Season four of the CW’s hit show Arrow is on a mid-season break in the US. In this season Oliver and Team Arrow are up against Damien Darhk, another big baddy associated with the League of Assassins. Here’s the trailer for season four of Arrow.
Damien Darhk is played by Neal McDonough who has a long history playing and voicing comic book characters. He played Dum Dum Dugan in multiple marvel TV shows and the 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger film. He even voiced the Green Arrow for some DC shorts back in 2010. With Damien Darhk, viewers have Neal McDonough play a very dark (pun intended), mysterious bad guy. Here’s an interview with Neal McDonough, discussing the role of Damien Darhk.
What do you think, is Damien Darhk creepy? Is he the right type of bad guy for Arrow?
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Honestly, Damien Darhk hasn't been doing anything for me. The first season of Arrow was just awesome, season two and three things slumped a little but were still really good. The end of season three did get too soap opera-ish for me. There's nothing wrong with soap operas but it seemed like a serious departure from the show's normal. Unfortunately season four of Arrow has been a let down for me thus far. The more serious tone that I loved has walked away and what has taken it's place is camp and rushed story telling. It feels like the story runners wanted to add some of the lightheartedness of The Flash plus mash it's own story and the lead in for Legends of Tomorrow. None of the changes have done Arrow any good. It was too much too fast, and it's made the show feel rushed in pretty much every aspect. I just have to hope things smooth out.