Last night was the premiere of the CWs newest superhero show, Arrow. First off, let me just say, OMG HAWTNESS alert!!!!! Twitter went insane as fans gushed over the gorgeous, dark, and broody Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). I admit, I had quite a few naughty thoughts, especially as Oliver kept traipsing around in a towel that just begged for someone to rip it off with their teeth. *raises hand* I'll be honest, the sheer hotness of Oliver pretty much fried my brain and I found myself not paying to the story as much as I should have, but lets see what I can remember of the plot.
The story begins with a mysterious man running across an island, using a bow and arrow to set off an explosion which catches the attention of a passing boat. Once rescued, we find out our mysterious man is none other than billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who has been missing for five years. His mother comes to the hospital to take him home and we watch as his doctor warns her that Oliver is not the same man he was five years ago and is very dangerous. A stunning study of muscular perfection and covered in scars...Oliver’s time spent on the island was brutal and life-altering.
Did I mention the muscular perfection? We see many chiseled chest and ab shots that burns this into our brain, which in my mind, makes this a “must see” show every week.
I guess I need to talk about the show. Arrow is a vigilante superhero story that slams out the gate but honestly, it’s really all about Oliver Queen and his gorgeousness. I’d watch just to see him in a towel. Wet. Dripping water down his pecs...umm, wow, is it hot in here? *clears throat* Oh yes, the story. Arrow is a dark, forbidding story with hints of violence, betrayal, and deception. Though there is a strong underlying serious tone, it is offset by a strong supporting cast who engage in lighthearted commentary. In the commentary below, Oliver's friend Merlyn is trying to get Oliver some action since he has been celibate for five years. Gasp-I'll help you out, Oliver!!!
Merlyn: As your wingman, I highly recommend Carmen Golden.
Oliver: Which one is she?
Merlyn: The one who looks like the chick from Twilight.
Oliver: What’s Twilight?
Merlyn: You’re so better off not knowing.
The background scenes of Oliver's life was interesting and well done. I enjoyed the flashbacks into his past, how he was before the island and what happened on the island. They blend well with the present storyline and don't interfere with the very cool action/fight scenes. Oliver is seriously built and I vote for some fighting in the buff scenes. :) The entire show has a Batman vibe with the billionaire playboy trying to make amends for his past behavior. I liked the fact that like Bruce Wayne, Oliver has no superpowers. Every skill he has was horned to knife sharpe precision during his stay on the island. I did get the feeling though that unlike Batman, Oliver has no qualms about killing for his cause.
While I’m pretty sure I know how the series will go, I enjoyed enough of the journey (and scenery) to know I will be planting myself in front of the TV every Wednesday night at 8pm in order to see more of the hawt luscious sexy goodness that is Oliver Queen.