So I’ve talked about Arrow recently, but did so more in relation to another comics-based show: Agents of SHIELD. But while I don’t feel like I have anything new or interesting to say about Agents of SHIELD, I thoroughly enjoyed catching up on the two most recent episodes of Arrow, and wish that we had more to watch right now. Though that might have put me behind on blogging!
So I wanted to talk about a couple of the elements that I am intrigued by and enjoying with this show. Elements that make it work, and make me believe that this should be – and really possibly is and will be into the future – the Flagship DC cinematic universe. If this were an essay, that would be my thesis; if it were a science experiment, the hypothesis I would be taking into the future. The next tests are the further episodes, and I am excited to follow along with this show!
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We realized we haven’t talked much about Arrow here on Comparative Geeks. And maybe it’s because Marvel seems to own so much of our time, or because we marathoned through much of season 1… or because we only just started getting caught up on season 2 (thanks, Hulu!). And I haven’t read any Green Arrow comics. Nothing to compare.
No, this show stands alone. Not tying in to the DC movies, not needing to rely on the comics. I don’t even think I watch another show on the CW. Yet, this show does not need these other things – because it’s one of the better shows on TV right now.
And as we started getting caught up on season 2, we’re finding that in many ways the show is getting better, not worse. The first season ended feeling like it might have worked through a lot of their direction, or like the feel might change… but they’ve kept things moving forward. Kept characters developing, started introducing new ones. So here are a few of my thoughts about Arrow season 2! With a few spoilers!
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Tagged Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Batman, Black Canary, DC, Green Arrow, Marvel, origin story, Ra's al Ghul, The Flash