Interlude: Arrow, Season 4

I’m not going to put spoiler space or spoiler text here, because frankly the more spoiled you get on this season, the better. It might make you less likely to waste your time watching it. I’m probably way behind the watching curve anyway, so there’s not much point. Your time’s already been wasted.

It was an appalling season. Olver and Felicity were on again, off again, engaged, then broke up “for good” because of the whole Oliver’s long-lost lovechild issue that he just couldn’t seem to do the right thing with. The Black Canary got killed. Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E. tried to launch all the nuclear missiles in the world, and all but one of them got diverted up into space. One went off, killing a few thousand people in Buttfuck, Off-Screen. Oliver ran for mayor, pulled out of the race, then got elected mayor when the bad mayor got killed. And bla bla bla bla, nobody cares.

I won’t bother going into it too much here. My good buddy Ilya wrote a nice piece on it, and I added my proper review and criticism there as a comment. If you want to chat about this show, the first three seasons of which were reasonably enjoyable, I recommend jumping over there to do it!

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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2 Responses to Interlude: Arrow, Season 4

  1. dreameling says:

    No arguments here. Arrow’s been getting worse and worse with every season. I rewatched season 1 a while back just to check whether I misremembered this ever being a good show, and turns out I didn’t. Season 1 really was good. From season 2 onwards, not so much with the good.

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