Arrow anyone?

#1 Edited by Aurum19 (71 posts) - - Show Bio

Do any of you watch arrow? I've seen all the episodes so far, and think they're fantastic. Really well done, and incorporating locations and characters was well done as well. What do you guys think?

#2 Posted by Flaming_Weasel (33 posts) - - Show Bio

Arrow is really cool. It made me want to read Green Arrow comics, but I didn't like the new 52 GA series. Arrow looks so much like Batman Begins.

#3 Edited by FlashKnight (451 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, I love the show. Haven't disliked a single episode, which is way more than I can say for Smallville with its crazy highs and lows.

#4 Posted by Fallen_Crippled (6450 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen every episode as well and its one of my favorite series. The only thing I can say is that I would like Oliver to be a little more cocky. Make some smart jokes. They barely show that side of him.

#5 Posted by SmashBrawler (5633 posts) - - Show Bio

@flaming_weasel said:

Arrow is really cool. It made me want to read Green Arrow comics, but I didn't like the new 52 GA series. Begins.

Have you tried Lemire's run? It started in issue 17 and has been beyond fantastic so far.

#6 Posted by Aurum19 (71 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen every episode as well and its one of my favorite series. The only thing I can say is that I would like Oliver to be a little more cocky. Make some smart jokes. They barely show that side of him.

I think they will begin to show that much later, first they have to show full transformation, just my guess.

#7 Posted by noj (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

Im really loving it. The episodes have been consistently good and the Island flashbacks have been consistently amazing! Manu Bennet as Slade is just too awesome. That being said I really hope they bring in some more DC heroes at some point. I understand that the first season is mainly for build up of Oliver's character and main villains but starting in season 2 they should bring in some guest heroes as well. My #1 pick would be the Question if they can get some good effects for his mask and make him as cool as he was in JLU. Also maybe branch out to bring superpowers into the show. I know that the show has been decently grounded in reality but hey they have shown ARGUS and that S has to stand for something lol

#8 Posted by Aurum19 (71 posts) - - Show Bio

They showed bludhaven, which is home to nightwing, so they might introduce him

#9 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait till Roy Harper turns into the Red Arrow

Gonna be calling it 'Arrows' by the next season for sure.. lol not kidding..

^__^

#10 Posted by noj (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

oh another thing I REALLY want them to stop reffering to Oliver as "The Vigilante" and call him Green Arrow, or at the very least Arrow. Maybe they will cap off the first season by officially giving him the name

#11 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@reefermadness: I'm looking forward to how they adapt Snowbirds don't fly. Heroin addiction is a little too "on the nose (or vein, har har)" for a CW show. The vertigo drug is much more ambiguous and relevent today.

#12 Posted by Flaming_Weasel (33 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by SmashBrawler (5633 posts) - - Show Bio

@flaming_weasel: Oh. Well, I guess you should keep your eyes open for issue 17 when it comes out. Trust me, it's great.

#14 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

I watch it, I find it likeable

#15 Posted by SupBatz (1729 posts) - - Show Bio

Biggest problem for me is that all of the villains are cliche and one-dimensional. Even the more colorful villains like Deadshot and Deathstroke are completely lacking in personality (with the exception of Vertigo and possible Huntress) or any sort of depth. Aside for that, I enjoy the show.

#16 Posted by Jamnat1 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anybody have the arrow skin i really want it

#17 Posted by FlashKnight (451 posts) - - Show Bio

@supbatz said:

Biggest problem for me is that all of the villains are cliche and one-dimensional. Even the more colorful villains like Deadshot and Deathstroke are completely lacking in personality (with the exception of Vertigo and possible Huntress) or any sort of depth. Aside for that, I enjoy the show.

You kind of forgot Malcolm Merlyn. IMO he is better than most movie villains.

#18 Edited by SupBatz (1729 posts) - - Show Bio

@supbatz said:

Biggest problem for me is that all of the villains are cliche and one-dimensional. Even the more colorful villains like Deadshot and Deathstroke are completely lacking in personality (with the exception of Vertigo and possible Huntress) or any sort of depth. Aside for that, I enjoy the show.

You kind of forgot Malcolm Merlyn. IMO he is better than most movie villains.

Fair enough. They've dedicated more time to Malcolm's character than they have more other villains. But I still feel like I'm getting a bit of a cliched "my wife was murdered by this city so now I'm going to take control of it" sort of story that hasn't really explored the situation on a personal level with Malcolm. Plus, I can't help but feel like Malcolm only exists so that he can die someday and have Tommy take up his mantle. Just my prediction so it very well could turn out false but I feel like that's the direction they're shooting for (bad pun intended).

#19 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

The first episode aired in Australia last night and I really enjoyed it.

It's Smallville meets Batman Begins, but it's an entertaining show from what I've seen.

