This past October, Arrow debuted on CW. The story of season one follows 28 year old billionaire-playboy Oliver Queen and how he becomes the masked vigilante known as “The Hood.”

After the family’s yacht crashes on its way to China, Mr. Queen gives Oliver one task: survive. Throughout his five years on a Chinese island called Lian Yu (purgatory), Oliver learns to fight like a maniac and shoot a bow and arrow. He eventually is rescued and returns home only to find more trouble. Oliver uses information from his father to take down certain social elite who are ruining his city. Nicknamed “The Hood” by the police force, Oliver secretly uses his bow to strike down all of the baddies in his city to make it peaceful again.

Below are five reasons why you should watch Arrow season 2, which premieres this October.

1. A Superhero with NO Powers

Nowadays, superheroes are very mainstream. Whether on TV, in the mall, or at restaurants there are superheroes everywhere. But, the thing about the heroes such as The Hulk, Spider-Man, and Superman is that they all have special powers.

Oliver Queen was not bitten by a spider, exposed to gamma rays, or born on another planet; he had to go through five years of training on an island to become what he is today. He had to learn what he did in order to survive. There is something exciting about characters who aren’t gods or aliens. No hero on the show has had any actual superpowers, even though the story is set in the DC universe.

The Flash is set to join this season, though, and will be the first character with powers depending on how the writers handle his appearance. The kinds of characters without any powers are always the most relatable to the audience.

2. Interesting Characters

What makes Arrow a really interesting show is the array of characters and story arcs every week. A few notable characters are Thea Queen, Deadshot, and Helena Bertinelli.

Thea Queen is Oliver’s 17 year old sister who had to find a way to cope with Oliver’s death for the past five years. Thea decided to get into drugs and alcohol, an addiction which becomes a major problem later on in the season. This becomes a problem not only for her, but also for Oliver and The Hood.

Another problem for The Hood is Deadshot who appears a few times in season 1. Deadshot has an unfortunate connection to Oliver’s bodyguard which makes things personal. Because he is able to fire a bullet from a few hundred yards away, Deadshot is a deadly foe.

Another character that draws interest to Oliver and his alter ego is Helena Bertinelli. With a grudge against her father, The Huntress kills the men closest to her father. Oliver has a need to try to change her, even though she is very set on what she wants. Each character’s story, whether a hero or villain, is told in a great way for anyone to relate to.

3. The Island Story

Just because Oliver Queen doesn’t like to talk about what happened on the island doesn’t mean that the audience shouldn’t know the full story. With flashbacks throughout the entire season, Oliver’s story of what exactly went down on the island is told.

He comes onto the island just a weak and foolish boy, but over the course of five years he becomes a hardened man able to fight for his life. Oliver’s first year on the island is full of unrelenting enemies, a lot of training, and betrayal by the people he becomes close with. More flashbacks are set to come in order to make the story more complex and to tell how Oliver finally escaped the island

4. A Love . . . Square?

Arrow wouldn’t be a great TV show if it didn’t have some sort of love story happening while the main story unfolds. Oliver might have been better off staying on the island with how he left things back home.

Oliver’s ex-girlfriend Laurel Lance remembers him by only one thing: sleeping with her sister the night his yacht crashed. And now Laurel is nearly dating Oliver’s best friend Tommy Merlyn. The entire love story is a little messed up, and it doesn’t get much better once Thea gets involved and Oliver starts having feelings for Laurel once again.

5. Oliver is a Bad Ass

Five years of training on an island didn’t get Oliver nowhere. He is now a master of archery and fighting. Throw a penny in the air and Oliver will be able to hit it with his arrow. His enemies aren’t even able to pull out a gun before he has an arrow pointed at his or her head.

There are some pretty intense action scenes throughout the first season that get the audience excited. Many scenes even have Oliver fighting more than five guys at once. These fights are some of the best, although it is refreshing to see Oliver knocked down a few times to know that he isn’t completely invincible.

Watching Oliver work his way out of tough situations and come up with an escape plan is rather intriguing because his brain always thinks up something new and inventive. Oliver Queen really brings the word bad ass to a whole new level.

Arrow is a great show that deserves more attention than it is receiving. With many unknown actors and actresses, Arrow is still able to pull its weight and deliver a quality show. This season boasted many comic book characters, but there are a few more to come this year including Flash and the Black Canary.

Arrow is able to entertain both comic book and non-comic book readers alike. This is why the show is truly successful as it appeals to a wide audience.

Will you be a part of the season 2 premiere coming in October?

Here are the 2017 Oscars winners and losers

8:25 pm EST, February 26, 2017

The 2017 Oscars took place Sunday night in Hollywood and found La La Land cleaning up with six wins. Here are the Academy Award winners!

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2017 Oscars, which took place at the Dolby Theater. The event featured live performances of all five Oscar-nominated songs.

2017 Oscar winners list

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The 2017 Oscars took place Sunday night in Hollywood and found La La Land cleaning up with six wins. Here are the Academy Award winners!

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2017 Oscars, which took place at the Dolby Theater. The event featured live performances of all five Oscar-nominated songs.

2017 Oscar winners list

Related: We asked our parents to describe the 2017 Oscar nominees

Below is a complete list of Oscar winner and losers.

