Normally we leave the TV recaps and opinion pieces to our fellow blog Warming Glow, but since this is a TV show based on a comic book superhero, we will, in fact, be weighing in. But what expectations are we going in with?
I’m honestly a bit torn on this one. On the one hand, the sparse clips that we’ve seen have not exactly inspired confidence, but as our commenters have pointed out, that’s not the whole show and I should give it at least an episode. And they’re right. Ollie Queen taking revenge on tennis balls is not the whole show. It’s just incredibly goofy.
On the other hand, they’re actually trying in some respects. The second episode will feature China White, a fairly obscure character, and the third episode will feature Deadshot, who, goofy eyepatch or not, is still a welcome arrival. Apparently Big Belly Burger will be a background gag, and I’m a sucker for shameless continuity porn.
So we’ll see, one way or the other. I’ll be on this post, adding comments as I go, when the show debuts at 8pm tonight.