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Re: New Shows

Unread postby jerryroche » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:59 am

justmebd wrote:Zero Hour: I knew ABC was either going to screw it up, cancel it, or screw it up and cancel it, so I never watched one minute of it. Anyone here give it a shot?

ABC tried hard to screw it up. The background sound track was so loud during the first two episodes that you couldn't hear what the characters were saying. Complaints all over the ABC.com boards. That problem was finally corrected for Week 3.

Concept a bit different for commercial TV, sort of a National Treasure/DaVinci Code treasure hunt. Twelve clocks the main characters must hunt down to avoid the end of the world!!! Don't know how much longer I'll tune in, because I don't see the series coming to a satisfying end. ABC will at some time cancel it without completing the story. ABC and NBC are real good at that.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby jerryroche » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:05 am

Two positives about Zero Hour: Michael Nyqvist (original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") is the antagonist. Love the guy. Carmen Agojo ain't hard to look at, either.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:59 am

Jerry - ABC did screw it up for me. 1 1/2 episodes and I'm out. I couldn't take it any more. The sound was so bad the second episode I couldnt figure out what anyone was saying, and it wasn't even close to good enough to power through.

It didn't seem to me to be any big loss because, although with better sound I would have given it longer, I wasn't holding out much hope tht it would be anything other than a giant turd.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby StewieG » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:21 pm

I wanted to give Zero Hour a shot, but missed the first couple episodes. Saw the ratings, and doubt it lasts past season 1. Really no point in watching it now.

The Following got lazy. Everything posted above is correct. I'm just about out on it.

The Americans is fantastic, and I'm always surprised when the hour is up - time moves so quickly when watching that show.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby justmebd » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:36 pm

Zero Hour already is cancelled. They announced it Friday. Not sure if they're going to let the rest of the episodes air or not.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:44 pm

justmebd wrote:Zero Hour already is cancelled. They announced it Friday. Not sure if they're going to let the rest of the episodes air or not.


I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

Edit: Looks like they are pulling it immediately and replacing it with reruns of Shark Tank! :lmfao:
Possibly airing the remaining episodes in the summer.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:31 pm

Vikings was okay. It's obviously going to be about Ragnar vs the Earl and his own brother. I don't get why the Earl is so bent on there not being any lands to west, not sure how he couldn't know England existed.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby justmebd » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:02 pm

The Americans has yet to have a sub-par episode. You can grade them against each other, but there hasn't been an episode I'd consider even below a B+ at this point.

I keep falling asleep during "Vikings" and I don't know why (Other than I'm tired).

I Gave up on "The Following."
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby jerryroche » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:24 pm

Gave up on The Vikings after two shows. Meh.

Stuck with The Following, and it's finally beginning to pay off. Lots of internecine conflict, with Kevin Bacon at the nexus.

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Re: New Shows

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:12 am

I've actively caught up on The Following via HULU just to see how awful it is and whew....

The only problem (and why I am not going to watch further) is that it fails to even come close to being amusingly terrible. It's complete and utter lack of self-awareness is stunning. If the writers were worth a damn they'd at least be making fun of themselves at this juncture. Instead every single ridiculous moment is treated as the single most important ridiculous moment ever!!!!

The chick w/ the little boys haircut is really slutty though. So there is that.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cease » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:00 pm

I rather enjoyed the episode of "Legit" that I saw on FX. Dan Bakkedahl was an improv stud in Chicago, plays Jim Jeffries' friend.

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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:20 pm

Vikings is hilariously bad. But i'm going to keep watching, i'm not one to miss a train wreck.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:12 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Vikings is hilariously bad. But i'm going to keep watching, i'm not one to miss a train wreck.


Unfortunate but yeah. But I'll keep watching for a few weeks at least because, hey, it's the History Channel's first crack at it. And I appreciate the effort. But it does kind of suck.

On the other hand, it's way more entertaining g than The Following, which has no redeeming qualities. I am done with it. I thought it was a good concept. I'm not sure if I was way wrong, or if they just ruined it. But the result is the same.

Thank Dog for The Americans, which is kicking at least 6 shades of ass right now.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:29 pm

The Americans. I'm one episode behind, but I just caught up on one last night. This show is not slowing down. Still great.

Last night, the scene where Stan (FBI neighbor) is telling the story to the KGB agent, who's obviously scared shitless, was great. The one where he's talking about hunting and wounded birds and retriever dogs picking them up with a soft mouth. It was one of the best scenes on TV so far this year. Noah Emmerich is great.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby justmebd » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:20 pm

motherscratcher wrote:The Americans. I'm one episode behind, but I just caught up on one last night. This show is not slowing down. Still great.

