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It stays enjoyable, even as it gets silly on occasion. I like Arrow better though I would have to admit that the Flash is probably a "better" show.
To my surprise, Agents of Shield is the best of the current crop.

Admittedly I only saw a couple episodes in the first season but I would think AoS would have had to have one of the most epic turn arounds in TV history to be better then Arrow or FLASH is. I just felt un-thrilled with what I saw even if I am open to the possibility it has become great.
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Flash is the best CBM tv show for me, on network tv at least. Nothing beats Daredevil right not but Flash is a close second, it is a bit unfair to compare the two though as DD has much more freedom with the shows direction and how brutal or dark they could go.

Back to Flash, I like it that the show isn't afraid to throw almost any villains and heroes in there and that Flash isn't just running around in a red leather jacket being dubbed the blur.

I truly believe that's where other show fails, you advertise a comic book film, we want to see known characters with superpowers and in costume.

Agents of Shield was pretty bad the first season because it really lacked and superpowers, it also didn't help that it was scheduled with the movie timelines.

Daredevil is fantastic, but it's hard to compare it to FLASH. Both exceed in what they set out to do and I am thankful that we are getting well made comic based tv shows from all ranges of tone. Both the fun and sometimes "silly" and the dark and gritty. Just as it should be and is with the comic medium itself.
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AoS did, in fact, have a major turnaround. Once it synced up with the aftermath of the WInter Soldier release in theaters it was off to the races.
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Thread Starter 
Jessica Jones comes out tonight at midnight PST.


Time to binge this weekend!
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AoS did, in fact, have a major turnaround. Once it synced up with the aftermath of the WInter Soldier release in theaters it was off to the races.


Still pretty meh, as far as I'm concerned.  I keep watching it, because I want to like it, but it's just not that great.  I'd much rather watch Arrow or Flash, and I suspect that when Legends of Tomorrow starts in January, I'll pick that over AoS, too.

 

Got high hopes for Jessica Jones; gonna have to shotgun through that this weekend.

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Speaking of what's currently airing, anyone watching "Gotham"?

 

As a Batman fan, I am... but it's tough for me to embrace it fully.

 

Commissioner Gordon-to-be makes a lot of dumb decisions, and the young Bruce Wayne shows no glimmer of becoming the World's Greatest Detective (especially after he scrapped his WayneTech-conspiracy research, couldn't guess the password to his father's secret room and seriously considered selling his company for information that could not possibly be true).

 

Those frustrations top the pile of issues I have with the show: Not enough Bullock. AWOL Montoya and Allen. Harvey Dent being a non-peer to Bruce. So, so much more....

 

Thank goodness for Riddler and Penguin, though - the experimenting and developing of their characters is delightful.

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Originally Posted by SchwererGustav View Post

Speaking of what's currently airing, anyone watching "Gotham"?

As a Batman fan, I am... but it's tough for me to embrace it fully.

Commissioner Gordon-to-be makes a lot of dumb decisions, and the young Bruce Wayne shows no glimmer of becoming the World's Greatest Detective (especially after he scrapped his WayneTech-conspiracy research, couldn't guess the password to his father's secret room and seriously considered selling his company for information that could not possibly be true).

Those frustrations top the pile of issues I have with the show: Not enough Bullock. AWOL Montoya and Allen. Harvey Dent being a non-peer to Bruce. So, so much more....

Thank goodness for Riddler and Penguin, though - the experimenting and developing of their characters is delightful.

He's fucking 12.
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I say it again, having the show take place in the timeline it is was a mistake. Young Bruce being around and interacting with these characters in the way he is doesn't make sense. Plus it severely ages his rouges when you consider how old they would be when he return to the city years later as Batman. Imagine stories being told with a Batman in his prime punching a Riddler in the face who is balding and on his way to get a prostate exam. foo.gif

It should have taken place during the years when he was not in the city and traveling the world to train to be Batman.
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I say it again, having the show take place in the timeline it is was a mistake. Young Bruce being around and interacting with these characters in the way he is doesn't make sense. Plus it severely ages his rouges when you consider how old they would be when he return to the city years later as Batman. Imagine stories being told with a Batman in his prime punching a Riddler in the face who is balding and on his way to get a prostate exam. foo.gif

It should have taken place during the years when he was not in the city and traveling the world to train to be Batman.

 

Right. They could have done arcs in the vein of "Batman: GCPD" and "Gotham Central" with nods to various crimes developing into issues that Batman will eventually have to deal with years later, and had an expansion of the crime family storylines. (John Doman and David Zayas were great.)

 

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He's fucking 12.

 

Yes, he is. I just find it lazy. The show should have really limited his presence, yet allowed us to see signs of his growing investigative skills and training - not "let's blame hormones".

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Thread Starter 
Jessica Jones is good but not as good as Daredevil, not even close but still a must see. Definitely has less of a comic book feel and a lot less action and rarely any easter eggs.

Great villain though but I guess any villain that lasts more than an episode would be good.
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I agree the action wasn't as good as DD, but I think the characters were much stronger and it gave a good feel for New York in the Marvelverse as people adjust to having superhumans in the mix. Pretty entertaining overall, and I'm looking forward to Luke Cage's series ( in no small part because I want to see how they lead into. Iron Fist).
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It is by no means bad, I just liked DD better.

Plus one major thing I am reading is that most love the show when Luke Cage is in it, which says a lot I think.
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I just don't find superheroes punching other superheroes all that interesting. The story on this one better be a Hell of a lot better then the Civil War comic event was or I may end up passing till it hits video.
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You sound dead inside, Jr.

That looks amazing.
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Thread Starter 
man go back to your star wars thread lol8[1].gif
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