Arrow

 (2,447)
7.52013X-RayTV-14
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.
Starring
Stephen AmellStephen AmellKatie Cassidy
Genres
Science FictionDramaActionAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
Add to Watchlist
Add to
Watchlist
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC.
Write review

  1. 1. Pilot
    October 9, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In the series premiere, billionaire Oliver Queen returns to Starling City after being stranded on a remote island for five years and adopts the persona of Arrow to fight crime.
  2. 2. Honor Thy Father
    October 16, 2012
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Oliver sets his sights on a criminal with ties to the Chinese Triad, the villains send their top mercenary, China White (guest star KELLY HU) to face The Arrow.
  3. 3. Lone Gunmen
    October 23, 2012
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When someone shoots and kills one of his targets, Oliver searches for the gunman, Deadshot, who’s taking out businessmen – and Walter is one of his targets.
  4. 4. An Innocent Man
    October 30, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Realizing that an innocent man (LANE EDWARDS) has been framed by one of the targets on his list, Oliver (as Arrow) asks Laurel to help prove the man’s innocence.
  5. 5. Damaged
    November 6, 2012
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Laurel represents Oliver, when he is arrested by her father for murder. Subjugated to a polygraph test, Oliver recalls his struggles against Deathstroke on the island.
  6. 6. Legacies
    November 13, 2012
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When the Royal Flush Gang robs a local bank, Diggle suggests that Oliver deviates from his father’s list and helps the citizens of Starling City.
  7. 7. Muse of Fire
    November 27, 2012
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Oliver encounters a mysterious woman, Helena Bertinelli (JESSICA DeGOUW), who he can finally be himself with, but soon comes to realize she’s hiding dangerous secrets of her own.
  8. 8. Vendetta
    December 4, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Oliver and Helena grow closer, he trains her to be his ally – to Diggle’s dismay. But when her quest for revenge proves to be too strong for Oliver, all hell breaks loose.
  9. 9. Year's End
    December 11, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Determined to make up for all the lost holidays, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Laurel to spend Christmas with him.
  10. 10. Burned
    January 15, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After being beaten by the Dark Archer, Oliver hangs up his hood. When Laurel calls Arrow for help, however, he reluctantly agrees… but his hesitation almost costs him his life.
  11. 11. Trust But Verify
    January 22, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tommy and Malcolm have a heart-to-heart talk, while Oliver’s at odds with Diggle, when Diggle’s commanding officer (guest star BEN BROWDER) becomes the Arrow’s latest target.
  12. 12. Vertigo
    January 29, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Thea finds herself in trouble with the police, Oliver turns to an old flame/now vice cop (JANINA GAVANKAR) for help in tracking down a drug dealer (SETH GABEL).
  13. 13. Betrayal
    February 5, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Recently released from prison, Cyrus Vanch (DAVID ANDERS) returns to rule Starling City’s underworld. But first he must take down his biggest opponent – Arrow.
  14. 14. The Odyssey
    February 12, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After Oliver is shot, he turns to Felicity for help. Together, she and Diggle team up to save Oliver’s life – as he hovers between life and death.
  15. 15. Dodger
    February 19, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Oliver asks Detective McKenna Hall on a date, while a jewel thief named Dodger (JAMES CALLIS) strikes Starling City and targets someone close to Oliver.
  16. 16. Dead To Rights
    February 26, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot (MICHAEL ROWE) is still alive – and his next target is Malcolm (recurring guest star JOHN BARROWMAN).
  17. 17. The Huntress Returns
    March 19, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With his nightclub opening and new romance with McKenna, Oliver’s happiness is interrupted by the return of The Huntress, threatening to destroy everything he cares about.
  18. 18. Salvation
    March 26, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An angry resident of The Glades who calls himself “The Savior” (CHRISTOPHER REDMAN) embarks on a kidnapping and killing spree inspired by Arrow’s vigilantism.
  19. 19. Unfinished Business
    April 2, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When The Count (SETH GABEL) escapes from the mental institution and the city is flooded with Vertigo-related violence, Oliver and Diggle make it their mission to track him down.
  20. 20. Home Invasion
    April 23, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Deadshot returns to Starling City, and Diggle’s determined to see his brother’s killer dead – with or without Oliver’s help.
  21. 21. The Undertaking
    April 30, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Felicity discovers a lead that might lead to Walter’s whereabouts, Oliver gambles that Felicity can be counted on in the field for the first time.
  22. 22. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    May 7, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With the Undertaking only days away, Malcolm dons his black hood, while Oliver must outwit and/or outfight the Dark Archer in order to save the city.
  23. 23. Sacrifice
    May 14, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In the epic season finale, Oliver & Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades, while Oliver & Tommy’s relationship takes a turn for the worse.

