Studying media/law at UNSW. Can't decide between being a journalist like Clark Kent, a lawyer like Elle Woods or running an inn like Lorelai Gilmore. Until then...I write.
Published June 2nd 2013
Arrow hits the spot
If you've been looking for a new TV show to watch, look no further. Make Arrow your next target. It's a bit of Batman meets Revenge, with dark back stories, complex relationships, backstabbings, betrayals and a billionaire playboy.
The Green Arrow - whatsculture.com
I am a lover of the Smallville series, another superhero show focusing on Clark Kent becoming Superman, but Arrow is much darker and much more intense. Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow, escapes from an island where he was stranded for five years and arrives back in his home town, where he was presumed dead.
The Green Arrow is a DC Comics character, who is also part of the Justice League. He's a perfect shot and also develops special arrows. In Arrow, Oliver Queen has come back to his town to take revenge on the people who killed his father and sabotaged the boat that led to his isolation on the island. He comes home to his mother who has married, his little sister who is now a rebellious teenager, and his girlfriend whom he cheated on with her sister. It stars Stephen Amell as the tormented Oliver Queen with Katie Cassidy as passionate lawyer Laurel Lance, his love interest. I've never heard of them (or most of the cast), but that's what makes it all the more realistic.
Cast of Arrow - indianfusion.aglasem.com
We've all become accustomed to buying the DVDs of TV seasons so that we can watch the episodes whenever we want with no annoying ad breaks every five minutes, and so that we don't have to wait a whole seven days to find out what happens next.
But don't underestimate the power of suspense. I have been watching Arrow on Channel Nine for four weeks now and I'm enjoying the drama and excitement of not knowing what is going to happen next. Every week you get more flashbacks and revelations about characters. The good characters often cross the line, and the evil characters bewilderingly show their good side...it's not the same old good vs evil storyline! It's fun to have a regular time for a show, and even though it sometimes feels that there is more ad time than show time, it's all part of the experience.
I highly recommend adding Arrow to your weekly timetable. It's on at 8:30pm on Wednesday nights on Channel Nine.