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Last Night's 'Arrow' Was Everything A Fan Could Have Wanted

April 16th, 2015 10:16am EDT
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Bone-Crunching Moments From 'Broken Arrow'
If at any point this season, you've felt "Arrow" wasn't quite on its usual game (maybe a little slow, maybe a little unfocused), "Broken Arrow" was everything an "Arrow" fan could have wanted.

This was a devastating, incredible, ridiculously kick-ass return to form. "Broken Arrow" had metahumans. "Broken Arrow" had two of the best fight sequences "Arrow" has ever done. "Broken Arrow" had like, half the cast getting stabbed out of nowhere.

And "Broken Arrow" said goodbye to an old "Arrow" favorite. Sad stuff. All of which we'll get to in this week's countdown.

10. HOLY CRAP LASER VISION
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'The Flash' All Star Team Up Doesn’t Disappoint

April 15th, 2015 9:57am EDT
'The Flash' Recap: 'All Star Team Up' Is Another Classic CW Cros
No lie- we've been eagerly anticipating this "The Flash"/"Arrow" team-up ever since it was announced (and ever since the "Flash vs Arrow" blew doors down last December). And just like every episode of "The Flash," ever (this is an extremely consistently written show), it didn't disappoint.

"All Star Team Up" wasn't a full-on crossover- Ray and Felicity were our only two imports last night (although previews tell us that Laurel and Cisco will meet and Barry/Oliver will be a team once more before the season's over).

But the Ray/Felicity-only thing was in "The Flash's" best interest. As Feli...
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'Arrow' Had Some Unexpected Shocking Moments

April 2nd, 2015 10:07am EDT
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Shocking Moments From 'Public Enemy'
Well, that was unexpected. Seriously, that (can we say it? This is probably too high up on the page to say- we'll save the spoilers for a little lower) move that "Arrow" just pulled with "Public Enemy" is something most shows do in their final season. Maaaaybe the finale before the last season.

But "Arrow" pulled this move (the coast looks clear, so... telling the entire world Oliver Queen is the Arrow) midway through the third season. It's a gutsy move. And, perhaps with a lot of elbow grease and suspension of disbelief, something that can be undone, if Roy really commits to taking the fa...
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'Arrow' Recap: 'Suicidal Tendencies' Ends In A Cliffhanger

March 26th, 2015 9:22am EDT
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Wedding-Worthy Moments From 'Suicidal Tendenci
You know, for an episode about Diggle ("Suicidal Tendencies" was about Diggle, wasn't it?), there wasn't too much Diggle in last night's episode of "Arrow."

Sure, "Suicidal Tendencies" was loaded down with the coolness -- the Arrow fought the Atom, people died, and Olicity was destroyed forever... or at least for at least a few episodes, anyway.

But Diggle and Lyla's honeymoon in war-torn Kasnia was the weakest chunk of the episode by far (oooh, that senator guy was really evil. Greeat) while the sidestories got all the coolest bits.

At least the cool bits were as awesome as they were la...
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10 Badass Moments From Last Nights 'Arrow'

March 19th, 2015 9:00am EDT
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Badass Moments From 'The Offer'
"Arrow's" back from hiatus! And while "The Offer" may not have blazed in with the same DEAR GOD factor as "The Flash's" "Out of Time" last night, that's not to say "The Offer" was a weak outing. Just not one that includes 800 plot twists.

Team Arrow tensions rise, Ra's al Ghul's endgame creeps closer, and Merlyn just kinda dozed on the couch the whole time. Shall we count 'em down?

10. Ra's al Ghul's Sales Pitch!

Oliver Queen becoming the next Ra's al Ghul sounds... well, a little ridiculous. But we've gotta say, Ra's makes a pretty convincing argument.

As Ra's al Ghul 2.0, Oliver could...
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'Arrow' Recap: 10 Killer Moments From 'Nanda Parbat'

February 26th, 2015 9:11am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Killer Moments From 'Nanda Parbat'
"Nanda Parbat" is the last "Arrow" we're getting for about a month. Naturally, that means cliffhangers, and the last ten minutes (ish) of "Nanda Parbat" were crammed full of 'em.

