Arrow. At Least It’s Not ‘The Cape’

This new footage for the CW’s Green Arrow TV series has surfaced and all I can say is, blah. No it doesn’t look terrible, but it sure as hell doesn’t look that good either. It seems like it’s going in the right direction, but still has that CW feel to it. Maybe it’s the casting or maybe it’s just how the CW shoots it’s shows, but I don’t feel comfortable watching it. Almost as uncomfortable as I am around midgets. I can’t sit still, I feel like I’m doing something wrong, yet I just want to cuddle up with one. Oh well I need some feedback on this nerds. Tell me how to feel.

  • consptheory77

    Can you expand on what you mean by the way CW shows are cast and photographed? I agree with you, and I’m a fan of several former and current CW shows, but I’m not sure how to put it into words.

  • Chris Davis

    Oh a reply almost a year after posting. Knew things would start to turn around. I mean obviously the CW has proved me wrong with this show in some aspects, but they still stick to most of their guns. Their casting style seems to be ‘pick the prettiest ones, don’t worry about real looking people, and let’s be fantastical’. I almost guarantee ‘fantastical’ is used daily in that office. The way it’s ‘shot’ (definitely not a film major here and just a fan) has that fantasy look to it as well; bright/glamorous and doesn’t give off a sense of realism. Granted this is based off a comic book, but if they were going for a more serious tone it could help a bit when I first saw this trailer. I know when to admit I was wrong about the possibility of this show being good, but I do still think they are sticking to these main principles.

  • consptheory77

    I suppose I’m a fan of the CW shows: I like Nikita, Hart of Dixie, Arrow, The Carrie Diaries, and before that, Life Unexpected. ABC, CBS, and NBC all look different, and without knowing which network the show is on, one could reasonably guess by looking, I am old enough to remember the occasional shift of a show from one network to another, for example, Matlock looked different when it moved to ABC than it did on NBC. USA network shows have a similar look too (also a fan of several on that network) part of that is a deliberate “blue skies” filming style, while the CW has something usually a bit darker.

  • Minko Chen