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:
David Ramsey ...  John Diggle / ... 170 episodes, 2012-2020
Stephen Amell ...  Oliver Queen / ... 170 episodes, 2012-2020
Emily Bett Rickards ...  Felicity Smoak / ... 154 episodes, 2012-2020
Katie Cassidy ...  Laurel Lance / ... 153 episodes, 2012-2020
Paul Blackthorne ...  Quentin Lance 141 episodes, 2012-2020
Willa Holland ...  Thea Queen / ... 134 episodes, 2012-2020
Colton Haynes ...  Roy Harper / ... 80 episodes, 2013-2020
Rick Gonzalez ...  Rene Ramirez / ... 76 episodes, 2016-2020
Echo Kellum ...  Curtis Holt / ... 73 episodes, 2015-2020

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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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Mayor. Hero. Father. The Green Arrow's hands are full. (season 6) See more »


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Originally Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) was only supposed to appear in three episodes. However, due to her chemistry with Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) she became a regular character in the show. See more »

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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 »

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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 (2012-2015) is colored green and features a comic-book image of Green Arrow. See more »

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just give it a shot!
9 May 2020 | by opus-loverSee all my reviews

This show isn't perfect, there is no such thing, but I thoroughly enjoyed every storyline this show tackled. I definitely favor certain characters and storylines over others, but taking it as a whole, I loved it from start to finish.

A lot of people hate on this show, taking issues with the writing, acting, special effects, etc. But considering the limitations set in place by DC Comics as well as budgetary limitations, this show holds up.

The fact that this show successfully kept its fanbase on its toes for EIGHT SEASONS and lead the way for multiple other DC series to take off (The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning to name a few). Sure, Smallville takes the credit for starting the superhero craze, but Arrow created an even bigger universe and brought so many more DC characters to life.

This show is worth the watch, I don't care what anyone says. Again, it's not for everybody, and it's not a perfect telling of the story of the Green Arrow/Oliver Queen. But I think people should give it the due credit it deserves. Without Arrow, there wouldn't be an Arrowverse.


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