Naturally, this episode's left us with a lot of questions to linger over in the next month.

Will Oliver really be the next Ra's al Ghul? Will Nyssa side with good or evil after learning the truth about Sara's death? Will the Atom resemble the actual, comic-book Atom in any way, or just be Ray Palmer in an Iron Man suit?

For the record, we're going with: no, yes, no. Now let's count down the best moments from "Na...
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'Arrow' Recap: 10 Bromantic Moments From 'The Return'

February 19th, 2015 9:36am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Bromantic Moments From 'The Return'
Compared to this week's episode of "The Flash" (which brought out every single major storyline the show's been working towards, then exploded them with a psychic gorilla), our corresponding "Arrow" episode comes off a little subdued.

That's not entirely fair, because "The Return" is nowhere near subdued.

The action was top-notch, and there was plenty of it. Other than a few moments with Laurel, everything was either Oliver kickin' butt with Maseo in the past, or kickin' butt with Thea in the present.

In both cases, Oliver got to strengthen his emotional bonds. He and Thea definitely seem...
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'Arrow' Recap: 10 Truth-Telling Moments From 'Canaries'

February 12th, 2015 9:29am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Truth-Telling Moments From 'Canaries'
This week's "Arrow" was all about two things. Old faces returning (say, Sara Lance and the second Vertigo) and characters finally admitting their bottled-up secrets.

That last one's a doozy. Because Thea was the last major "Arrow" character to be totally in the dark about the hero's secret identity. Unless Captain Lance counts, but he's got his own revelations to deal with this week.

With Thea in the know, who can Ollie tell next? Only a handful of "Flash" characters know his secret, so maybe he'll start popping up every few Tuesdays with a "Hey. I'm the Arrow."

But enough about that. Le...
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'Arrow': 10 Incredible Moments From 'Uprising'

February 5th, 2015 10:43am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Incredible Moments From 'Uprising'
Here's how you know "Arrow" wanted to make a big statement with "Uprising" and the return of Oliver Queen:

We don't just get one YOU HAVE FAILED THIS CITY. We get two special variations on Oliver's yelly, ridiculous and generally amazing catchphrase. First, when the Oliver-less Team Arrow confronts Brick for the last time, Laurel and Roy do a trade-off.

Laurel: Danny Brickwell!

Roy: You have failed this city!

Cue the cheers from living rooms around the country. Also, Oliver got to tell the good fightin' people of Starling City that they have not, in fact, failed this city. Such a proud ...
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'Arrow' Recap: 10 Shocking Moments From 'Midnight City'

January 29th, 2015 9:11am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Shocking Moments From 'Midnight City'
Welcome to week two of Arrow-less "Arrow." Last time, our valiant hero was a corpse for most of the hour (was he, though? From what Maseo and Tatsu are saying, he might have just been really, really close to death).

This time, Oliver was perfectly conscious, and kinda able to walk. But "Arrow" had more important things on its mind than Oliver doing some stretches in a cabin- so our titular hero had a scant few minutes onscreen in "Midnight City."

That's cool. More time for the supporting players. Now let the list-making begin.

10. Brick Invades the Police Station!

"Arrow's" definitely t...
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'Arrow': 10 Can't-Stop-Sobbing Moments From 'Left Behind'

January 22nd, 2015 11:05am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Can't-Stop-Sobbing Moments From 'Left Behind'
We kinda figured that this first post-midseason-finale episode of "Arrow" would be an intense one.

Oliver Queen did die, after all. That's cause for some intense emotions to bubble up to the surface of this already very emotional superhero show.

But by no means were we expecting that much emotion. "Left Behind" was like a superhero funeral dirge. The equivalent of a small mountain of superhero-strength Kleenex.

Some serious sad times.

Alright, enough moping around- let's get to this week's list.

10. Diggle is the New Arrow?

It sure seemed that way, didn't it. Crooks are doing crook-li...
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'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Super

January 21st, 2015 12:05pm EST
'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Supe
The CW's Arrow returns tonight with Oliver Queen continuing to save Starling City, but his heroics wouldn't sound nearly as good if not for Blake Neely, the man tasked with composing the score you hear every week on the hit television series.

