Arrow : Season 5

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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: Season five introduces Star City DA Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra), Coast City reporter Susan Williams (Carly Pope), Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), and crime lord Tobias Church (Chad L. Coleman).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. Reviewed by: Matt Webb Mitovich
    Sep 30, 2016
    91
    Arrow is back with--thankfully--what promises to be one of its more grounded, grittier seasons ever. ... Perhaps the best news is that the fifth and final round of flashbacks are, one could argue, as compelling as the current-day narrative.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Oct 4, 2016
    80
    A strong start to what feels like it will be a much more grounded season.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Yaniz Jr.
    Oct 3, 2016
    60
    “Legacy” very much feels like Arrow trying to find its footing once again, and though the episode takes some steps in getting the show back on top, more work has yet to be done to redeem the series for last season’s jumbled narrative.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 6, 2016
    10
    Felt like watching season 1 and 2 all over again. The fighting was great and the overall tone felt more positive even if it was grim. TheFelt like watching season 1 and 2 all over again. The fighting was great and the overall tone felt more positive even if it was grim. The acting feels better and the villains don't seem like a 1 episode and done type like the last two seasons. Hopefully it continues to show a grounded Green Arrow and he uses more of his arrow gadgets this season. More arrow vs arrow is what I like to see! If it keeps this pace it can be back to the top CW show like it was. Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2016
    9
    If the season premiere is any indication, then this season is going to be just as good as the first two. The action was great, the story wasIf the season premiere is any indication, then this season is going to be just as good as the first two. The action was great, the story was great, the new characters were great, and best of all, the tone is dark and violent again, just like it used to be. Greg Berlanti listened to our complaints, and he made Arrow great again. Expand
  3. Dec 1, 2016
    9
    Arrow is back! Arrow works best when it's grounded in reality, which is why the first two seasons were so successful. They learned from theirArrow is back! Arrow works best when it's grounded in reality, which is why the first two seasons were so successful. They learned from their mistakes and are finally going back to their roots with a grounded, tragic, and intriguing villain, charismatic heroes with real problems and struggles, and intense, gritty action. This season has been great so far, and has the potential to be one of the best seasons of the entire show. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2016
    5
    The first half of the season is geared towards Oliver assembling a new team of vigilantes because his old team left him. The second half..whoThe first half of the season is geared towards Oliver assembling a new team of vigilantes because his old team left him. The second half..who knows. So far, It's been neither good nor bad. It's only 2 episodes in so this review could change for better or worse. I am really getting tired of Arrow though. It's the same recycled stuff each season. Flash is a much better show. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2016
    2
    This season is really bad and not in the buffy the vamp slayer so bad its good. The new heroes are both uninspired and boring, too much fillerThis season is really bad and not in the buffy the vamp slayer so bad its good. The new heroes are both uninspired and boring, too much filler for not enough episodes and its getting way to soap opera. Expand

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