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#1 Posted by TheCannon (17839 posts) - - Show Bio

Title pretty much speaks for itself. Is it worth watching or am I wasting my time? Please, no spoilers.

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#2 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

Ive heard good stuff about it, although i havent seen it yet

But if you go to the discussion threads for each episode theres a lot of optimism for the series

#3 Posted by JediXMan (29221 posts) - - Show Bio

Previous episode sucked, but overall it's quite good so far. Jump on now while you still only have 3 episodes to catch up to.

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#4 Posted by JakeN7 (9878 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I've seen all three episodes. It's pretty great but there are some irritating things for comics fans. Green Arrow is never referred to as Green Arrow, only "Arrow" (by himself) "The Hood" (by the cops) and Oliver Queen (when not in costume.) Star city is now Starling city for no explainable reason. And Black Canary (a.k.a Dinah Laurel Lance) is only referred to as Laurel never Dinah. The latest episode featured Deadshot who looked pretty awful. His monocle was way too big and he didn't have his silver helmet on. Other than that the show's pretty great so far. Both Deathstroke and The Huntress are expected to show up soon and we got a glimpse of Deathstroke's mask on the island that Ollie washed up on in Ep.1. Hopefully they won't go the Smallville route and they will actually have Batman show up. No word yet on Roy Harper but my fingers are crossed.

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#5 Posted by War Killer (19851 posts) - - Show Bio

Never cared for Green Arrow, except in Justice League Unlimited, but after only three episodes into the series and he's already become one of my favorite DC superheroes.
 
So in other words, I recommend this show to anyone looking for a great comic book based TV show.

#6 Posted by JediXMan (29221 posts) - - Show Bio

@JakeN7 said:

Yeah I've seen all three episodes. It's pretty great but there are some irritating things for comics fans. Green Arrow is never referred to as Green Arrow, only "Arrow" (by himself) "The Hood" (by the cops) and Oliver Queen (when not in costume.) Star city is now Starling city for no explainable reason. And Black Canary (a.k.a Dinah Laurel Lance) is only referred to as Laurel never Dinah. The latest episode featured Deadshot who looked pretty awful. His monocle was way too big and he didn't have his silver helmet on. Other than that the show's pretty great so far. Both Deathstroke and The Huntress are expected to show up soon and we got a glimpse of Deathstroke's mask on the island that Ollie washed up on in Ep.1. Hopefully they won't go the Smallville route and they will actually have Batman show up. No word yet on Roy Harper but my fingers are crossed.

Don't forget "speedy."

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#7 Posted by cameron83 (6499 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

Never cared for Green Arrow, except in Justice League Unlimited, but after only three episodes into the series and he's already become one of my favorite DC superheroes. So in other words, I recommend this show to anyone looking for a great comic book based TV show.
#8 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (3808 posts) - - Show Bio

great show

#9 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4521 posts) - - Show Bio

Watched it the first time this week, it was pretty good, brutal, and all that good stuff!

#10 Edited by k4tzm4n (36106 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in the middle.  I'd say give the pilot a shot and decide from there.

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#11 Posted by mpierce2690 (316 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen the three episodes, and as a show, it's pretty good.

But make no mistake, this is barely Green Arrow. It's Bruce Wayne as Green Arrow. The Oliver from the comics is basically non-exisistent and there have been a lot of major changes as described by @JakeN7. For some reason they've changed Star City to Starling City, Dinah is only called by her middle name Laurel, his mother is alive and he has a sister whom they've taken to calling Speedy for some reason. The biggest thing that bothers me is Ollie's personality. He should be more Tony Stark than Bruce Wayne. But like I said, as a show, it's pretty good so far.

Deadshot was lame though. And, yeah, I won't spoil anything else.

#12 Posted by GillaDro (230 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah it's good so far

#13 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good, not great, better than I expected at least.

#14 Edited by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Its bland and it felt like the O.C with violence. Its about as good as any live action superhero show we have seen or probably will see though.

