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Arrow Season 4 Episode 1 Review – “Green Arrow”

Arrow has seen Oliver progress through vigilante names over time. At first he is know simply as “the Vigilante”, then “the Hood”, then “the Arrow”. This reflects his different statuses as the series goes on, his progression from a vigilante with an agenda to a protector of the city. The series is based on the Green Arrow comic book, so it seemed likely they would get to the point where he was known as the Green Arrow eventually, especially with […]

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Arrow Season 3 Review

Contrary to Season 2, Arrow Season 3 begins with everything being pretty upbeat. Things seem to finally be going right for Oliver Queen as the Arrow, along with the rest of his team, now including Roy as a red-hooded archer (later donning the name Arsenal). Captain Lance calls off the anti-Vigilante task force at the beginning of the season. It seems that the Arrow is finally seen as a force for good, thanks to his efforts to re-establish himself in […]

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The Flash Season 2 Episode 1 Review – “The Man Who Saved Central City”

I wasn’t sure what to make of The Flash at first, but I grew to love the first season, as cheesy as it could be at times. With that said, the ending wasn’t fantastic. I don’t usually like when TV seasons end on cliffhangers. Strangely the first episode of The Flash doesn’t open with the resolving of the horrific cataclysm terrorizing Central City, but 6 months down the line, the same as Arrow Season 4 — the same gap of time […]

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The Flash Season 1 Review

Mention the word “metahuman” to me in a TV show and all I will be able to think about is the bad water CGI from the second episode of DC’s 2002 Birds of Prey TV series. It wasn’t a totally bad TV series, but it made me a little apprehensive about the Arrowverse’s move away from “realism” into straight superhero powers with its spin-off, The Flash. Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin (a wonderfully superhero-esque name) was initially introduced in Arrow Season […]

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