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Re: DC comics TV shows (Arrow/Flash/Gotham/etc)
« Reply #280 on: May 31, 2017, 06:16:36 AM »
Just got the finales still to go here in the UK, and all three were left in a bit of a "we're all fucked" situation. :lol

Arrow remains by far the strongest of the four shows. The Flash has got too silly and the writers do such a bad job of incorporating time travel, though I enjoy quite a lot of the character stuff so it's still decent overall. Similar with Supergirl. Legends is just too absurd that I'm almost tempted to give up on it.

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« Reply #281 on: May 31, 2017, 06:21:40 AM »
I quite enjoy Legends because of its blatant self mockery and goofyness. The Flash started out as fun, but has become such dreck. People seem to lap it up, tho.
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« Reply #282 on: May 31, 2017, 06:26:26 AM »
I'm one of those who loves The Flash.  I really do think it's the love story that throws off the fans.  Nerds and dudes want action, not a love story.
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« Reply #283 on: May 31, 2017, 07:15:54 AM »
I'm one of those who loves The Flash.  I really do think it's the love story that throws off the fans.  Nerds and dudes want action, not a love story.
Er, I don't think its that at all. The love story and other character stories are fine, it's the lack of coherent narrative that's the problem.

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« Reply #284 on: May 31, 2017, 09:34:01 AM »
Maybe on this site where people use one organ more than the other but what I've heard from other fans is that the love story and how wishy washy it is. 
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« Reply #285 on: May 31, 2017, 09:40:09 AM »
I love all the shows, the I like Arrow the least. That said, the 2nd half of this season was a huge return to form.

I say 2nd half because people seem to forget that the first part of this season was dealing with that dumb drug dealer guy that  no one remembers.

As far as finales go, yup Arrow took the cake. The return of Slade, the sacrifice of Malcolm (actor isn't returning), and just all of the character moments were great.

The "cliffhanger" was a bit meh, since obviously they're not killing off most of those people. They didn't really need it either since the whole choice element beforehand was good enough. Despite that, terrific finale, Slade and Oliver are a great combination that I missed, and Adrian has been a terrific villain.

I hope they don't pull a Flashpoint thing with Flash next season though, where everything is resolved in the first episode. Just feels like such a huge emotional move, only to reset so quickly, but at the same time, I doubt they have the balls to leave him in the speed force for long.

Supergirl...........it was fine. Seemed a bit forced at the end though. Good lead in to the next season though, curious who that is.

And Legends is great. The first season was really hard to watch and I was about give up, but most of the 2nd season really cleaned up. They found that great balance between good character moments and over the top cheese, and embraced them both. So I'm looking forward to all of them returning.

Edit: On 2nd thought, I think maybe it would be a cool idea to end Arrow on the cliffhanger. And then maybe in a year or so, or at the end of the next season of The Flash, have them show Oliver as a broken man who really did lose everyone on the island.
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Re: DC comics TV shows (Arrow/Flash/Gotham/etc)
« Reply #286 on: May 31, 2017, 09:59:41 AM »
I quite enjoy Legends because of its blatant self mockery and goofyness. The Flash started out as fun, but has become such dreck. People seem to lap it up, tho.

SAME!  I wasn't sure about Legends at first, but it has become my "fun" show.  Flash started off as my whiz bang pow big fun superhero show, but it has since become a mopey soap opera.  Kind of a chore to get through an episode now.  The episode where he lost his memory and the musical episode were the best ones recently because they were fun.
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Re: DC comics TV shows (Arrow/Flash/Gotham/etc)
« Reply #287 on: August 01, 2017, 03:15:45 PM »
Just announced that Gotham is moving to Thursday nights. Not pleased. I hear that's one-step removed from the dreaded Friday time slot, which is the death-knell for TV shows.

I can't watch the show on Thursdays anyway, so it'll have to be an on-demand watch for me next season, I suppose...
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« Reply #288 on: August 01, 2017, 06:07:55 PM »
My DVR saves me this pain.  I only watch sporting events live.
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Re: DC comics TV shows (Arrow/Flash/Gotham/etc)
« Reply #289 on: August 02, 2017, 07:10:39 AM »
The issue I have with Flash is that the main story arc's have so much potential, but then the show just fuck's it right up with such gaping holes and problems in the details.  I can't tell you how many times jingle.son and I have yelled at the TV because of this - for instance... Barry's speed ranges from running around the city in a couple of seconds, to not being able to out-run a dude on a motorbike.

And yeah... the writers completely bugger up time-travel concepts.

I'm about ready to give up on it - there's too much other good stuff on TV/Netflix to watch.
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« Reply #290 on: August 23, 2017, 08:36:38 PM »
So I am officially completely confused.

After the amazing success of WW, you'd think things would be heading in a good direction.

Now, apparently they're doubling down on Jared Leto's Joker, which not a ton of people loved, by giving him THREE movies.

There's also going to be a stand-alone Joker origin story with a different actor, because we all want to know the Joker's origins.

AND the new Batman movie will apparently be unrelated to the DCEU and not star Affleck.

The hell is going on?



Of course, there's always a chance some of these reports will turn out to be false? I dunno. They seem official at the moment, but DC and WB have a habit of announcing a ton of stuff and not following through on most of it.
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« Reply #291 on: August 23, 2017, 08:51:35 PM »
Ben went to rehab and may be backing out.
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« Reply #292 on: August 23, 2017, 08:52:16 PM »
Ben went to rehab and may be backing out.

I think Ben not being Batman is the least surprising part of everything I posted haha
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« Reply #293 on: August 23, 2017, 08:57:20 PM »
 :lol

I think you questioning DC  IS the least shocking thing we've all thought! Lol
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« Reply #294 on: August 23, 2017, 08:58:06 PM »
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I think you questioning DC  IS the least shocking thing we've all thought! Lol

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« Reply #295 on: September 23, 2017, 06:10:15 AM »
So Gotham's back for season 4! Any opinions on season premiere? 
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