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Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20026 posts
So all the new shows are starting, and I've been looking forward to Arrow, being the comic book geek that I am. Its based on the DC character Green Arrow, but its more of a grounded take on it, without people with superpowers running around and stuff. First two episodes are out so far, and I'm actually really liking it, its better than I was expecting.

John Barrowman (Captain Jack from Torchwood) is cast to play a recurring character that hasn't been revealed yet, and Deathstroke is strongly rumoured to show up at some point during the first season (theres a reference to that dropped in the first episode). Seems to do a good enough job of walking that line between offering enough references to and characters from the comics to please that group of people, while still being accessible to people who know nothing about the character.

Anyway, out of all the new shows I've caught so far, probably enjoying it the most. Its not going to win awards, its no Game of Thrones or anything, but its entertaining.

02:06am 19/10/12 Permalink
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Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
709 posts
Only watched pilot so far, but it looks promising. Deathstroke is rumoured around ep 5 and the lawyer chick is Black Canary, so might see a few hero cameos. Would have been better costume design to have the cool green glasses from Smallvilles Green Arrow rather than the green spray paint over his eyes (pretty sure I could ID someone that has paint on his eyes).
03:08am 19/10/12 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
1467 posts
Looks interesting. Will have to watch the pilot and see how it goes.
02:41pm 19/10/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16051 posts
i've enjoyed it so far.

here's deathstroke. my guess is that he's the person that trained oliver on the island.



02:57pm 19/10/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7747 posts
If it has John Barrowman then I am interested. Shall watch!
03:32pm 19/10/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6069 posts
If it has John Barrowman then I am interested. Shall watch!


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03:40pm 19/10/12 Permalink
sparrow
Brisbane, Queensland
1705 posts
I watched the pilot and enjoyed that, and interested to hear Barrowman will make an appearance! That only thing that annoys me is how OBVIOUS he is with the green eye paint - it feels like a Clark Kent disguise, and I'm a little disappointed considering it's supposed to be a bit more down to earth with less "suspend your belief" moments.
04:09pm 19/10/12 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3216 posts
I'm enjoying it too, but I roll my eyes every time the baddies shoot at him and everything misses - even when they're only 2 metres away. The action scenes are great though and if they got rid of the "typical bad guys can't aim a gun to save their life" thing then it'll be awesome.
04:20pm 19/10/12 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
714 posts
Didn't really like the deadshot cameo in latest ep, all those missed shots and the crappy costume. The club fight scene has some promises of future reveals (Black Canary)
08:48pm 26/10/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20816 posts
John Barrowman (Captain Jack from Torchwood) is cast to play a recurring character
Ever since I saw him on that Maria show I thought he was a bit of a dick.
10:36pm 26/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20076 posts
Yeah, for the assassin that never misses, he sure missed a lot. Bit disappointed they killed him though, would have expected him to be a recurring thing :(
04:33pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4807 posts
How many times do people "die" in shows like this?
Unless you saw his headless corpse which was subsequently burnt to ashes without a camera cut i wouldn't count them out. (well unless you see the actor playing the bad guy get a starring role on another show)
05:48pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6084 posts
Yeah, looks to me like the arrow got stopped by his eye piece. Dude's going come back with a vengeance.
06:10pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20078 posts
Yeah true.

Speaking of people dying, I'm suprised how often Green Arrow kills people in this. I don't mind it, but it did suprise me at first how hes happy to just kill people without any sort of morality shit coming into it, rather than do the whole hero thing of not killing and just incapacitating them all or something. Works for the tone of the show though.

Did some wikipedia-ing and there was apparently a Green Arrow series in the early 90's which was more grounded and he wasn't really referred to as 'Green Arrow' at all and had no problems killing people, and they played down any superhero or superpowers angle. So I'm guessing thats where the inspiration for the show is coming from?
06:49pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5363 posts
Yeah true.Speaking of people dying, I'm suprised how often Green Arrow kills people in this.


He wouldn't need to kill as many henchmen as he does if their bosses all hadn't FAILED THIS CITY!

