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post #151 of 884
I am so surprised at this show. I was expecting it to be like Smallville but it is far from it. This show is sooo good, I can't believe how much I have gotten sucked into it. The flashbacks have me hooked too, I want to see/know more so bad. I realized, after watching the last episode and it was over, I was like, did 40+ minutes just actually go by that fast. Totally into this show now, well done!
post #152 of 884
In case it was missed Arrow renewed for a full season!

THE CW ORDERS FULL SEASON OF BREAKOUT HIT “ARROW”

October 22, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW picked up a full season of its breakout hit drama ARROW, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

“Our strategy of rolling out our new fall schedule later in the year really paid off for The CW on several levels, especially with ARROW, which was the network’s most watched premiere in three years and is one of the breakout hits of the new season,” said Pedowitz. “I’m proud of the quality of ARROW and I’m happy we’ll be able to share more of it with viewers.”

ARROW scored a bull’s-eye for The CW with its premiere, which drew 4.14 million viewers, making it the network’s most watched telecast of any show, on any night, in three years. The ARROW debut also marked The CW’s most watched series premiere since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES in 2009. In its second outing, ARROW became the only new network drama this season to maintain its audience in both adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 from its premiere to its second week.

ARROW is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
post #153 of 884
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Come on! How many of you put on a grin when Ollie's zen-master took on Deathstroke (and won)?biggrin.gif

[raises hand] ohh, me me!! Yeah that was pretty awesome. I really love the relatively quick introductions of some name villains.
post #154 of 884
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In case it was missed Arrow renewed for a full season!
THE CW ORDERS FULL SEASON OF BREAKOUT HIT “ARROW”
October 22, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW picked up a full season of its breakout hit drama ARROW, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“Our strategy of rolling out our new fall schedule later in the year really paid off for The CW on several levels, especially with ARROW, which was the network’s most watched premiere in three years and is one of the breakout hits of the new season,” said Pedowitz. “I’m proud of the quality of ARROW and I’m happy we’ll be able to share more of it with viewers.”
ARROW scored a bull’s-eye for The CW with its premiere, which drew 4.14 million viewers, making it the network’s most watched telecast of any show, on any night, in three years. The ARROW debut also marked The CW’s most watched series premiere since THE VAMPIRE DIARIES in 2009. In its second outing, ARROW became the only new network drama this season to maintain its audience in both adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 from its premiere to its second week.
ARROW is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.

WOOT WOOT!!!biggrin.gif
post #155 of 884

I've been watching , good news on the full season commitment.  The numbers have been looking pretty healthy. 

 

I haven't been following the show talk, so it was a nice surprise to see John Barrowman this episode.  Wiki has "Well-Dressed Man" listed as a recurring role. 

post #156 of 884
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

I'm liking the show. So far after only a few episodes they've already rolled out a few of the DCU's baddies (although more Batman's than Ollie's):
Deadshot
Deathstroke
and it appears from the previews, next week we'll be seeing Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The Royal Flush Gang
Sweet!!!
Come on! How many of you put on a grin when Ollie's zen-master took on Deathstroke (and won)?biggrin.gif
I agree with daryl that the 'big conspiracy' storyline is hard to follow, and they should start pairing it down as much as possible.

I didn't realize the island baddie was Deathstroke (because my knowledge of the Green Arrow comics goes back to the VanDyke era) but figured he must be some kind of super-villain after he was able to catch the ZenMaster's arrow in mid flight (and survived that fight to fight again some day). And I wouldn't say ZM "won" that fight; it was more like a draw. So I guess we'll be seeing more of Deathstroke in ever-threatened Starling City now. cool.gif A super hero needs super villains to battle, not just the typical TV arms/drug dealers that get dispatched weekly on all those cop procedurals. And a TV show like this needs a "big conspiracy" angle as well to establish a long-term story arc. I'm fine with it, especially since Ollie's mommy-dearest is part of it.

