Cast: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey
Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) , billionaire playboy who is lost at sea with his father. He learns of his father’s corrupt business practices and a list of people who plan to bring down Starling City .Oliver’s father dies, but he survives, stranded on an island along with someone else, where he learns to become a fearsome warrior Martial arts, archery the works. He escapes the island, and returns to Starling City, five years later, determined to bring down the corrupt people ruining the city. Wearing a green hood and using the bow and arrow he mastered on the island, he takes on the criminals, from the top to bottom which piss off Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne), who also happens to be father of his former fiancé Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Detective Lance is determined to find out who “the green hood” is, and bring him down. Meanwhile, Oliver is still nursing feelings for Laurel, but he can’t let her know, nor can he tell her about his secret identity. Of course he has a bunch of helpers to land a hand when ever he can to clean up the city.
Cool series and what makes it so cool is that Olivier is not a super hero and there it works well. He has no superpower, he is a self-made vigilante. The production is top and perfect. the Archery and martial arts choreography is breath-taking nice job there. Keep in mind that the series is an adaptation and that some stuff has been rework. The cool thing also is that he has this hood so no one knows who he his on the top of that he has a voice disguise so no one would recognize his voice when he come back as a civilian. Oliver has a team to help him out like his bodyguard hired by his mother, John Diggle (David Ramsey), is ex Special Forces and eventually his backup. Later in the season he is joined by the beautiful computer hacker, Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) , the Huntress and the dark archer, Merlyn. If you are a comic fan you might like the series. The series moves along well at a fast paced.