Likability, well on its way to becoming a dirty word, is on everyone’s lips these days: Why aren’t Anne Hathaway and Taylor Swift likable? Why are Jennifer Lawrence and Mila Kunis? What does it matter if Hannah Horvath or Amy Jellicoe is unlikable, so long as they are interesting? Why are women, both real and fictional, constantly being assessed for likability while men doing similar things get a pass? And what is with our current, not gender-specific cultural obsession with the unlikable anyway? And with making the unlikable lovable?Continue Reading… …
Oliver Queen’s two-man vigilante team took one step closer to becoming a trio. On the latest “Arrow,” Felicity found out about Oliver’s little secret. This came after his mother shot him — he’d confronted her as the Hood that night. Felicity brought him back to his lair and then helped Diggle pach him up. And throughout it all, she did very little freaking out.
Mainly, this was because she’s a smart girl and she’d kind of already figured things out. Oliver had already been leaning on her pretty heavily to help him with his crusade, and neither he nor Diggle were as good at lying to her as they’d hoped.
“You’re practically an honorary member of the team already,” Oliver told her. But this didn’t mean she was ready to suit up and join the battle full-time.