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The downside of having 20+ episode seasons is you get filler episodes or some uninteresting sub-plots. I could see how letting all the episodes build up would make for a better watching experience.

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The downside of having 20+ episode seasons is you get filler episodes or some uninteresting sub-plots. I could see how letting all the episodes build up would make for a better watching experience.

I'd say at least let the first 8-12 episodes build up, and then plow through those. The first 5 episodes or so of each season so far haven't offered TOO much. It seems like the show knows, "OK, we have 20+ episodes. Let's make the first half JUST interesting/entertaining enough to keep them coming back. Set up the pieces for the second half of the season and the major arc of the season. Then, we'll double-down on the epic and sprinkle in a couple of filler episodes that focus on a minor character or two, but also put cameos of other characters in to make it feel like the episode was bigger than it was". 

I don't know that that is necessarily the goal, but that's what it feels like. Whatever, it works. I'm still watching.

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The downside of having 20+ episode seasons is you get filler episodes or some uninteresting sub-plots. I could see how letting all the episodes build up would make for a better watching experience.

 

This season has had very few filler episodes though.  Usually they have had a part in the larger story that is going on.  Season 1 though, yeah, it had fillers, but it was needed to build up Arrow's character and the fact he used to have no problems killing everyone.  

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yeah, episode 11 from season 1 was the first really good episode, the first 10 felt like just enough to get a show on the air. 

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I watched it last week on Netflix when I was down with the stomach bug. The first few episodes really brought me in. It was fantastic.  I could see myself really liking the comic. However it started getting a little too much like Smallville, so formulaic.   I'm going to keep watching on Netflix from time to time to see how it goes.

 

 

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yeah, episode 11 from season 1 was the first really good episode, the first 10 felt like just enough to get a show on the air. 

 

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and then the drug menace vertigo....lol

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yeah, episode 11 from season 1 was the first really good episode, the first 10 felt like just enough to get a show on the air.

I thought the pilot was awesome.

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My favorite episode so far this season has been "Heir to the demon". I'm hoping the league of assassins will play a bigger role next season. I tend to like the more action heavy episode's that get the entire team involved. sometimes Oliver's whole "must protect everyone by not letting them do anything " bit can get a little old. lol

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My favorite episode so far this season has been "Heir to the demon". I'm hoping the league of assassins will play a bigger role next season. I tend to like the more action heavy episode's that get the entire team involved. sometimes Oliver's whole "must protect everyone by not letting them do anything " bit can get a little old. lol

I'm thinking season 3 will be heavy on the League of Assassins. I think we may even get to see Ra's.

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