How the Show “Arrow” Has Changed Since Season 1

TVOvermind | 2/1/2019 | Nat Berman
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Arrow is a DC Comics live-action show that started up on The CW in 2012 and has continued to the present. As its name suggests, it is based on Green Arrow, but it is important to note that it has its own particular interpretation of the character as well as the setting that exists around him. On the whole, Arrow has had a surprising impact, meaning that it has both changed much and been changed much in the process.

How Has Arrow Changed Over Time?

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For starters, Arrow has brought the Arrowverse into existence. In short, the Arrowverse is a shared universe in a similar sense to the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe but centered on live-action TV shows rather than live-action movies. However, the Arrowverse has seen other kinds of works included in it as well, with an excellent example being the various web series that have been released.

Based on the name, it should come as no surprise to learn that Arrow has had a huge impact on the Arrowverse. For example, it has helped some of the other shows get off of the ground by offering their characters a place to be introduced to the audience before throwing them into the deep end that is the TV market. Furthermore, the Arrowverse shows similar focuses, similar plots, and other similarities that were pioneered by Arrow before being further refined by its spinoffs. However, Arrow has also been shaped in turn by its spinoffs, with the most notable example being its involvement in the various crossovers that have come along over the course of its existence. One example would be the 2015 crossover in which Green Arrow and the Flash teamed up to take on Vandal Savage, which was used to set up Legends of Tomorrow. Another example would...
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