Post by briandomingos on Oct 31, 2016 8:53:09 GMT -6
I missed the last bunch of episodes of S4 but I thought this was pretty good. Wild Dog was a fun (albeit brief) appearance and I like the potential for more heroes. Felicity was actually tolerable, too! "Flashpoint" left us with many prizes.
I quit watching halfway through season 4 but decided to give it a go again this season (without catching up though). It's fun. I like the new status quo with Ollie as Mayor and having to work with a new team. I love Wild Dog, not just because he is played by Ben from Reaper, but also just the overall look and character. His outfit really works on tv. Artemis is a bit underdeveloped and pretty much a blank slate. Ragman, well he has rags. Curtis is fun, but I miss him being a supersmart science nerd, that seems to get overlooked a lot now that he's out in the field.
I quit watching halfway through season 4 but decided to give it a go again this season (without catching up though). It's fun. I like the new status quo with Ollie as Mayor and having to work with a new team.
I love Wild Dog, not just because he is played by Ben from Reaper, but also just the overall look and character. His outfit really works on tv.
Yeah, it really works in every way.
Artemis is a bit underdeveloped and pretty much a blank slate.
Ragman, well he has rags.
I don't think he is very necessary but
Curtis is fun, but I miss him being a supersmart science nerd, that seems to get overlooked a lot now that he's out in the field.
I actually like the idea of him building up a team, but wild dog annoys me with his rebel crap, and I liked Curtis better when he was a male Felicity. I'm also not loving ragman but he's not annoying like Wild Dog so I'll give him a pass.
I'm pretty sure they mentioned the olympic thing back when they introduced Curtis, as part of his 'I'm good at everything' thing. They seem to focus on it more now just to justify him hitting the streets and doing all this physical stuff. He still is a bit of a male Felicity though. There have been multiple instances in the recent episodes where Felicity cracks a joke and nobody laughs except for herself and Curtis. I love those little moments.
Yeah that's the stuff I love the most about him, and his big eyed wonder at everything Oliver does. Now he's getting more "badass" and is less in awe of everything, which makes sense because he'd have to be an idiot to be in constant awe, but that's what I liked about Felicity and then him when he was introduced to be Felicity's awed replacement.
Post by briandomingos on Nov 16, 2016 12:18:37 GMT -6
Shocking, I know! ARROW has really turned it around. I gave up on it halfway through last season but this has been, tonally, different and much more improved.
I think the Marvel Netflix shows are a mess. The pacing is all over the place. They seem to be built for binge-watching, where episode by episode, I have been bored to tears. I love Daredevil - I have more DD comics than any other non-X-book from Marvel - but I don't think they have it right. DAREDEVIL has hour after hour of people talking with hallway punches in the middle. I wasn't as blown away by Frank Castle because I've read dozens of comics doing it better. JESSICA JONES is bloated and not enough like the comic that I know and love. I bailed on DD S2, and JJ. I haven't started LUKE CAGE yet due to time-constraints. I love Mike Colter from THE GOOD WIFE but I think the Luke character is weird. (He loved his wife more than anything but he moved on in less than six months? I don't get it.) Ugh, and the effing Purple Man.
Yeah, I hear your criticism about pacing. But while Daredevil and Jessica Jones have lots of talking, it's handled by largely capable actors (Jessica's upstairs neighbor excluded). I find the talent in Arrow somewhat lacking. From OTT (Barrowman and Blackthorne) to wooden (Amell). And don't get me started on Laurel. I got through a quarter of season 2 and I had to stop due to high cholesterol. Too much cheese. But cheese is delicious and I'll go back because, you know, all the superheroes. But overall, I find the quality of the Netflix shows sharper.
Post by briandomingos on Nov 18, 2016 11:00:23 GMT -6
The early ARROW seasons are T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E. It was a free-for-all of plots and misused characters and WB/CW-level acting. I bailed on S4 because the Tumblr-fueled "Olicity" plot ruined me. S5 is stripped down and cleaned up. No Laurel and minimal everyone else. It's weird. It's quickly-paced and the script moves to the next plot point or set-piece before you get annoyed/bored. Believe me: I am shocked.
The Marvel actors are a little better on the whole. I think Foggy is the best one on DD while thinking he's a terrible Foggy. The best parts of JJ are Trish and Will (the cop). I am annoyed to hell by the fan-bating David Tennant casting because he (and DR WHO) is annoying AND the character is all wrong. They missed the whole point of ALIAS by jumping in to the Purple Man episode one. The on-paper reason is, "you don't cast David Tennant and not use him," which is infuriating for the reason I just mentioned. The binging community has ruined any type of reasonable criticism system because when it's a 13hr blur, it's easy to ignore the massive flaws.
I'll get to LUKE CAGE at some point but I'm in no rush.