People never think how things affect the family of a henchman.
07:23pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20079 posts
Well, it was still the henchman's choice to get involved with an unscrupulous business man who had his name in the notebook of a masked vigilante. Maybe they should have been more discerning when looking for potential employers. I mean I get it, I understand times are tough, and maybe good work is hard to find for a henchman in this economic climate, but you gotta draw the line somewhere. Is the job really worth an arrow in the throat?
07:34pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5364 posts
True - a roofer listens to his heart not his wallet.
08:20pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20081 posts
Removed hoff nudity to make the thread more readable
08:50pm 27/10/12 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2846 posts
He used to only be pro gay marriage but then one thing led to another.
11:05pm 27/10/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20397 posts
Just watched the latest episode, epic! The revelation of who the other archer was wasn't much of a twist though cos I'd been expecting it for a while, but was still awesome to finally see him show up, and some more Deathstroke thrown in for good measure.
10:28pm 16/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16381 posts
barrowman kicked oliver's ass.
10:39pm 16/12/12 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2884 posts
show rocks.
10:41pm 16/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20399 posts
When the show first started, and there was a character called Tommy Merlin, I figured oh ok they've just named him that as a kind of homage to the character, cos no way was he gonna be the dark archer. Then as soon as I saw that episode where you find out Barrowman was his father, I've been waiting for him to show up and kick some ass.
10:43pm 16/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16382 posts
i bet eventually oliver will take him down and tommy will take his place
10:44pm 16/12/12 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2885 posts
Bit of green goblin action storyline you reckon?
09:04am 17/12/12 Permalink
Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
11782 posts

All the rumours are that this is going to be canned after season 1.
09:09am 17/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16383 posts
All the rumours are that this is going to be canned after season 1.


lol what a load of shit. it's one of CW's highest rating shows.
09:21am 17/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20402 posts
Yeah, its been hugely successful, even more than anticipated, can't see it getting canned. Its doing better than Smallville even I think and that went for 10 years.
11:55am 17/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16384 posts
i think it's because of the success with arrow that the CW is now working on a wonder woman show.
01:04pm 17/12/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7444 posts
Just started watching this show. The story line is very similar to Bale's batman:

1. billionaire heir to a corporation - check
2. was away for a few years learning combat/survival - check
3. love interest is a lawyer type person going for the worst criminals and is repeatedly in danger - check
4. father's wish prior to dying was to 'save' the city - check
5. own wish is to 'save' his city - check
6. wears an outfit at night and publicly acts like a dick in daytime to 'protect the people he loves' - check
7. corporation is massive and has an 'applied sciences' division with interests in green energy - check

The I.T. chick knowing everything science related (e.g. how to do a spectral analysis of water) is a bit silly.

Also I don't understand the asian dude on the island rescuing him and then being one of "them" and then letting him go. I hope they're not making this up as they go along, like what happened in Lost with "the others" that made no sense at all.

However the rest of the show is pretty cool. Will continue watching.
11:08pm 31/01/13 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
518 posts
Seen up to episode 10, it's not like ZOMG AMAZING, but it's a hellovalotta fun.

Defo worth watching though.
11:32pm 31/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16581 posts
i'll be kind of peeved if laurel never becomes black canary.

11:35pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6174 posts
Ummm.... #3 The Lawyer chick in Arrow couldn't give a fuck about going for Crims, She's a defence lawyer.
And #7 is bullshit too, he steals company time from a (smoking hot) IT chick and has sweet fuck all tech really.

Asian dude becoming one of 'them' confused me a bit though, hopefully they clean up why in a later episode.
11:37pm 31/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16582 posts
looks like he's only joined them to protect oliver.
11:41pm 31/01/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7446 posts
Ummm.... #3 The Lawyer chick in Arrow couldn't give a f*** about going for Crims, She's a defence lawyer.
Episode 2: "Laurel brings a civil suit against millionaire Martin Somers, who is also one of Oliver's targets, for taking part in drug trades with the Chinese Triads that ultimately led to the death of a young woman's father. [snip] .. Somers contacts the Triad, who sends their assassin, China White, to kill Laurel"
11:49pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6176 posts
Hmm, my bad. She works in a Legal Aid office though... not the kind of place that usually chases crims...
11:54pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
765 posts
i think it's because of the success with arrow that the CW is now working on a wonder woman show.

