100 episodes of Arrow. 100 episodes of cheesy voiceovers, gratuitous flashbacks and second rate special effects. 100 episodes and only two good seasons. But where would we be without it?
As the show hits the 100 mark with this week's 'Invasion!' crossover episode, it reminds us all that without it, we'd have no Flash, no Supergirl, no Legends of Tomorrow. You could even make an argument that without Arrow, there'd be no Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage or Defenders. I won't, but you could. Arrow has ranged from absolutely brilliant to, at times, completely unwatchable, but it paved the way for superheroes on mainstream TV, and we owe it so much.