***Before reading, please know that I tried not to give away anything big in the story-line***
Now I am not a huge fan of the CW. I do not think that there has been anything good on that channel since the XFL (Xtreme Football League) back in 2001. But since I heard all the good things about their new show “Arrow”, which is based on Oliver Queen or Green Arrow in the DC Universe, I decided to give the show a chance. Now I do not know much about the original origin story for Oliver or even the New 52 version of it, but this story was interesting. Oliver is still a wealthy man because of his family’s fortune.
Just a little background on the storyline to get you going if you have not seen the show. Oliver, his girlfriends sister (Sarah), his father (Robert), and father’s friend went on a yacht trip out in the Indian Ocean and the boat ends up getting destroyed, along with
Sarah. Himself, Robert and friend survive on a raft for days with little to no supplies. Oliver’s father has run his business pretty much as a mob boss, turning Starling City into a crime and drug haven and is telling Oliver how he has done so while on his deathbed. Once Robert dies (I won’t spoil the way this happens), Oliver finds a book within his father’s pocket. The book contains nothing but blank pages.
Within the storyline there are a couple familiar characters. We have the obvious one, Green Arrow (who is called “The Hood” by everyone in the city and is only mentioned as Green Arrow once), the Huntress, Merlyn, Yao-Fei of the Great Ten, Deathstroke, and Deadshot. There are a couple other potential characters that could show up because their alter-ego are already within the series like Black Canary, Speedy and Constantine Drakon to name a couple. I personally cannot wait to see what other DC characters show up within the show.
The show has a decent cast but what really draws you in is the storyline. There are many twists and turns within the story that you might have to watch some of the episodes a couple of times as it is with many drama shows. As watch the show you see people who you would not expect to be some of the heroes and villains of the series. There is so much to be said about the show but very difficult to do so without spoiling the storyline. So if you want to catch up with the series, parts of it are on demand and you can always grab the stray episodes off of itunes or on xbox. There are still 8 new episodes this season and they air on the CW on Wednesdays at 8pm. Don’t miss them!