They are thinking of running it during Arrow's off season times to prevent a clash and keep people interested. Rumoured to be either this year or next.
06:52am 01/02/13 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1178 posts
Might have to have a look at this... I watched the the pilot when it came out and it looked like utter trash...basically what parabol said.. Was like batman with worse acting and a bow and arrow.
11:56am 01/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20595 posts
Well, to be fair, the whole thing about him being a millionaire douchebag and getting stranded on an island and having to learn to be a badass to survive, were already pre-existing parts of the character before the recent Batman stuff was made. The tone of the show definitely does seem to be trying to a bit darker and grittier though like Batman was. Doesn't bother me though, it works imo.

i think it's because of the success with arrow that the CW is now working on a wonder woman show.


I'm a DC fanboy and everything, but Wonder Woman has always just seemed like such a stupid character to me, even I can't suspend my disbelief enough to get into anything Wonder Woman related. Even just typing/saying the name makes me want to groan at the cornyness.
12:11pm 01/02/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6342 posts
That's the most sexist thing i've ever read, and i've read steaming piles of sexist comments on youpornetc.

:)

I don't mind this show but it's a bit intense for something that quickly started to feel a bit camp.
02:08pm 01/02/13 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
9919 posts
Compared to SW:ToR and it's 9.5 ... where does this fit ?
08:56pm 01/02/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16584 posts
i would rate your troll attempt a 2.5 out of 10.
08:58pm 01/02/13 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
9920 posts
i would rate your troll attempt a 2.5 out of 10.

Give it time. Typo will be along shortly to defend Khel.
09:02pm 01/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20603 posts
You need some new bait, that ones past its used by date and has lost its flavour.

Just watched the latest episode and I was really confused, was thinking I don't remember his sister being in a car crash and getting arrested, or him getting captured on the island and finding out the asian guy had joined them, or finding out the mother cheated. Turns out I didn't remember all these things happening cos I actually never watched episode 11, forgot all about it last weekend with all the weather related shenanigans.

Also, guy who played Count Vertigo was Lincoln from Fringe, that was bugging me for ages, he looked so familar and I couldn't recognise why.
06:33pm 02/02/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7450 posts
Again this ep reminded me of batman dosing scarecrow with his own drugs ...

(refrain from defending the show khel ... you can do it!)
07:56pm 02/02/13 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5176 posts
Parabol have you read the wiki on Green Arrow?

Green Arrow was originally developed as an archery-themed analogue of the very popular Batman character, but the writers at DC have developed him into a voice of left-wing and progressive politics very much distinct in character from Batman, with his own supporting cast.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Arrow
09:40pm 02/02/13 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
9926 posts
You need some new bait, that ones past its used by date and has lost its flavour.

Is that your way of saying SW:ToR wasn't a 9.5 ?
10:56pm 02/02/13 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1189 posts
Is that your way of saying SW:ToR wasn't a 9.5 ?

I think 9.5 was fair... SW:ToR is kind of like a really hot girlfriend... she's 9.5 for a few months and then slowly deteriorates after you get to know her.
12:46pm 05/02/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16619 posts
crixus as the real deathstroke is awesome. heh they even made him ASIS instead of US army.
07:22pm 07/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20615 posts
Yeah, he was pretty awesome, though I did cringe a bit when I realised he was trying to be Australian, but hopefully they never mention that again and I can just ignore it.
01:56am 08/02/13 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6203 posts
Yeah, looks to me like the arrow got stopped by his eye piece. Dude's going come back with a vengeance.


Called it.
09:42pm 28/02/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7494 posts
All I have to ask is where oliver learned all his vehicular, medical, and multilingual skills.

Did crixus run advanced motorbike training and medical 101 classes in chinese and russian on the island?
10:22pm 28/02/13 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1380 posts
So for those that kept up with the show the season finale aired earlier this week and can I just say it was epic, I just don't know what Season 2 will entail as there wasn't really any major plot twists at the end.
07:40am 18/05/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3938 posts
I liked it, same with the elementary finale.
08:00am 18/05/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16988 posts
yeah it was a kick ass finale. there's been a few good finales this season.
09:27am 18/05/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6520 posts
Watching elementary finale tonight and watched Arrow last night. There were some HUGE cheesey moments but I was happy with how it ended. But I would have liked there to have been a more intense fight scene.
09:27am 18/05/13 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
816 posts
Liked it, and hope they bring in Roy and Thea to the group if it continues to another season. Guessing Roy will take on the identity of Speedy and Thea will be Artimus.
12:37pm 18/05/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
9258 posts
Finally jumped onto this, so good. It just seems to do Green Arrow and the "superhero" action really well. Has a nice blend of explosions, fighting, story and romance that makes it really interesting and want to keep watching through to 5am in the morning. Only up to episode 13 I think though, watching it slowly with the girlfriend.

