It wasn’t that long ago that Arrow was considered the best comic book TV show around. It was the king of DC TV which was booming while Marvel failed to get going on the small screen. Times have really changed since then, and the fans of Arrow have gone to drastic steps to show it.
The Green Arrow and his team wrapped up their fourth season this week, and it’s safe to say that the episode didn’t meet expectations. After over a year on the decline, the show’s most dedicated fans showed their disapproval in the most spectacular fashion. Overnight, the Arrow subreddit became a Daredevil subreddit.
Many have compared the two shows since Daredevil was released last year, but it seems the Man Without Fear has completely eclipsed the Green Arrow now. Discussion threads have popped up on the site for episodes from the Netflix series, which signals a switch away from their focus on Arrow.
The negative reactions started right after the episode, as fans were quick to point out the massive problems they saw in the finale. One fan, mkd87, channelled his inner Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons to write this scathing review:
“Let’s see here… The finale was filled with plot holes. Like where the f–k do thousands of nukes in mid-flight go? How did Oliver channel his magic from the hope of the citizens? How did Darhk’s powers powered by tens of thousands of souls just go limp d–k in 2 seconds, yet he was able to kill Felicity’s ex from far away? And the final fight scene? What the f–k was that? The final fight scene was s–t. They’re both highly trained in martial arts and they’re just trading punches in the face back and forth? The f–k? Did the action scene choreographer take time off or what? Worst season finale ever.”
Stephen Amell recently talked about restoring the show back to what made it work in its early days, so fans clearly have a point. But can Season 5 win back the fans who have turned away from the show?
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