This Week’s Most Noteworthy Performance | Actress

January 24-30
“A.W.O.L.” | Arrow
Emily Bett Rickards 

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Fall ’15 Finale Roundup: Week One

|December 6-13|

It’s been an exceptional week for finales and because we’ve worn ourselves out talking about Once Upon A Time’s masterful 5A finale here and here, we’ve chosen to talk about our other favorites that’ve floored us this week — The Flash, Nashville, and Arrow.

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#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 24

25 Love Stories 24/25
Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak (Arrow)

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Behind every great man is an even greater woman. And when it comes to television couples, this particular saying works perfectly for Arrow’s Felicity Smoak and Oliver Queen. Oliver would be nowhere near as great of a hero if it weren’t for Felicity by his side. She continuously makes him better just by being her genius, effervescently engulfing self. I can honestly say that it weren’t for Felicity, I would not have stuck around with the series. Felicity has kept me interested since her very first appearance and clearly I wasn’t alone in all this. And from the very beginning, viewers could tell there was something exquisitely beautiful blossoming between the two. The challenges that they’ve faced have inspired them to come forth about their true feelings — it’s been beautiful to watch Oliver finally validate how deeply he admires, respects, and needs Felicity. And it’s also been beautiful to see Felicity realize that she’s valued more than she’s imagined — someone as extraordinary as her needs to hear she’s a treasure more often. Oliver and Felicity are two people who’ve been misunderstand and judged more often than not, thus the most winsome part of their relationship is that from the moment they met, it’s all been real.

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2014 Year-end Television Review

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternative – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

Aristotle said it best in the quote above, the significance of choices has not only been an ongoing theme in all our favorite series, but it’s what we feel has been the most noteworthy message this year.

2013 was a great year for television, but 2014 was indescribable – with far too many astounding moments to choose from, television this year inspired us in ways we never thought possible. From superlative performances to exquisitely written scenes and character arcs, we’re proud to say that our choices are ones we feel we’ll adore for years to come.

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