Confession: I didn't watch Smallville with any consistency. But I've already screened the Arrow pilot and there's nothing that's going to stop me from getting into this show from the very beginning.
The attractive Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy who was marooned on an island five years ago when his family's yacht sunk in a devastating storm. Fast-forward to the present, when Oliver has been rescued and returned to Starling City. Welcomed back by his mother and sister, Oliver can't help but try to come to terms with the scars (literal and metaphorical) that he's sustained over the years.
But Oliver is hiding a dark secret: he's been tasked with cleaning up the corruption of his beloved city. By day he tries to slip back into his playboy exterior, by night