Oliver Queen is a rich playboy. When he goes on a trip with his yacht, he never returns.. Evryone thinks he (and the other people on his yacht) died. But after five years Oliver returns. He survived. This series follows Oliver's return, but also contains flashbacks. The flashbacks explain what happened in these five years. After his return, Oliver is determined to help the city: Try to keep it safe and clean it up. He does this as a hooded vigilante: The Arrow.
How about the actors?
Stephen Amell plays the role of Oliver Queen. In Smalville, Oliver Queen was played by Justin Hartley. But the producers decided to make this series with another actor portraying Oliver. Before Arrow, Stephen already starred in Private Practice (as Scott Becker), Hung (Jason), Rent-a-Goalie (Billy) and much more other series! I actually can't remember who Scott becker was in Private Practice.. (I did see the series) but I'll look it up! Katie Cassidy plays Oliver's ex-girlfriend Laurel Lance. Curious about Katie Cassidy? We wrote about her in 'In the Spotlight' yesterday! We will meet her at the end of June at Arccon! (Just like Colton Haynes, who plays Roy Harper and Manu Bennett who plays bad guy Slade Wilson) One of my favourites in the series is Felicity Smoak, played by Emily Bett Rickards. At the beginning of the series, Felicity is an employee in the IT department of Queen Consolidated. What's not love about her, she's funny, nice and smart!
Who will like this?
If you like superheroes, check this out! I personally never watched a lot of superhero movies or series, but i love Arrow. So even if you're not into Superman etc, try it out. It's a combination of action, crime and adventure combined with some really great characters.
How many seasons?
There have been 4 seasons up until now. Season 4 aired between October 2015 and May 2016.
I had to get used to the first season: the flashbacks, characters and development of the story. I didn't really know what to expect when I started watching. Caity Lotz was announced as a guest for Dutch Comic Con. She plays the role of Sara Lance in Arrow. So I decided to watch the show. I personally really started to like the series as from season 2. Where season 1 can feel a bit slow from time to time, season 2 has some more action. It contains some really tensive moments! There's always some action, a next villain to defeat. But there's also a lot of attention for all the characters and their personal life. This a nice combination. It's fun to watch. There's also a spin-off: The Flash. The Flash and Arrow have some crossover episodes, which is also quite nice!