By JediXMan 17 Comments
Alright. Well, I’ve seen two of the first episodes. It wouldn’t be right for me to do a full review, so this is – as the title implies – just my overall thoughts on the series thus far as well as predictions for the future. This will be rather brief, so... yeah.
With that said...
Eh... skipping the plot, because I’m lazy. Summary:
Rich guy gets stranded on an island. Rich guy learns to fight and gains archery skills. Rich guy is rescued. Rich guy cleans up his home city.
Okay, then. Moving on.
I rather like the direction this show is going. It has a nice tone and decent acting. I will say, however, that I despise the fact that his little sister’s nickname is “Speedy.” Maybe it’s a little joke (like the name “Danielle Didio” appearing in a list of names in the pilot. Wait for it... let it sink in...), but if anything serious comes of this nickname, I will be extremely pissed off.
I’m okay with Arrow killing. I’d like to see him use trick arrows, but right now, it suits the hardened character. I see him eventually lightening up a little. Maybe. Still waiting for him to get the proper goatee.
I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle Deadshot – and since they actually included the wrist-mounted machine guns, I’m already happy. I’d, personally, like to see him portrayed the way he was written in the Secret Six, but we’ll see.
And... prediction time!
... or... err... what I hope. Whatever.
I would like Deathstroke to be played by John Barrowman. While I still want Stephen Lang to play Slade, I’m okay with Barrowman doing a “pre-super-soldier-serum” version, and I think he’d do a good job. Not sure how I feel about the costume, based on what has been shown, but it might not be bad. We’re going to see Deathstroke soon, so we’ll see. If Barrowman does not play Deathstroke, then I would still like for him to play an active role in the series.
I want – I really, really want – John “Diggle” to just come out and reveal that his real name is “John Stewart.” That would be just awesome. I thought this when he mentioned his military past, and the way handled his own against the assassins in the previous episode just reinforced that notion. Just give him the ring! Time Stewart got some time in the spotlight.
All in all, I’m happy with the direction this show is going. Hopefully it’ll just keep getting better with every new episode..
No, I’m not giving a numbered rating. Not yet. It wouldn’t seem fair. Perhaps I’ll do a review of the season once it has finished. But right now, it’s too soon. Just wanted to put my thoughts out there.