In case you hadn't realized it when watching "Arrow" Season 1, the showrunners know how to tantalize the ladies into sticking with this show. Sure, it's got fun twisty plots and comic book action goodness, but there is also a hell of a lot of hunk on display too.
So, to keep us ladies intrigued for Season 2 of "Arrow", The CW has wisely led with some, erm, artistic offerings that let us see another side of four of the male leads. Particularly that side that shows off their great pecs and abs. I am not going to complain about this one bit.
Confession time. I have a particular fondness for the scenes where Oliver, aka Arrow, does pull-ups. It's not just his awesome physique, but the fact that he pulls the bar with him on every lift. You can get a look at this incredible feat, and the shirtless body worship cinematography, in this lovingly crafted YT video:
Keanu's line in "The Replacements" seems fitting for "Arrow": "Pain heals, chicks love scars, glory lasts forever."
Want to catch up on Season 1? Check out my "Arrow" recaps.
Season 2 of "Arrow" premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c on The CW.
PHOTOS: CW Promotional posters for "Arrow".