Green Arrow is by far the worst TV show in the DC and Marvel TV Universe, however, Season 4 of Green Arrow was somewhat redeeming for the series. Nothing ever happened on the show previous to Season 4. If you never watched Green Arrow before, I would recommend you to start watching at Season 3, because season 1 and 2 were a complete waste of time. A season of Green Arrow sticks to the same predictable routine:
- Action in the first couple of episodes,
- Action around episode 10-12 to keep people interested, and then
- Finally some action in the last two episodes.
All the episodes in between are filled with mindless rambling from Felicity Stone, super annoying Thea and the other random nameless characters who I don’t care to know. All mindless chatter.
Overall – the show has a very gloomy tone – even more gloomy than Batman. Nothing fun ever happens and everyone is miserable. Season 1 of Green Arrow was totally unmemorable, I enjoyed Season 2 with Deadshot, and Suicide Squad in Season 3 was atrocious.
The only redeeming quality of Season 4 is the show is when:
they do crossovers with the Flash
the Black Canary dies
Oliver and Felicity break up (while Felicity is crippled).
Finally something happens! When Felicity did become handicapped, that was definitely a surprise. And it happened around episode 10, where they spend most of the time trying to keep viewers through the season. Of course, she did get use of her legs back soon enough, but that wheelchair threw me in a loop. The crossover episode in Season 4 with the Flash, that also included the DC Legends of Tomorrow is the best the Green Arrow show has ever done. They need to make the show more like that.
Thea is the worst character on the show. I’m not sure if it’s the character, or I totally hate the actress Joanna Chance Holland. I know she is young, but holy shit I hate her acting, I hate the way she plays the character, and I hate her overall look. This is a pretty model and they have her with this short hair in baggy clothes, and she just looks horrible. And she is constantly sullying the whole time. She is not fun. I do not want her on the show anymore, or I would like the actress to be replaced.
I do enjoy the Lazarus Pit. I know they got rid of it this season, but it was great to see Sarah resurrected as some sort of crazy canary type person. And I do like Sarah on the DC Legends of Tomorrow.