Arrow: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)

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Season 1
Arrow

Critics Consensus

CW nails the target with Arrow, a comic book-inspired series that benefits from cinematic action sequences, strong plotting, and intriguing characters.

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Critic Ratings: 36

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 10, 2012
2
Air date: Oct 17, 2012
3
Air date: Oct 24, 2012
4
Air date: Oct 31, 2012
5
Air date: Nov 7, 2012
6
Air date: Nov 14, 2012
7
Air date: Nov 28, 2012
8
Air date: Dec 12, 2012
9
Air date: Dec 5, 2012
10
Air date: Jan 16, 2013
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Tv Season Info

After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is not a superhero... but a hero -- every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting.

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Critic Reviews for Arrow Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

Arrow is improving, but I still found it to be more oppressive than escapist; it lurks in the shadows of its source material instead of seeking out unfamiliar daylight.

Sep 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Arrow isn't quite a bullseye on its first shot, but it hits the target.

Oct 10, 2012 | Full Review…

If the show can keep up its cinema-quality action sequences and maintain an air of mystery to Ollie's agenda, this could be a really fun series.

Oct 10, 2012 | Full Review…

It's a sharper little tale than expected.

Oct 10, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Solid start to what could -- and maybe should -- be a future CW franchise.

Oct 10, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Grownup viewers will have to check their brains at the door, but anyone susceptible to the timeless story of a costumed hero battling urban corruption should have fun.

Oct 10, 2012 | Full Review…
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If Arrow could transfer some of that wildly kinetic energy in the action sequences into the rest of the show's storytelling, it would elevate the show significantly.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

A solid and entertaining beginning. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Stephen Amell is surprisingly good in the lead role of Arrow, managing to bring a lot of emotion and empathy to a character that could be just another one note superhero.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 1 of Arrow was, and continues to be, a breath of fresh air, and its gripping Oliver Queen origin story is one of the best small screen narratives of its kind.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This show surprised. It's convincing...it started out as homework, but I finished it as something I enjoyed.

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

I have nothing but good things to say about the cast, the writing, the premise, you name it, I loved it.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 1

  • Feb 07, 2020
    Great ending and leaves u ready for the next season!
  • Jan 28, 2020
    Muito top umas das melhores primeiras temporadas que ja vi
  • Jan 06, 2020
    Having never seen Green Arrow before, I loved the first season, first episode hooked me on the idea, and from there learning more of Oliver Queen's history on the island lead to excitement to what happens next. While not the strongest the show has to offer later, still a great start.
  • Dec 29, 2019
    One of the best shows of this decade. Amazing action scenes. A greatly compelling story and just an amazing show overall
  • Dec 25, 2019
    Amell deserves all the credit.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Easily one of my favorite shows of all times, Arrow brought the superhero tv mojo back, god bless team arrow.
  • Nov 25, 2019
    GREAT!! Just got to start watching and you will be hooked!
  • Oct 29, 2019
    PERFECTION. Cast and story are extremely well done and everything is clear. I hope more shows will learn from this season!
  • Oct 22, 2019
    With a spectacular directing, extremely engaging plot, amazing action scenes and fantastic performances by Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards and John Barrowman, especially Amell, who delivers a character with many layers, Arrow's first season presents to us in more depth the Green Arrow and the shared universe that would later be called the Arrowverse in an excellent way
  • Oct 15, 2019
    excellent adaptation of DC universe

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