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. 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: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  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. Apr 13, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Arrow season 5 is the best season since season 2. Prometheus or Adrian Chase is an amazing an ruthless villain who won't let anything get in the way of making Oliver suffer, even if it includes killing his own wife. Expand
  3. Apr 21, 2017
    10
    Best season of Arrow. After the dissappointing season 4, Arrow is back!! Really loved Prometheus/Adrian Chase as a villain. Josh SegarraBest season of Arrow. After the dissappointing season 4, Arrow is back!! Really loved Prometheus/Adrian Chase as a villain. Josh Segarra nailed it. Hopefully Season 6 also comes out good. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2016
    9
    As an Arrow fan, it is a true privilege to see that Season 5 is a reform for the show, it's just AMAZING. We can all agree on one thing andAs an Arrow fan, it is a true privilege to see that Season 5 is a reform for the show, it's just AMAZING. We can all agree on one thing and that being Season 4 is amongst the worst in this shows history. The writers seemed to focus on the unspeakably trashy "Olicity Shippers" story line more than the conflict with Oliver Queen and Damien Dark, even that to be honest was a disappointment as well. Having an overpowered villain who possesses magic going down on a vigilante with only a bow and arrows, already doesn't sound like a fantastic idea to perform on television and at a creative stand point. The wonderful thing that Season 5 has offered so far in these 9 episodes is the brilliance of what made Seasons 1-3 so excellent. This Season has gone back to a much-grounded Season with focus on saving Star City again by fighting crime and criminals on the streets, more focus on Oliver Queen as the Green Arrow and an intriguing side story as the mayor, fresh new recruits to fight by his side and the return to the dark tone of the Series that calls back to the earlier Seasons. I've seriously haven't been disappointed with 1 episode so far and I can already forgive the writers for the train wreck that was Season 4, and it seems they have also learned from their mistakes. For me Season 3 Episode 18 was where I lost total excited interest for this show and where the show really did die and no longer was Arrow onwards, only what many of us fans would dare call “Felicity and Friends”. Season 5 has totally turned that around, by abolishing the **** traits Season 4 had, and I look forward to what the second half of this Season has to offer.
    Welcome back Arrow, I've missed you so much. Do keep up the phenomenal work you're doing so far and continue to be the brilliant show I know you can be once again.
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  5. 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
  6. Dec 31, 2016
    8
    Amazing season, as arrow goes back to his roots, with great twists, following some of the source material and no inconsistencies, and muchAmazing season, as arrow goes back to his roots, with great twists, following some of the source material and no inconsistencies, and much better acting to be honest, i think the people negative are just being so because they can't get over season 3 and 4, but this season is a big step up from those Expand
  7. 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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