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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2012, 12:18:42 PM »
I think the Smallville adaptation of GA was much better than this show.  At least he had moral standards...Arrow is a decent show but to say the guy is GA would probably do injustice to die hard GA fans, because of the video game nature of the action/slaughter scenes.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2012, 12:40:28 PM »
I dunno... Maybe it's just because I haven't seen the third episode yet (only seen 1 and 2) but I've been under the impression that the only people he outright killed were the guys who kidnapped him in episode 1. There are multiple comments (usually in scenes with Captain Sta... I mean, Lance) to the effect of "he put X of my men in the hospital" or "X of your people were injured," but no references to "hey, there are 20 dead bodies here" And he's very specifically set out to give all the people on his list a chance to do the right thing as well.

Yes, it is very violent. This is a guy shooting live arrows into people, there's only so many ways it can go. But I got the impression he's doing it very methodically... taking the grunts down WITHOUT killing them, if possible. If anything, that makes him more terrifying.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2012, 02:44:46 PM »
I should point out here, that the show doesn't even call itself Green Arrow.  It's just Arrow.  So is the character.  While it's clearly based on Green Arrow, even the show isn't claiming that's what it is.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2012, 08:08:34 PM »
My guess is that they're trying to avoid the inevitable "but Green Arrow wouldn't do that'\" criticisms by changing the names around. Loyal enough to suggest it is Green Arrow, free enough to have their own way with the plot. If thats the case, thats actually a move I approve of.

Still not got around to catching this. Bah.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #64 on: October 27, 2012, 09:16:26 PM »
Ehh, I'd approve of them actually creating their own character a lot more.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2012, 11:26:53 PM »
Benton, seriously, just watch it for yourself. You're getting a lot of opinions and such that are being exaggerated for effect (like the "ZOMG he's killing people like it's a video game" nonsense.) and you're letting it color your opinion before you go in.

It's a good show, it has a ton of comic references, and some sweet action to boot. That's all you should be concerned with right now. Once you've seen the first few episodes, THEN you can form an opinion on how close you feel the character is to the "Classic" Oliver Queen.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2012, 01:21:01 AM »
Ehh, I'm not saying I won't, but I'm mostly just annoyed at this tendency in Hollywood.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2012, 03:36:46 AM »
Well, I'll put it this way: He's far, far closer to being the "real" Oliver Queen then the nu52 Oliver is/was when I last read his book. So... yeah, that's a thing.

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« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2012, 09:32:09 PM »
I'm actually enjoying the show, it's not the classic GA, but after reading the Nu52 version, I like the TV version much better. And yes, GA was on my pull till I had to cancel everything for financial reasons.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2012, 08:26:19 AM »
Ehh, I'm not saying I won't, but I'm mostly just annoyed at this tendency in Hollywood.

With the way you're starting all your posts in 'ehh', your voice in my head sounds like Al Capone.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2012, 03:35:16 PM »
It's been okay for me though the fact that they kills Lawton in the first episode he appeared in doesn't bode well for many of the villians or the shows ability to stay on longer than a few seasons.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2012, 04:07:23 PM »
Ehh, I'm not saying I won't, but I'm mostly just annoyed at this tendency in Hollywood.

With the way you're starting all your posts in 'ehh', your voice in my head sounds like Al Capone.

Ehh, fogetaboutit.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2012, 05:09:42 PM »
It's been okay for me though the fact that they kills Lawton in the first episode he appeared in doesn't bode well for many of the villians or the shows ability to stay on longer than a few seasons.

Pfft, it's a comic related show. Like he's REALLY 100% dead. For all we know the arrow just punctured his eye glass, ollie was distracted before he verified the kill.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2012, 02:22:50 AM »
Yes, it is very violent. This is a guy shooting live arrows into people, there's only so many ways it can go. But I got the impression he's doing it very methodically... taking the grunts down WITHOUT killing them, if possible. If anything, that makes him more terrifying.

i'm not worried about the violence.  I'm jus sayin' it ain't GA is all.  Although, admitedly I haven't read any of the new incarnations of GA...so maybe he is running around killing folks now.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2012, 08:18:00 PM »
From what I remember, he was working with a team and trying to make himself an internet celebrity.

