ah! a palette cleanser after watching that show! YAY!
This show gave me the same vibes the Daredevil flick did. Diggle? Grell? Any other "easter egg" shit they wanna toss in there? How about an old high school JOCK that teased him! Was the same way with DD... that kind of stuff just draws me out of the world you're trying to put me in.
That said Diggle and Jock's Year One is a fun read and probably a lot better than the show is going to be. Go read it if you haven't.
All this said: I'll watch a couple more episodes to make sure this is as awful as I think it is. Hell, I'm a glutton for punishment. I have a few shows I hate that I watch just to see "what does america see in this?!"
I disagree, kind of. I actually WANTED those easter eggs. (BTW: the Daredevil movie was horrible, I agree.) With Arrow, I knew the kind of show I was walking in to. I knew it was going to deviate from the source and it's on a channel that caters to a certain demographic, so my expectations were subdued. That said, I actually think it wasn't bad and I'm able to watch it with my daughters, who caught the easter eggs as well. It's not a home run as far as adaptations go, but it was a fun watch.
havent seen DKR. Once it goes to dvd or whatever I'll see it.
don't get me wrong: I wasn't expecting a GOOD show. Nor was I looking for an adaption anymore than I was looking for one with SMALLVILLE. I actually disliked SMALLVILLE at first too. Gave up on it after a few eps. Same thing will probably happen here too.
Most shows I consider "good" end up getting canceled pretty quickly - so what do I know?