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Re-Watching Arrow versus Flash

Image from DC Comics at dccomics.com

Image from DC Comics at dccomics.com

Being sick last week meant I had a lot of time where I was sitting around just doing nothing and trying not to feel worse. So, I decided to binge re-watch Arrow and Flash. Re-watching these shows revealed even further how different they are.

Throughout re-watching each of the shows it revealed some fundamental structural differences in how they are put together. Arrow is more about an over-arching sense of seeking justice and usually a continuing fight against a larger mysterious villain. Flash definitely comes across as more monster- (or more accurately meta-human) of-the-week. In the end it made Arrow a bit more re-watchable than Flash. Continue reading

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Go Team Arrow!

Because apparently, we're calling it that now. Found on http://arrow.wikia.com/wiki/Felicity_Smoak

Because apparently, we’re calling it that now. Found on http://arrow.wikia.com/wiki/Felicity_Smoak

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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Arrow vs. Agents of SHIELD

We’ve been catching up on Arrow and Agents of SHIELD. And there are some interesting comparisons between the two. To be expected, I suppose, given they are both TV shows from comic universes.

In particular, season 2 of Arrow is matching up interestingly to season 1 of Agents of SHIELD. The world by this point has been laid out in both cases, either in the Marvel Phase 1 movies, or else in Arrow season 1. So they’re not dealing with an origin anymore – they’re expanding on the world, working with their heroes, creating the larger world of villains.

So I will look at a strong similarity, a strong difference, and then a similar potential they both have – to tie in to their larger comic universes. Spoilers to follow for Arrow and Agents of SHIELD!

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Arrow Season 2 – Catching Up!

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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