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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Arrow

In my continuing search for a fun tv series to rent, I've come upon Arrow ...

based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow ... [you know, the DC version of Hawkeye ;)] ... The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, portrayed by Stephen Amell, who, after five years of being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow.

I've only just watched the pilot so far but I like the main character ... his favorite food is ice cream :) ...



The story begins when he is shipwrecked for 5 years alone on a mysterious island named Purgatory .....



He's finally rescued, going back to his life of privilege (what is it with the comic book obsession with millionaire playboys: Batman, Ironman, etc.?). Hey look - he lives in the same mansion as both the guys from Poltergeist: The Legacy and the X-Men ;) ...



Once back, he creates a secret lair from which to launch his new arrow-shooting vigilante career ...



Here's a trailer ...


2 Comments:

Anonymous Richard said...

Re billionaire playboys; don't forget Richie Rich (sadly no relation)

8:41 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

I think maybe it's a 50s trope from back when those comics were created - seems just kind of odd now. I like more the guys like Spider-man ... student with a part time job :)

12:06 AM  

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