Monday, October 15, 2012

Arrow: New TV Series to Watch

I was a Green Arrow fan when I was little.  However, he was not really a significant hero in the DC universe and languished in comic book anonymity for the last 70 years or so.  I guess it was the lack of imagination with regard to his character.  Billionaire...playboy...hero...ring a bell?  But I did like watching him as part of the Justice League.

I again had a glimpse of Green Arrow in the TV series Smallville where he was played by Justin Hartley.  Well it seems that he got himself quite a following in this series and became a core cast in its final season.  Now, we have Arrow, a new live action series based on the story of The Green Arrow.  Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen, the billionaire playboy, who, after being shipwrecked on a remote island for five years, comes back to Starling City to fight crime and corruption.

The pilot episode was shown last October 10 and it looks promisingIt's Batman-ish in a Christopher Nolan sort of way.  Let's see how the next couple of episodes go.

Oh, oh, oh!  Kelly Hu will also be part of the show as China White.  Hooo-weee!

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