Arrow – Season 7 Episode 5

“The Demon” Arrow continues to intensify the risk to Oliver Queen as his incarceration in Level Two continues as Felicity takes it upon herself to provide some outside assistance. Five completed episodes and Oliver Queen is still in prison. I must say I’m shocked that this story has gone on so long and I’m pleased…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 4

“Level Two” Arrow moves Oliver to another level of the prison which presents new problems for him as Dinah and Rene’s disagreement over what to do with the new Green Arrow comes to a head. The prison storyline has gone on for longer than I thought it would have and it shows no signs of…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 3

“Crossing Lines” Arrow continues to have Oliver Queen compromise himself in prison as Felicity’s obsession with bringing Diaz to justice grows. I mentioned last week that many TV shows achieve long term success by making minor changes to the formula while keeping things feeling familiar. The previous episode had a fairly standard Team Arrow sequence…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 2

“The Longbow Hunters” Arrow introduces the Longbow Hunters and plays around with changing team dynamics during Oliver’s absence. One of the best things about a long running TV series is that years of character development allow for a rich assortment of supporting characters capable of carrying their own stories. Most of the characters in this…

Arrow – Season 7 Episode 1

“Inmate 4587” Arrow returns for a seventh season with Oliver Queen in prison, Felicity and William in witness protection as well as the rest of Team Arrow finding a place for themselves now that they can’t resume their vigilante careers. Season 6 was definitely an uneven season though it did have a strong finale that…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 17

“Brothers in Arms” Arrow explores Diggle’s desire to take on the mantle of Green Arrow causing a major rift to develop between the the only two members of the team who go out in the field. Broadly speaking this season has been about loss, it could be argued that it has been about change but…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 16

“The Thanatos Guild” Arrow returns to the well of League of Assassins storytelling while saying goodbye to a character present on the show since day one. This episode is a difficult one to review as there is a lot happening. Thea’s departure is one of many things going on in this single episode creating an…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 15

“Doppelgänger” Arrow brings back an old friend as Evil-Laurel tries to assume the identity of Earth-1 Laurel in an effort to save herself. Evil-Laurel’s role in this episode plays out pretty much as I expected it to. She angles for sympathy from the press and the authorities while forcing Team Arrow to play along with…

Rough Night

A Bachelorette weekend goes horribly wrong when a stripper is accidentally killed and the ladies struggle with how they should deal with the problem in Lucia Aniello’s Rough Night. The premise of Rough Night couldn’t be simpler and it conjures up comparisons to The Hangover almost immediately in that it’s a group of friends running…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 12

“Unchained” Arrow brings back a number of  bygone characters and furthers development of Thea’s supernatural ailment as Felicity continues to accept her new reality. The most significant return in this episode was Roy. Naturally he was given the most attention since he was a series regular so deserves to have a bit of a fanfare surrounding…