After eight seasons, four team-ups, and many, many salmon ladders, Arrow has come to a close. The CW show that started as a simple adaptation of Green Arrow’s comic adventures transformed into the centerpiece for the CW universe of the DC multimedia universe, and in doing so brought some of the most true to comics adventures I’ve seen in live action. Read the rest of this entry
Green Arrow. Supergirl. The Flash. Batwoman.
With the exception of the Scarlet Speedster, none of those names should resonate with your average pop culture fan. But thanks to the CW, those characters are not only well-known, but are arguably more successful than their big screen counterparts. That’s entirely due to the work of Greg Berlanti, the man behind all of the CW’s DC adaptations, which make up almost 80% of the series they air. Looking at the network now, it’s nearly impossible not to think of them as the “DC Network”, and their adaptations of these lesser-known heroes has lead to the biggest crossover of them all: Crisis on Infinite Earths. Read the rest of this entry
With Fall in full swing, it’s time for the start of the new seasons of TV. And now more than ever, comics’ TV takeover has swept through the network landscape like never before. With so many comic book TV shows coming our way, what seasons and debuts should you be on the lookout for? Well fret not, loyal readers; I’ve got the rundown for you. Read the rest of this entry
A few weeks ago I ranted and raved about Gotham, the Batman prequel series that’s been blowing up on Fox. This week I’m going to return to the TV theme, but expand it to the four other comic book shows on the major networks: Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Constantine, and of course, Arrow. We’re at the midseason finales for these shows, and all of them (with one exception) have been a hit. With the news that Constantine will be wrapping up it’s season with thirteen episodes and not the usual 22, I think it’s time to take a look at all of these series and do what nerd do best: ask which one is better? Read the rest of this entry
It’s a good time to be a comic book nerd and a fan of TV. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, and The Walking Dead thriving on the small screen, there’s plenty for you to choose from for live action weekly superheroics. Amazingly, three of the biggest comic publishers (Marvel, DC, and Image) are being represented on the small screen right now . While I actively watch all three of these shows, there’s one that stands out as the best to me: CW’s Arrow, the updated, salmon ladder obsessed take on DC Comics’ Green Arrow.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Arrow? The show that featured its entire male cast shirtless for its season two promotional ads?” To which I say “look at that those abs!” and “yes”. Read the rest of this entry