Following the release of his second Arrow soundtrack album, Blake sat down with us for a second time (here's the first) to discuss the evolution of his score and how he separates the music of Arrow and its sibling The Flash from his many other television projects.

"I try to evolve the sound a little bit each season, just because I think you can get d...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'Arrow,' 'Castle,' 'Grey's Anatomy' And More!

January 20th, 2015 11:30am EST
Arrow
Unfortunately winter vacations have ended and it's time to get back to the daily grind. Thankfully, the holiday hiatuses are over, and I can return to doling out delicious spoilers to your favorite TV shows! Here are five scoops for "Arrow," "Castle," "Grey's Anatomy" and more...

Be careful what you wish for. If you are a devoted "Arrowhead" like me, you may have been aggravated that the handsome and gigantic Diggle (David Ramsey) doesn't get to fight crime in a kickass costume. Sadly, that wish will be granted in upcoming episodes of "Arrow." With Oliver dead, Diggle will continue h...
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The CW Renews 'Jane The Virgin, 'Arrow,' 'Supernatural' And More!

January 12th, 2015 12:34pm EST
The CW Celebrates First Golden Globe, Renews 'Jane The Virgin, '
Don't pack away your noisemakers just yet, CW fans, it's time to celebrate! The CW, who is celebrating its first ever Golden Globe win with "Jane The Virgin's" Gina Rodriguez taking home Best TV Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy at last night's Golden Globes, just announced an astounding eight early renewals. "Arrow," "Jane The Virgin," "Reign," "Supernatural," "The 100," "The Flash," "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries" will all get 2015-16 seasons.

The young network is growing up, according the The CW president Mark Pedowitz. "Each of these series have helped define what ...
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The Best TV Finales Of 2014

December 27th, 2014 3:00pm EST
The Best TV Finales Of 2014
All things must end- a film, a book, a refreshing, low-calorie Diet Dr. Pepper- but TV's different. On TV, a story grows over months (years, even), letting you build up a real, regular connection with those onscreen.

Then, when the ending hits, it slams into you with the impact of all those devoted hours that came beforehand.

It just feels so final, you know? Maybe that's why they call it a "finale."

2014 had its share of massive finales- maybe nothing on the level of "Breaking Bad" last year, but solid enders nonetheless. Shows that capped off their seasons with ridiculous cliffhangers...
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'Arrow': 10 Heart-Stopping Moments From 'The Climb'

December 11th, 2014 9:35am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Heart-Stopping Moments From 'The Climb'
Oh, mid-season finale cliffhangers. How cruel you are.

But few are as cruel as "Arrow"- because we can't even call "The Climb's" ending a "cliffhanger." That implies Oliver still had the hand strength to hang off a cliff edge, and at the end of this hour he was way too stabbed-to-death to handle that.

Really, this is more of a cliff-flopper. Cliff-dier, maybe.

But it was a pretty intense way to end a year of "Arrow," so let's not overthink the semantics. Instead, let's get down to the last "Arrow" countdown of 2014.

10. The League of Assassins Goes Kill-Crazy!

Ra's al Ghul is not a pat...
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'Arrow': 10 Flashtastic Moments From 'The Brave And The Bold'

December 4th, 2014 10:43am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Flashtastic Moments From 'The Brave And The Bo
Oh, if only every week could be "Flash vs. Arrow" crossover week (although given the CW's potential plans to integrate "Supergirl" into the Arrowverse, we're looking at a very real future where there is an "Arrow"-brand series on every night of the week).

But that's a long way away, and also probably not real. For now, we've got "The Brave and the Bold," where Barry, Cisco and Caitlin (no Dr. Wells, sadly- too evil) head to Starling City to assist Team Arrow with a criminal of their own.

