Arrow started its third season a few weeks ago, but due to the fact the App stopped airing the episodes I got behind, so I had to catch up on Netflix and then On Demand. I am going to steal this part of the review from Jezebel.com from when they reviewed Evil Dead: Nope nope nope nope nope nope!
That is not to say the first few episodes have not been good, they have. I am just saying the show is making me very angry right now. They are also trying to take both a lighter and darker tone, so it will be interesting to see which way eventually wins out. I am hoping lighter, but the CW has The Flash for that.
Still if you have liked the Arrow’s last two seasons, I am sure you will like what this third season is offering, and for all us nerds out there it looks like the show is taking a more superhero-y turn. I can’t wait to see Brandon Ruth turn into The Atom!
NBC kicked-off DC’s forth major TV show this year with Constantine, and I have to start off by saying Matt Ryan is probably one of the best cast comic book characters in a long time. Probably the best since they picked Robert Downey Jr. to be Tony Stark. Matt Ryan has that jerky swagger down pat, and guess what? British guys play British guys very well.
As for the episode, I thought it was pretty good. It wasn’t great, but like a lot of first episodes it had to explain everything and set the rules for this universe. I think if they can improve on this good start then NBC will have a good companion for Grimm holding down the Friday night time slot. I know I will be watching. If you have been thinking Supernatural has taken a turn for the worse and you need something in a similar vain to replace it, Constantine looks like it will be an excellent choice.
It is also evident that NBC is throwing a lot more money at this show than the other DC TV shows, so it doesn’t look like it will be as cheesy. I am excited about this show’s possibilities, and I hope they give Constantine some other magical DC pals to play with.
So far DC has launched four TV shows on three networks and none of them have been bad. That has to be some kind of record. We will see if they can keep this up with iZombie right around the corner.