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Didn't see a thread for this show, so I'm starting one.


For those who don't know, Arrow is a show on The CW about DC's Green Arrow hero (he's neck and neck with Batman for my favorite comics, so when they announced the show a couple of years ago, I was more than excited). It is absolutely amazing. It sticks pretty closely to the comic origins, and where it diverts, it's worth it or at the very least, they make it work in a way that doesn't bother you. Stephen Amell is PERFECT for the role of Oliver Queen/Arrow, and the supporting cast is phenomenal. Mostly little known actors, as far as I know, with a few that are more well-known, like Katie Cassidy and Susanna Thompson.

There are a LOT of commonly known characters not just from the Green Arrow universe, but from the DC universe as a whole (mostly names associated with Batman). There was an awesome cameo by Harley Quinn recently, for example. Most of the characters aren't deeply developed, as you just can't do it with every character, but the main cast is well developed, and they try to delve into personal stories involving the minor characters throughout the episodes.

Plot moves well. Very focused. Utilizes flashbacks in every episode (mostly dealing with Oliver's time on the island where he was put through a crucible of sorts to become Green Arrow. Though, he's known as everything BUT GA on the show. Mostly referred to as "The Hood", "The Vigilante" and "(The) Arrow"). Plot basically works in arcs, like most shows based on comics would. Except, they're not drawn out like TWD. You have 2-4 episodes that deal with a particular arc where sub-plots are dispersed, and at the end of the seasons, it seems like they throw in the big arc that takes up 5-7 episodes with fewer sub-plots. The good news is, this isn't based on the comics any further than by name and origins. It's entirely independent, so you don't have that thought in the back of your head where you're saying "this episode isn't like the comics AT ALL" like you do with some movies/shows.


I know, long overview of it, but I figured I'd entice some to check it out. I couldn't catch most of this second season, and I just got time the past few days to catch up on it. HIGHLY recommend watching this, because it's rare that a small network like The CW puts out such a quality product. Anybody else already watching?

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Good show, like the fact DC lets them use plenty of DC characters and the flash spinoff is coming next year.

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I started it from day one and have loved it ever since. Really fun show, especially with all the cameos from other characters.

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Arrow is by far the best superhero show since Smallville (and that only lasted for like three seasons).

 

Agents of Shield blows.

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saw it on netflix and am really tempted to start watching it 

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This show has potential and features a ton of exciting characters but the coup de grace has to be Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke.

 

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saw it on netflix and am really tempted to start watching it 

Let the marathon begin. Marathon watching the past 12 episodes was awesome. I kinda HATE watching my favorite shows on TV now. I had to marathon the first season and 3/4 of the second season of TWD, and enjoyed that time with TWD MUCH more than I have since I caught up. Same with Arrow. You never realize how much commercials take away from a show until you watch many episodes of one show in succession.

I have yet to run into anybody who doesn't like it, and I have some picky friends when it comes to TV. Take that for what it's worth. Give it 5 episodes, at least. Give the plot time to open up and reveal where it's going. Because by the end of season 1, it gets crazy, and season 2 just keeps getting crazier.

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Arrow is by far the best superhero show since Smallville (and that only lasted for like three seasons).

Agents of Shield blows.

Uhh smallville ran for like 10 years bro...

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Uhh smallville ran for like 10 years bro...

 

And the final 7 seasons sucked. That was my point.

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It's guilty pleasure TV in the form of comic book series.  Let's be honest, it's typical CW fare.  Pouty young adults still holding onto teen angst.  Subpar acting.  Cheezy lines.  But I still watch every episode and I am not ashamed.

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shitttt deathstroke is in it?? definitely going to give this a watch

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It's guilty pleasure TV in the form of comic book series.  Let's be honest, it's typical CW fare.  Pouty young adults still holding onto teen angst.  Subpar acting.  Cheezy lines.  But I still watch every episode and I am not ashamed.

 

 

This is exactly what I was going to say.  I tell all of my TV watching friends and they always put it down like "oh well its on the CW"  They have a point but at the same time its sooooo good.

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