What we said then:
When a pilot is as successful as the first episode of "Arrow" -- which was both critically lauded and a ratings hit -- we sometimes worry that it's peaked too early and that subsequent episodes might not live up to its promise. Luckily, we don't have to be concerned about that with this show.
What we say now:
Dare we say that "Arrow" is the most successful new drama on the broadcast networks this season? We do dare. Every episode gets better as we grow more invested in Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his various complicated relationships. We're loving the new, interesting ways that the producers are incorporating familiar DC Comics friends and foes, while still keeping the focus on the important people in Oliver's life. Though he's obviously the lead of the show, there's plenty of material for his family, friends, and loves, and we've fallen in love with almost all of them. "Arrow" more than exceeded our expectations for the show -- which were already pretty high.
-- Carina Adly MacKenzie, Zap2it