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RogerRoger

@Th3solution Yeah, I'm the same. As such, I live in fear of people telling me "you'll love this show eventually, it gets better as it goes along" and then having to trawl my way through some pretty dire early seasons. Given that Arrow is the gateway to so many DC TV shows, I doubt I'll ever see them!

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TheFrenchiestFry

@JohnnyShoulder Same. I could never get into any of the Arrowverse shows at all. The soap opera-esque structure and production values felt like a really strange direction to take the series in given the source material. Much prefer watching stuff like the MCU-Netflix series or hell anything from the DCAU over the CW shows

Don't even get me started on Riverdale

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nessisonett

I like how soapy Arrow is. I’ve binged loads of shows like Justified, Deadwood, Succession and The Borgias recently and just want some stupid fun. Plus I have great memories of the old CW shows from the 00s like The OC, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl, that aren’t very good and are hugely dodgy now but were soapy af and great fun. Anybody who reads comics knows that 99% of heroes have at least some soapy melodrama in their back catalogue!

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JohnnyShoulder

@TheFrenchiestFry Yeah much preferred the Marvel stuff on Netflix, although I did stop on the last seasons of each of the shows. I think i may have over indulged on them by watching them back to back. I do tend to finish them off one day. Maybe once I've finished the upcoming season of The Boys.

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belmont

Arrow is my favourite tv series of all time. TBH I only watch comic book or literature based TV series but I really dig the series so much that I rewatched all of it after it ended! I know that it has flows (power rangers level of cheesiness, some episodes have way more soap opera than they should, writing is lazy, some characters are bland caricatures, the ending is a disservice to the character) but, come one, super hero comics have those aspects too.

As far as "Arrow gets better later", it always felt more of the same just some villains are not that interesting appear occasionally.

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JohnnyShoulder

@belmont Your right most comic book shows and films have that, but Arrow seem to rely on it way too much rather than just have a sprinkling of melodrama. I don't mind a bit of it, but Arrow was to OTT with it for me.

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nessisonett

I’ve got right into Arrow now. It’s just so hokey, I love it. The acting... varies but I do like Oliver and Diggle is great.

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ralphdibny

@nessisonett I loved arrow, it came to a suitable wacky end with this year's crossover. I mainly got through the early seasons because I knew they'd end up spinning it off and giving us a slightly better justice League than smallville did. I always thought it was the worse of the shows but I always missed it when I wasn't watching it. It just made me laugh a lot. I love barrowman in this show, though I think his character gets better the less he's in it. He's much better when he's put in the crazier situations later on in this and other series.

Diggle is my favourite character though, especially in the earlier seasons, the Ollie/John bromance is something to behold. The show does get a lot better when they add more characters later on. At least in my opinion. The writing gets marginally better, which isn't saying much but at least dialogue stops getting repeated every 12 minutes (after every advert break).

I think what I'm trying to say is, I see every flaw in this show but I still love it nonetheless.

One particular highlight I noticed in a recentish episode is a big fight scene in the police station. To make it more chaotic there's just paper flying everywhere. But there is no source to the paper. It looks like they just set up reams of paper in the ceiling of the set and let them pour down into the action.

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RogerRoger

Buffy the Vampire Slayer nearly lost me as a viewer, when a schoolboy's textbook erupted with spiders. I was semi-braced for them, as I'd noticed that the opening credits were made up of various Season One shots and therefore guessed that they were due. Part of me is thinking "Phew! I can relax now, they won't be showing up again!" but I think I'll still be watching on-edge for a little while.

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Ralizah

@RogerRoger 😂 Sorry about that.

Thankfully, I don't remember spiders being a huge part of the show, so it's probably not something you'll have to worry about seeing too much.

That's probably another reason the remake of Resident Evil would never be for you. There's a section with gigantic tarantulas crawling around everywhere. I don't have a spider phobia, and I even I feel kind of squicked out during that section.

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger I totally forgot about the spiders. I hate spiders too but not quite to your extent! @Ralizah is right, REmake made my skin crawl with the spiders.

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RogerRoger

@Ralizah Oh, hey, it's a horror show, no matter how tame. I'm sure there'll be other moments, with fewer than eight legs, but there'll also be plenty of Giles sipping tea and making sarcastic, eye-rolling asides about youth culture and 90s trends, so the risk is totally worth it.

Helps that there's a big shiny "Skip Intro" button on Prime, though. I never have to see them again!

And yes, I'm starting to realise that there are many reasons why I'll never be going near Resident Evil again, remake or otherwise, but that'd certainly be one of the top ones!

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger But if you skip the intro, you’ll miss the amazing theme song 😢

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RogerRoger

@nessisonett I deactivated Prime's autoplay feature, so I get the end credits.

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JohnnyShoulder

Can not wait for this! The Haunting of Hill House was terrifyingly excellent!

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Tjuz

@JohnnyShoulder I'm beyond excited! The Haunting of Hill House was my favourite show of 2018 with ease, and I'd also put it in my top 3 shows overall. It's just the perfect miniseries. I really did not have any complaints. A great story full of lovely twists, incredible cinematography/directing (episode 6!!!) and fantastic acting. I hope Bly Manor can come even anywhere close. I'm trying to keep my expectations down, but it's hard when you're coming off of Hill House. The loss of Mike Flanagan as the sole writer is a bit concerning, but I'm sure it'll still be a good show. The teaser was a great first taste, anyway, although the tone does look quite different!

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Ralizah

I'm actually watching The Haunting of Hill House rn. It's pretty good, although some of the scares are kind of cheap. I actually like the family story more than whatever supernatural stuff is going on.

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Col_McCafferty

Watching and loving The Boys. Rewatched the first season recently to help me get into the mood.

It's just a brilliant show, so cynical and bloody and full of venom. I love it!

I think I enjoy more the superhero shows that come from more obscure sources. Not just The Boys but also The Umbrella Academy and Legion. They're just much more interesting to me than the big Marvel and DC shows. Not saying these are bad (Daredevil was really good) but just my personal preference.

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BearsEatBeets

@Col_McCafferty I've only recently started watching The Boys. I added it to my watchlist ages ago and just never got around to watching it, but the recent adds for the second series prompted me to start it. I'm only 4 episodes in but think it's awesome so far. I love the corrupt heroes angle and Karl Urban is excellent. Also the way it played out the 'terrorists on the plane' scenario was a particular highlight. Hopefully I'll get a few more episodes in this weekend.

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Col_McCafferty

@BearsEatBeets You're halfway through S1 now but glad you're enjoying it. S2 apparently is 10 episodes long but after the first three dropped last night the rest will be released weekly. That's fine by me!

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