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Arrow - anyone else watching?
« on: December 06, 2012, 10:31:59 PM »
I like it so far for the most part.  Unless they stop with the killing the DC villain of the week, they are going to rapidly run out of DC villains.  That said they did introduce The Huntress over the last two episodes and she looks to be a reoccurring frenemy (with benefits?  :-[) and China White looks like she'll be taking over the Triad now.

So any body watching besides me?
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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 10:38:01 PM »
I'm watching it, and really enjoying it.

Someone on CoX asked a couple weeks back if it was the new "Smallville", and I replied "Hell no, its not like Smallville."
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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 04:28:45 AM »
Agreed, it's so not Smallville.  Then again it's easy to do when you don't have to write about high school teenage drama but young insanely rich adult drama.  :roll:

Still the last two episodes is missing island flashbacks, I kind of like those.  Watching how the old Oliver is remade into the current one.
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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 04:32:37 AM »
I'm watching it but I have absolutely no history in comics so it's just a cool superheroy show for me, no hidden gems or embarrassing screwups.
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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 05:01:10 AM »
I wasn't a DC fan when I collected, "Make mine Marvel", all of my knowledge of DC came from the various cartoon series going back to Superfriends and through all of the WB DC animated series.  And if I was curious about some character I hadn't heard of before or thought was interesting I would look it up on Wikipedia.

So I do get the implied reference calling his sister "Speedy".  I recognized the Royal Flush gang, even though they were missing 10.  I realized quickly that they were doing the origin of "The Huntress", well one of them.  I recognized Deathstroke's mask (though I first knew him as Slade on Teen Titans).  "Bullseye" goes without saying since that was his Interpol nickname in the episode but most times they don't identify the various signature DC villains by their comic book name.
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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 06:03:30 AM »
I haven't been able to catch it, so I'm waiting for it to become available on Netflix or for me to get motivated enough to seek it out through other means.
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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 06:10:28 AM »
I don't know enough about Green Arrow to know anything about what the show was about.

I've watched three shows, or is it four?  And I like it.  It's on Hulu at the moment, I'll catch upl.

Just... not enough time these days.  :(  But yes, I do like it.  That and Revolution, although Charlie's a little whiny, I haven't seen what goes on after they tried to blow up the train though...

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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 07:30:57 AM »
I'm really enjoying it....actually my mom and I both watch it and she seems to enjoy it, and she's not a comic book person. I don't really know how "accurate" the story is to the canon origin story or anything; what I know of Green Arrow, I know from watching JLU, but regardless it's a good show.

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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 07:19:29 PM »
From what I understand it's inspired by the "Green Arrow: Year One" series which has him stranded on an island and where he learned to shoot.
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Re: Arrow - anyone else watching?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 03:01:24 AM »
I have to admit I've been... impressed with it so far. I wasn't expecting much for the series but it's been pretty good overall and kept me coming back to see the next episode.