Last night, the scene where Stan (FBI neighbor) is telling the story to the KGB agent, who's obviously scared shitless, was great. The one where he's talking about hunting and wounded birds and retriever dogs picking them up with a soft mouth. It was one of the best scenes on TV so far this year. Noah Emmerich is great.

Absolutely Riveting scene.

It's brilliant how this show has built tension despite "knowing" how everything will eventually end.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:33 pm

I'm still watching Vikings. It's a delightfully flawed show, but it's fun to look at and some of the actors are quite good. Despite the awful writing.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby mattvan1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:00 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I'm still watching Vikings. It's a delightfully flawed show, but it's fun to look at and some of the actors are quite good. Despite the awful writing.


Any show featuring a shieldmadien can't be all bad. Chicks with swords - what could be better?
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:31 am

I didn't have much hope for it but Hannibal is amazing. The cinematography for the pilot made it feel like a movie. Hannibal is the villain from Casino Royale and does a very creepy, understated Lector. Show is based on the book Red Dragon and focuses more on Will Graham and his relationship with Lector before he's found out to be a cannibal.


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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:57 am

rebelwithoutaclue wrote:I didn't have much hope for it but Hannibal is amazing. The cinematography for the pilot made it feel like a movie. Hannibal is the villain from Casino Royale and does a very creepy, understated Lector. Show is based on the book Red Dragon and focuses more on Will Graham and his relationship with Lector before he's found out to be a cannibal.


Warning: This is the goriest show I've ever seen on network TV.


I know him more from the main dude in Valhalla Rising, and he's the only reason that I find myself even considering watching the show.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:09 am

mattvan1 wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I'm still watching Vikings. It's a delightfully flawed show, but it's fun to look at and some of the actors are quite good. Despite the awful writing.


Any show featuring a shieldmadien can't be all bad. Chicks with swords - what could be better?


They were some of the toughest chicks to ever walk the Earth. Viking society was a tough place, and any woman who could impress them as a warrior, must have been a real ball buster.

I just want to see if they do the "Blood Eagle" to King Aele.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:16 am

Hikohadon wrote:
rebelwithoutaclue wrote:I didn't have much hope for it but Hannibal is amazing. The cinematography for the pilot made it feel like a movie. Hannibal is the villain from Casino Royale and does a very creepy, understated Lector. Show is based on the book Red Dragon and focuses more on Will Graham and his relationship with Lector before he's found out to be a cannibal.


Warning: This is the goriest show I've ever seen on network TV.


I know him more from the main dude in Valhalla Rising, and he's the only reason that I find myself even considering watching the show.


Mads Mikkelsen. He's a really talented actor and one I hope makes it big here.

Other than Valhalla Rising, he was also great in Pusher 1&2, Flame and Citron, and The Hunt.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:24 am

Hikohadon wrote:
rebelwithoutaclue wrote:I didn't have much hope for it but Hannibal is amazing. The cinematography for the pilot made it feel like a movie. Hannibal is the villain from Casino Royale and does a very creepy, understated Lector. Show is based on the book Red Dragon and focuses more on Will Graham and his relationship with Lector before he's found out to be a cannibal.


Warning: This is the goriest show I've ever seen on network TV.


I know him more from the main dude in Valhalla Rising, and he's the only reason that I find myself even considering watching the show.


I've seeing eh first 2 episodes and its outstanding. The acting is great and the characters are interesting. It would have been easy, even understandable, for Hannibal to just do his best Hopkins/Cox impression. That would hae sucked. Bt he doesn't do that. They don't even bother trying to make Mads Mikkelsen do some bullshit American accent.

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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:36 am

I'm still kinda amazed someone else saw Valhalla Rising. It being an obscure artsy foreign film.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby jerryroche » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:37 pm

With every new episode, "Bates Motel" gets better and better, if you like psychological thrillers.

Freddie Highmore is picture perfect as a young Tony Perkins, a fairly normal teenager except for his latent Oedipus complex. Vera Farmiga is absolutely terrifying as the obsessive bipolar mother Norma. Virtually every main character has deep-seated, untreated mental-health issues.

And every week brings a new plot twist. There already have been four murders in the small California coastal town, with more doubtless to come.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Hikohadon » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:03 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I'm still kinda amazed someone else saw Valhalla Rising. It being an obscure artsy foreign film.


