Amph CW's Arrow

Discussion in 'Community' started by DarkEagle, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone (particularly comic fans) watch this? It just started up last week. What did you guys think?

    To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I haven't gotten around to seeing Smallville yet, so I dont have a superhero tv show to compare it to. However, I think it did a rather good job with their premier, insomuch as you can really make an origin story really feel unique. It's interesting to see a darker character after the focus on Batman and the Avengers movies (it feels largely based on the overall tone of Batman Begins). I'm excited to see where they take this.

    Watch the first episode

    Oh, and Deathstroke ;)
  2. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I actually liked it. It will seem familiar to many as it and Batman Begins have quite a bit in common, sort of telling the same story in a differant way though the origin story is quite a bit like the original comic.

    When I first started into to comics and RPG's Green Arrow was a character I gravitated to for no better reason than his blatant ability to stand up to Batman where other characters seem to back down from his authority.

    I see Deadshot is on the bill and Kelly Hu will play a role as villain as well.
  3. SoloKnight Force Ghost

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    I watched and enjoyed it. It's a bit darker in tone than Smallville (though I stopped watching the latter around the time Green Arrow was introduced in the show) but fills the superhero niche nicely. I haven't really ventured into the comic book waters outside of the Bat family, Wonder Woman, and some Superman, so I'm not overly familiar with Green Arrow which probably helps my enjoyment since I'm not constantly comparing it to the comics.

    I do know enough about Green Arrow to recall that Speedy was his sidekick, so I'm guessing, in this version, Oliver's sister ends up as his sidekick?
  4. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'm not familiar with the comics or Green Arrow at all, but I loved The Avengers so much, I decided to try this and expand my superhero repetoire. I really enjoyed the premiere.
  5. imiller Force Ghost

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    Anyone know when the Huntress episode is coming up? Since this is the only place they're putting the 1990s-2000s Helena Bertinelli Huntress, I'm hoping it makes enough of an impact to bring her back in some form soon.
  6. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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  7. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    I have not yet hoping once Comcast comes out this week and takes care of the issue that I can catch it. Looks neat from all the previews


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  8. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Well that was a lot better than I expected. A lot better. Will definitely be watching this show weekly

    Though has everyone else called
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    Tommy Merlyn eventually becoming a villain? I mean he wore purple, and he's the heroes childhood friend. He has arch-nemesis written all over him.
  9. SoloKnight Force Ghost

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    Plus,
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    he slept with the hero's ex-girlfriend. Definitely villain.
  10. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Definitely, Only villains break the bro-code.
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  11. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, I think it's a safe bet he'll be a variation of Merlyn
  12. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    This first episode looked pretty good, though the ads from the CW streaming site were just obnoxious as hell. Seriously, after the Bing ads played for the 5th time, I will deliberately Avoid their service.
    Only have a fragmentary knowledge of GA, mostly from the JL/JLU cartoons.
    Still, the potential here is good.
    But I'm going to be waiting for netflix DVDs or streaming, just to avoid the ads.

    (There was a pretty funny argument on another board about a super hero killing people (the bodyguards) being bad/wrong.)
  13. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    I like this show, too. I'll be a weekly watcher.
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I haven't seen this week's episode yet. As good as the pilot?
  15. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah it was. Rather similar (in a good way) to the first, so if you liked it you should like this one. I like how they set up the dual plotlines of modern-day and Olliver on the Island; both are getting very interesting.
  16. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    Sooooo…this is a not-spinoff of Smallville?
  17. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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  18. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I must have missed EP2. I am back to work and don't stay up late enough. I hope they repeat.
  19. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I cannot wait to see the entirety of the Royal Flush Gang. The villain choices for this series are bizarre... but, in a positive, outside of the box manner.
  20. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    You can watch it on the CW's website
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  21. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I was about to say that ... Actually, that's how I watch most of my TV :p

    @Jedi Merkurian, no, there's a different actor (and, I believe, a different backstory?).
  22. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Picked up for a full 22-episode season =D=
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  23. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    So Deadshot, he was awesome except
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    When Oliver shot him in the eye with an arrow and killed him. Maybe he can walk it off?
  24. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Damn :eek: Lot's of setup for next week; it's gonna be exciting ;)
  25. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Well I have to give it to Starling City Police, they certainly are more competent than Gotham in figuring out who their vigilantes are. It took them what, a few weeks?