More details

Directors
James BamfordJohn BehringGlen WinterMichael SchultzWendey StanzlerGregory SmithLaura BelseyGuy Norman BeeNick CopusJesse Warn
Supporting actors
Susanna ThompsonColin DonnellKatie CassidyDavid RamseyWilla HollandWilla HollandDavid RamseySusanna ThompsonPaul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
Producers
Not Specified
Season year
2013
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

2447 global ratings

  1. 83% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United States

M. BristolReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
but I love the Arrow
Verified purchase
I am old, but I love the Arrow. At a time of a tragic double loss in my life, when I was depressed, and unable to focus on what I needed to be doing, the only thing that made me happy, lifted me up, and took me away from all that was going on around me, was the Arrow. I ran across this show by accident, had never heard of the Arrow before, but I am so glad I found it. I love Stephen Amell and all the characters. In my opinion the casting is perfect, there is never a dull or boring moment, great story, lots of action, normal people dealing with things in their lives, while fighting against the evil, to make things better. It was hard for me to wait for the next show, so I bought all the shows that are out, and have a pre order in for the next series. I guess you could say I am probably the biggest fan, and I hope it does not change into something else, I hope it does not fail me in the future.
27 people found this helpful
TLH in TallahasseeReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Soap and Arrows
Verified purchase
"Arrow" is a soap opera with a comic-book background, and it was definitely finding its feet this first season. Stephen Amell does a pretty good job of showing Oliver Queen's change from "Ollie the playboy" to "brooding almost-hero". (Later he gets to show more emotional depth, but that's for another review for another season.) David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards really strengthen the cast, with Mr. Ramsey bringing a reality and solidity to a situation that's hard not to mock in real life (really? arrow-shooting-vigilante? reeeaaaallllllly?), and Ms. Rickards' energy and honesty are endearing and another flavor of reality (Felicity's facial expressions at Oliver's lies are PRICELESS; when Dig joins her in the eyerolls, you'll have to hit pause while you giggle). Susanna Thompson also brings an honesty to Moira Queen (honesty? Moira Queen? hmmm....) that makes her creepily believable and even likable. Everyone else's acting had a weird kind of clench-jawed-ness to it, although I was sad that A Certain Character was killed off at the end of the season; I think that role and situation had potential.
9 people found this helpful
Page Turner, IIIReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Much More Than I Ever Expected!
Verified purchase
I read some of the posted comments and the majority were really quite positive. I had been looking for an adventure series that I hoped would not get me interested like Lost did and then during season three turn into a pathetic soap opera. So far this series has me staying up late with interest.
The stories are not too far fetched, the Island background is most interesting, and the acting from these fine actors is top notch. I hope I am not letting too much out by saying this, but this series has some of the most exquisite and talented actresses (I know, they want to be called actors.) I have ever seen.
Katie Cassidy is stunning to watch.Willa Holland is beautiful and mischievous, Susanna Thompson's heart-stopping pulchritude is almost enough to make one forget the story lines.
The two actresses I hope stay involved with the show for as long as it lasts are Kelly Hu and Emily Bett Rickards. These two ladies walking into a room would make blind men wish they could see and lame men walk. I also hope we see more of Janina Gavankar.
The male actors are not slouches. They are great actors.
I love the stories and there is enough jeopardy to keep ones attention.Maybe if I periodically write glowing reports of this series the producers will invite me the set one day. I am only half way through season one.
7 people found this helpful
GSXRUSERReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must Watch! ARROW
Verified purchase
Not a D.C. Comic reader at all!
But this show is different somehow!
First the hero is no hero!just an average person.
Well average spoiled rich kid who never cared about anyone else his entire life!
But shipwrecked on a deserted island made the playboy wake up!
Very well done show that shows him as he came home after 5 years on the island Lian yu. (Purgatory) shows his daily life back home adjusting and shows what really happened on the island and why he must right his fathers wrongs and save his city!
It's fun,smart,entertaining and very enjoyable!
But if a guy in a green outfit and green Hood pops up at night and says
YOU HAVE FAILED THIS CITY!
Run!
Good show for most all ages!
7 people found this helpful
B. HafnerReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Season One = Worth It
Verified purchase
I have been watching this show since it came out, I even remember getting excited when it was announced. With that in mind I will do my best to not be bias. Season One of Arrow is actually addicting, and nowhere near what the show has turned into today. The action is a bit dated already, but it is still entertaining and smooth. The story is actually very intriguing, and has a bit of a variation from the comics, but nevertheless if you keep an open mind, it is great!