I probably watched it on your recommendation, I can't remember. But it was quite good. So next time someone tells you posting on message boards is a complete waste of time, the answer is "mostly, but not complete".
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Hikohadon » Fri May 03, 2013 1:10 am

Two episodes into Hannibal, and I'm intrigued. Much more interesting than, say, The Americans, which I should've been into since I love Cold War shit, but just really bored me.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri May 03, 2013 10:57 am

I made it all the way through Vikings, where's my prize? "Vikings will return in 2014". I will say this, the guy who plays Loki, is awesome, the way he speaks and moves is very surreal.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 23, 2013 12:07 am

I challenge anyone to make it 5 episodes into Hemlock Grove. I watched all 13 fucking episodes. It's like True Blood, John from Cincinnati, Resident Evil, and Twin Peaks had a baby.... and then they gave that baby to Eli Roth to raise.

They did the TB version of werewolves. Just normal wolves, but bigger and stronger. Which I hate, I like the bipedal version, with claws and the whole deal. The characters remark how they stand 6' tall at the shoulders, but when you see them, they're just normal wolves. I guess NetFlix didn't want to spring for any complex costumes or CGI.

Pretty much every twist and turn you can see coming. There are some talented actors, but they can't do much with the script they were given.
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Unread postby Hikohadon » Thu May 23, 2013 9:16 am

The reviews have made it challenging me for me to make it into 1 episode of Hemlock Grove.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby gotribe31 » Thu May 23, 2013 10:02 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I made it all the way through Vikings, where's my prize? "Vikings will return in 2014". I will say this, the guy who plays Loki, is awesome, the way he speaks and moves is very surreal.


Agreed. I actually thought it was okay overall, but really liked Loki.

If you want spoilers, you can google Ragnar Lothbrok. He was a real guy back in the day, and the show is very loosely based on his exploits.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 23, 2013 10:03 am

Oh I forgot to add in The Killing, big doses of that too.

The thing is, 10 years ago, this would have been a cool concept for a show. But we have been drowned in awful emo vampire or werewolf shows.

Try it, you might like it for the unintentional comedic value. I stayed with it because like I said before, I enjoy a good train wreck.

And don't give me wolves and try and pass them off as badass werewolves. Bipedal with claws that can take a man's head off with one swing and lots of bites to the head and neck. Werewolf.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 23, 2013 10:06 am

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Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I made it all the way through Vikings, where's my prize? "Vikings will return in 2014". I will say this, the guy who plays Loki, is awesome, the way he speaks and moves is very surreal.


Agreed. I actually thought it was okay overall, but really liked Loki.

If you want spoilers, you can google Ragnar Lothbrok. He was a real guy back in the day, and the show is very loosely based on his exploits.



Already familiar with it, my good man. According to the legend, King Aele had Ragnar thrown into a pit of vipers. In an act of revenge, Ragnar's son Ivar the Boneless captured Aele and subjected him to the "Blood Eagle".
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Re: New Shows

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Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
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Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I made it all the way through Vikings, where's my prize? "Vikings will return in 2014". I will say this, the guy who plays Loki, is awesome, the way he speaks and moves is very surreal.


Agreed. I actually thought it was okay overall, but really liked Loki.

If you want spoilers, you can google Ragnar Lothbrok. He was a real guy back in the day, and the show is very loosely based on his exploits.



Already familiar with it, my good man. According to the legend, King Aele had Ragnar thrown into a pit of vipers. In an act of revenge, Ragnar's son Ivar the Boneless captured Aele and subjected him to the "Blood Eagle".


I figured as much.

I think that the guys in London who killed the UK soldier should get the Blood Eagle. Not like they've never tortured and killed anyone at the Tower of London before.
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Re: New Shows

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Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I made it all the way through Vikings, where's my prize? "Vikings will return in 2014". I will say this, the guy who plays Loki, is awesome, the way he speaks and moves is very surreal.


Agreed. I actually thought it was okay overall, but really liked Loki.

If you want spoilers, you can google Ragnar Lothbrok. He was a real guy back in the day, and the show is very loosely based on his exploits.



Already familiar with it, my good man. According to the legend, King Aele had Ragnar thrown into a pit of vipers. In an act of revenge, Ragnar's son Ivar the Boneless captured Aele and subjected him to the "Blood Eagle".


I figured as much.

I think that the guys in London who killed the UK soldier should get the Blood Eagle. Not like they've never tortured and killed anyone at the Tower of London before.


Just googled "Blood Eagle".. Sounds like that would sting some.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby Hikohadon » Thu May 23, 2013 5:07 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Oh I forgot to add in The Killing, big doses of that too.

The thing is, 10 years ago, this would have been a cool concept for a show. But we have been drowned in awful emo vampire or werewolf shows.