So Deadshot is the guy Ollie killed with the "bulls-eye" arrow last week? Was he a more established villain in the comics? In the TV show, he was kind of "one and done".
post #157 of 884
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

So Deadshot is the guy Ollie killed with the "bulls-eye" arrow last week? Was he a more established villain in the comics? In the TV show, he was kind of "one and done".

There's more than you'd ever want to know about this stuff on Wikipedia. Deadshot is part of Batman's rogues gallery and has been around since the 50's. So yes, he's been around for a while.
post #158 of 884
Every episode I feel like saying "this has been done before" or "this is gonna get old fast", but some how it's not that bad and has something original about it.

Chicks are cute too.

Edit: After the last episode I'm on board.
Edited by Vipfreak - 11/11/12 at 10:23am
post #159 of 884
I still wouldn't be surprised to find them reveal Barrowman to be playing Deathstroke at some point... especially since they don't seem to have given his character a real name... just "well-dressed man"... and one reason not to give his character a real name would be that comic readers know Deathstroke's real name... so casting a character with that name on the show would be a giveaway.

IF they want to keep a plot-twist... that would be one way to do it.
post #160 of 884
How long before Thea figures out what her brother is doing?
post #161 of 884
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How long before Thea figures out what her brother is doing?
Depends when is the next sweeps period?
post #162 of 884
The next sweeps are in February and May.
post #163 of 884
Nice change up tonight, enjoyed the episode.
post #164 of 884
Thanksgiving feels kind of like a punishment, since it's making us wait an extra week to see the next episode. I guess that means I like this show... rolleyes.gif
post #165 of 884
Was ok. Laurel is hawt.
post #166 of 884
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

I am so surprised at this show. I was expecting it to be like Smallville but it is far from it.

Same here! After such a lackluster season of new and mostly forgettable shows this one has impressed me the most. Especially since I had so little expectations of it.

I like the fact here we have a superhero who actually plays the vigilante and has no qualms about injuring and killing bad guys. The fighting sequences are well done and Queen has an aggressive edge that makes the show a lot more interesting than the usual stuff. Sure, the usual comic book conceits are there (how does he make those wonderful toys?), some of the dialog is horribly cliched and the Nolan influence is obvious, but the show is developing well and the flashbacks are intriguing and explaining things at a decent pace. I wouldn't be surprised if a few episodes take place entirely on the island. They do have five years to mine for content.

Pity that this is on CW though. The plastic color palette of the cinematography and array of PYTs typical of the rest of CW soaps sticks out whenever Queen isn't in the mix. I wish this had the gritty style of 24, or even Supernatural.

And talking of which, the last time I saw Katie Cassidy she was playing Ruby on Supernatural and she's significantly more "enhanced" than she was. Makes me wonder if the show has padded her out so she can more fully fill a leather catsuit (or "canarysuit") later in the series.
post #167 of 884
Man this show is getting better and better! John Barrowman, Tahmoh Penikett, Paul Blackthorne and the newbee Stephen Amell - what girl could ask for more!!!
post #168 of 884
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Man this show is getting better and better! John Barrowman, Tahmoh Penikett, Paul Blackthorne and the newbee Stephen Amell - what girl could ask for more!!!
Well a girl can ask for anything from John Barrowman, but unless it's a Broadway showtune, she's gonna be disappointed.

Ok, liked last night's introduction of The Huntress...but, that was the lamest kiss at the end....absolutely no chemistry. So is Barrowman Merlyn or is the kid going to develop into him? I don't know the mythology, never followed GA.
post #169 of 884
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Originally Posted by ltownsend

Man this show is getting better and better! John Barrowman, Tahmoh Penikett, Paul Blackthorne and the newbee Stephen Amell - what girl could ask for more!!!
Well a girl can ask for anything from John Barrowman, but unless it's a Broadway showtune, she's gonna be disappointed.

Ok, liked last night's introduction of The Huntress...but, that was the lamest kiss at the end....absolutely no chemistry. So is Barrowman Merlyn or is the kid going to develop into him? I don't know the mythology, never followed GA.

