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Boricua
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Arrow - Premieres tonite

Here's a review of tonight's premiere episode of Arrow.
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Rob
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I dont think there are any shows on CW that I watch. But I've just set my TiVO to record this show. Will give it a shot.


Snakeoil
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I kinda wish they used the guy from Smallville [The one to play Green Arrow].

A bummer they never launched a Super Girl series, Laura Vandervoort, looked great as super girl.
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ebgbjo
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Do you mean Tom Welling? Maybe they thought it would be weird having him on Arrow and then Kirsten Kreuk on Beaty and the Beast.

Did Arrow already premiere? Wanted to check it out, but not sure how much I will enjoy it. Kind of ticked they took away The Secret Circle for stupid shows like Hart of Dixie and Gossip Girl


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Tom Welling played Kent. I was talking about Justin Hartley. He played Queen.

Granted compared to the new Queen, Hertley is a "pretty boy".

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reply to Boricua
Yup just like the smallville version.


lotusracer
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reply to Rob
said by Rob:

I dont think there are any shows on CW that I watch.

Arrow looks interesting, and since not only is there nothing else going on Wednesdays, Supernatural is on right after it...

so I'm in!
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It premeired last night. I watched it just to see hwo it would be. Overall I think it was ok. The pilot episode did answer some questions but there are still many questions left unanswered. I am hoping that future episodes will help reveal those answers. There are a couple of things that bugged me:

1) Where did all the equipment at the factory come from?
2) I guess I am to assume that he tapped into the power grid for the electricity to run things and that he is pirating internet
3) He made some sort of arrow that he can use to break into a computer? It's not like his other arrows which he can make.
4) his bodyguard hadn't resurfaced yet after he took him out. How is he gonna explain that?


Interesting end scene.

I will watch it for now. See how to goes before I give a final judgement.
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Arrow also premiered on CTV2/Muchmusic in Canada around the same time (last night) and, theres also a UK/Ireland premiere sometime on Sky1, as well as in Australia's Nine Network. Other countries getting it are Columbia & Mexico.

I watched it, not bad, dark n gritty antihero dealie. Ofc if you remember the DC Comics versions (of which there were many over the years) I'm trying to figure out if they're going to draw from all those variations and twist 'em together somehow consolidating a single style. Or if they're going for an entire other take and do a complete departure from the Classic Green Arrow of the DC Universe. Who's to know.

Heres looking forwards to the next few weeks. I think we're looking at a 10 episode season.
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the girl that works in the legal aid department was 2nd Black Canary in the comic books (daughter of the original)
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Unless something changes, it may only be nine eps. I suspect that CW is waiting to see if it's a hit or a miss.

I found it to be so-so; not a stellar pilot but not god-awful either. Will give a few more eps but it's unlikely that I'll make a point of watching it after that unless it really picks up.
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I was looking forward to this, I'm glad I watched. I agree with Merovingian, dark & gritty.

I'm 100% unfamiliar with the comic, so I have no bias on that vs. the show. I will continue to watch, especially since Supernatural is on immediately afterwards.
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Interesting, I didn't know that. So the Canary power is a machine, not a mutation/super power?


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As long as Wed. stays the way it is, I'm a happy camper. I was ticked that I couldn't watch last season of Supernatural, because of other shows being DVRed at that time. A bummer CW doesn't just rebroadcast it's shows over the weekend.
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Boricua
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said by Snakeoil:

As long as Wed. stays the way it is, I'm a happy camper. I was ticked that I couldn't watch last season of Supernatural, because of other shows being DVRed at that time. A bummer CW doesn't just rebroadcast it's shows over the weekend.

I missed the first 20 minutes so I checked and was told it's being reran on the 13th (DVRed). As for Supernatural, there are other ways for getting the complete season, which is what I'm going to do as I lost track of couple of seasons ago .
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Netflix has all the seasons [except this one of course].
I'm trying to "do the right thing" and use legal sources for TV shows. Trying to teach my kids, the right way.
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said by Snakeoil:

Interesting, I didn't know that. So the Canary power is a machine, not a mutation/super power?

the mother's power was because of a curse... the daughter's is because of a metagene (mutant)
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I'm going to watch this and see how it is. I'm a comic book fan, so these kinds of shows/movies appeal to me. I just hope it's good.


Rook008
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I watched the premier, thought it was okay.
Never read the comics or knew any history of the character, so the island bit seemed interesting.
Like Mero said, it was pretty dark, which I really like.
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This was surprisingly not completely terrible.


Boricua
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said by Snakeoil:

Netflix has all the seasons [except this one of course].
I'm trying to "do the right thing" and use legal sources for TV shows. Trying to teach my kids, the right way.

Umm...you do realize once your kids learn the birds and the bees, they skies the limit when it comes to downloading (unless you lock down your network, desktops, laptops, etc.).
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Snakeoil
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Hence why, I'll be baby sitting the router.


hitachi369
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Even then you are just driving your kids to being smarter than you. A locked down router wouldn't stop me from my porno, and illegal downloads.


Snakeoil
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Be kind of hard to do, if you had no computer to do it with.


hitachi369
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Then why babysit the router?


darcilicious
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said by Snakeoil:

A bummer CW doesn't just rebroadcast it's shows over the weekend.

Don't know if it was just because they were the show premieres but both Arrow and Beauty & the Beast were rebroadcast last night on CW.
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Snakeoil
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I saw that, but my DVR was already programed. Grimm and Haven were on as well.


Alcohol
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said by darcilicious:

said by Snakeoil:

A bummer CW doesn't just rebroadcast it's shows over the weekend.

Don't know if it was just because they were the show premieres but both Arrow and Beauty & the Beast were rebroadcast last night on CW.

Also available online »www.cwtv.com/cw-video/
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rlt2562
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A friendly reminder for tonight's episode.