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Amph DC "CW-verse" Discussion (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow) and Titans

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

  1. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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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

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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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

    SoloKnight Jedi Master star 4

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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, [hl=black] Oliver's sister ends up as his sidekick?
     
  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    imiller Jedi Master star 3

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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

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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  7. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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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

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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
    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

    SoloKnight Jedi Master star 4

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

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 7 Staff Member Manager

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

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Correct
     
  18. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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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

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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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

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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    Picked up for a full 22-episode season =D=
    via Twitter
     
  23. GenAntilles

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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?