Arrow: Plenty of Reasons to be Thankful

Before I jump into this week’s column, I just wanted to give a quick shout out to batfanjordanv1. Every week he chimes in on Couch Club’s comments sections to give some insightful breakdowns and interpretations. It’s clear he’s a big fan of these shows and has a deep knowledge of the characters and their storylines—for someone like me, who came in late to Arrow, it’s sometimes a big help.

Nice work, bud!

On to this evening’s episode…

Exclusive Preview: GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #1

In this 5th week of November, in DC’s first oversized annual issue of GREEN ARROW, Oliver wakes up on Christmas morning to celebrate with friends…but things take a rocky turn.   

Count Vertigo is back in Seattle ready to mess with Oliver’s mind and send him on a journey into his own past and future. With this unexpected visit, the hidden secrets of GREEN ARROW are laid bare and the already tenuous bonds between Team Arrow are tested. Not to mention, the long-awaited returns of Shado, Diggle and the dark archer Merlyn.

Arrow: Layers and Serum

Keep it coming, guys and gals!

This week, Arrow continued its exploration of fan-favorite character Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke, while thinning out the herd of other storylines. Tonight delved deeper into Slade and really started to peel back some layers to paint a picture of who he is just before giving him a proper sendoff (for now at least).

Why Black Canary Should be Leading the Justice League

There’s a pretty big debate about who the true leader of the Justice League is. It’s often a toss-up between who deserves this weighty position of leadership versus who may be best suited for the part. If we’re being even more honest with ourselves, it’s often an argument that comes down to Batman and Superman (anyone remember when Nightwing led the Justice League? That was pretty awesome!).

Arrow: A Standalone Issue of Sorts?

If you read comics, you’re probably familiar with a “filler issue.”

For those who might not be, filler issues often serve as a break between story arcs. Sometimes they occur mid-storyline (which is weird), or they serve to “introduce” a new creative team. Either way, the stories usually have nothing to do with what’s currently going on—it’s usually just a simple/traditional or fun plot that lives outside of a major arc.

Tonight’s Arrow had a little bit of filler issue vibe to it for me.

Arrow: Diggle Got His Groove Back...Or Did He?

Hey, hey. Not too shabby of an episode. Let’s get cracking!

DC has done a good job exploring lesser-known characters throughout their shows. Our very own Arrow has showcased a couple of nice ones in Wild Dog and Ragman, just to name a couple.

Tonight, they continued to delve into B-Listers by introducing Onyx Adams to Star City.

Arrow: Pulled Back In

There’s an oft-quoted line in Godfather III where Michael Corleone says: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

How does that line relate to Arrow? I’ll get there. But first…

We’re walking a fine line here between a super hero show and a daytime soap opera, people.

Arrow: Slow Start, Strong Finish

Yoooo! We’re back!

With the long break between seasons, it feels like forever since we discussed some Arrow. I was eager for tonight’s episode and just as eager to jot down my thoughts.

First things first…

I heard from a reliable source that that a number of NFL teams have called Ollie to inquire about the status of Curtis after displaying his arm strength by throwing the T-Sphere to chase down that rocket. What a cannon!

Back to reality…

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