#15 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8838 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it is worth giving a shot

#16 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

It's great!

#17 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19872 posts) - - Show Bio

It's alright. I'd recommend seeing it just to see where this series is going. It's not excellent, but it's not horrible either.

#18 Posted by TheCannon (17839 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, I'm gong to watch the first three and see how it is.

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#19 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to know this too. Green Arrow was pretty awesome in Smallville, but I have huge doubts about this "Arrow" show

#20 Posted by tahmidk (283 posts) - - Show Bio

kinda dissapointing that they replaced oliver queen with bruce wayne but other than that the only problems are the same old teen soap opera bullshit moments from smallville. and some crappy acting.

#21 Posted by x_29 (2272 posts) - - Show Bio

It is passable.

#22 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7680 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

Title pretty much speaks for itself. Is it worth watching or am I wasting my time? Please, no spoilers.

I have the same question

#23 Edited by xybernauts (858 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy said:

I'd like to know this too. Green Arrow was pretty awesome in Smallville, but I have huge doubts about this "Arrow" show

I did too, but as it turns out the Green Arrow in "Arrow" actually seems alot better. He's like the male version of Summer Glau when she played River Tam in Joss Whedon's Serenity (Firefly) movie. That's a compliment.

@tahmidk said:

kinda dissapointing that they replaced oliver queen with bruce wayne but other than that the only problems are the same old teen soap opera bullshit moments from smallville. and some crappy acting.

The "teen soap opera bullshit moments" aren't that bad in this show and they certainly aren't as bad as the ones in Smallville. This show is more like "Supernatural" or "Nikita" meaning it's more action oriented so I think it's pretty good so far.

#24 Posted by Teerack (5130 posts) - - Show Bio

It's really bad. It's like the level of bad Smallvile is on in it's current season.

#25 Posted by z1co80 (176 posts) - - Show Bio

It beats watching X-factor, Jersey Shore or any reality crap that's on tv.

I have found it decent.

#26 Posted by BuffaloBob (6 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

I'm in the middle. I'd say give the pilot a shot and decide from there.

This

#27 Posted by Red_Jack (285 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only seen about five minutes of one episode, but I wouldn't watch it all since I couldn't tell if it was the first episode.

That said, in those five minutes I thought the main character did resemble Olly in the comics somewhat. But I can tell it'll never be an amazing show and can predict after a few seasons it'll go way downhill.

#28 Posted by PassionFlower (957 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw one episode I thought it was pretty good enough for me to catch up.

#29 Posted by SHAZAM117 (2465 posts) - - Show Bio

The pilot was kinda "meh".. But it pick up steam since then. The last ep with Deadshot is the best so far...It has the standard "CW'ish" acting, not bad, but decent...The action scenes is really where it shines though imo...Def worth a watch if you're into the character, I think and it feels with each passing ep to keep geting better...It ain't no WALKING DEAD or Breaking Bad, so don't get your expectations too high, but it's pretty entertaining.

#30 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@xybernauts: eh, from what Ive heard it deviates much more from the Queen persona from DC. Also, I liked the teen soap opera drama, it made sense, Supes was a teen in Smallville

#31 Posted by Kairan1979 (16700 posts) - - Show Bio

I preferred Smallville version of Oliver Quinn. His parents were both kiled (in "Arrow" his mother is alive and they even gave Oliver a sister).
 
One of the positive moment - the actor who played Harry Dresden in the role of Quentin Lance.

#32 Posted by Allie_Ho (151 posts) - - Show Bio

Well the creators says that they are making Ollie more like his personality in the Longbow Hunters but they really lack his humour which he uses a lot in the comics.

#33 Posted by Cavemold (1668 posts) - - Show Bio

its decent cant wait to see deathstroke episode.

#34 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (1777 posts) - - Show Bio

My vote..it's a "good" show. Not great, but good.

#35 Edited by tomlikesfries (4624 posts) - - Show Bio

It has been good so far.

