The plan after Smallville was to watch the old Superman movies, but I failed. I found myself getting impatient with the introduction Clark Kent and then Superman in the 1978 movie. I was distracted by thoughts of starting Arrow soon and then I hit FF to see when Christopher Reeve appeared in the movie. That was my mark to put the movie aside for a while and start Arrow. I think jumping straight into the movie collection after Smallville was a little ambitious. So now I'm with Oliver and his book... I tried this show back when it first aired, but didn't last too long, I was put off by the green eye shadow (I know that sounds ridiculous) and the flashes back to the island. Maybe Smallville and the adventures of heroes has softened me a little,m but after the pilot of Arrow I feel much more open-minded about the story. I'm curious where the book of names ends and what Oliver will uncover about his mother's involvement.