Please note that this show, as well as all the other DC Universe shows are on Netflix, I only purchased this; because I couldn't access my Netflix account for a couple months at a time due to poor internet connection in college. With that in mind, the price for Blu-Ray + DVD + HD Digital is amazing. You really can't get much more bang for your buck anywhere else on Amazon.
4 people found this helpful
Scot Merideth PeirsonReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Arrow, Season 1--Abs...Hamlet??!?...A little LOST...and a Scene Stealer...
Verified purchase
It's evident that Time Warner/DC Entertainment/DC Comics are following one rule regarding their heroes--The Trinity (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman) are big-screen projects; the lesser-known heroes and/or storylines are for television. That does not mean that the lesser-known heroes will get short shrift on the smaller screen--in fact, it has allowed DC Entertainment a certain amount of artistic freedom with the TV projects.
This has been the case with "Arrow". When the CW announced in late 2011/early 2012 that this project was going forward, many--the fans of "Smallville"--wanted Justin Hartley, who had played Oliver Queen well in that reimaging of the Clark Kent legend--to be brought back for this series.
But what showrunner Greg Berlanti was putting together with this project was far different in terms of image and complications within the story. Hartley fit as Oliver within the "Smallville" universe, but Berlanti's vision and story...required someone different. The complaints about Stephen Amell flew fast and loose before the series.
Of course, Amell killed all complaints about twenty minutes into the pilot episode. Women swooned over Stephen's blue eyes and the most ridiculous set of abs on network television, and the men had to give Stephen his props after his first action sequence, the stunning fight/parkour sequence.
For those who have followed the Oliver Queen story...the core of the story--Ollie being lost on an island and becoming proficient with bow and arrow--is kept intact, for the most part. But the core origin is the ignition of the larger story--the circumstances of the sinking of The Queen's Gambit, and with Oliver's return to Starling City, his mission to save the city from the corruption that led to his father's death (Along with Ollie being stranded). This story is complicated by a group of characters--many of whom we're familiar with from the DC Universe--being slightly "shifted". We know, because of the comic storyline, who they're "supposed" to be; but Berlanti moved them slightly off-kilter throughout the first season. Sometimes the moves seemed haphazard, but for the most part the moves worked. In this storyline, we're left with a situation of not knowing who to trust--clearly and early on, we're not certain at all of the motivation's of Oliver's mother, Moira. Nor are we certain of the motivations of Oliver's best friend, Tommy Merlyn; especially when it comes to Queen's former girlfriend, Dinah Laurel Lance. For that matter, we can never be certain where Ollie and Laurel stand with each other through much of the first season, since Ollie took Laurel's little sister onto the Queen's Gambit, and she was lost when the boat went down.
The whole of the Season One storyline plays almost as a Shakespearean tale--there's the action, and the introduction of the names and antagonists known to DC readers, though not in familiar situations; but they're all being applied in a tale of secrets and double-crosses, with larger scale plans being played out through the season.
The one interesting addition I found in the first season--which will obviously be a part of this series through it's run--is Berlanti's co-opting of the great ABC series "LOST" by using Oliver's time on "The Island" as a touchstone to his modern-day story; how the skills, talents and lessons he learned marooned for five years are applied to his present-day activities while that part of the series has it's own tale to be told.
The performances are overall good. Amell co-ops Christian Bale's time in The Dark Knight Trilogy somewhat in his portrayal of Oliver Queen. I've always said that Bale's Bruce Wayne was more a case of a person with multiple personalities known to each other. In the case of Amell, he takes the much more classical take on the person with the secret identity; the person with surface charm hiding deeper issues. David Ramsey's John Diggle--Oliver's bodyguard who his brought into the mission to save/protect Starling--takes on the persona of a rough-hewn tactical specialist, adviser and (eventual) partner to Queen. Susanna Thompson's Moira Queen--Oliver's mother--seems to want to play her role within The Initiative, but as an ultimately unwilling participant. I've liked Thompson since her "NCIS" days, but there's a discomfort with Moira, which may be intentional--after all, we aren't supposed to be comfortable with Hamlet's mother in the play. Willa Holland seems mostly underutilized in the season, not really gaining a storyline for Thea Queen until the introduction of Colton Haynes' Roy Harper late in the year. Paul Blackthorne's turn as Quentin Lance--the Starling City Police Detective determined to take down "The Hood"--is very good, if a little frustrating at times. For "The Island" storyline, enough couldn't be said about Byron Mann's Yao Fei...but Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson was fantastic. Obviously, Slade is the one character whose DC storyline cannot be avoided in this series--we KNOW he's going to be Deathstroke, the question being after this season becoming how the relationship between Slade and Oliver evolves and then devolves--most likely having something to do with Celina Jade's Shado...
