By Ashley Bergner
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Oliver Queen is a very lucky man. He survives a shipwreck and five years of being marooned on a treacherous island. He is miraculously returned to his family and friends, who assumed he was dead and thought they’d never see him again. He’s given a second chance at life — one he doesn’t intend to take lightly — and he now has an opportunity to right some of the wrongs he and his family have committed.
Oliver Queen’s quest to redeem his family’s past is the subject of The CW’s new superhero TV series “Arrow,” based on the DC Comics character the “Green Arrow.” The show airs on Wednesday nights and stars Stephen Amell as the ex-playboy Oliver Queen who now moonlights as a hooded vigilante known as the “Green Arrow.”
The show has an intriguing premise, and I believe it has the potential to grow into a strong action/adventure drama. It’s a fun show, and I’d definitely encourage fans of superhero stories to give it a try. (Also, I’ve tried to be as spoiler-free as possible in this review, but if you haven’t seen the show yet, there may be some details that give away parts of the plot.) Continue reading
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Next week, the Earth Station One crew is hanging out at the Quick Stop with Jay and Silent Bob as we dive into the world of Kevin Smith with special guests Dr Q, Richard Ewell, and the return of ESO’s Dan Rynn.
We assure you, the ESO station is open for business. Continue reading
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By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
Perhaps sensing a distinct lack of archers on the TV schedule, the CW is rapidly developing a series around millionaire vigilante Green Arrow—who patrols Star City armed with an array of arrow-based trickery—and a trio of superhero-tested writers are in the driver’s seat.
Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who collaborated on last year’s Green Lantern movie, are spearheading this new take on Green Arrow (along with Fringe’s Andrew Kreisberg)—which will have nothing to do with the version of the Emerald Archer that appeared on 70-some-odd episodes of Smallville.
To that end, Justin Hartley—who played a much younger version of Oliver Queen on Smallville than appears in the comics—won’t be involved. He can always drown his sorrows in a nice merlot while watching the failed Aquaman pilot he was in, Mercy Reef:
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