I have previously posted about how Arrow is worth the watch, but the show has taken another big step forward this season. The first season had the issue that a lot of CW shows have, it was over dramatic and focused too much on the love story. However the further we got into the season the more the characters were allowed to develop and the actors became more comfortable in their roles.
Fast forward to Season 2: We’ve established a pretty thorough back story with most of the characters and if they don’t have a back story they are interesting stand alone characters.
We have Oliver who is working through his crazy
Diggle who is inspired by the good that The Arrow is doing in the city (aka the OTHER guy we can count on to take off his shirt).
Felicity who is
in love with Oliver Oliver’s assistant. She’s a great strong female character, but doesn’t throw it in your face every five minutes that’s she’s a strong female character. She’s the glue that holds it all together.
Laurel who is about 15 shades of crazy and self absorbed. She also looks super weird this season for some reason I can’t explain.
And that brings us to Sara. Sara who does scream HEY I’M STRONG AND I’M A WOMAN every chance she gets. AKA the Black Canary. She also is super crazy and has her own island issues. However she’s less annoying than Laurel so she’s got that going for her.
Plus she can do this which I have to respect– even if I don’t want her and Ollie together.
Roy Harper has gotten a larger role this season as well prepping himself to become Ollie’s sidekick of sorts. Right now he’s having some issues, but he helps humanize Thea (Ollie’s sister) and is an interesting part of this broken team.
We also have a whole slew of bad guys and secondary characters. John Barrowman being one of them which in and of itself is amazing and Deathstroke who has been pretty scary the last bit of this season. I won’t go into all of them, but I’ll say that I’m very glad that Arrow looked toward Supernatural as a model CW show instead of any of the others. Arrow in season 2 is where Smallville was in season 8. I’m so happy they are going all out and upping the ante every episode. I don’t feel that any of the characters (with the exception of Ollie) are safe which I love in a show. You can’t be concerned when someone is kidnapped/in danger/hurt if you KNOW they won’t really die.
So bravo Arrow! I’m excited to see how this season ends and I’m looking forward to what you’ll bring to the future seasons. I also appreciate how much time and effort Stephen Amell spends posting on his Facebook page. It adds a whole new layer to watching a show when you know that the actors are just as excited about filming it.
To show my appreciation I’ll post one last GIF of Ollie doing his thing. Why you ask? Oh wait, no you didn’t ask, you understand.