ARROW: Not your Daddy’s ‘Green’ Arrow, but does it hit bulls-eye?

Got Jeremy Renner right in his sights.

Four Bibles with room to earn that fifth. A must see!

Like most things fashion and vampires. The new hot thing in all things entertainment is bows and arrows. If your not reading about Katniss in Hunger Games or watching ‘bouncing boobs’ Charlie in Revolution, your following Hawkeye’s exploits on screen and panels. Now all these Robin Hood wielding warriors are nice, but the original pop culture bowman him self is Oliver “Oli” Queen, the Green Arrow.

The Green Arrow now gets his own love affair with CW. This new love child has dropped the Green and is just “Arrow”. If your cerebral is still reeling from the five dollar hand job that CW pulled on poor Oli in “Smallville”, your going to be quite delighted.

The new Arrow follows its comic book forefather loosely and re-imagines him in a new modern tale. As a comic affluent like my self, you will pick up on comic references. The billionaire playboy Oli has been stranded on a deserted island for the past five years and survived by relying on his newly acquired hunting and survival skills. This new reincarnation of Oli has taken a darker path. One part Batman and another Punisher with a bow, this new Arrow isn’t afraid to end a life for the greater good. Oli has come back from the island a different man, one thats out for revenge.

What does the future hold for this great new series? Only time will tell, but if you have been going through withdrawals this will replace your “Smallville” kick. I look forward to seeing more of the lovely Katie Cassidy as Diana “Laurel” Lance or, as future episodes will hopefully show, Black Canary.

4 (out of 5) Bibles. Rare riveting action TV from CW. Been a while since “Angel” and “Buffy” now hasn’t it? With a slew of guest starts (announced over the weekend at NYCC), “Arrow” appears to have better potential than it’s precursor, “Smallville.” Now, if only DC could make other Justice League movies as good as Batman..

 

 

Here what more experienced but less comic knowledgeable critics say about “Arrow.”

“‘Arrow’ strikes green gold with Amell in the title role. He not only has the looks, not to mention the abs, but acting skill that enables him to be convincing both as rescued rich kid Oliver Queen and as his green-hooded alter ego, Arrow,” The San Francisco Chronicle.

–”Although darker in tone than most tellings of the Green Arrow tale (including the subplot on “Smallville”), it is the story of a hero, not an anti-. Smooth without being slick, textured but not self-indulgent, “Arrow” reminds us that the best stories we tell are both revelatory and a whole lot of fun to watch,” The Los Angeles Times

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