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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
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 Oliver Queen / ... (116 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 John Diggle / ... (116 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Thea Queen / ... (116 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Quentin Lance (116 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Felicity Smoak (110 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Laurel Lance / ... (92 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Malcolm Merlyn (63 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Roy Harper / ... (53 episodes, 2013-2016)
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Oliver Queen and his father are lost at sea when their luxury yacht sinks, apparently in a storm. His father dies, but Oliver survives for five years on an uncharted island and eventually returns home. But he wasn't alone on the island where he learned not only how to fight and survive but also of his father's corruption and unscrupulous business dealings. He returns to civilization a changed man, determined to put things right. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his mysterious island mentors, arms himself with a bow and sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city. Written by Anonymous

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The exterior of the Starling City Police department building is the same as the one in the Martin Lawrence comedy movie Blue Streak (1999). See more »

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In two second-season episodes, chest compressions to restart Oliver's and Roy's hearts were done incorrectly. They are pushing down on the person's actual chest, rather than two finger widths above the sternum. That would damage the ribs, lungs and other vitals. See more »

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[Season 2 opening]
Oliver Queen: My name is Oliver Queen. After five years on a hellish island, I have come home with only one goal: to save my city. But to do that, I can't be the killer I once was. To honor my friend's memory, I must be someone else. I must be something else.
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The DC Comics logo is colored green and features a comic-book image of Green Arrow. See more »

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The Most Entertaining TV series To Debut In 2012
13 October 2012 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

With a decent premise (Though hardly original) and good writing punctuated by witty dialogue this series is of exceptional sophistication. The poor quality of small-screen drama has become mystifyingly evident in recent years. A lot of the action in the pilot was also beautifully choreographed.

I read Green Arrow comics as a kid as well as its tie-in The Black Canary. I recognize the names of many of the characters and can see where they might be going plot-wise in future episodes. But they have revamped the back story with a vision that suggests the one Christopher Nolan took in making the Christian Bale Batman movies and I find it quite agreeable.

The future of the show will obviously hinge on public appetite for scripted episodic TV. The evident affection for lame reality show singing/dancing auditions of homely, talentless twits eager to make fools of themselves remains depressingly high. Hopefully this show will find and keep an audience.


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