While suffering from a tragic loss in the Undertaking, the Arrow is called upon once again as an old enemy arrives in Starling City.
Arrow (Season 2)
Developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim,
Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey,
Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne,
Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Manu Bennett, Caity Lotz
Based on characters from DC Comics
DC Comics knows how to make some exciting, and beyond good, television. This season of Arrow improves on the first season in every way. The plot is more intriguing, with the stakes being raised immensely. The characters are more likable. The fight choreography is some of the best I've seen in television. That's just the basics. The stakes are raised right off the bat this season, with Oliver being attacked from all angles.
The actors really seem to find their groove this season. The chemistry between Ollie and Felicity has never been more noticeable, making you wish they would just get together already. Manu Bennett does an excellent job as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, bringing absolute justice to one of DC's most iconic characters. I honestly can't see anyone else taking on the role. He is the definitive version. It was also great to see some returning characters like Deadshot appear in a few episodes.
This season also ripped the DC Comics Television Universe (not official name, but it will do for now) wide open. It was full of cameos that will make comic book fans extremely happy, hinting at future characters. The season also took a very dark turn towards the end, with Team Arrow suffering some devastating losses and setbacks. The dark turn worked as it had me on the edge of my seat and awaiting the climactic showdown. Luckily, it wasn't a disappointment. DC Comics has always been the king at adapting their work for television. This show proves it, with this season becoming must watch material. I can't wait to see where this series goes as the universe opens up more.