ARROW can be praised for its effort in trying to elevate the overall ‘tension factor’ of Season 3 with tonight’s episode. It overall ended up being more of a drama-focused episode with very little action, along with a few reveals to help boost interest for the eventual end of the season. Though, “The Offer” still felt very drama-heavy (though much less than the previous Episode 315) and again had characters backtracking on things they initially stood for.
ARROW can be praised for its effort in trying to elevate the overall ‘tension factor’ of Season 3 with tonight’s episode. It overall ended up being more of a drama-focused episode with very little action, …
ARROW always releases a trailer promoting their new season, as well as a ‘mid-season trailer’, which showcases events to come. At this year’s PaleyFest, creators/executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg dropped a …
The latest 7 Minutes or Less involves taking a look at the game that many are calling one of the ‘worst licensed games’ out there, and possibly the worst Sonic game ever made. Is it …
ARROW has officially succumbed to being CW-ified. I stated my worries about this happening on occasions during my Season 1 discussion posts, and also on some posts for Season 2. To explain; “CW-ified” simply means …
ARROW always releases a trailer promoting their new season, as well as a ‘mid-season trailer’, which showcases events to come. At this year’s PaleyFest, creators/executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg dropped a brand new trailer showcasing what’s going down for the rest of the season. Looks like there’s A LOT of change happening.
It seems as if ARROW will continue in having the third season be a random assortment of ideas, with the latter half involving Oliver Queen’s ultimate decision whether to take Ras al Ghul’s offer to succeed him or not. Among that, Quentin Lance learns Oliver’s identity as the ARROW (finally), the Suicide Squad is back in action, and much more.
Stay tuned, as we’ll be updating this post by this weekend with possible theories.
March 16, 2015
ARROW has officially succumbed to being CW-ified. I stated my worries about this happening on occasions during my Season 1 discussion posts, and also on some posts for Season 2. To explain; “CW-ified” simply means sparking drama for almost no reason whatsoever. That’s the bulk of the latest installment, Episode 315 “Nanda Parbat”. It’s an episode that ultimately does deliver on being an entertaining watch, but unfortunately feels more ‘soap opera-y’ than what ARROW usually is.
It’s been a wild ride, these past couple episodes of ARROW. We’re treated to a mini-arc without the show’s protagonist, then an episode that practically gives every character a shining moment, and now we’re given…a loveletter to the entire series. Strange; but Episode 314 feels almost like the 50th episode that the producers wanted to air, yet due to plot evolution couldn’t. “The Return” acts as our Flashback-Focused episode of the season, yet in contrast to the past two seasons, hardly feels like this type of episode. Perhaps that’s due to the advancements in the present day, or perhaps it’s due to the flashbacks seemingly tying up almost ALL loose ends from Season 1. For those who have kept mental notes of things that the producers need to address, this episode does it majestically.
A project that was kept well-under wraps for the longest time, the fan film is an adaptation of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series from the 1990′s. Utilizing a much darker tone, director Joseph Kahn (most notable for directing a slew of music videos, as well as the film Torque), and producer Adi Shankar (most notable for producing DREDD and Lone Survivor) create a unique Power Rangers world that should please anyone, and definitely will please any fan of the older series. The film runs for about 15 minutes, and stars James Van Der Beek as Rocky DeSantos (the 2nd Red Ranger), and Katee Sackhoff as Kimberly (the Pink Ranger).
ARROW tends to do this thing where they tease an upcoming episode, showcasing the apparent central concept in the episode; when in reality, it’s something completely different. This happened in Season 1’s “The Odyssey”, Season 2’s “Seeing Red”, and as of now Season 3’s “Canaries”. Episode 313 was a fantastic, almost revelation status episode of ARROW. While it juggled tons of different plotlines, it managed to accomplish something that the show hasn’t done since the second season – which was giving every character a defining, great moment.
For an episode that had a lot riding on it, an episode that was supposed to be a grand finale of a 3-part mini-series; ARROW’s 12th episode of Season 3 did succeed in bringing a sense of closure to the 3-parter, yet somehow felt that there was more to be desired. “Uprising” took a surprising turn in being a focus story for Malcolm Merlyn instead of the dynamic that Team Arrow has been utilizing with Oliver Queen’s temporary absence, which ended up stinging the overall vibe of the episode – yet this wasn’t an awful episode of ARROW. No, it was a good episode…a very good one, in fact.
Color me surprised. I was almost dreading (yet somewhat curious about) the three episode mini-arc that introduces the character of Brick, and removes Oliver Queen from the equation temporarily. The main issue that worried me was if all these secondary characters could carry a story on their own; and of course they actually did. Episode 311 of ARROW, titled “Midnight City” (weird title name), saw Roy Harper taking a more definitive lead within Team Arrow – but not without solid support from both Felicity, Diggle, and newcomer to crime-fighting Laurel.
ARROW’s third season has (so far) been giving a thematic theme of origin and rebirth for many of the characters throughout the show. The season began with Roy Harper reborn as Arsenal (his origin story was told last season), and now the season has progressed to Laurel Lance and Ray Palmer both having origin stories for their eventual fates as Black Canary and The Atom, respectively. Last November, we were given a promotional picture of Laurel in her Black Canary get-up - and currently on ARROW, she’s rocking it. Now it’s Ray Palmer’s turn, as he suits up as The Atom.