Arrow 2 Seasons 2012

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Season 1
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(379) IMDb 8.5/10
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1. Pilot AGES_12_AND_OVER

In the series premiere, billionaire Oliver Queen returns to Starling City after being stranded on a remote island for five years and adopts the persona of Arrow to fight crime.

Runtime:
42 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime
Network The CW
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By sonia99921 on 8 Nov. 2014
Simply brilliant. Watched the 23 episodes in four days. It completely blown my expectations away. Compared to the first few episodes of The Flash, the acting in this is top notch, you get attached to the main cast very quickly.

There are many twists and has a fine balance between action and talking/character development. The flashbacks to the Island are also a very fine touch! Eventually I got gripped on the flashbacks to find out and see what happens!

All in all, this series is worth watching, and if you are not a prime member, I suggest you buy it too if you like the DC comics and characters, and even if you haven't heard of the character in the comics, give it a try, you will most likely be pleased you did!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. R. Alexander TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I found this first season of 'Arrow' to be a thoroughly enjoyable watch with a nice mixture of action and comedy. The first few episodes of the series are somewhat episodic in nature (and probably a little formulaic) but once the series hits its stride the plot does improve greatly with the final few episodes being very good.

The overall plot arc for the series sees Oliver deal with a list of corrupt people that his father left him while he slowly begins to discover his calling as a hero and the fact that the threat to Starling City (changed from the Star City of the comics for some reason) is far more dangerous than he thought. The plot of each episode is generally interspaced with flashbacks to Oliver's time on the island (often with something to do with what is going on in that episode) and I feel that this was a good way to handle things.

One thing I liked about the series was the amount of other DC characters who made an appearances (including some of my favourite DC characters such as Deadshot, Deathstroke and Huntress) and while some have been changed quite a bit to fit in with the series (such as Firefly, the Royal Flush Gang and Count Vertigo) I still enjoyed their inclusion because it give a sense of a wider world to the setting.

The acting in the series is a little stiff in places but as the series goes on, everyone involved seems to become more comfortable with their roles. John Barrowman is particularly good as Malcolm Merlyn (he does play villains very well) while Emily Bett Rickards is also very good as Felicity Smoak. Stephen Amell is reasonable as Oliver Queen but I feel that he did a better job of portraying the Oliver in the island flashbacks than he does the Oliver in the main storyline.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Theo TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
This didn't grab me the first time I saw it. But somehow I wound up giving it a second chance, and I'm glad I did.

Perhaps the reason why it didn't appeal at first is that it possesses neither the high fantasy of the more overtly fantastic superhero tales, nor the gritty realism of so many noir offerings. This show exists in a space all its own, and it took me a couple of takes to adjust.

Make no mistake: although there's no-one flying around in a cape, judged by the standards of the real world, this show is utterly absurd. I do find myself thinking, from time to time, of a "bit" I once saw a standup comedian do, comparing Bruce Wayne to Ross Perot. It's also the kind of show where you quickly learn to accept that the extras are never going to learn to shoot straight - or if they do, it will only be at each other. But as you start to get into it, you somehow find yourself accepting the show's own reality and terms of reference. And even when the necessary willing suspension of disbelief does crack (which occasionally it does) that's all part of the fun.

In fact, one of the things I enjoy most about this show is the way that, at the end of an action-packed, cliffhanger scene, the music rises up to a such a crescendo of suspense that it's almost impossible not to take a step back and just burst out laughing. Angel (the Buffy spinoff) often ended scenes in exactly the same way, and pulled off such moments magnificently. Arrow manages the trick almost as well. Both shows have that same ability to confront the audience with absurdity while keeping their own gaze steady and unwavering: playing it straight, never giving us that knowing wink. If we laugh, we laugh on our own. There's no canned track to accompany us.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Geordie K on 6 Aug. 2014
Just finished Season 1. If you loved Batman the dark knight you will love this show (another reviewer has already written the best review too)To add from a housewife's point of view though. It is well directed and you can just sink into the show like a good book! It is gripping with twists and turns. I picked this to watch with my husband, knowing he would enjoy it, as he loves DC comics and marvel based movies. I did not expect to get hooked too, as I am more of a book worm than tv. You do not need to know the ins and outs of the comics it is based on, to enjoy this show. It has good over evil with you asking yourself are they a goodie or baddie all the way through. Great cliff hangers and a little bit of romance thrown in, but not too much to make it icky. It is fast and leaves you wanting to watch more. This is one of the best TV shows since 24 and to be honest I enjoyed it even more! Can not wait to watch season 2 and 3 hope they are making a season 4. I liked the fact it is not riddled with bad language either, just oodles of great acting, effects and story line. Loved it
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