And, like "The Flash's" time in the crossover sun, it's a CW superhero fan's beautiful dream. Let's be...
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'The Flash' And 'Arrow' Swap Punches, Superhero Wisdom

December 3rd, 2014 8:25am EST
'Flash vs. Arrow' Recap: The Flash And Arrow Swap Punches, Super
In theory, "Arrow" and "The Flash" should be the perfect pairing. One's relentlessly dark and grim, the other's a cheery comic book come to life. Also, the CW's been hyping this thing like no tomorrow. Does "Flash vs. Arrow" live up to the hype?

Good heavens, yes.

As per usual with "The Flash," there's a metahuman loose in Central City. This time, it's Roy G. Bivolo. Oliver Queen might not be a fan of giving menacing villains kooky names, but in this case, it's kind of necessary. Because Roy G. Bivolo. So instead, let's call him Chroma.

Chroma's running amok, using his glowing red eyes t...
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Who Are TV's Sexiest Men?

November 21st, 2014 1:00pm EST
Matt Bomer
People magazine rightfully declared Aussie-born actor Chris Hemsworth as "The Sexiest Man Alive." The actor, who has impressive bulked up for roles in "Marvel's The Avengers" and Thor 2: The Dark World, has definitely earned the title. But this blogger, who loves all things television, couldn't help but wonder: who television's sexiest men alive? Here are my top 10 picks in no particular order.

White Collar's Matt Bomer
While "White Collar" may be shuffling off to that great TV vault in the sky, star Matt Bomer's career is just beginning its stratospheric rise, thanks in part to his...
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'Arrow': 10 Heart-Wrenching Moments From 'Draw Back Your Bow'

November 20th, 2014 10:06am EST
Arrow
Do we have an overarching storyline for this season of "Arrow" yet? Season one was Robert Queen's little black book and the Dark Archer, while season two was Slade Wilson's revenge. Season three seems like it'll hinge on Sara's murder in the same way, except that story seems to have faltered recently.

Roy's innocent (well, innocent of Sara's murder, anyway), and the case has gone cold. We're closing in on the season's halfway point- things should hopefully pick up soon, and we'll see just what "Arrow" has planned for the long haul.

But for now, a villain-of-the-week story like "Draw Back...
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'Arrow': 10 Boxing Glove Arrow-Worthy Moments From 'Guilty'

November 13th, 2014 9:37am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Boxing Glove Arrow-Worthy Moments From 'Guilty
You know what? Let's just get this out of the way first.

BOXING-GLOVE-ARROW-BOXING-GLOVE-ARROW-BOXING-GLOVE-ARROW!!

That felt good.

A lot of plot momentum on this week's "Arrow"- Laurel and Ted upgrade from boxing lessons to vigilante lessons, Roy gets a legit superhero name and we get an answer on that whole "did Roy kill Sara?" thing. But most of all, a man got punched by another man while they were across the room from each other.

"Guilty" might have erred a bit too far on the cheesy side, but it's impossible to complain when boxing glove arrows are involved.

So with that in mind...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'Supernatural,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Sleepy Hollow' And More

November 10th, 2014 11:20am EST
Supernatural
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are spoilers for "Supernatural," "Chicago Fire," "Sleepy Hollow," and much more!

Back in the Day. "Supernatural" celebrates its 200th episode this Tuesday! The episode, which has the guys working a case at a school putting on a musical production of the "Supernatural" books, was written as a love letter to the fans, according to TVLine.com. (Check out the extended promo ...
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'Arrow': 10 Mind-Blowing Moments From 'The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak'

November 6th, 2014 9:18am EST
The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak
Felicity doesn't get too many episodes to herself, does she? And she definitely doesn't get flashbacks. So just on that alone, "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak" is an "Arrow" outing that stands tall above the rest.

Also, it wins major points in the "Coolest Episode Title of the Season" competition (not that there were any other real contenders. "The Magician?" Pass).

But more than that, "The Secret Origin" was another "Arrow" jammed with gasp-worthy moments and solid character work. Even if the action wasn't too hot this time around. Now let's dig into this week's list.

10. Hey, Look...
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Spoilers for "Castle," "Arrow," "New Girl" and more...

November 3rd, 2014 1:48pm EST
Castle
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are scoops for "Castle," "Arrow," "New Girl" and more...

