We love Arrow here at FTN. We do.
We’re the first to admit that it has lost its way a little in the last couple of seasons. And we strongly suspect this is because of the development of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Something that Arrow/Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell seems to admit to.
The actor has teased a little about the villain for the show’s fifth season as well as his hopes for the show’s future at The CW Upfronts: “‘Supergirl’ is coming, but we don’t have to introduce a new show next year. In Season 2, it was the introduction of ‘The Flash’ and crossovers there, and last year there was a lot with ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ and we don’t have to do that this year because ‘Supergirl’ is already established. So I would like to focus on a lot of the stuff that I think ‘Arrow’ does very well,” he said.
Arrow started out fairly well grounded in reality or at least in so far as magic, meta humans and superheroes were concerned and, with the introduction of Flash and the Legends, it became a part of this much more fantastical world. But that could be about to change next season: “I’ve heard that our big bad, our villain, is something that you can really only do once you’re in the fifth, sixth or seventh season of a TV show … As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that.
Are we excited? Yes. Are we confident Arrow can return to its former glory? Yes because let’s remember, it all started with Arrow, so it’s more than due a return to form.