I’ve been surprised as anyone to see that the promos and trailers for The CW’s Green Arrow show Arrow actually make it look pretty entertaining, with decent performances, solid action, and a surprising amount of characters from the comics. That is, except for this newest one, where Oliver Queen talks about what a “bad boy” he is and how you shouldn’t date him, you know, were he not a fictional character and everything. It’s absolutely horrible, although I remain committed to giving the show a try. You know, this promo could have easily served the same purpose if Ollie had only the delivered the dialogue: “I’m not what you would call a catch. I’m definitely not the guy you bring home to your mother. I promise I’ll never remember your birthday. Also, I shoot people in the face with fucking arrows.” (Via Comic Book Resources)
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