Arrow Season 2 Posters: Stephen Amell, Colton Haynes, David Ramsey and Manu Bennett

Posted on September 17, 2013

Darlings, here is a thing that we are not even going to try to justify or analyze. It’s just a thing. That we’re giving to you. You’re welcome.


Stephen Amell

Colton Haynes

David Ramsey

Manu Bennett


Apparently the Craft Services table on that set is covered in dust. All we can think is how cranky they all must be. All the ladies in the cast are probably all, “Stay away from the boys. They’re hungry, they haven’t had a carb in months, and they still have two thousand more crunches to do today to hit their goal.”

The CW sure is making a play for a certain audience, no? A certain, likely-to-lick-a-guy’s-abs audience that the average comic book fanboy does not embody, yes?


[Photo Credit: CW]

    • Latin Buddy

      [Slowly setting down my bag of Light Chips] …I’m so fat. Hate being gay.

      • Domo_Konnichiwa

        Yeah, but you don’t have to shave/wax your whole body, either. You’ll never have to deal with the fear of knicking your nipples or getting shaving cream stuck in your belly button.

        • VioletFem

          Well some gays do…

        • Kent Roby

          Honey, gays put razors in areas that are considerably more delicate and dangerous than nipples. At least, that’s what I heard from a friend of a friend. 😉

      • StellaZafella

        I think part of being gay is about being far more self-aware than we like to let on… Until something like this comes up on the screen, and then I just let go and happily become a total drool monkey.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        I’m a big hairy gay bear, and I like my men big and hairy. But even I hate myself a little bit right now. Not enough to give up ice cream but maybe enough to not eat the entire bucket in one sitting. This is not reality, this is fantasy.

        In all seriousness, there are cute, hairless, skinny little twink chasers who swarm the Gandolfini types, and when daddy bears turn their noses up at them, they hate themselves because they can’t grow a beard.

        The smooth black guys who are into fat hairy daddies get it the worst.

    • TropiCarla

      *gasping for air* … literally

    • kimmeister

      Ha, this reminds me of the scene in “Crazy Stupid Love” when Emma Watson makes Ryan Gosling take off his shirt, and exclaims incredulously, “It’s like you’re photoshopped!”

      • Sobaika


        • kimmeister

          Thanks. Right as I was typing it, I knew something was amiss.

      • random_poster

        I love that line.

    • Tina Kramer

      Manu Bennett played Crixus in the STARZ series “Spartacus” which also featured lots of hunky guys in very little clothing.

      • Catherine

        God I miss that show.

        • StelledelMare

          Ugh, me too.

      • songstarliner

        Crixus was always my favorite ::swoons::

        • Tina Kramer

          Ironically enough, Stephen Arnell was on the short list to replace Andy Whitfield as Spartacus.

      • Eva_baby

        And they just cast Cynthia Addai Robinson on the show in a recurring. Here’s hoping they somehow manage to reunite Crixus with Naevia.

    • Mrs. Julien


    • PlethoraofBooks

      Well… hello there.

      And it’s not even Sausage Friday… thank you for the early gift Uncles TLo!

    • stu844

      OMG, I’ve never watched the show but their marketing is WORKING and I will definitely check it out. You’ve got to give it to the CW. Ever since Dawson’s Creek (back when they were the WB) they found what works for their audience and they just keep upping the ante. Hello, Vampire Diaries!

      • Nicholas

        Spartacus might be the show for you …

        (Psst, it’s on Netflix.)

        • EspyRants

          I disagree. Vengeance was my absolute favorite, if only for Libertus and the fight with the Germans.

        • alwaysanswerb

          Do we have the same Netflix? Or were you just talking about DVD?

          • Nicholas

            I live in Europe, so we probably don’t. But, assuming you live in the U.S., I would just imagine they have everything in the U.S. that we have, and then some.

            Netflix here has three out of four seasons.

            • alwaysanswerb

              Ugh, US Netflix definitely does NOT have it streaming right now >:(

            • Nicholas

              Oh wow, bummer. Probably because we don’t get Starz here, I guess.

    • annabelle archer


    • Nikko Viquiera

      this should wash away the awful aftertaste known as miley…

    • Rand Ortega

      Testosterone Tuesday. I like it!

      • Nikko Viquiera

        This should totally be a thing now for TLo!! I’ll vote this up as a yes.

      • StellaZafella

        I’ll have some of that soup, thank you!

    • JanieS

      … wait seriously? ALL of them? I mean I don’t have any specific objections but …um.

      • kimmeister

        Three of them apparently have better body armor than the first one.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      They all look like they’re doing long division in their heads.

      • StellaZafella

        Energy = Muscle mass x Charisma squared.

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      WELL THEN.

    • Judy_S

      I take it that this is not an ad for shirts.

    • Celeste

      Wow! I had no interest in this show… Until now.

      • semirose

        My thoughts exactly

    • mjude

      sorry this just is not doing it for me.

    • MilaXX

      Oh Sausage Friday came early this weeK! Thanks, Uncles!

    • e jerry powell

      Why are pants?

    • jjtxgrrl

      Yay!! Pretty dirty men!

      I’d give any one of them a good bath…then….well.

    • 1carmelita

      I have no idea what “Arrow” is about, but point it my way.

      • formerlyAnon

        There’s a good guy, and he’s a really good archer, and some bad guys, usually, but sometimes only one, and people to be protected, and, um, usually at least one scene of one or more well built guys exercising sans shirts or fighting sans shirts or . . . SOMEthing sans shirts.

        And I’m pretty sure there’s a recurring female character whose name escapes me. Maybe . . .

        • 1carmelita

          Sounds like what I’d expect. Thanks for the clarification. :-)

        • misstressofsylar

          that salmon ladder!