#36 Posted by xybernauts (858 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy said:

@xybernauts: eh, from what Ive heard it deviates much more from the Queen persona from DC. Also, I liked the teen soap opera drama, it made sense, Supes was a teen in Smallville

Smallville was a cocktease. Teen drama is fine, but what Smallville did was it made an annoying habit of jerking people around. Will Clark reveal his identity to Lana, he won't, he almost did, maybe, Maybe today, nope, he reveals his identity but everyone forgets because of this reason or that, I honestly don't remember the specifics because I went out of my way to forget, but I remember how annoyed I used to be with the show because of this.

@Kairan1979 said:

I preferred Smallville version of Oliver Quinn. His parents were both kiled (in "Arrow" his mother is alive and they even gave Oliver a sister). One of the positive moment - the actor who played Harry Dresden in the role of Quentin Lance.

Well I would have preferred an origin closer to the ones in the comics. The actor playing Green Arrow is better though. But like @Allie_Ho: said, he just needs the humor. Maybe they are experimenting with an alternative style like they did for Clark in Smallville. From what i can see they are pretty much using some Smallville concepts in Action comics now.

#37 Posted by thespideyguy (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

We are trying to compare Arrow to Green Arrow. I never read Green Arrow but the show makes me want to read it. They are building the story.

P.s. When you read this Cannon keep in mind how many people complain to be "cool." And I think the show is good, but however goodish I do not wish to bias your opinion.

#38 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@xybernauts: so what if it was tease? I like that, because you never know if or when it's gonna happen, Smallville was a new way of adressing the mythos and it was kinda of rollercoaster. Only thing I didn't like was the 6-8 seasons, because they were kinda trying to see what the heck they wanted to do with it.

#39 Posted by matchstick76 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Some bad acting here and there, but its good.

#40 Posted by matchstick76 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Its good. Some bad acting here and there during the pilot episode, but I'm already seeing improvements, so yeah...its good.

#41 Posted by Gordon Kelly (59 posts) - - Show Bio

Arrow the tv series is awsome. I know Smaillville is over and been on the air for 10 years 2001-2011. I thinks its good to have a change Arrow the tv show is awsome to replace Smallville. I would can tell that DC is doing its best. I only read DC Comics and Vertigo. I would like to see a Justice League movie in years to come. I know that people tell me that DC is not good at making movies and there terrible at it. DC only good at cartoon series and comics. I think there doing there best. I have never seen the Avengers movie and never will at all. Only DC movies and JL and JLU and animated films and Arrow I will watch. DC makes low budgent films but like I said there doing there best for there comic readers.

#42 Posted by Moonchilde (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

The first two episodes were pretty bad, but the third episode picked up quite a bit, and the 4th episode was decent. .

So far I'd say it's much better then Smallville (which I hated), but there's still a few Smallville-esque elements to it that annoy me. Deathstroke is suppose to show up in the next episode, how well they handle him will determine whether or not I continue to watch the show after that.

#43 Posted by The Stegman (22703 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good, his kid sister is really growing on me, although I hate Laurel Lance, or should I say Faux Lois Lane I mean come on, even their initials match.

#44 Edited by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I, personally, think they are very good. Best super-hero series I've seen.

You can check out these videos and then you would see how this show is. Probably some minor spoilers, but nothing too much.

One of the action scenes -

First encounter with Deadshot (not the full fight tough) -

And the humor aspect in the show -

This should give you an idea, about the show. ^_^

#45 Posted by Gordon Kelly (59 posts) - - Show Bio

Smallville and the Arrow are filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

It would be awsome to see Speedy and also his son Green Arrow II in the nexts seasons of Arrow.

#46 Posted by xxxddd (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: It has nothing to do with comicbook Green Arrow.

Other than that, it's a good show.

#47 Posted by Dernman (14604 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good I like it.

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#49 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

Its decent

#50 Posted by 80sBaby (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a very good show, imo and continues to get better with each episode.