How is Elementary by the way? I'm not sure if I'm keen on trying to get into a new Sherlock, it would be hard to replace Cumberbatch.
01:40pm 18/05/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3939 posts
It has nothing on 'Sherlock' but is good in its own way. Different approach, different setting, different stories.
01:42pm 18/05/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6522 posts
I like Eli stones version of sherlock, has a rougher side to it.
01:50pm 18/05/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16989 posts
How is Elementary by the way? I'm not sure if I'm keen on trying to get into a new Sherlock, it would be hard to replace Cumberbatch.


it's a very enjoyable procedural with sherlock holmes.
01:58pm 18/05/13 Permalink
Jayman
Brisbane, Queensland
831 posts
I actually like Elementary better than the UK Sherlock. It's different though. That dude from Hackers who plays Sherlock just does a top notch job and I love me some Lucy Liu.
05:34pm 18/05/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20849 posts
Yeah, Arrow finale was epic, turned out to be a pretty cool show. Hope Malcolm Merlin isn't really dead though, he was a great villain.
05:56pm 18/05/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6524 posts
It seems season finales for all shows have stepped it up a notch.
06:24pm 18/05/13 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4201 posts
I've been finding Arrow to be about of the same standard of acting as bold and the beautiful.
02:20am 19/05/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
17229 posts
here's the season 2 trailer that was shown at comic con. new footage starts around 1.20. yes, that is black canary at the end.
02:18pm 21/07/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
17230 posts
hmm cant embed yt from ausgamers? trying qgl.

02:20pm 21/07/13 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2610 posts
Yeah sorry to break this to you lads, but seeing the ads for this show, I'm 100% sure it's targeted towards chicks..
03:10pm 21/07/13 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3907 posts
^
Yeah. I saw the ads and thought it looked like revenge but with a ripped dude for chicks to drool over. Then they also added some sexy black dude as his side kick. GF loves this show. I watched 1 ep and stopped there.
04:26pm 21/07/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20975 posts
Yeah, the way they advertise it on TV is really weird here.

Still hoping Malcolm Merlin isn't really dead though, hes too good to just kill off :(
05:14pm 21/07/13 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7964 posts
Yeah sorry to break this to you lads, but seeing the ads for this show, I'm 100% sure it's targeted towards chicks..

Smoak alone makes Arrow worth watching. I'm sure the addition of Summer Glau won't hurt it either, though she's got nothing on Emily Bett Rickards.
05:36pm 21/07/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
17231 posts
they probably advertise like that to get more female viewers since it would predominantly be male comic book/superhero fans watching.
05:51pm 21/07/13 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4214 posts
like days of our lives

(without the comic book fans watching)
07:23am 22/07/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
2119 posts
Man I watched that trailer and was just llke, wtf.. how many archers are there? Was it re-capping a previous season or something?
08:02am 22/07/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
9681 posts
Man I watched that trailer and was just llke, wtf.. how many archers are there? Was it re-capping a previous season or something?
Recapping Season 1. Super excited for this, hopefully if they keep going along with Arrow they may turn him into a movie, would be awesome. Finally deciding to call himself Green Arrow made me smile, can't wait for more.
09:55am 22/07/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
17238 posts
Man I watched that trailer and was just llke, wtf.. how many archers are there? Was it re-capping a previous season or something?


there's only 2 archers, green arrow and his enemy the dark archer. the first 1min 20 recaps the first season. it's all new footage after that.
11:46am 22/07/13 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7966 posts
The trailer shows Black Canary in Season 2.
02:57pm 22/07/13 Permalink
trillion
Brisbane, Queensland
3034 posts
oh shnapps, i gotta take my crew to see this.
03:02pm 22/07/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
23058 posts
Wake me when Breaking Bad reairs.
07:17pm 22/07/13 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7970 posts
Wake me when Breaking Bad reairs.

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