I caught up on the second season of Arrow shortly after Thanksgiving. With baseball season being over and the "hot stove" of the offseason yet to kick in, I had the time to sit down and blow through a bunch of episodes.
But there were other reasons for choosing to get up to speed on Arrow over, say, Sleepy Hollow. Other than Hannibal — and possibly one or two others that are currently slipping my mind — there weren't that many shows from last season whose return I was anticipating. Plus, Arrow is a satisfying comic-book adaptation, unlike Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Perhaps above all, I did not want to be behind and out of the discussion when Arrow introduced Barry Allen — who eventually becomes the Flash — arguably the most anticipated moment of geek TV for this season. On Wednesday night's most recent episode, we finally got it. ("Finally" is a relative term, I suppose, since Barry Allen was only on for two episodes.)