In an inter-Geek email last week, I was taken to task by Hunter for my review of the pilot of Arrow.
That review can be found here.
I stand by that review.
The pilot, taken on its own, wasn't especially good. It was a pastiche of other origin stories with a bow thrown in for a measure of Hunger Games
Ollie, the drunken party boy millionaire, had allegedly been trapped on the island by himself for five years, but came back a master archery, a parkour savant and a high level BJJ practitioner.
That review aside, I watched Arrow
. I came to enjoy Arrow
. I now look forward to Arrow
They explained the skills in a series of well executed flashbacks. The cast expanded. The mythology began to work. Arrow
became a good TV show.
They've reinterpreted characters like Count Vertigo, Firefly and the Huntress to work in the Arrow
And, of course, if there's an Ollie there has to be a Dinah.
Or, in Arrow's
case, a Laurel.
I still don't understand why the powers that be decided to change the first name of the woman who may one day be Black Canary, but so be it.
And, by giving us Laurel as the Juliet to Ollie's Emerald Romeo, they gave us this week's cheesecake.
Please say hello to Katie Cassidy.
Ms. Cassidy's first claim to fame was her father, David Cassidy.
Yes, that David Cassidy.
So, Ms. Cassidy is a third generation actor. Whether she is the Rock or Randy Orton remains to be seen.
But, I digress.
Before showing up in Starling City, Ms. Cassidy appeared in such other Geek-approved fare as Black Christmas, When a Stranger Calls, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Now, where did we leave those fishnets?
Let's hit the links.
Friday the 13th engagement shoot
Black Cobra – LIVE! – Hellfest 2013 [full set]
Great old rock n’ roll photos
Scraping the bottom of the comic book barrel
Still think we’re alone?
How to fix the network disaster that is NBC.
Vince Gilligan addresses some Breaking Bad myths.
The end of the Wii and what it means for the future of Nintendo.
A Venn diagram showing all of the actors who have appeared on Friends, The Simpsons and Law & Order: SVU.
Celebrities with worse yearbook pictures than you.
Walter White was buried in an ABQ cemetery with real people.
And finally, in honor of Halloween, 30 stars who started out in horror movies.