Many fans of Arrow, including myself, were extremely disappointed in the last season of Arrow. There was an extreme number of flaws that were just hard to overlook, even for the most passionate of fans.
The show was too focused on relationships outside of crime fighting, the humor was dry, and the villain of the season simply didn’t work. Luckily for fans, the show is back to its darker ways this season, which is fantastic.
It now seems that we as fans weren’t alone either, we can now confirm from an interview with EW, that Stephen Amell didn’t like Arrow Season 4 either. He discussed his desire for a street level villain, and his dislike for magic villains.
“There’s a lull in any relationship, where you have a come-to-Jesus moment, and that happened to me in Season 4. We are a street-level crime-fighting show. We’re at our best when we’re focused on those things. We’re either going to do what we do and do it well, or it’s the last year. If we find the magic formula — which is not magic, it’s just hard work and playing to your strengths — then the show could go on for a really long time.”
In addition to this, he feels that this season is one of, if not the most important seasons the show will ever have. He feels this way due to the fact that the show must recover from last season in order to gain momentum.
“I do really believe that this season is sort of a throw-down-the-gauntlet year for us, where we’re either going to do what we do and do it well or it’s the last year.”
Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW