Thursday, May 14, 2015

Arrow Season Three review

Arrow Season Three review 

Intro: I want to thank the feminine I mean the Olicity fans for ruining this season. This is my problem with feminism it invading our personal space, ladies this is a guy show. I don't have a problem with women wanting to watch this series, however we shouldn't have to change things to cater to women. This is no different if men start watching soap operas and they complain that there's no action in it, so they put action in soap opera just to cater to men. If you want to watch two people talk about how much they love each other watch a Jennifer Aniston movie, leave Arrow out of it. 

Arrow Season Three: This season takes place five mouths after Team Arrow stopped Slade Wlison/ Deathstroke and his army from destroying Starling City and things have gotten better since then. I mean crime has dropped to the point where Oliver is considering having a life outside of being the Arrow, well that dream got ruined when one of the characters is murder. So Team Arrow have to figure out who did it plus deal with the complications surrounding this character's death. 

Man O man this season was a mass. I'm not that angry because the creators of this show was also working on The Flash, now that's not a good reason for how this season turn out, however I knew they were biting off more then they can crew. The problem with this season is the writing, I mean in order for this season to justify itself the writers have to make the characters stupid. The killer and Ra's al ghuls plans makes no sense. Team Arrow trying to figure out who killed there friend wasn't a good mystery because A there wasn't a lot of suspects, and B the mystery only had red herring. The mystery in the Flash was better then this, but I digress. 

Another issue with this season is the plot holes for example at the end of season two Oliver is broke and he's still broke but we see him travel in some episodes, what is he doing for money? In case you didn't know I have a love - hate relationship with this series, I mean this show keeps doing things to make me not want to watch it and this season was no exception. Here are the four things this season did, first of all episode 9 play with my emotions and insult my intelligence, second we lost three other characters this season were about to lose another one, Third this season feels rushed towers the end. Finally they're playing the hokey pokey with the world this show set up. This show is part of a world that has superpowers and super natural elements in it but they still want to keep the realistic tone are you kidding me?    

I want to talk about the romance between Oliver and Felicity this bugs me. No! it's not because I'm anti-romantic which I'm not it because this romance came out of nowhere with no build up. WOW! Just like Bruce and Natasha in Avengers Age of Ultron. The reason they are doing this is because the creators of this show are wimps, I mean they saw pictures and videos from Olicity fans wanting them to be together. Plus they didn't like Laurel, the love interest Oliver was suppose to be with, don't worry I'll talk about her later. Look I don't mind the idea of Oliver and Felicity dating, however I don't like that the writers are dragging out this romance by making it an on again off again relationship. Whenever these two are together this is what I hear.  

Oliver: I love you. 

Felicity: Me too. 

Oliver: But we can't be together. 

Felicity: I agree. 

Oliver: I can't live without you. 

Felicity: I want your Bod. 

Let's talk about the characters. 

I have good news and bad news about Laurel. Good news is that she's useful this season, the bad news is she does things that makes her unlikable. Come on guys this is the third season and y'all still can't make Laurel likable, I bet the fan wish she had died instead of Tommy. 

I don't like the idea of Diggle having a child because it turns him into a Mr. mom, plus his subplot wasn't resolved or continued in this season. This also created conflicted between Oliver and him about should Diggle still be a part of his crusade now that he's a father? 

I was annoyed with what the writers have done with Thea, I mean they set her up to serve a purpose but she didn't become useful until the end of the season. 

Roy/Arsenal is now Oliver/The Arrow's partner in crime. The subplot with him was pointless. 

Quentin Lance is this shows version of James Gordon now that he's captain of the Police department. Wait! How did that happen? I mean how did he go from detective to captain in a few mouth that's a big leap.  

Felicity is annoying this season, besides doing what she does best all she does is complain.  

I like how Ra's al ghul is presented in this season, however I don't like what was done with him. I always saw Ra's al ghuls as a mobster of ninja that's how this show portrayed him. Sidenote Bruce/Batman is out of his mind to cross a guy like Ra's, I don't care who you are you must have a death wish if you want to mass with someone who has an army of assassins. Also there's two moment where Ra's is intimidating, one of them is a scene where his killing eight assassins by himself. I would have been impressed if he did it unarmed but I digress. It's hard for me to consider him the main villain because the Killer manipulated the conflict between Ra's and Oliver. 

As far as the flashbacks goes I was outraged that Oliver didn't spend the whole five years on the island. 

I was hoping this show would borrow elements for the show Lost. People were already comparing this to Lost plus this show borrow Batman stories and villains. The Flashbacks are about Oliver helping a Government agency in Hong Kong. The problem I have with the flashbacks ( besides the story being contrived.) is the way most of them connected to what's going on in the present, it feels convenient. Also the lessons he learn in those flashbacks contradict what he had learned before. 

OK here are the things I liked about this season. I like that it started off with a mystery, I like the relationship between Roy and Oliver, they kind of have a big brother little brother relationship. I like the crossover episode called the Brave and the Bold, in fact that's the only crossover episode I like. This episode is about The Arrow and The Flash trying to stop a renegade A.R.G.U.S agent. (Argus is DC's version of Shield.) I like how this show continues the theme of family, they tried to make identity a theme it didn't work, and I like how Ra's manipulate Oliver. 

Bottom line is this is bad season. The way this season ended feels like a series finale, the reason I said that is because almost everyone has a happy ending. This wouldn't have bothered me if this was the series finale. Now I'm really worried about season four.                    

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