No offense, I prefer the violence.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2012, 08:41:30 PM »
Arrow, like the Dark Knight series, are Deconstruction-Reconstruction loops.  In other words, they take the concepts, through them in the real world, show what doesn't work, then show another vision of the characters which does.  If you're a purist, maybe it's something you wouldn't like, but it can be interesting for those who aren't.  Trick arrows are mostly silly and impractical, so that leaves real arrows.  If you going to go running around shooting people with arrows, you are going to be killing people, at least sometimes.  That leads to this version of the character, a vigilante who isn't about slaughtering his enemies, but won't cry if a few die along the way and driven by vengeance, but ultimately with a good heart and the best of intentions.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2012, 02:58:49 AM »
I see shades of purple. At least this Huntress has a mask, compare to the Birds of Prey show.  <_<


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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2012, 03:29:35 AM »
Finally got around to seeing this weeks episode... but before I get into anything in-depth on it, first things first.

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*cough* ok, that's out of my system now.

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« Reply #78 on: November 04, 2012, 03:33:23 AM »
I'm with Tomato, pretty cool stuff for episode 4. This show has been a very pleasant surprise.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #79 on: November 04, 2012, 02:29:36 PM »
Ep 4 was pretty good.  I have a problem with Ep. 3

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Finally they used the voice change thingy that worked so well in Smallville.  I'm glad this guy is called "The Hood" instead of Green Arrow.  For the record, I didn't think that step Pops was in on the conspiracy anyway...

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #80 on: November 04, 2012, 03:26:46 PM »
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #81 on: November 08, 2012, 01:51:41 PM »
Ep. 5 did something I didn't want them to do but....it wudn't all that bad.  In fact I thought it was another good episode....however for the sake of argument

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2012, 04:16:54 PM »
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« Reply #83 on: November 15, 2012, 09:55:27 PM »
Episode 5
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Episode 6 was a solid one. Wish RFG was handle differently, maybe when the come back, they're be more high tech?
Loving how they're giving Ollie more trick arrows.  :thumbup:

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« Reply #84 on: November 16, 2012, 10:42:01 AM »
Agreed...Ep. 6 solid, but the RFG did not live up to expectations.
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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2012, 06:48:53 AM »
I agree about the RFG, this episode seemed to be more about relationships, but it did do some decent backstory building and added a bit more motivation for Ollie to be a hero.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #86 on: December 03, 2012, 03:43:00 AM »
'Arrow' casts 'Spartacus' favorite in major role



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Crixus is coming to Arrow!
Spartacus fan favorite Manu Bennett has been cast in a major role in The CW’s breakout superhero drama.
Bennett, best known as Sparty’s right-hand man and sometimes adversary on the Starz action series, is playing Slade Wilson on Arrow.
For fans of the Green Arrow comics, that character is a big one. In the comics, Wilson eventually becomes a major villain in the franchise — Deathstroke (whom we’ve already seen briefly in a flashback, masked, played by another actor). Like with the question of if/when Laurel Lance will become the Black Canary, sources won’t comment on whether Wilson will become Deathstroke, an insider simply said, “You’ll just have to keep watching Arrow.”
EW DAILY POLL: Do you like 'midseason finales'?
Here’s what we can tell you: As seen in flashbacks, Slade Wilson and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) will form an uneasy alliance on the island of Lian Yu.
The buffed-out Bennett will make for a potentially physically worthy adversary for star Amell on the series, which has been on a strong casting streak lately. John Barrowman has been a welcome addition, and Jessica De Gouw showed some compelling chemistry with Amell this week.
Bennett is currently committed to appearing in multiple episodes of the show. He will also appear in the upcoming final season of Spartacus, and has a role as an orc chieftain in The Hobbit. Arrow airs Wednesdays on The CW.

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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
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'Arrow' seeking Shado: Will she be an ally for Oliver?

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"Arrow" is wasting no time introducing a multitude of villains and allies from the DC Comics universe -- and soon, we'll meet yet another. Zap2it has learned that producers are currently seeking the perfect actress to play Shado.

She's a vengeful archer and martial artist who first appeared in the comics in 1987. In the comics, Shado's purpose was to kill Americans who had disgraced her father and caused shame to fall on her family.

Of course, "Arrow" will give the character a new, unexpected twist. Shado will make her first appearance in episode 114, titled "The Odyssey." And yes -- she will have that familiar dragon tattoo.

The question remains as to whether Shado will be a friend or an adversary for Oliver. In the comics, they were at odds, until Shado helped Oliver take down a villain who had captured Laurel. They ended up working together to take down several more formidable villains.


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Re: Arrow (Green Arrow) TV series
« Reply #88 on: February 16, 2013, 10:50:51 PM »
It's been a while since anyone commented here, is anyone else still watching the show?

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« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2013, 11:31:36 PM »
I am. It has been a very pleasant surprise this TV season.
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