Arrow is an adaptation of DC Comics’ Green Arrow on the CW. It is either an adorably earnest-but-clumsy attempt to bring a gritty superhero franchise to television, or a market-minded attempt to fuse two proven recipes for profit: Christopher Nolan’s Batman and empty-headed CW melodrama. It doesn’t really matter. What matters is this is a show that features many men being shot with arrows, which is scientifically awesome. What follows is my first attempt at an episode recap that tries to capture what exactly I find so irresistible about this deeply silly show.