The Arrow That Keeps Hitting The Target

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I’m sure I’m not alone in being impressed with the second series of the CW’s Arrow.

Based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, we follow the exploits of Oliver Queen who following personal tragedy and isolation on a mysterious island, comes home to ‘save’ his city.

As sci fi shows such as Agents of SHIELD have floundered to find any consistency, Arrow has gone from strength to strength in its second run with a mythology firmly established for Starling City’s finest.

Sure it has echoes of Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but is that such a bad thing as I am sure films featuring superheroes in the future will surely use those films as reference as to how to get it right.

We are currently ten episodes into the second series and after a mid-season break and the introduction of Barry Allen (who will become The Flash in a spin off show soon) there’s certainly enough material to have high hopes for the rest of the series.

I would say if you haven’t checked out the series yet, consider Season 1 on DVD which after a slow start really becomes must see TV with John Barrowman of all people playing a very important role in proceedings.

So if you’re considering delving into the world of superheroes, Arrow is a great way to start.

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