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The Most Geek-Out Moments Of 2013! - It"s almost a New Year, but first let"s look back one more time at the biggest (or weirdest) moments and events of 2013! - September - Arrow Season two Is Right on Target
After a first season that was often mired in some of the less-appealing aspects of the CW"s action/soap opera format, Arrow came roaring back with a second season that corrected the sins of the first. With virtually every episode featuring a parade of DC Comics supporting characters, supervillains, and recognizable heroes, Arrow was suddenly getting praised as one of the best superhero shows ever. And as the show"s first half was spent building up to the reveal of Barry Allen and the origin of The Flash (who will soon get a show of his own), we have to wonder how they"ll up the ante in the second half of season two.
Stephen Amell Comments On Arrow Vs Marvel"s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It"s inevitable that people are going to compare Arrow to Marvel"s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. After all it is DC vs Marvel. Fans online have been hammering Marvel"s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its drop in ratings with the mid-season finale actually down about 3 million compared to the previous week"s episode. Seems one fan in particular actually rubbed someone the wrong way as the fan mentioned that Marvel should study every episode of Arrow if it wants to succeed (Via Yahoo). The comment made its way to Arrow executive producer Andrew Kriesberg who basically shrugged it off. "We don"t really feel like we"re in competition with anybody else," Kriesberg responded. "We"re only trying to outdo ourselves as we move forward." Star of Arrow, Stephen Amell, took to his facebook to respond as well. " Yes I do have a comment. We are not in competition with other television shows. I realize Agents Of SHIELD is an easy comparison, but It"s also kind of lazy. We aren"t trying to be the best comic book show, we"re trying to be THE best hour of entertainment. Period. There still seems to be a distinction that assumes television is somehow inferior to cinema. I think that"s ridiculous. We embrace the rigors of an episode schedule, use them to our advantage and churn out a kick ass product with a high degree of difficulty and virtually no margin for error. 966 minutes of programming every year. I couldn"t be prouder of what we do and that sense of accomplishment is based solely on the quality of our product, not the performance of anyone else"s.
Stephen Amell Comments On Arrow Vs Marvel"s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D
Thanks for posting, this is very interesting. More, it's not often that showrunners or actors mention other tv shows in other networks the way Kreisberg and Amell are doing it.
I like and share their point of view for the most part but don't be fooled, this is all stereotyped language and self-promotion, especially from Stephen Amell. Him saying "There still seems to be a distinction that assumes television is somehow inferior to cinema. I think that's ridiculous." is another way of saying "I want the Green Arrow part in the next Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman movies, pleeeeease!" You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
# 549 Thanks! Me too, I thought it was a very interesting read, they seem to be pulling together on this one, I think some where along the line a raw nerve got struck, I do like the quote about the studying of Arrow by watching every episode to succeed, I know it sort of has no meaning but it was nice, ( football terms 1-0 to Arrow or maybe a feather in Arrow"s cap ), Oh yes pretty pleeeeeease!"
TV line has scoops for the second half of the season on many shows.
PREVIOUSLY ON... | Brother Blood aka alderman Sebastian Blood started using the Mirakuru serum to create a super-powered army -- and injected Roy as his next test subject. Backing Blood, it was revealed, is Slade Wilson, who has his (one) eye set on revenge against Oliver. Barry Allen paid Starling City a visit, charmed Felicity and, once back home in Central City, got zapped when STAR Labs' particle accelerator went haywire.
COMING UP NEXT | "We're coming back [from the holidays] with a bang," showrunner Andrew Kreisberg promises. As Arrow obsessively hunts the man in the skull mask, "We'll be seeing Slade and his machinations to bring about Oliver's downfall." As for the frenemy's end game, "Slade has a very specific goal in the back half of the season, and I think people will be surprised to discover both what it is and what it means to Oliver." The coming run will also bring back Amanda Waller, serve up another Diggle-centric episode and solve this Season 2 mystery: What up with Laurel?! "These next four episodes are a big Laurel chapter," says Kreisberg. "We'll see her drug use come back to bite her, and she hits rock bottom." In turn, "Katie Cassidy is delivering the most amazing performances" -- including in pre-island flashbacks from Miss Lance's POV. And what of the other lady in Ollie's life? In managing Felicity and Oliver's attraction, "We just do what we feel is right," Kreisberg says, "and up until this point we've been lucky that most of the audience has agreed with our choices…. Our lead has chemistry with multiple actresses. It's nothing we're going to be upset about."