Ladies and gentlemen, breaking news has dropped straight from the set of the hit CW show Arrow. The hit adaptation of the DC comic’s hero and Justice League member Green Arrow has recently revealed a new photo, which shows Oliver’s partner, sidekick, and confidante John Diggle finally suiting up and donning the mantle of………………….Magneto?
That’s right, kids. Diggle is suiting up, and by suiting up I mean something between a leather daddy, and (Power) Top Gear.
(Not So) Secret Identity
Now what baffles me is why would Diggle suit up now? He’s two years into his vigilantism, and NOW he wants to hide his identity? Everybody knows you already. Do you think the League of Assassin’s are going to go, “Whatever happened to that Diggle guy?” and the new Ra’s will simply say, “Disappeared, but another tall, buff, black guy appeared right after, hanging around Team Arrow.”
Now don’t get me wrong here, friends, I’m not bashing the guy. I’m as big a Diggle fan as the next guy, but slapping a helmet on on him that:
A. looks like Magneto’s and
B. it barely covers his face
It’s stupid, cheap, and cheesy. You can do better, Arrow costume department. Look at what The Flash has done. They’ve created a functional suit that looks great, is true to the source material, but still original.
Diggle’s suit looks like the losing outfit on Project Runway.
I hope Arrow can recapture the magic of season 2. It’s more important than ever after such a weak 3rd season, which had so many low points it’s hard to list them all (but I’ll name the ones that irk me the most)
Mighty Dale Judges Season 3
Olicity. Just typing that word made me dry heave a little. Then the fact that the show runners basically took the Bruce Wayne story, slapped the name Oliver Queen on it, and sold it as a unique idea. That’s cheaper than Diggle’s goddamn suit. Oliver and Felicity driving a porsche off into the sunset was garbage, and it should have been left on the cutting room floor. It’s so ridiculous and so cheesy I had to burst out with laughter. The convertible, the smiles, the blonde hair, the sunset, the end of season one had the glades blowing up and Oliver more or less failing to save the day, season 2 had the amazing Slade Wilson finally put away in an A.R.G.U.S. facility, and season 3, well, I had to check to make sure I wasn’t watching an episode of Beverly Hills 90210.
CW, stop diluting cool shows with tween romance shit, in order to skew to a younger demo. It’s like adding whipped cream to scotch.
Guys and girls, I don’t know if Season 4 can fight it’s way back, but I sure hope it does, this is a show that has had some real highs, and it’s taken the viewer on some great adventures. Lets all hope we get a great 4th season…………starring Magneto, and if not, heres to Legends of Tomorrow. Welcome back Sara Lance, we’ve missed you.