For 7 years now,
The CW has time and again
Brought to our attention
This kick-ass team of vigilantes
You might want to call them “change advocates”!
And how they have brought back some lost glory and order to the Glades
They have lived their lives in the shadows of their parents and those that came before them
Only to discover that what they knew about them wasn’t true at all
There were lots of tears, sweat, blood and laughter
Thing is, it was all a lie
A cover-up, if you will
A total sham in the eyes of honesty
And so, they took it upon themselves to re-write their wrongs
Bring all the criminals known to them and not to justice
To restore the pride and glory of their city, the Glades
The actual work on this “small project” started with a high-flying Oliver Queen
Always all over the place
Shooting arrows from his ridiculously amazing bow
And putting down all those that cross his path with his ninja skills
Rich boy Olly returns from some island to the main-land at Queen Consolidated
Ready to begin on his mission
That his father left him just before he passed on, at sea in The Queens’ Gambit
They were at sea together with him and his boat captain
When the storm took them out
Back home, Olly’s mother, ….has a lot in stock for his son
Once he returns to them
He has to take over at Queen Consolidated now that his father “is gone”
He has to be the man in the house and take care of his mother and sister
He has to be the shining image of what the Queens’ stand for!
For a guy that has just returned after 5 years on an island, that’s quite a lot, right?
I mean, he has plans of his own, right?
Got to catch up on the latest TV shows, the latest luxuries, long-lost friends and relationships and so on….
He comes with his tool-box
With everything in it he needs for his mission
Arrows, bow, leather uniform, medicines, ledger containing names and lists, his shoes…
Gets in his room and his plotting begins….
In the beginning, Olly does everything himself….from plotting and strategy to comms and overwatch to execution
But soon learns that the journey ahead will be a much longer one if he is to carry on like this
He needs a team and soon puts together one
He gets his first team-member, John Diggle or as he affectionately calls him, Digg
Diggle is his Oliver’s assigned bodyguard….he has quite a lot of military experience as a marine and Spec-Ops.
Perfect for the job, right? You think?
Very soon comes a very good computer hacker named Felicity Smoak
That lightens the job at hand by more than half
By being over-watch, a close confidante, a baby-sitter if you will, a friend, a comrade, an advisor
One might ask how she’s able to do all this….the answer lies in the 45 minutes of every episode you will watch of the show
And I guess that’s one of the main reasons as to why they fall in love much quicker than they realized
It’s so sad that her fire in the Glades was put out for good this time.
And they step up to the task at hand
I tell you, it’s quite a sight to watch them all in action
Taking on all these bad guys
I will warn you, though….
Once you start on it, you just might not get time to do any other thing
It’s quite an exciting show with lots to teach you about honour and culture
And with lots of graphic-content
Lots of affection and love
Lots of cat-and-mouse games in it
I hope you love it!