Posted: March 31, 2015 at 2:02 pm
Arrow is an American television series that features the DC Comics character Green Arrow as the show’s primary focus and airs on The CW cable network. Like other super-hero television series, Arrow features the costumed, crime-fighting protagonist in a modern day setting dealing with modern day crime. Green Arrow, whose real identity is billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, comes to fruition after Queen is stranded on a hostile island for years. Upon returning home, he vows to stop crime wherever he can, the bow and arrow his weapon of choice. Unlike in the comic books that focus around his new identity, Queen does not initially assume the alias Green Arrow.
Produced and written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, the show takes a more realistic approach at the Green Arrow, fitting him in a modern day world where fantasy powers are more downplayed, a world where cunning and ability are highly valued. The series focuses instead on the humanity of Oliver Queen, and not merely his role as a superhero. Questions leading into his time on the island and how that traumatic experience changed him to the core are central themes presented within the context of the story. Most of the episodes feature flashback scenes during which the audience is able to glean a bit more information about how his time on the island got under his skin and changed him, or forced him to think in new ways, merely to survive.
As the show progresses, the various ways in which Queen changed become manifest in his behavior. He begins tracking down, and sometimes even murdering, wealthy criminals. He begins rekindling old relationships, like the one with his ex-girlfriend, though she remains angry with him for his role in her sister’s death. As his crusade strengthens, aided in part by his friends Felicity Smoak and John Diggle, he uncovers a conspiracy to destroy the Glades, a poor, crime-infested part of Starling City.
Although a Green Arrow was present during Smallville from 2006-2011, the show’s producers decided to start fresh and featured a different Green Arrow. Wanting to distance themselves from the fame of Smallville and make their own name and create their own distinct Green Arrow, the producers cast Stephen Amell to play the role of Oliver Queen.
Arrow has received generally positive reviews from critics since its debut. As a show, it’s The CW’s highest rated brand new television series in five years, ensuring the continuation of the story over a few seasons, at least. The show had an average of nearly 3.7 million viewers per episode over the course of its first season. In addition, the show has won three awards, and has several nominations.
The first and second seasons of Arrow are available on Blu-ray and DVD. The third season of the show premiered in early October of last year, generating a spin-off series, The Flash, which premiered the day before. in January of 2015, Arrow was renewed for a fourth, 24-episode season, likely to air in the fall season of this year. Just go here to find other home entertainment opportunities
Posted: January 9, 2015 at 7:02 pm | Tags: back, grimm, nbc, nbc get powers back, nbc grimm, nick, powers
NBC’s Grimm shocked fans during its last season when Nick, the titular ‘Grimm’ of the show, was unknowingly stripped of his powers by a vengeful Adalind. The only known chance for the spell to be reversed was ruined when the special drink Trubel was given by the Captain was broken and spilled at Monroe and Rosalie’s wedding.
In the first episodes of the current season, Nick has been dealing with his sudden loss of Grimm powers and looking for a way to reverse the curse. But there have been several moments where several characters—including Nick himself—wonder if he should even attempt to get his Grimm powers back. While it’s not very likely that the show will let its main character be without his special powers forever, there are some fans who think that making the risky choice to leave Nick without them might be better payoff in the future. Let’s look at some of the reasons for and against Nick getting his powers back on NBC’s Grimm.
Yea: It’s just not Grimm without, well—a Grimm!
Trubel is an interesting character, but the show just isn’t the same without Nick being able to see the different Wesen and attack them accordingly. Nick is much more experienced than Trubel, and her inexperience is more of a hindrance than an asset because she is not used to accepting what she sees or reacting to it in the best way possible.
Nay: It could be more interaction between supporting characters!
If Nick doesn’t have his Grimm powers, it could be up to supporting characters like Monroe, Hank, Trubel and others to pick up the slack. They may have to work together to identify Wesen and even confront them. This could be an interesting twist to the show which often relies on Nick doing the bulk of the leg work.
Yea: Without his powers, Nick will not able to fully explain things to Sergeant Wu
Sergeant Wu has been coming closer to the truth about the monster that he saw—and the truth about the existence of real Wesen—since the end of the last season. Eventually, Nick and Hank will have to reveal the truth to Wu, but if Nick does not have his Grimm powers at that time, he may not be able to fully convince Wu that he is telling the truth. You can find out more over here.
Posted: November 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm
It would seem that life in the survivor’s camp has never been so difficult. Carol was cast off, disease is ravaging the camp, the fence is about to come down. Yes, the fence that serves as the main barrier between the walkers and the camp. Obviously, this is a big problem.
While the fence collapsing and scenes of a wave of walkers being fought off builds some drama, it’s hard to feel anything but underwhelmed at this episode. Last week’s episode was amazing, full of suspense, and a major character got sent away. This week, we expected more about that and some serious drama to go down. Instead, we got only more walkers being bashed in the face, shot at, and so on.
Rick returns to camp and tells Maggie what happened with Carol. This scene is particularly unsatisfying, and she merely remarks that he did the right thing. That was it. He did also tell Hershel, but the reaction wasn’t shown. I’m extremely curious about his take on it, being a man of medicine and a typical level-headed, good soul.
Hershel was, by far, the star of this episode. He was calm as the infected became walkers and did what he had to do. More profound quotes came out of this episode, as he explains that “a sad soul can kill quicker than a germ”. This is amazing. The quote was borrowed from Steinbeck, and it’s a nice way the show highlights Hershel’s inner thoughts. What is the link between emotion, the will to live, and actually surviving? This is a question viewers are asking more each week, as the camp has to endure more and more hardship with little relief in sight. He also says there is a plan, a reason for this all happening to them. Maybe. The episode concludes his part of the episode with a shot of him sobbing in his cell. He’s a hero, and even heroes cry sometimes.
Lizzy’s attempt to lure walker Henry away from Glenn as she would a dog was a little strange. Viewers thought she’d fight with Carol’s trusty knife, but it was a no-go. She somehow just happens to trip over her own shoes and Hershel must come to her rescue. While brave, it begs the question about Lizzy’s ability to have that ‘killer instinct’ if she needs it. It seems like the answer may be no, but we hope to be proven wrong if worse comes to worse. Maggie’s attempt to break into the prison after she hears the news of trouble is just laughably stupid. Her axe breaks on the door and she’s useless. It would seem everybody except Hershel was just kind of useless in this episode, and it’s not looking to good for the camp. Lizzy also swirls her shoe in a bloody puddle, which was honestly vomit-inducing. If you’re feeling confused after this episode, you’re far from alone.
Oh, and did we mention The Governor is standing right outside the camp, eye-patch and all? Looks like things are about to get even more intense for our survivors.
Posted: September 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm
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