Arrow S5 |OT| You thought you were out, but Manu Bennett pulls you back in.

Watch an entire season of this show more than once?

Ain't nobody got time for all that, I got socks to darn.

This show is my one night stand, we shag... Ollie is out before I get up and he leaves me with a hot pot of coffee and warm slippers.

Perfect relationship.
 
I'm in just to see the hilarious reason they come up with to get Ollie back on to island for him be picked up by that boat (yeah it obvious now the Ollie being found and taken back to Starling was set up) and get his beard outfit ready
 
yeah seriously, season 3 and 4 were barely watchable the first time
Watch an entire season of this show more than once?

Ain't nobody got time for all that, I got socks to darn.

This show is my one night stand, we shag... Ollie is out before I get up and he leaves me with a hot pot of coffee and warm slippers.

Perfect relationship.
I mean if that's your train of thought I don't blame you.
 

Grizzlyjin

Supersonic, idiotic, disconnecting, not respecting, who would really ever wanna go and top that
See, I really don't notice those broad strokes of the seasons sucking. I definitely see areas where the writing took major dips (season 4 midseason finale) but otherwise I would say a lot of it was in line with how the show has always been. The flashbacks being less interesting bring down things a little but they've also minimized how much time they take up.

All these CW comic shows sorta occupy this same space of writing where they lack any type of subtly with their messages or what they want you to know. Nobody is analyzing scenes looking for subtext in any of these programs. We always know what a person wants to do, and if they do have a hidden motive, we'll get a shifty side glance before it cuts to commercial.

The only time my brain starts telling me "This really sucks" is when the villain (who is usually the driving force of the season) is lackluster or they retread over something that has been done before. Flash Season 2 did both. Arrow Season 4 did the latter with the Felicity walking out on Oliver. I could never binge the show though, 40 minutes a week spreads out the stupid aspects of these shows for me. If I watched them back to back I'd notice how there is always a warehouse showdown on Arrow. Or how Flash always has his first encounter with the villain, gets knocked back, and then they escape [Cut to commercial as Barry looks bewildered]
 
See, I really don't notice those broad strokes of the seasons sucking. I definitely see areas where the writing took major dips (season 4 midseason finale) but otherwise I would say a lot of it was in line with how the show has always been. The flashbacks being less interesting bring down things a little but they've also minimized how much time they take up.

All these CW comic shows sorta occupy this same space of writing where they lack any type of subtly with their messages or what they want you to know. Nobody is analyzing scenes looking for subtext in any of these programs. We always know what a person wants to do, and if they do have a hidden motive, we'll get a shifty side glance before it cuts to commercial.

The only time my brain starts telling me "This really sucks" is when the villain (who is usually the driving force of the season) is lackluster or they retread over something that has been done before. Flash Season 2 did both. Arrow Season 4 did the latter with the Felicity walking out on Oliver. I could never binge the show though, 40 minutes a week spreads out the stupid aspects of these shows for me. If I watched them back to back I'd notice how there is always a warehouse showdown on Arrow. Or how Flash always has his first encounter with the villain, gets knocked back, and then they escape [Cut to commercial as Barry looks bewildered]
I just rewatch so I can really get down the themeing of each season and how they connect. And you are right, the show is....consistent despite some of the dips the show takes.
 

Grizzlyjin

Supersonic, idiotic, disconnecting, not respecting, who would really ever wanna go and top that
I just rewatch so I can really get down the themeing of each season and how they connect. And you are right, the show is....consistent despite some of the dips the show takes.
Yeah, I'm sure there are so many things that soar over my head as a strictly week to week watcher. It's always interesting seeing the Netflix only watchers experience with the show because they might have a totally different view.
 

Sinatar

Official GAF Bottom Feeder
You never start a show to discover it is bad?
"Been watching" as in continuously. If I start a show and it sucks, I stop. Unfortunately for Arrow, it was good once upon a time, so I hate watch it in hopes that it can return to when it was good.
 

morningbus

Serious Sam is a wicked gahbidge series for chowdaheads.
If the first 30 seconds of a TV show are good, I'm forced to watch it forever no matter how my opinions might change.
 

Grizzlyjin

Supersonic, idiotic, disconnecting, not respecting, who would really ever wanna go and top that
Not too bad. Maybe like 30 seconds of new footage that hasn't been in the other trailers. Sets up the basic concept of the season. First little look of Dolph. It's only a week away so if you don't want to go in 100% fresh, I'd avoid it.
 
The trailer got me hype. Dolph and Chad Coleman? Shit, I'm in for more disappointment.

I hope the mid-season finale is Chad Coleman teaching the rag-tag Arrow kids how to box.