Arrow – Reasons To Watch

      Arrow is an action drama based off of the DC Comics character, the Green Arrow. The live-action show that brings the characters and the stories from the comic books to life. Almost every week the Green Arrow and his team are confronted by a new enemy.

     The target audience of Arrow is anyone ( male or female ) who is interested in the character Green Arrow, DC Comics and  Comics in general. Along with anyone who likes an action-packed thrill with a well-developed story. These are the people that will be most intrigued by the product and mostly likely to watch.

     The writers and the actors are the core strength of this television show. Both put you in the world of Star City ( FKA Starling City ). The stunt professionals, set and costume design and lighting crew all work in work together to bring the view a captivating product.

     One of the weaknesses the show is a number of characters and the subplots the show has. Arrow started out with a few main characters. Currently, in between its fourth and fifth season, Arrow now has over 15 characters on the show playing a part in the overall story and the numerous subplots. The core strength of Arrow is also one of its weaknesses.

       Arrow has had a revolutionary impact on social and culture. One could argue it was the catalyst for all the superhero television shows today. It balances a gritty, fast-paced action with in-depth storytelling and a bit of humor. It proved that a live action drama based on a comic book character would be produced well and watch by more than the fandom.

     When the show started on October 10, 2012, there were few superhero TV shows. In 2016, Arrow has two spin-off shows ( The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow ). Also, it is the foundation for the DC television universe were all there superhero shows exist in the same world.

     It is part of the reason why shows like Marvel’s Agents of Shield, Supergirl, Gotham, and other shows like it exist. Arrow proved that a TV show about a superhero can find the balance between drama, action, and heroics and be widely successful.

     Arrow has created many stars, Most notably the Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell.  

     Since becoming Arrow, Amell has been in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie, various different signings, and conventions as a celebrity guest, and competed in the 28th annual WWE SummerSlam.

     Grant Gustin, also got his start as The Flash on Arrow. Before the first spinoff series came out, Gustin appeared in a couple of episodes as a police scientist, Barry Allen from Central City.

     A female actress that has benefited greatly from her time on Arrow’s Emily Bett Rickards. Rickards plays Felicity Smoak a computer genius and CEO of a well-established technology company. Rickards played Patty in the Oscar-nominated film, Brooklyn. Her character has a love interest with the main character Oliver Queen. This has lead to a lot of fan-based websites and social media accounts.,,, and are some of the examples of fanmade sites. There are numerous Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, blogs, among other social media accounts for dedicated to the television show.

     According to the New York Daily News, “Arrow” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and series writer/producer Ben Sokolowski have been tapped to write the comic book adventures of the superhero that inspired the hit CW show ”.

     The success of Arrow lead the writers, to the privilege of writing the Green Arrow’s comic book adventures.


Published by Random Writer on March 26th, 2017, at 1:40 am


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