Starring: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Katie Cassidy, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Colton Haynes, Paul Blackthorne
Seasons: 8 (2012-2020)
Pros: - Arrow is where it all started – hence the "Arrowverse" that has since evolved the CW DC Shared Universe – making it a pretty natural place to begin.
- More than one show (The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow) spin directly out of Arrow, which adds a nice bit of context when you move on to other series.
- Stephen Amell is excellent as Oliver Queen and, as the universe expands, he fills the mentor/leader role to the younger heroes equally well.
- The fight choreography in the show is superb.
Cons: - For viewers wanting to see the super-powered DC universe, this may not be the place to start. The show initially focuses on the more grounded, street-level elements of the DC landscape.
- In addition to a couple particularly weak seasons, the show is also the launchpad for other shows - so prepare for significant crossover.
- The entire final season of the show deals with a major Arrowverse-wide crossover.