Evan Meadow wrote:But in the end, I think its still inevitable that at some point, Laurel's going to take the role during the course of the show.
Laurel has her bad-ass moments. I concede though as much as I like the actress and as much as I like the idea of Dinah Laurel Lance being Black Canary, at this point in time, her character doesn't really have the motivation to don a costume and fight crime on the streets.
If the show moves too fast, Ollie will have his own Justice League of America... I'm glad the show is still finding cause for the dramatic pathos--you know, season 1, he was angry, dedicated heart and soul to bringing an end to these corrupt businessmen. The show hasn't lost that tension though--Tommy's death was more meaningful and plot-important than I realized. Ollie is now angry about his excesses as a vigilante and the police force's willful incompetence.
Arrow has to be an angry show--it's too "silly" without the extreme emotions. SHIELD does better with the light-hearted attitudes. It is doing well as an "adventure comedy." Arrow has to be about crazy people with deep passions. Otherwise the execution is too silly.