Try it, you might like it for the unintentional comedic value. I stayed with it because like I said before, I enjoy a good train wreck.

And don't give me wolves and try and pass them off as badass werewolves. Bipedal with claws that can take a man's head off with one swing and lots of bites to the head and neck. Werewolf.


I actually planned on checking it out some night when I'm st... influenced. Might be entertaining in a "bad" way then.

I watched the first 4 or 5 episodes of The Killing during the first season, determined it was one of the worst shows to ever to disgrace television, and never watched it again.

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Re: New Shows

Unread postby justmebd » Thu May 23, 2013 10:40 pm

Hikohadon wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Oh I forgot to add in The Killing, big doses of that too.

The thing is, 10 years ago, this would have been a cool concept for a show. But we have been drowned in awful emo vampire or werewolf shows.

Try it, you might like it for the unintentional comedic value. I stayed with it because like I said before, I enjoy a good train wreck.

And don't give me wolves and try and pass them off as badass werewolves. Bipedal with claws that can take a man's head off with one swing and lots of bites to the head and neck. Werewolf.


I actually planned on checking it out some night when I'm st... influenced. Might be entertaining in a "bad" way then.

I watched the first 4 or 5 episodes of The Killing during the first season, determined it was one of the worst shows to ever to disgrace television, and never watched it again.

Shocked it's still on.

I gave up DURING the first episode. I figured if they couldn't muster enough interest in me for a murder mystery in the first episode, it wasn't likely to get much more engrossing.

I, also, am shocked this show still is on television.

And, judging by the reviews, I am very glad I decided to pass on Revolution.
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Re: New Shows

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu May 23, 2013 10:52 pm

I might have been more pissed off abut The Killing than any show I can remember. I was VERY encouraged by the pilot and first few episodes. I really thought it was going to be great, and somewhere there is a thread here about it with other nice things that people said.

And then...nothing. It didn't take long for it to get stupid and ridiculous. But I kept up through the entire first season, most.y just to see it through and find it whole killed Rosie, even if I long ago stopped giving a shit. And then the kick in the balls that was the 1st season finale...I was so pissed. No fucking way was I watching another second of that stupid fucking show.

Fuck Veena Sud.
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Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:31 am

Just finished up season 1 of Hannibal. So good. Beautifully shot and acted.

The dude that plays Hannibal us so fucking good. Every second that guy was on screen was awesome. Highly recommend.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:23 am

So.... i'm to episodes 9&10 of the Spartacus series finale, still waiting for it to get awesome. It took me like 3 episodes to used to the Yodanese dialogue style again. They really pulled the rug out from under me by bringing back Gannicus.

I also don't get why they all run around in furry loincloths. It's like a goddamn ManOwar album cover come to life.
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Unread postby motherscratcher » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:03 pm

I like Sepinwall, but Todd VanDerWerff is really in a class all by himself. Here's his review of Hannibal:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/hannibal-returns-the-fear-of-death-to-the-tv-crime,99265/
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:42 pm

If you don't get Spartacus you don't get it CDT. I'm not gonna judge, it's pure theater doesn't appeal to all. I still hold it's really, really awesome. From episode six of season one all the way through the end. That said, the "extra" season is pointless and was only made due to that cancer thing.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:58 am

I love that they got Prad Bitt to play Julius Caesar (despite the fact he was never on Crassus' staff). I loved the casting of Crassus, dude is good. But they just threw Caesar in there for really no reason whatsoever. I'm just gonna say it, I do not like the new guy playing Spartacus. He really hurts my enjoyment of the show. I am going to finish it, despite knowing how it ends.

It's not all bad, besides Crassus, I like how they portrayed the animosity between the Gauls and Germans. There are plenty of fine women too look at, Naevia gets so much hotter when she becomes a fighter, that blonde German chick is smoking hot (dual knives, dude).

There's at least 51 sex scenes...... in episode 1 of Vengeance.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:01 pm

Crixus is now a CW star in Arrow, FWIW.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:18 pm

Wooohooo another cardboard boring DC superhero.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:06 pm

Naw yo, Arrow is actually good
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Unread postby jerryroche » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:37 pm

The "Arrow" TV show takes some creative license with the Green Arrow comic book character, but then all the comic-book movies/TV shows do, sorta.

Agree with e0, it's a good show; I especially like the stranded-on-a-desert-island backstory. Just hope it can keep up the quality in Season 2. And gimme some more of Felicity.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:24 am

I remain skeptical of a CW show about a DC character that uses a bow and arrow. It looked kinda Teen Wolfish..... in the sense it's supposed to appeal to chicks.
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