- Summary: The third season will reveal Oliver's time in Hong Kong and introduce new allies and villains including: Ra's al Ghu, Ted "Wildcat" Grant (J.R. Ramirez), Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Maseo Yamashiro (Karl Yune), Devon Aoki as Maseo's wife Tatsu Yamashiro, and Werner Zytle (Peter Stormare).
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
- Show Type: In Season
- Season 3 premiere date: Oct 8, 2014
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Oct 18, 2014This show delivers, delivers, delivers. I got nothing less than a shock in each of the first two episodes. The parallel plotting is still veryThis show delivers, delivers, delivers. I got nothing less than a shock in each of the first two episodes. The parallel plotting is still very very consistent. And it is nothing short of amazing.
This just may be the best TV show based on a comic. Let's see!… Expand
Nov 15, 2014I gave Arrow a 10, not because it's perfect, but because it’s probably as close to a 10 as a show can get. It certainly has itsI gave Arrow a 10, not because it's perfect, but because it’s probably as close to a 10 as a show can get. It certainly has its flaws--however, only a few episodes into Season 3 and I can already tell that the show is pretty much the TV show equivalent of Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.
I usually don’t review TV shows so early, because I feel that rating a show based on the pilot isn’t really fair. I need multiple episodes to determine how good a TV show is (to me). However, I made an exception with Arrow because it’s pretty clear that Arrow is almost always the same: at its best. I don’t want to sound like some fanboy raining praise on a superhero TV show, but this show simply deserves it. The storytelling is strong each episode. The two parallel stories that go on at the same time (past and present) during the episodes are both well-made and intertwine well. The characters are nice and developed on the show (not one dimensional or cliché). The acting is good. The dynamic of “Team Arrow” is nice. Felicity, Diggle, Roy, Oliver, Ray Palmer, etc. are all good characters.
Arrow does have its flaws though. For example, how is it practical at all for Oliver to be constantly facing off against enemies with guns, swords, etc. with just a bow and arrow? Sure, it might work at a distance, but it makes a lot less sense when he and his enemies are face to face. Oliver should have some kind of knife or bo staff with him when he faces certain enemies in close quarters. Also, some scenes where Oliver avoids gunfire causes a bit too much suspension of disbelief. (See season 3 episode “The Secret of Felicity Smoak”, for an example of this. When Felicity and her mom are kidnapped, and machines are shooting bullets at Oliver, none of them come even close to hitting him. Really?) Also, Thea (“Speedy”) and Laurel (Dinah) are IMO the weakest characters on the show.
The good definitely outweighs the bad though, when it comes to Arrow. I honestly think it’s one of the best TV shows I’ve seen, and is probably the best superhero TV show. (Sorry Agents of SHIELD, Constantine, The Flash, and Gotham.)
I have reviewed 32 other movies, including the 2014 films: Dracula Untold, The Maze Runner, The Expendables 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Giver, Sharknado 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men Days of Future Past, Godzilla, Blended, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Divergent, Transcendence, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Lego Movie, and more. I also review TV shows, such as Gotham, The Last Ship, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, The 100, I Wanna Marry Harry, Crisis, Gang Related, and more. I also have reviewed the mobile game Minecraft Pocket Edition.
Goodbye! Sincerely, AG732.
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Nov 22, 2014The first 4 episodes where okay. Sadly this return has saddened me for now I believe that arrow is starting to drop in quality (in writingThe first 4 episodes where okay. Sadly this return has saddened me for now I believe that arrow is starting to drop in quality (in writing terms) for the characters have come back as shallow and annoying. Gone is tension and the overall thrill from seeing the struggles from Ollie and the gang. I've now officially dropped arrow and am now looking forward to a future where darker, more gritty, comic-books get adapted into Tv series. Thank you arrow for bringing comic book live action tv shows back on the radar. But good bye.… Expand
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