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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2012, 03:26:17 AM »
I notice that the detective's last name is Lance.  Could this be a tie in to a Dinah Lance aka Black Canary opening?

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2012, 04:07:23 AM »
There is slated to be a Laurel Lance in the show, which is Dinah's middle name (Earth 1).  I would guess that the detective would be her father, brother, or husband (least likely).  His name isn't linked that I know of to Dinah's father/husband, so not sure where it might be coming from.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2012, 03:37:34 PM »
Anyone watch the pilot? I thought it was pretty great.  :o

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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2012, 05:19:05 PM »
Recorded it , going to watch it tonight.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2012, 08:51:44 PM »
Saw it and it's better than what I expected.  It still has that "Smallville" feel to it.  I like it, but like it was said before: It's Batman with Green Arrow in it.  I'll get into more details when enough people see it.
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2012, 10:38:33 PM »
I saw it and I liked it. Didn't really feel like a comic hero though.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2012, 06:16:03 AM »
First Look at Deathstroke in Arrow.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2012, 02:01:03 PM »
I must admit, the costume looks good.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2012, 11:58:30 PM »
This is how Deathstroke should of looked in Smallville.

Deathstroke was in Smallville?  Either I missed an episode at some point, or I'm blocking the memory (either case is just as likely).
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« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2012, 12:31:17 PM »
So no super power people will be on the show?  So don't expect to see Black Carney on the show?
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2012, 04:07:34 PM »
Dinah Larrel Lance (who in this continuity prefers to go by her middle name) is indeed in the show.  If she even becomes Black Canary, she won't have her Canary Cry.

And yes, Deathstroke was in Smallville.  He was the military general who kept causing trouble for the heroes in the last season.  He didn't wear a costume and he went by his real name, although he did at one point boast that he was "beyond death's stroke."
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2012, 08:28:43 PM »

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2012, 10:33:13 PM »
Just got to watch it, seems to have some potential. Looking forward to the next episode.
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« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2012, 01:29:00 PM »
From the comic con reel I see that Deadshot is going to make an appearance, but who's the girl with the bad blonde wig?
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2012, 01:16:02 PM »
It's China White.
She's actually in this week's episode.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2012, 07:29:19 AM »
I had my doubts about this when I saw the first trailer, but if folks here are singing its praises, I am gonna get on this bandwagon.

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« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2012, 05:44:44 PM »
My main problem is that I really really WANT to hate this thing.  I must with great reluctance admit that it's not too bad so far.
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« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2012, 06:32:36 PM »
My main problem is that I really really WANT to hate this thing.  I must with great reluctance admit that it's not too bad so far.

I agree.  What I like about it is that it's fast paced, unlike Smallville which seems to take forever.  So far I'm really liking the show.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2012, 07:37:21 PM »
I think the comparisons to Smallville should stop, because they don't really fit.  It would be more accurate to use the Nolan Batman movies as a comparison.  A dark, gritty, realistic take on a superhero.  Arrow takes place similarly in a world without superpowers in a city overtaken by corruption and criminals.  It's a different character and the motivations behind the main character are different, of course, but it is nonetheless a better comparison.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2012, 08:46:27 PM »
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« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2012, 01:49:40 AM »
The show's been given a full season order.  It's also the network's highest rated show.  Not new show, highest rated period.  It breaks some other records for the network too.
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« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2012, 02:18:53 AM »
I think pacing saves this show.  It's very well paced right now.  The writers do a good job of not overdoing the action or the drama.  I'm still not sold on the story, but at least it looks deeper than what I had previously thought.  Of course, good ol' American conspiracy has shown up too.
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« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2012, 05:12:29 AM »
I've been watching it and I really like it too. But man, is it Nolan's Batman.
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« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2012, 10:17:59 AM »
I just want to add that one of my pet peeves about the show is the high body count.  It makes the series more like a computer game than the adventures of a real world hero.
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« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2012, 11:31:01 AM »
I just want to add that one of my pet peeves about the show is the high body count.  It makes the series more like a computer game than the adventures of a real world hero.

Uncharted, specifically.

Like seriously, how much can that artifact be worth to justify hiring 10,000 trained mercenaries full-time?
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« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2012, 12:45:10 PM »
Another great episode!
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2012, 08:57:05 PM »
Urg, should I actually be watching this?  Nothing I heard about it pre-release made me think it would be worth a look.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2012, 12:01:35 AM »
Urg, should I actually be watching this?  Nothing I heard about it pre-release made me think it would be worth a look.

If you liked the Nolan Batman movies then I would definitely say yes.
However, don't go into it thinking of it as a Green Arrow show.
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« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2012, 02:33:36 AM »
Urg, should I actually be watching this?  Nothing I heard about it pre-release made me think it would be worth a look.

If you liked the Nolan Batman movies then I would definitely say yes.
However, don't go into it thinking of it as a Green Arrow show.

Arr....see, why not make it a Green Arrow show?  Or, if you don't want to make a Green Arrow show, why use Green Arrow?  That's the problem I have with all such nonsense.  Thanks for the thoughts, Pod.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2012, 04:21:08 AM »
My dad described the premise as being similar to the Count of Monte Cristo, in that Oliver goes through hell and sets out for revenge on the rich and powerful people in Star City who have made the city into the horrible place we're told it is.

It's actually got some very clever nods to the comics scattered throughout, though some seem to be from the nu52 book so I don't really understand them. It's a brilliant DC-type show, but I agree with Pod on this... I don't know who else it could be, but it's not really Green Arrow.