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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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John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, and Colin Salmon all had previous roles on BBC's Doctor Who (2005). 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 Warner Bros shield is colored green and behind it there are arrows flying. See more »

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Referenced in The Flash: Legends of Today (2015) 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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