Why so serious? After a string of light-hearted episodes, "Castle" will return to the nail-biting suspense that kickstarted its seventh season. TVline.com reports that episode 8 will involve a "deadly" case involving a gunman, the subway and a hostage from the 12th precinct. Who you do think will be trapped? Sound off ...
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'Arrow' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: 10 Shocking Moments from 'The Magician'

October 30th, 2014 9:19am EDT
Arrow - The CW
Who would have thought that killing off a major character on "Arrow" would have these kinds of repercussions?

We lost Sara Lance to a hail of arrow-fire in the season premiere, and since then things have only been getting more intense. By our fourth episode, last night's "The Magician," Oliver & co haven't gotten any closer to actually finding Sara's killer (we've learned it might be Merlyn, but probably not and probably Ra's al Ghul).

It's not a lot. But hey, we've still got nearly a full season to get through, so presumably there's more to learn in the weeks ahead. And besides, "The Ma...
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'Arrow' Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: 10 Incredible Moments From 'Corto Maltese'

October 23rd, 2014 9:47am EDT
Arrow - The CW
Three episodes in and "Arrow" keeps throwing new stuff at us. It wasn't enough that the CW killed off one of our favorite superheroes, and threw another character into evil ninja-training mode. Not nearly enough.

So despite "Corto Maltese's" obvious storylines in Corto Maltese, we've got just as much stuff going on at home. Laurel and Felicity and Ray Palmer? All going through some major life changes.

But we'll detail those in the list below. Let's get to it already.

10. Retractable Tether Arrows!

Maybe not the biggest deal, but hey- that's why it's at the top of the list. And besides, ...
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'Arrow' Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: 10 Insane Moments from 'Sara'

October 16th, 2014 8:03am EDT
Arrow
Boy, that was a depressing hour, huh?

That tends to be the case when a show kills off a major character- you've got to take a little time off and say goodbye. Closure is as important with our fake TV superheroes as it is in real life.

Ok, have we gotten far enough in this recap that the little preview on the front page won't show the MASSIVE spoilers from last week? Yes? Cool.

In that case, "Sara" is one long hour of goodbye for the Canary. So long, Sara. You came back from the dead once, but now you're riddled with arrow holes and buried underground. Probably not coming back from that ...
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'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Top 10 Moments From 'The Calm' We Can't Wait To See More Of

October 9th, 2014 8:53am EDT
'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Top 10 Moments From 'The Calm'
"Arrow" is not a show that deals in subtleties. If it was, "The Calm" would probably have been titled something else and not "The Calm," a giant neon-red clue that this will be an episode where everyone is happy and serene, but then things go horribly wrong.

Which is exactly what happens in "The Calm."

Although to "Arrow's" credit, at least next week's episode is titled "Sara" and not "The Storm." That'd probably be a bit too much.

But more important than any title was the stuff within "The Calm"- stuff that was tense and exciting and set up all kinds of craziness that'll surely develop ...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers on 'Arrow', 'How To Get Away With Murder' And More...

October 6th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Arrow
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are scoops of this week's "Supernatural" and "Arrow" premieres and more...

Double the trouble. What's better than one Oliver Queen? Try two of them. The CW's "Arrow" kicks off with Starling City enjoying a reprieve from the super-strong warriors and man-made earthquakes that have plagued it before. The peace comes to an end when a copycat Count returns to pump Vertigo ba...
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John Barrowman Dishes On 'Arrow' Season 3, New Album, And Concert Tour

September 26th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
John Barrowman Dishes On 'Arrow' Season 3, New Album, And Concer
There's nobody busier than John Barrowman. The multi-talented star recently hosted ABC's summer series Sing Your Face Off, then released his first independent album You Raise Me Up, and starting October 8 we'll be able to enjoy him as a regular on The CW's hit Arrow. If you're keeping score, that means he can wow studio audiences, cover a Demi Lovato song, menace Starling City, make time for his legion of fans, and look fantastic doing all of it.

We caught up with John earlier this week to discuss the reception to his album, his plans for a corresponding concert tour, and what fans can loo...
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