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Kev Agent of The Shadow

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Paste Pot Pete 
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Subj: Re: Arrow Season 1
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 at 09:43:46 pm CDT (Viewed 913 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Arrow Season 1
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 at 12:27:44 pm CDT (Viewed 908 times)

    You had a great idea! I'm watching Season 1 now too.

    Watching Season 5 almost felt like a chore. Watching season 1 again even though I've already seen it is really exciting.

    There is the good mix between "family" and action.

    Oliver is forced to lie to his family for "the greater good."

    And forced to play a bumbling Oliver for the public.

    Detective Lance is constantly dogging him.

    The flashbacks are compelling. Oliver really is a completely different person and you have no clue how the Oliver of the past can become the Oliver of the present.

    Oliver sets up his secret base and starts fighting crime himself. He is examining evidence and solving investigative problems. A big different from when Felicity does everything but punch people.

    Oliver is also steps ahead of EVERYONE. Like when he lets himself be filmed so he falls under suspicion as the Hood and is arrested. So that he can get Diggle to play the Hood and have the case dismissed. He knew eventually people would wonder why the Hood and Oliver came on the scene at the same time so he dealt with it.

    Also the last neat thing is how there is a great mystery about the scars and what happened to Oliver in the five years. In the 2nd or 3rd episode Oliver goes to get info from the Bratva and he says he's a Captain and you're going "What?!" It is neat to see this again knowing how all the pieces fit already.

    I will say this though, the acting at times is still not great. Sometimes lines and scenes feel clunky. But overall it's good enough that I want to watch 2 or 3 episodes a night and I only stop because I have work the next morning.


I give you fair warning 3Pete the first season was so gripping I ordered Season 2 and just kept right on going. So beware you may have an Amazon expenditure in the near future. \:\)

KATS latest read: The Green Hornet Still at Large by various authors