I will take my "Captain Jack" any way I can get him!
post #170 of 884
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I will take my "Captain Jack" any way I can get him!
My wife agrees with you. Capt. Jack brings a smile to your face no matter if you like girls, guys or aliens. He's got a pretty mouth eek.gif
post #171 of 884
Thread Starter 
More Batman mythology (Huntress) injected into Arrow again. I guess they feel they either don't have enough to mine from the GA/DCU storyline and have to rely upon the old DCU standby (Bats). That or the fact that most people probably wouldn't know most of Ollie's backstory.
post #172 of 884
I like Helena, but... This episode really got smallvilley.
post #173 of 884
There were two competing shows in the last episode.

The first is Arrow, a show about an aggressive, hooded vigilante with a bow and arrow. The other is assembled from something left on the CW cutting room floor after One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl filled their timeslots. You can tell instantly when the latter is on the screen because the emo-pop starts overpowering the dialog.

I really hope the first show wins out before the CW can ruin this.
post #174 of 884
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

More Batman mythology (Huntress) injected into Arrow again. I guess they feel they either don't have enough to mine from the GA/DCU storyline and have to rely upon the old DCU standby (Bats). That or the fact that most people probably wouldn't know most of Ollie's backstory.

I came to ask if this new woman was The Huntress. She fought mighty damn well for a mobster kid. Really now how would she have had time for this training? Ollie was on a Island for 5 years, oh well maybe they will flush it out.
post #175 of 884
The people who create these TV series based on comic book characters seem to want to have it both ways. They want to capture the demographic group that is familiar with these characters and may have built-in loyalties established in their youth while at the same time appealing to the much larger demographic who isn't familiar with them at all and who are predisposed to reject the whole comic book world because they're just too darn cool for stuff like that. The producers need the second group more than the first.

So Superboy becomes "The Blur" and the producers institute a "no tights/no flights" rule (also helps them with their budgetary limitations of course). Green arrow loses his signature VanDyke beard and mask (when are they going to show him applying the mask make-up and removing it, BTW?) and becomes "The Hood". Since they at least make his paint-mask and hoodie green and allow him to keep the name "Oliver Queen", I suppose those are their concessions to the comic book hero he's clearly based on.

So I would expect The Huntress to become...oh, I dunno, "The Babe" and Black Canary to become...oh, I dunno, "Dark Swallow" or something with costumes and abilities modified to fit your small screen. But at least they'll get to keep their real names, so there's that.
post #176 of 884
Hahah "The Babe' you calling her a pig or a large baseball player there Arch? smile.gif
post #177 of 884
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

Hahah "The Babe' you calling her a pig or a large baseball player there Arch? smile.gif

Um, not really, just trying to use a hypothetical example to make a larger point. Maybe, because she's a brunette, they'll call her "Black Beauty". But if the pattern holds, they may come up with another "press name" for The Huntress.
post #178 of 884
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Um, not really, just trying to use a hypothetical example to make a larger point. Maybe, because she's a brunette, they'll call her "Black Beauty". But if the pattern holds, they may come up with another "press name" for The Huntress.
I was just funning with you, no worries I got your point.
post #179 of 884
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

So Superboy becomes "The Blur" and the producers institute a "no tights/no flights" rule (also helps them with their budgetary limitations of course).

Actually, I recall the whole no-flying thing came about because the show didn't have the rights necessary to depict it. The ongoing copyright disputes surrounding Superman prevented, or at least deterred, them from securing the rights to depict Clark on Smallville that way, so they eliminated the flying ability as a way to distance themselves from the legal battles and to keep the show safe from lawsuits.
post #180 of 884
The suit was definitely a no-no on Smallville due to legal issues. That's why the last scene, when Clark actually puts it on, was always a head shot or really far away.

Anyway, I had no idea who this chick was and came here to find out. And...no idea who The Huntress is either. Oh well. I don't know why they insist on not naming people. It's just like in TDKR, no one ever really called Selina Kyle "Catwoman". Somehow that gives it more realism? I don't know...
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