Originally Posted by archiguy
I think he was hired more for his physique than his thespian skillset. That thing he does with the chin-up bar is insane. But he's not really that bad an actor; I've seen worse. This isn't Shakespeare. And with all the practice he's getting from doing a weekly TV show, he'll likely improve as he goes along.
His training montages are becoming a bit predicitable. Shooting the tennis balls with arrows a few weeks ago was kinda cool. The chin-up bar is impressive. Presumably this show tilts toward a male audience. Where's the female superhero training facility? When does Laurel strip down and do something cool? The first few episodes showed potential but if I the next episode has Amell cruising around Sterling City in a TransAm with his shirt off, I'm probably done.
On a separate note can anyone explain DC's apparent facination with "L" names for women?
I was a Marvel guy as a kid so I'm not sure if this is an actual trend or just a peculiar fluke with Arrow and Superman.
As for "Arrow" I'm ready to drop the CW/GossipGirl style love triangle between Arrow, Laurel, & Tommy. It's too contrived and awkward/painful to watch. Tommy isn't going to win this fight. If Tommy is supposed to use that bitterness to turn into Arrow's arch enemy fine but please hurry up and get on with it.