How To Watch Arrow? Easy Watch Order Guide

Arrow, the pioneer series which triggered the vast CW’s Arrowverse, portrayed the comic-book hero in a new light. It concluded on 28 January, 2020 after eight long seasons, leaving the cluster of fans utterly satisfied with the farewell our costumed hero had received.

Unlike other tv shows where characters become occasionally dull and monotonous, Arrow maintained the interest in viewers consistently. The action sequences were also coherent with comic-book fighting styles throughout the series.

Below is an accurate watch order if you are looking for a way to watch the series. It includes a chronological order where the crossover episodes have also been correctly sequenced.

1. Release Date Order

If you are totally unfamiliar with our hooded hero, you must kick off with Season 1. It laid the groundwork for all Arrowverse.

  • Season 1 (2012)
  • Season 2 (2013)
  • Season 3 (2014)
  • Season 4 (2015)
  • Season 5 (2016)
  • Season 6 (2016)
  • Season 7 (2017)
  • Season 8 (2018)
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But, a more interesting idea would be to check out the detailed order given below. This is because I have clubbed all the instances of Oliver Queen being present in Arrowverse, in one given place:

2. Ultimate Watch Order

This one is in chronological order. While you may proceed with the canonical seasons as usual, be careful when you come across the crossovers.

For every season after Season 2, Arrow appeared in the yearly crossover event. I have attached the crossover episodes list and its designated watch order immediately after every season:

  • Season 1 (2012)
  • Season 2 (2013)
  • Blood Rush (2013)
  • Season 3 (2014)
  • Flash vs. Arrow (Crossover 1)
    • The Flash Season 1, Episode 8
    • Arrow Season 3, Episode 8
  • Season 4 (2015)
  • Heroes Join Forces (Crossover 2)
    • The Flash Season 2, Episode 8
    • Arrow Season 4, Episode 8
  • Season 5 (2016)
  • Invasion (Crossover 3)
    • The Flash Season 3, Episode 8
    • Arrow Season 5, Episode 8
    • Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, Episode 7
  • Season 6 (2016)
  • Crisis on Earth-X (Crossover 4)
    • Supergirl Season 3, Episode 8
    • Arrow Season 6, Episode 8
    • The Flash Season 4, Episode 8
    • Legends of Tomorrow Season 3, Episode 8
  • Season 7 (2017)
  • Elseworlds (Crossover 5)
    • The Flash Season 5, Episode 9
    • Arrow Season 7, Episode 9
    • Supergirl Season 4, Episode 9
  • Season 8 (2018)
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths (Crossover 6)
    • Supergirl Season 5, Episode 9
    • Batwoman Season 1, Episode 9
    • The Flash Season 6, Episode 9
    • Arrow Season 8, Episode 8
    • Legends of Tomorrow Season 5, Episode 0
  • Green Arrow and the Canaries (cancelled)

Blood Rush, a spinoff miniature series consisting of six episodes, does not actually feature Oliver Queen. But, characters such as Felicity Smoak, Roy Harper and Quentin Lance are part of the plot. The events are set during the course of the 2nd season of Arrow.

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Another female fronted Arrow spin-off series titled Green Arrow and the Canaries was planned. It would have starred Katherine McNamara as the new Green Arrow. Unfortunately, it could not see the light of the day, and was officially called off in Jan 2021.

3. Where To Watch

Arrow Trailer (Season 7) - Comic Con 2018
Arrow Trailer (Season 7)
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4. How Much Time Will It Take To Watch

By rough calculations, it will take you 7 days and 12 hours to binge watch the entire Arrow.

All the 8 seasons, with 6 crossover events where Green Arrow has appeared, have been included.

Note: These are approximate values of the runtimes.

5. About Arrow

Arrow is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, and is set in the Arrowverse with other related television series. The series premiered in the United States on The CW on October 10, 2012, and was primarily filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Arrow follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who claimed to have spent five years shipwrecked on Lian Yu, a mysterious island in the North China Sea, before returning home to Starling City (later renamed “Star City”) to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow.

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