2017 Oscar winner list

Note: The final winner of the night was originally announced to be La La Land, but the announcement was actually an error — Moonlight won Best Picture. Awkward.

Best Picture:
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land

Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

Best Actress:
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor:
Casey Affleck – Manchester By the Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Director:
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By the Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Arrival – Eric Heisserer
Fences – August Wilson
Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Lion – Luke Davies
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Best Original Screenplay:
20th Century Women – Mike Mills
Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
La La Land – Damien Chazelle
The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Manchester By the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

Best Original Song:
“Audition” – La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“The Empty Chair” – Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

Best Score:
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Best Cinematography:
Bradford Young – Arrival
Linus Sandgren – La La Land
Grieg Fraser – Lion
James Laxton – Moonlight
Rodrigo Prieto – Silence

Best Live Action Short Film
Timecode
Sing
Silent Nights
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV

Best Documentary, Short Subject:
4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Editing:
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Best Visual Effects:
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Production Design:
Arrival
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Animated Feature:
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best Animated Short:
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

Best Foreign Language Film:
Land of Mine, Denmark
The Salesman, Iran
A Man Called Ove, Sweden
Tanna, Australia
Toni Erdmann, Germany

Best Supporting Actress:
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester By the Sea

Best Sound Mixing:
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best Sound Editing:
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Best Documentary Feature:
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th

Best Costume Design:
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
A Man Called Ove

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

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Lightning McQueen’s biggest enemy is himself in the new Cars 3 trailer.

The second major preview premiered during the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon, where voice actor Owen Wilson served as grand marshal.

The new Cars 3 trailer finds Lightning pushing himself to compete with high tech cars that are engineered to win. The character suffers a serious accident during a race and finds himself back at square one, having to work himself back up to what he once was.

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Lightning McQueen’s biggest enemy is himself in the new Cars 3 trailer.

The second major preview premiered during the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon, where voice actor Owen Wilson served as grand marshal.

The new Cars 3 trailer finds Lightning pushing himself to compete with high tech cars that are engineered to win. The character suffers a serious accident during a race and finds himself back at square one, having to work himself back up to what he once was.

While Cars 3’s main setting is unclear, we do see Lightning at least briefly returning to Radiator Springs (Gotta keep Cars Land at Disneyland relevant)!. This appears to be the I-need-to-rediscover-myself-by-remembering-my-origins scene.

Cars 3 looks dramatic, emotional, and possibly targeting kids and adults? We’ll race into theaters for this installment when Pixar’s latest opens this summer.

A synopsis from Pixar reads: “Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!”

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We asked our parents to describe the 2017 Oscar nominees

It's because we love them that we use them for our amusement.

10:30 am EST, February 26, 2017

When your friends and family don’t know about the films of the 2017 Oscars, you just have to take advantage of their ignorance and laugh.

The title of a movie (usually) makes obvious sense when you know what that movie is about. But titles can be so vague, and when you have no prior knowledge of the movie, the plot isn’t typically easy to decipher. How fun would it be then, to ask our friends and family to guess the plots of the nominees for the 2017 Oscars?

The task was simple for us. We gave our friends and family a movie title from the 2017 Oscars, and asked them to guess what the movie is about. It’s not, however, such a simple task for them. They weren’t allowed to look it up. No cheating allowed! As you can imagine, we got some interesting responses.

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When your friends and family don’t know about the films of the 2017 Oscars, you just have to take advantage of their ignorance and laugh.

The title of a movie (usually) makes obvious sense when you know what that movie is about. But titles can be so vague, and when you have no prior knowledge of the movie, the plot isn’t typically easy to decipher. How fun would it be then, to ask our friends and family to guess the plots of the nominees for the 2017 Oscars?

The task was simple for us. We gave our friends and family a movie title from the 2017 Oscars, and asked them to guess what the movie is about. It’s not, however, such a simple task for them. They weren’t allowed to look it up. No cheating allowed! As you can imagine, we got some interesting responses.

Be sure to check out the ridiculous responses we got for the 2016 Oscars too!

Time to let her rip tater chip.

‘Lion’

Our participants start out on a high note. Well, they at least know who’s in the movie.

‘Arrival’

Success continues with Arrival, as they have the vague idea it’s about space aliens (although it’s possible one of them is confused with Passengers).

‘Fences’

There was a common general premise our friends and family had of Fences.

‘Moonlight’

They did well with Moonlight…until they didn’t.

‘La La Land’

Maybe La La Land will be better! Everyone knows La La Land! Right…?

‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Oh no, we’re starting to lose them!

‘Hidden Figures’

No lie though, I’d watch that.

‘Captain Fantastic’

We’ve officially lost them.

‘Hell or High Water’

Could these plots be any more varied?

‘Nocturnal Animals’

It might have been a good idea for Nocturnal Animals to change its name.

‘Silence’

They’re really losing it now. They’ve had enough!

‘Manchester by the Sea’

Someone needs to turn these ideas into full screenplays, they are gold.

‘The Lobster’

What did they expect people would think when they named it The Lobster?

Thanks to Ariella, Brandi, Donya, Karen, Kendra, Kyle, Matthew, Pamela, Selina, and the friends and family they may or may not have annoyed all week.

Which 2017 Oscars movie do you think has the most misleading title?