#20 Posted by Z3RO180 (6458 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it's a lot more on track than smallville ever was ill give it that

#21 Posted by Saren (25617 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not bad, but it's not great either. It's.....aggressively average.

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#22 Posted by lilben42 (2530 posts) - - Show Bio

Arrow isn't the best show but it has its moments. Like this recent episode was the best yet. I was actually surprised in this episode when almost all the others were cliche.

#23 Posted by gregroyj42 (55 posts) - - Show Bio

Love this show. Question for everyone with Green Arrow comic knowledge, did deathstroke spend time on the island or did they insert him for dramatic effect?

#24 Edited by FlashKnight (451 posts) - - Show Bio

@supbatz said:

@flashknight said:

@supbatz said:

Biggest problem for me is that all of the villains are cliche and one-dimensional. Even the more colorful villains like Deadshot and Deathstroke are completely lacking in personality (with the exception of Vertigo and possible Huntress) or any sort of depth. Aside for that, I enjoy the show.

You kind of forgot Malcolm Merlyn. IMO he is better than most movie villains.

Fair enough. They've dedicated more time to Malcolm's character than they have more other villains. But I still feel like I'm getting a bit of a cliched "my wife was murdered by this city so now I'm going to take control of it" sort of story that hasn't really explored the situation on a personal level with Malcolm. Plus, I can't help but feel like Malcolm only exists so that he can die someday and have Tommy take up his mantle. Just my prediction so it very well could turn out false but I feel like that's the direction they're shooting for (bad pun intended).

I hope they don't kill him off! John Barrowman is the best actor on the show!!! Really hoping we find out who trained Malcolm though *cough* Ra's *cough*

#25 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a bit behind on Arrow compared to you people from the US. But i'm loving it so far, attempting to avoid too many spoilers :p

Currently my only show i follow religiously :)

#26 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Arrow is fantastic! Easily one of my favourite shows on tv currently alongside Supernatural! Just keeps getting better and better!

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#27 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

that ending........

#28 Edited by Notemoro (15 posts) - - Show Bio

The show is really good even despite how much it's ripped off Bats. I want it to be fall already just to see what happens next. I'm really hoping we get to see Oliver get some more gadgets...maybe an "Aero-Cycle"...anybody ;) I also really hope we get to see Connor Hawke...maybe if Sarah is still alive o.O...but of course I know Connor probably won't come in to play till much much later.

Bring on season 2!

#29 Edited by Urban_Ronin (9935 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah Connor Hawke would be tight. Also hoping to see more parkour action next season. And of course, Deathstroke (the fanboy in my is hoping they throw in Lady Shiva just cause)

#30 Edited by dcdyno (130 posts) - - Show Bio

connor would be shado's son wasn't she shot

#31 Posted by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

Watched a couple eps and thought it was pretty rough. They went with an eye candy hack of an actor as GA instead of someone who can actually act.

#32 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as i love the show, i think the Laurel thing has gone too far. Move on.

#33 Posted by batmannflash (6215 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the show. But sometimes it has too much drama.

#34 Edited by Justthatkid (3448 posts) - - Show Bio

It's entertaining but alot of stuff trouble me

#35 Posted by Justthatkid (3448 posts) - - Show Bio

@dcdyno: Shado is the mother of Robert Queen, Moonday or something is Connor's mother.

#36 Posted by War Killer (20129 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy the show, I'm looking forward to season two.

#37 Posted by lilben42 (2530 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Edited by The_Spy (112 posts) - - Show Bio

It's average, the only thing that really pisses me off is that Warner made him into green Batman.

#39 Posted by dcdyno (130 posts) - - Show Bio

how is he batman. I know his history but I don't read his comics. so elaborate.

#40 Edited by DarkMagnum (8 posts) - - Show Bio

@dcdyno said:

how is he batman. I know his history but I don't read his comics. so elaborate.

I love the show but Arrow is almost a complete rip-off Nolan's Batman.

Here are the similarites.

>High-tech cave used to thwart criminals

>In love with District Attorney

>Using the front of being a socialite to deflect from being a vigilante

>The fact both the hood and Batman are hunted down by the police

>While The Hood and Lance don't get along their relationship is quite similar to Batman and Gordon in that they relay information to eachother that is considered 'off the books'

>Both spent years away in foreign nations learning their craft

>Both have a habit of dissapearing when in conversation with other characters.

>Both show a relative lack of interest in their deceased fathers' billion dollar companies.

>Both make up elaborate excuses as to why they need the help of tech specialists in Fox and Felicity.

That's just some I've noticed so far and the final episodes are incredibly similar to Spiderman (2002) with the relationship between Ollie, Malcom and Tommy. Ollie is in love with Tommy's girlfriend like Peter was in love with MJ who was Harry's GF. Tommy's dad becomes Ollie's arch nemesis as did Harry's dad as Green Goblin for Spiderman and in the finale battle in both cases, the hero beats the villain by impaling them using their own weapons against them.

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