Our household is a strictly Marvel only place and anything with a whiff of DC about it, tends to be given a stiff ignoring. We tried to watch a Batman movie some weeks ago, in an attempt to overcome this prejudice, but the whole family gave it the thumbs down – poor dialogue, lacklustre plot, two dimensional characters and, worst of all, fight scenes that looked like I’d choreographed them. We never got past the first 30 minutes.
DC and their producers further blotted their copy book (in my eyes) by failing to let Richard Armitage take on the caped crusader’s mantle, some months ago.
So, DC. Arrow. Hmm.
In the end, the Offspring grudgingly said that she’d watch some. After a couple of episodes, strangely favourable reports started to emerge, so we rewound back to the first episode, piled on to the sofa and pressed ‘Play’.
And … We love it. In fact we’re absolutely addicted. Sadly, we’re nearly at the end of series one (first broadcast by CW in 2012) and series two won’t be out in the UK (on disc) until September.
Just five months to go. But, in the meantime, for anyone who’s interested, a picture of Stephen Amell, should help make the wait less tedious …
[Editor’s note: For non-comic lovers, Arrow is based on the DC Comics character, Green Arrow. Green Arrow is the vigilante alter-ego of billionaire playboy, Oliver Queen who gets shipwrecked and is presumed dead, but finds his way back to civilisation. And a life of shooting bad guys with a bow and arrow. Watch it. It’s way better than that sounds!]
[Additional Editor’s note: just found out that the whole of series two has been on Sky. Doh!]
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