I wanted to save the last two paragraphs...first of all, I wanted to discuss the Merlyns. Colin Donnel was fantastic as Tommy, the trust-fund playboy and best-friend to Oliver who ends up going through some serious changes throughout the first season. Donnell swung through the changes very smoothly. Again, this was a character that--because of his name--was expected to end up one way (At least, to those who know the DC storyline), but ended up another. John Barrowman was brilliant as Tommy's father, Malcolm--the season's main antagonist, The Dark Archer. Having not seen Barrowman outside of The Whoniverse the past few years, he gave equal parts of menace and ethos to Malcolm, and did so magnificently. This was a vicious Big Bad, but over the season--again, a credit to the storyline--we understood what was motivating Malcolm Merlyn; and that was a credit to Barrowman's performance (As a side note--Alex Kingston showing up as Dinah Lance for two episodes??!? Nice, but Berlanti obviously has some Doctor Who fanboy in him in his casting decisions...).
Last, but not least...Katie Cassidy was cast as the female lead for this series, Dinah Laurel Lance. I've always tried to be neutral about the way her season played out. Part of my rationale was figuring Greg Berlanti was going to eventually have Laurel don the leather and fishnets of Black Canary...but the character played unevenly, which I wasn't sure was the fault of the writing or Cassidy's performance and looks--clearly, she wasn't a favorite in a lot of the blog sites about the series. But Episode 2 in this series introduced Emily Bett Rickards and her wonderfully gifted take on the computer genius/hacker Felicity Smoak. Let's be blunt--EBR was adorable throughout the season, with Felicity's mouth sometimes going places it shouldn't...moreover, EBR is just GORGEOUS. When Felicity lost the ponytail and glasses in "Dodger", that was the "WOW!!!" moment of the season.
Overall, the first season of this series drew the comic-book fans with a story that hewed to its origins, but that comic-book origin was used to lead to a deeper, and occasionally more disturbing tale; and in turn to an expanded fan base. This was a good start to this iteration of the Oliver Queen story.
Highly recommended.
2 people found this helpful
Number SixReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
DC Superheroes Done Right
Verified purchase
As much as I wanted the Smallville series to be better than it was, I didn't even want to view this series when first announced. In spite of Tom Welling's input, Smallville left me feeling unfulfilled for my favorite DC Comics characters. Having said that, I'm glad the show runners for Arrow have learned the lessons well from what came before re: Smallville and have turned out a quality product that I'm glad to be the owner of and am looking forward to the Season 2 Blu-ray discs all the more. This is a well acted and written show which is respectful of the material's origins and takes them forward in exciting directions. The clever use of both DC characters and original characters (to my knowledge anyway - I'm talking about Diggle - a nod to former DC writer Andy Diggle perhaps?) is a good mix. Stephen Amell sells the character and it's clearly his show, but that's not a slight of the other actors involved because they interact really well with one another. I'm glad they've hired really good actors like the former Captain Jack Harkness from the Dr. Who BBC series also known as John Barrowman. They've even hired Alex Kingston (River Song from Dr. Who as well) and they're only just starting. This is geeky fan fun all the way around with a compelling story about the Island and what's going on currently that all ties back to that island. This is a good show and I recommend it to comics fans and adventure fans alike. There's something for everyone with this show, it's too bad they killed off...ah...but that would be telling and even then there's more to say. Bought this at a great Amazon price $16.99 whereas other vendors still had it going at a full bore $39.99. All of that Arrow goodness and a great price. Tanam Shud!
2 people found this helpful
Jade EmporiumReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
So glad to have finally bought this Great show!!!
Verified purchase
I've been watching this series since the very beginning and knew it had the potential to be a quality show. For those who have never watched this series before and like comic book heroes, this show should satisfy you. I won't go into detail about the show as I don't want to spoil it for people who have never watched it but the first season has Oliver Queen returning to Starling City after surviving being on an island for 5 years but coming back a different man. He has a lot of anger in the first season and is determined to cross off names on a list that his father had put on a booklet. He is just considered a vigilante by everyone in the first season. There's moments of flashbacks to the time when Oliver was on the island which helps to explain what happened to him while he was there. Unlike Agent of Shield, this show was strong from the beginning and just continued to improve as the season progressed. Arrow has less corny lines than AOS and better cast IMO. The Nielsen ratings has never seemed accurate to me as only a select number of households have the boxes and the ones who do tend to be family households who watch shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox. People who usually watch shows on CW are single/couples that are into superhero, supernatural type shows. I highly recommend The Arrow as it has already been renewed for a 3rd season!! I like the show so much that I decided to get it on bluray to have in my personal library. I bought the discs instead of instant video because of the data caps imposed by ISP, so I want to limit the amount of streaming and downloading I do. Bluray is better anyway as it is in 1080p as opposed to the 720p instant videos.
One person found this helpful
See all reviews