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Postby Lunkhead » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:21 am

I wrote this show off when it started as just more WB beefcake fodder (should've been called "Aaaabbbss"). I started watching it because I started watching "The Flash" and the cross-marketing/tie-in stuff worked on me. Also I got caught up on Flash episodes and wanted something else to watch. I've been burning through this and am finishing the second season now. It definitely has a lot of flaws, but as a former comic book geek I'm still enjoying the storyline. I never really read or collected DC comics much so I'm not as familiar with the comic versions of the characters and their histories, so maybe that helps. The things that bug me are the occasionally terrible dialog, and the fact that in just the first two seasons the same one character has been kidnapped like 15 times. They are constantly playing the "damsel in distress" card, over and over. It's pretty weak.
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Postby ken » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:44 am

I watch these shows. Arrow somehow gets the right balance of comic book and soap opera for me. This show is my "stories."
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Re: Arrow

Postby Generic » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:51 am

I'm almost caught-up on this. Season 2 was one of the best superhero stories I've seen done in live-action yet. I'm partway through Season 3 and it's a little bit more uneven so far, but I'd dare say this has become one of my favorite shows still running.

And I knew next-to-nothing about the Green Arrow comics before starting.
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Re: Arrow

Postby Generic » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:46 am

Now I'm all caught up on the DCW shows.

Evidently I was wrong when I said they wouldn't spin Atom off into his own show - they're actually asking for exactly that. The new show would also feature Firestorm from The Flash, Caity Lotz (who was the now-deceased first Black Canary in this show, so I'm not sure what they have in mind for her) and "three other DC heroes that have never been on TV before." Honestly, I think it sounds like a mess, but the story is still developing, so nothing is even remotely confirmed yet. Even if this cluttered pitch comes to fruition intact, I'm not exactly confident that they can maintain their current level of quality when spreading the creative team over three hour-long TV shows per week. Maybe they can put the plans on hold until Arrow's five-year plan is done? Let the show end gracefully on its own terms with a spinoff already lined up to replace it.

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Maybe Oliver should have just stayed dead when Ra's killed him in the midseason break, and they could have renamed this show to Atom? Problem solved, right?
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Re: Arrow

Postby Generic » Thu May 14, 2015 8:45 pm

And apparently it's happening, exactly as rumored, with all of the above-mentioned characters, plus Captain Cold and Heatwave from The Flash, Hawkgirl, and Rip Hunter. It looks like a very unweildly ensemble, and it might turn out to be a hot mess... but it looks like an entertaining hot mess at least.

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Re: Arrow

Postby Lunkhead » Thu May 14, 2015 9:52 pm

I actually thought the teaser looked potentially good. It does seem pretty challenging to set up that extremely grand outlandish premise, and handle dealing with all those characters.

More on topic, i just watched the season 3 finale of Arrow and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. It didn't really feel all that exciting, for some reason, and there was an aspect or two of the conclusion that I really didn't like. But maybe it's just that I'm comparing it to the Agents of Shield double-length finale, which was awesome, and this one is suffering from the comparison.

Anyway, it will be interesting to see what the new overall story is, but it seems like they've set up Damian Dark as the next "big bad".

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