CW’s Arrow follows the Smallville blueprint of examining the early days of a DC superhero. Only, instead of Superman, we’re are treated to the early days of Oliver Queen and his alter-ego The Green Arrow. I checked out the pilot and was actually pretty impressed with the show. Admittedly, my expectations were really low, but overall there was a fairly compelling story line set up, decent action, and some really interesting pieces that could carry Arrow for a few seasons.
It doesn’t feel like priority watching, but it’s certainly in my rotation of shows for the time-being. The sizzle reel above was shown at New York Comic Con and it maintains my enthusiasm for the show.