February 2013

Review: Arrow ‘Dodger’

Season 1, Episode 15 - Improved cast power, though too little screen time making villains seem worthless.

Last week on Arrow, we actually got a good look into Oliver’s past on the island and what helped shape him into the person he is today.  We also got a brief look at his self-denial concerning his mother’s involvement in “The Undertaking” and her connection to the list of baddies he’s hunting.  And we got a more permanent (and much nee

Review: Arrow ‘Betrayal’

Season 1, Episode 13 - The plot thickens, but the action lags.

This week’s episode of Arrow, ‘Betrayal’ picks up following a revelation that Oliver received concerning the possible connection of his mother to the list of baddies that he’s been hunting down.  Of course, Oliver refuses to admit that his mother might be on the wrong side of his struggle and so nurses his denial.  Luckily for him, he

Review: Arrow ‘Vertigo’

Season 1, Episode 12 - Less meandering, more Oliver being angry

This week’s episode of Arrow, ‘Vertigo,’ jumps right into the action with our titular hero chasing down a bad guy.  Rather than going for someone on his list this time around, he’s instead chosen to go after the dealer that’s putting the drug Vertigo on the street.  It’s the very same drug that his sister took when she ended up in her car accident last week and Oliver has made