The Basics: Young billionaire heir, Oliver Queen, has returned to civilization after five years stranded on an island. But as he comes home, he takes to the streets at night to protect Starling City from a group of wealthy criminals as a hooded vigilante armed only with considerable fighting skills and a bow and arrow. Based on the DC comics character, Green Arrow, the show was, more or less, considered to be Batman-lite for TV. It went on to be a hit for The CW. But what made it shoot from good to great? In a nutshell, upping the stakes. The Turn Up: Picking up several months after the events in season one's finale, Oliver vowed to not kill. As his enemies grow in number, from The Doll Maker to Brother Blood to Bronze Tiger, so have the appearances of more DC heroes and plot points. Black Canary, a pre-Flash Barry Allen, and an increased presence of Roy Harper (Speedy in the comic book) all add to the hero roster of "Arrow." At the end of the mid-season finale, we finally see three things: Arrow finally donning a mask, Barry Allen's accident that ultimately turns him into The Flash and Slade Wilson finally being portrayed as DeathStroke, the villain we know him as. The increased action, more cohesive story writing, suspense and sense of bigger things to come have shot this series into the stratosphere.
Shawn “Loc Da’Borg” Jackson is a native of Mississippi, born in Vicksburg and raised in Philadelphia in Neshoba County. At the age of 15 he was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and, later into his early 20s, he became Profoundly Deaf. Writing has been one of the main staples of his life and he has dedicated a good portion of it to educate, entertain and enthrall with the written word.