliver’s ongoing police troubles, but because this episode’s long been teased for having, let’s put it this way, a significant departure. (more…)