By Erin Parisien
The CW’s Arrow jumped out of the gate swinging when it debuted back in 2012. The series, featuring a relatively unknown hero in Oliver Queen was a revelation. Gone were the kitschy costumes and the cheesy dialogue. In their place were damaged characters and dark and gritty storytelling. It was just what the television landscape needed if they wanted to compete with the capes and tights that have dominated the box office.
The series has had its ups and downs over the first three seasons, with season 3 getting the most criticism, for good reason too, in regards to its uneven storytelling and the showrunners seeming to cave to pressure from the fans in regards to some of the character relationships. That being said, I was entertained and am looking forward to seeing what’s in store for us in season 4.
The CW has promised a lighter tone for the upcoming season (given the audience response to The Flash, it’s really no wonder!) as well as Oliver Queen’s evolution into his comic book counterpart, The Green Arrow. They’ve now released a new poster, highlighting The Arrow’s new look this season:
One of the things that I like about this series is that everyone, and especially Oliver Queen, is always evolving. The show has gone out of its way to show that he’s not the same guy as the one who washed up on Lian Yu all those years ago. He’s also not the same guy who put on a green hoodie and decided he needed to clean up Starling City after he was rescued. Through good and bad, his actions and their consequences have shaped him, as well as everyone around him. No one is perfect, and this show does a great job of showcasing that truth.
While I could do without the flashbacks, which have become more and more implausible as of late, I find that I’m still invested in these characters and want to see where life and their choices lead them. And while I don’t think that season 3 was the best of the bunch, I’m still excited to check out season 4 and see the repercussions of the choices that were made last season .
Season 4 of Arrow is set to premiere on Wednesday October 7, 2015 on The CW.
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