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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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  • 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
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Dec 27, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. O que fala dessa Série que vem surpreendendo a cada semana! Minha Nota da Season 2 Foi um 10 e essa nova temporada está ainda melhor, pois está acontecendo muitas revira voltas, e já ouve dois episódio com um crossover entre THE FLASH e ARROW. O 9° Episódio da 3° Temporada de ARROW especificamente Foi Incrível sem mais comentários. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2014
    10
    I 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.

    Score: 9.88 out of 10
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  3. Oct 18, 2014
    10
    This 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!
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  4. Nov 22, 2014
    5
    The 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
  5. Mar 1, 2015
    4
    This season was by far the least terrible of the 3. It is improving and growing as a series. Although the female characters are still veryThis season was by far the least terrible of the 3. It is improving and growing as a series. Although the female characters are still very lacking, childish and one dimensional. The series itself is picking up the slack. Darker overtones, less childish, immature and intellectual dialog are becoming more of the norm.

    If the female leads start becoming more interesting ie Theia and Lural, than the show has hope. However right now it seems to be running in circles and trying to fix the pit falls of the former characters, in an attempt to make them more appealing.

    All in all I give the show a 4/10
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  6. Feb 12, 2015
    3
    I realise that reviewing this series before it's over, does not give a good impression of the overall show. But I am making an exceptionI realise that reviewing this series before it's over, does not give a good impression of the overall show. But I am making an exception because I can NOT stand how dramatically this show has turned for the worst.

    For those who've rated this show for its consistency is laughable.
    Throughout the current series producers have proceed to chaotically change the character dynamics of (team arrow) to an unrecognisable level. Introducing a variety of new characters without cementing their roles.

    The romance with Felicity and Oliver Queen was poorly executed, and seemingly contrived. I do not get the impression that either, by their acting or story that these two should in fact be together. It seems hastily implemented, and with Oliver's relationship history = Laurel/Sara/Shadow/McKenzie/Sara and now Felicity? Seems like he's less in love and more wanting a date.
    As a character the personality of Felicity has changed dramatically she's become less of the mildly humorous idiosyncratic blond IT girl and now is an overly aggressive, confrontational CEO. It is becoming dislikeable how a supporting character should have such a presence of undermining Oliver Queen's character. Big fail!

    Diggle as a voice of reason is becoming almost non-existent, not being significant in any way shape or form to the current series, now that Roy Harper, aka Robin has become effectively the arrow's generically unnecessary sidekick.

    Laurel taking up the mantle of the Canary?! NO! I have to say it's becoming less like the 'ARROW' and more like a rag tag band of wannabe vigilantes without any qualifications dressing up in ridiculous costumes. (Kick-Ass) but less humorous. She might be taking a few boxing lesson's to substitute for her anger, stress and alcohol issues but it certainly doesn't mean that she should be incorporated into the show as a heroine. Her acting in the previous seasons was tolerable, but her apparent lack of emotion when they thought that Oliver was dead? It is disgraceful, she was dating Oliver at one point, and is her only friend, as we can see, and does not seem to affect her. You might think with all the death of friends and family she has become desensitised to his death. But, for someone who has been a big part of her life, to die and yet show no emotion anger, denial sadness? The same can be said of all other supporting characters. Felicities rendition of a lover lost is far too exaggerated and feels unnatural. But comes to terms with it resoundingly fast.

    Please rethink watching The Arrow!
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  7. Apr 20, 2015
    0
    This show lost its soul. The story does not work anymore and i believe they try to squeeze out some plot, it is pathetic. I really enjoyed theThis show lost its soul. The story does not work anymore and i believe they try to squeeze out some plot, it is pathetic. I really enjoyed the first two seasons, but now.... ahhh so shiiiiiiiit Expand

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