I finally jumped on the super heroes on TV bandwagon. I’ve been watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for 2 seasons (I still need to catch up on season 3), but I hadn’t been watching any of the other series on the small screen. There’s Gotham, The Flash, Agent Carter, D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow, and, now, CBS’ Supergirl. That's not counting Netflix's Daredevil and Jessica Jones (I watched both of those over the Christmas holiday, so expect blogs on both coming soon as well).
It's also hard to root for anyone when each character is lying and hiding things from each other. There's no real 'hero' when it ends up like that. I'm hoping Arrow doesn't end up going this route in Seasons 2 and 3.
Not in Arrow though. It's actually one of the best parts of the show because you're wanting to learn more about what happened on this crazy island for 5 years.
I hope the next season helps explain how this spoiled, trust fund baby ended up acquiring enough skills to break into buildings without being detected, hack into the FBI's computer systems undetected, and make the lights go out whenever he appears.
I hope the voice is explained too --- how does he add an echo effect without any mechanism around his neck like a voice box or something? Surely, the makers of Arrow aren't expecting us to believe that he's just doing it on his own?
While I did have a several negative comments in this post, I did enjoy Season 1 of Arrow. It's probably just the super hero fan in me, however. If you're not a fan of super heroes and comic book characters, I don't know that you'd enjoy this series too much. It's a little too unrealistic, at times, with a few mediocre actors reading from scripts that were probably written for teenagers.
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