Thursday, April 23, 2015
It's a short recap this week, because Arrow padded this episode to death with scenes of Oliver and Felicity moping about their relationship. Nobody on the writing staff has any facility for scripting anything resembling genuine romantic interaction; Felicity the lovelorn and weepy sad sack no longer bears any resemblance to the cheerful and wry Felicity of earlier seasons. (In a similar vein, Laurel has become a much stronger character this season, now that she's no longer romantically attached to Oliver. There's something galling about the way Arrow depicts women in love as clingy, neurotic drips.)
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Messy interpersonal relationships! Yessirree, that's exactly the reason why I watch superhero action shows like Arrow. I can't get enough of Ray fretting whether he can trust Felicity, or Lyla and Digg wondering if their jobs are too dangerous now that they have a baby, or Oliver trying to rationalize why he doesn't want Felicity dating Ray, even though he has clearly announced he has no intention of dating her himself. Yeah, that's all just fun to watch.
Perfectly wretched episode. Somebody throw Roy a bone and give him a damn plotline already, okay? Or at least fish him out of that puddle and make sure Ray didn't, like, kill him.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
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