Holler, gasmii! It’s my pleasure to recap a new trashy program from the CW, Arrow. My initial attraction to this show was two-fold. The CW is notorious for making ridiculous shows that seem to beg for snarkcapping, and the guys in this cast are really bringing the hotness. Only really being into X-Men growing up, I’m largely unaware of anything DC Comics, so it’s nice to come into this fresh.
I only recognized a few of the names while looking through the cast list, but upon further inspection, we’ve seen pretty much all these people before. Here are a couple pics of Green Arrow and another main character:
Look they’re friends in real life!
Let’s use our imaginations for a minute. . .
The show opens with a figure in a green hoodie running through a wooded area. He’s climbing rocks, and swinging on trees, and he’s barefoot, which makes me cringe a little. The guy must have Hobbit style feet to withstand that treatment.
Grandalf the Green
He spies a boat in the distance and runs some more. Then he decides to show off his muscles for us and shoots a flaming arrow across the mysterious island into a pile of logs that explodes.
Suck it, Katniss.
This gets the attention of the boat crew, and this guys takes time out of being a stereotype to notice.
“If only we were good enough drivers to make it over there!”
A voiceover tells us the name of the island is Lian Yu and means purgatory in Mandarin. The narrator has been stuck all alone on this island for 5 years, and he’s had to grow some balls to get by. We get it, this was some Survivor shit. Just be grateful Russell wasn’t there. He says that he’s going to return to his city to bring justice to those who have been wronged or something. That was fast. So this Oliver Queen decided to become a super hero after being stranded? Sure, makes sense. I’m guessing he was betrayed and left for dead by some criminals and will try to bring them down.
You’ve got some schmutz on your face. Here, let me get that.
Oh snap, it turns out Ms. Queen was a billionaire playboy whose ship was lost at sea. They live in Starling City, and his daddy died is confirmed dead in the accident. All the makings of a classic super hero, I suppose.
A doctor tells his mom Moira that Ollie has tons of scars and shit and is likely psychologically damaged.