Arrow – “Vendetta”

Normally when I start watching shows like Arrow they start off with a really big bang, and then slowly over half a dozen of episodes, things deteriorate to the point where I have a very hard time watching. This seems to take till around the end of the first season or even before that in most cases. Then you get start sensing that things are about to get canceled at season’s end, and just about that time the show gets canceled. I am glad to say, that Arrow is not one of the shows that will be canceled.

I begin watching the show out of pure curiosity, not really expecting a whole lot. I have been given more entertainment than I ever thought possible. This week’s episode “Vendetta” continued on the theme of the introduction of the Huntress, complete with the origin story of the crossbow and the purple uniform or costume, whatever you want to call it. I would also venture to say that not only has the show remained good, that each and every week so far I believe it may have even gotten better. By far “Vendetta” was the best episode yet, and there is one more in the half season.

And now that the complete cast is on board, I have a sneaking suspicion there may be a spinoff series coming. This has to be on everyone’s mind. The only thing remaining before you’re ready for the spinoff is the necessity for a wheelchair. They have totally packed this show one episode following another with the most awesome group of characters that I have seen in any show so far. But yet they have stuck to old comic book history without doing too much other than change the city’s name to screw with things.

Each and every time they introduce another character I’m worried that they’re going to screw up what they have created so far and make the show turn for the worst. It hasn’t happened yet, and I’m not going out to read any spoilers to find out what’s up and coming. But I do know that next week I get a mid-season cliffhanger episode, and then I’m going to get the rest of the season, and there’s no doubt that this series will be renewed.

There is not a lot to complain about, storytelling is beyond good. But, if I have to pick something, the only item that really annoys me is that every time Arrow goes out on short notice, he has his dark green makeup across his eyes (as you can see in the picture), and he doesn’t seem to have any problems on a few seconds later in another scene having it all cleaned off removed the walking back into the dinner party. Personally if it was me, it would take me a month of Sundays to get it all off. Like I said, it’s a nitpick, but it’s all I could find.

I’m won’t go so far as to say I would give this story and 9 out of a possible 10 stars, but I’m not willing to only give it an 8.5 either. So I’m going to settle and give it an 8.8 out of a possible 10 stars. Let’s just call it a rising star and hope that trend continues upward. On another note it would appear that the success of Arrow in the ratings has again started the interest of the Wonder Woman series. Now I know there are those of you out there that cringe at the mere thought, but if they throw away what they had before and do something like that done with Arrow for Wonder Woman then I’ll be there.