The CW’s Green Arrow…
The show “Arrow,” has taken the prime time slot on the WGN t.v. station on Wednesday nights. The show has done well, as millions of viewers have tuned to watch Oliver Queen (“Green Arrow”) take on the powerful evil rich, power-hungry bosses, and the extreme greedy that take from the average everyday citizens of his city that he protects bringing his brand of “Law And Order“ to take them down.
So basically the story goes like this, Queen is basically but has no responsibilities that ties into the family organization. In one part of the t.v. series his Mother introduces the idea of him stepping into the position that his Father was in with “Queen industries,” which was that of an Owner. But Oliver refuses his Mother wishes to step in as Owner, and she thinks that he had some bad blood with his Father but he tells her no.
Oliver’s Father, had a dying request that he wanted Oliver to fulfill. That was to clear the name of the “Queen Family,” he said that to Oliver in the mist of being stranded out at sea on a lifeboat. All the while Queen had lost his girlfriend in an accident that happened in that same time frame, also at sea. To really mess his head up further, his Father’s guilt for his own crimes while running Queens industries and tarnishing the Queen family name causes him to committed suicide (Right In Front Of Oliver) leaving Oliver all alone as the other passengers also lost their lives due to the accident.
So before Queen becomes the Green Arrow he first has to survive being stranded on an island for 5 years, and is taught his skills on how to survive and superior fighting techniques by a man wearing a ragged outfit like a beach bum LOL wearing a green hood with bow and arrows. His mentor teaches him how to deal with physical pain, fighting in harsh conditions, and extreme training dealing with mind and body (Your Classic Yin And Yang Technique, Powerful And Effective).
So in a way it’s like the “Batman Complex” behind this as he in the day portrays himself as a spoiled rich guy LOL, throwing parties and seems to be irresponsible to the fullest but after hours he is out in “Sterling City” taking out the trash (Usually High Society Type Rich Criminals) and making things better for the individuals that are less fortunate in the city. So throw in the “Robin Hood Complex” as well.
And he is joined by his trusted bodyguard LOL (He Took His Bodyguard Out In A Previous Episode Haha) which finds out by instinct of his own that Queen is a vigilante under cover. And his little sister Thea thinks his is a jerk for not being there for her as a big brother when she was younger, and his Mother is just lost in trying to understand him all together as she tells him in her mind “You Seem Like A Stranger.” Oh yea don’t forget the cop that blames Green Arrow for the death of his daughter as well.
So the show is filled with some healthy conflict LOL, that surrounds Queen at all angles, and he recently encounter this girl who is a vigilante but on a “Darker Type Of Justice,” to where she crosses the line in murdering a bad guy which reflects her father’s dealing with some really shady crime operatives in his business operations.
But check the show out on Wednesday nights on the CW I’m sure the episodes will get even more interesting as the series shoots on like a “Precisely Aimed Speeding Arrow.”
The CW’s Green Arrow…
(By: Jaye Irons)
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