Arrow (2012– )

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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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Series cast summary:
 Oliver Queen / ... (92 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Laurel Lance / ... (92 episodes, 2012-2016)
 John Diggle (92 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Thea Queen / ... (92 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Quentin Lance (92 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Felicity Smoak (86 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Malcolm Merlyn (63 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Roy Harper / ... (53 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Moira Queen (45 episodes, 2012-2015)


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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Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn) and John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) both played Billy Crocker in revivals of Anything Goes. Barrowman in 1989 and again in 2003. And, Donnell in 2011. See more »


In the promotional picture for the series it shows a shirtless Oliver. The scars from his time on the island are visible, but there is no tattoo. During the series Oliver has a tattoo on his chest, a tattoo that plays an important role in at least one episode (1x03 "Lone Gunmen") and has been visible in every other episode. See more »


Oliver Queen: My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island with only one goal - survive. Now I will fulfill my father's dying wish - to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become 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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A Very Entertaining but Flawed Show
16 July 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen all 23 episodes of Arrow, and honestly I'm pretty impressed. I believe this is inspired by Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, but I don't think that it's a ripoff. For me, the show is never boring. It is like the combination between teen drama and the Dark Knight trilogy. Speaking of realism, this show is not realistic at all. Oliver with Diggle and Felicity seem to have any solution to every kind of problems, well it doesn't matter at all since this is a comic book adaptation.

As much as I love this show, I still think the show is so flawed. The cast aren't that good, well they are okay. Sometimes what really bothers me is the dialogs, it is so f-in cliché. The dialog is so fake that's filled with cheesy words that we'd NEVER say in real life. What I like most about the show are the action and the plot. The plot is very good, the crimes never seem to end, and I loved every episode in the series.

As much as how flawed the show is, it's pretty darn entertaining. It's obviously not Breaking Bad or game of Thrones, but it's one of the most entertaining shows in TV today.!

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