Category Archives: Arrow

Arrow: “Lian Yu” Season 5 Finale Review

Say what you will about the middling episodes of any of these five seasons (I know I have), but Arrow finales are usually pretty great. “Lian Yu,” of the five, was probably the lowest

Arrow: “Missing” Season 5 Episode 22 Review

Look, no one is pretending that Arrow did all the set up it needed to for the finale they’re going for to truly pay off. But “Missing” makes up a lot of ground. Next

Arrow: “Honor Thy Fathers” Season 5 Episode 21 Review

It all comes down to legacy on this week’s Arrow. “Honor Thy Fathers” is mostly here to continue bringing five seasons of this show together in some meaningful manner. Arrow started with Oliver trying to

Arrow: “Underneath” Season 5 Episode 20 Review

There’s some heavy stuff going on on Arrow right now. Our occasionally murderous hero is dealing with the pleasure he gets from the power he has to end one’s life. There’s a complex ethical

Arrow: “Dangerous Liaisons” Season 5 Episode 19 Review

If there is one undeniable truth about Arrow, it’s that the climaxes of each season have generally been strong by the show’s standards, which makes “Dangerous Liaisons” placed very strangely within the season.

Arrow: “Disbanded” Season 5 Episode 18 Review

How do you follow up a spectacular episode like “Kapiushon?” In true Arrow form, there were some missed opportunities, but it could have been a lot worse. Part of the problem with “Disbanded” is

Arrow: “Kapiushon” Season 5 Episode 17 Review

Whoa. Did Arrow just have a major comeback? “Kapiushon” was excellent in so many ways, that its small faults can easily be forgiven. It’s only the second truly great episode of the season, after

Arrow: “Checkmate” Season 5 Episode 16 Review

Prometheus has never been enough. Some hooded guy meant to mirror the Green Arrow, who also had the goal of making him atone for his sins, was never going to be able

Arrow: “Fighting Fire With Fire” Season 5 Episode 15 Review

“Fighting Fire With Fire” pulls a fast one on its target audience. Audiences unfamiliar with several of season five’s new characters and their comic book histories would likely just shrug at this

Arrow: “The Sin-Eater” Season 5 Episode 14 Review

Has a more routine episode of Arrow ever been produced? Yes, probably, and I’ve since long forgotten it. Regardless, “The Sin-Eater” was a bore, which came as a surprise considering it focused on the