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Arrow (The CW)
The Good: Stephen Amell's unnerving performance as the ruthless, dead-eyed vigilante is a welcome change from TV's tradition of squeaky-clean superheroes. Props to the producers, who revealed the protagonist's secret identity (to Ollie's bodyguard Diggle) in the third episode.
The Bad: Outside of the quiver-grabber himself, the rest of the characters (ahem, Laurel) are thinly written, leading to some bland, inconsistent performances. We could also do without Ollie's clunky, overwrought — and frankly unnecessary — voiceover. Show, don't tell.