        • foodycatAlicia

          And he broods and has secrets.

          • formerlyAnon

            Now you’re getting deep.

      • MissusBee

        Best watched with the sound off.

        It gets reeeeally boring when they talk.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Oh, those shots are a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Yummmmmm.

    • lrhg

      I like the third one. All are beautiful but the others look like they don’t know what to do with their arms with that much muscle mass.

      • barbarienne

        And he was the surprise beefcake on the show! David Ramsey was always dressed in well-fitting conservative suits, but we were always seeing Amell shirtless and working out. Then in one ep suddenly Diggle (his character) is shirtless and working out and it’s like, WHOA THERE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

        The plot is moderately diverting, but the main strength of the show is the many flavors of eye candy for those who like looking at the menfolk.

        • foodycatAlicia

          Makes up for Debra Morgan being such a cunt to him on Dexter.

        • lrhg

          THAT was the surprise beefcake? Good lord, sign me up. I may have to check out this Arrow…

      • gabbilevy

        Poor Colton Haynes in particular looks lost among those MEN. But he’s playing a boy sidekick, not a mentor to the hero, unlike David Ramsey and Manu Bennett, so I suppose we can let that slide.

        God I love a superhero show that’s like… HEY. Superheroes are hot hot HOT guys with amazing bodies. Women will LOVE this. (Because we — and I — do.)

    • shelbywoo

      The second guy totally isn’t breathing, but that’s ok!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Thanks for this awesome thing.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      I suddenly feel like I need to tune in…

    • stephbellard

      I just licked my screen four times while scrolling down.

    • Therese Bohn

      Too sweaty and too waxed. I think the CW is aiming more for gay guys than straight women.

      • Lisa McKissack

        Or straight women that think like gay men.

        • Therese Bohn

          Hey, whatever floats your boat!

      • tinyredlocks

        I’m a straight woman, and I like them sweaty and waxy….

    • formerlyAnon

      Not my ideal male body and yet so, so, so attention-grabbing. Borderline riveting.

      So kind to share today when you might have squirreled these away for a quick post on Friday.

    • Lisa McKissack

      as much as I am enjoying this eye candy, can we get some shirtless Barrowman? Please CW?

    • barbarienne

      “A certain, likely-to-lick-a-guy’s-abs audience that the average comic book fanboy does not embody, yes?”

      AND WE THANK THEM FOR THAT. The folks at DC, with their recent spate of idiocy, really need to talk to the folks at the CW and discover that there’s a huge market of fans who are not straight, white, male, and too young to legally drink.

      • demidaemon

        DC is notably (and stupidly) conservative in comparison to Marvel.

      • gabbilevy

        This is a DC property.

        • barbarienne

          Yes, that is my point. DC is fuckheads when it comes to sexism/misogyny in their comic books, but somehow the CW has taken one of their properties and made it extremely enjoyable for people who aren’t simultaneously attracted to women while regarding them as an alien species.

          It’s as if the folks at the CW understand that comic-book fans might be a broader market than socially maladjusted boys! Some are grownups, or women, or gay, or brown-skinned, or perhaps even all four at once!

          • gabbilevy

            Ah, misunderstood! Moving along now…

    • Nancer

      Thank you. Just… thank you.

    • Nancer

      David Ramsey can glower at me any time he likes. As long as he’s shirtless, that is. Ok, sorry, I just can’t help it.

    • crash1212

      David Ramsey should never wear a shirt. Ever.

    • Ramon Figueroa

      Oh, my stars and garters. It’s Sausage Friday on a Tuesday. Well, more like a river of pepperoni swimming upstream.

    • Kirstin McAulay

      and now I can demonstrate to my friends why I LOVE this show 😉

    • oohsparkley!

      I better start watching this show. Do they do the whole show shirtless (I hope).

      • steeg of their own

        Actually, I’m pretty sure there’s a clause in Stephen Amell’s contract that he has to be shirtless at least once an episode. There are a lot of gratuitous exercising scenes. A LOT.

    • Theresa Jusino

      Oh dear! This is why I love this network. The shows are good enough, but they really cater to my….

    • Kent Roby

      Every one of these pretty men need a faux scar on their face to send their hotness quotient from “smoldering” to “volcanic” (ala Dex Dexter from Dynasty).

    • It’s Kimmy

      yo but why is everyone naked tho lol

    • Kimmu

      All I want is for Ollie and Diggle to get some shirtless time. Together. In a small space. You know what I mean.

    • Trickytrisha

      Well, damn, TLo. This IS a thing.

    • judybrowni

      I never considered watching this show…until now.

      But tell me, does it live up to the posters?

    • PastryGoddess

      God Bless your Mortal Souls

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Should I watch this show? I mean, I am a dyed in the wool ab licker, but I also need my TV to be high quality (except for True Blood).

    • Pterodactyl111

      I have this sudden, overwhelming urge to start watching Arrow …

    • d4divine

      I’d feed them

    • quiltrx

      Just what I needed today….blue steel served with steel abs!

    • Alloy Jane

      I like all of them, even the one with the not-exactly-macho henna tattoos. Is this the kinda show that is bearable to watch with the volume on? I’m not above watching with it off, but it’d be a nice bonus if it was somewhat ok. My life has been devoid of tv hotties since Prison Break and Heroes.

    • MinAgain

      Well, I do love green.

    • marlie


    • Deborah Lipp

      Those should be scratch-and-sniff.

    • MzzPants

      Can we get an ‘Amen’?

    • Brent Wolgamott

      The scene in the finale with Stephen tied up SHIRTLESS in leather pants with John Barrowman walking around him is like the stuff of wet dreams. More, please.