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Day Three: Your Favorite New Show - Devil on Your Shoulder
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Day Three: Your Favorite New Show
Continuing the 30 Day TV Meme.

I tried Revolution (too predictable) and Last Resort (too cancelled) so the only new show left that I watch is Arrow.

Arrow is ridiculous and silly, but it commits to its crazy with zeal. Following the exploits of Oliver Queen, billionaire playboy, after he and his father were lost in a boating accident. Turns out Ollie survived on an island and using the cheap writing trick of copious flashbacks we discover Ollie learned serious bow and ninja skills because there were bad guys and good guys, but the good guys and bad guys keep switching and its all very confusing. The point is, Ollie gets home and he takes out evil folks by wearing leather, being sneaky, talking in a Batman voice and shooting lots of arrows. Added bonus: John Barrowman being evil!
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imwalde From: imwalde Date: February 20th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Arrow is solidly entertaining and great genre guest stars (Crichton! Sark! Gaius! Linc!) and I like most of the characters, so I'm definitely watching it for the indefinite future. That said, I am still waiting for something to turn my enjoyment into ZOMGLOVE.

Revolution got better maybe 7 or 8 or 9 episodes in, IMO. (I forget when exactly, but a fair ways into the season.) It was full of potential but sort of rough going at first, but by the midseason break, a lot of the things that had been holding the story back had been resolved or jettisoned. The midseason finale felt like they were taking the brakes off and were set to really let the story zoom along. I guess time will tell if that impression holds up.
selannia From: selannia Date: February 20th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! Sark! Being all badass!
The genre actor bingo is strong with this one.
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