Things Fall Apart: Why I'm No Longer An Arrow Fangirl

So here’s what happened.

I started watching Arrow the first season and liked it, but it wasn’t appointment TV. Then a bit player connected with the lead and I started deconstructing it to see how that happened, and then I got hooked. Wonderful show, terrific cast, I’m a fan. And then everything shifted, and the hero changed, and there were all these people crowding up the Arrow cave, and I got bitchy about it, and then the next week, the story repeated things I already knew and I got bitchier, which helps nobody. Then this week I found myself disliking the lead character and his whiny super-girl-friend so much that I quit before the episode was over. I don’t think I’ve ever had this experience with a TV show before. I’ve gotten bored with shows over time, but I’ve never had one go from can’t-wait-for-the-next-episode to can’t-stand-to-finish-this-episode in a month.

So I have come to the decision that I’m not doing anybody any favors by talking about Arrow. Continue reading