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Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Puff the not-so-magic Dragon"

TGIT Bitches!

Yeah I know it's only Thursday, but hey, just think of today as Pre-Friday, or the warm-up to Friday.


Watched Arrow last night, and was really pleased with how well the show went off. Other than a minor quibble about leaving the Green out of the title(stupid exces) I thoroughly enjoyed the debut episode, and the amount of backstory they managed to fit in, while teasing the audience with what's to come throughout the season.

There's so much inside stuff and easter eggs for long-time GA fans, like naming the bodyguard Mr.Diggle, after writer Andy Diggle, who just happened to write a pre-Nu52 Green Arrow:Year One mini-series. Or his sister having the nickname "Speedy", or his best friend having the name Tommy Merlyn, you know, like one of enemies, Merlyn the archer.

The whole thing seems very realistic and probable, especially his costume and weapons, looking like the could very well exist in the real world, which to me, helps sell the show.

Anybody else who watched, catch Deathstroke's mask in the beginning? Can you say foreshadowing?

So yeah, I know what show I'll be watching on Wednesday nights @ 8pm.

And now, on with the show.......






                                                                      Kids, am I right?

Extra:


Before I go, I thought I'd leave you with a song that's been stuck in my damn head all week, ever since I heard it. 

I discovered this awesome tune while looking for more songs from this group, and also happened to discover they covered two Beatles' songs: "Helter Skelter" and "Dear Prudence". I don't care too much for their version of Helter Skelter, but I do love their cover of Dear Prudence.

Here's Siouxsie and the Banshee's with probably one of Shlomo's favorite songs, (you know, 'cause he's Jewish. Love ya' man, mean it:) "Israel."


4 comments:

Omega Agent1 said...

I thought Arrow was done well, I loved all the same things you talked about. I think his best friend is going to be his arch enemy Merlyn. Merlyn's sister might become a little drug addicted speedy or his little sister might be. And the show's big villain's group could easily be the League of Assassins. For a first episode it was good.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

thanks for posting that video Dale i really dug it. by the way i saw Sons of Anarchy a couple of nights a ago. it's a show i've kinda watched off and on over the past couple of years but i just happened to catch it this week. it was all around not bad but did you notice the actor playing that tranny hooker?

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

. . . by the way i also watched a couple of other Sousxie and the Banshee videos of songs i remember and liked from back in the day. in the one of them ("Kiss Them For Me") she appears with out her make up. she looked a lot like Cary Anne Moss (Trinity) from The Matrix. i recorded Arrow and kinda watched it as i did some other things around the apt. it looked alright but i'll have to watch it again more closely. still though the high light of the week for me as far as TV goes is Young Justice.

Dale Bagwell said...

@Omega, yeah it was, so I'm really feeling optimistic about the direction and pacing of the show, even if it was the 1st episode. "Speedy" indeed huh?:)

@Shlomo, hey you're welcome man. Like I said, that song is stuck in my head because it just sounds so damn good!

Dude, that tranny shit was funny as hell, especially when that biker guy was all for hitting that. Funny, funny shit.

Yeah, now that you mention it, she kind of does look like Trinity huh? Good call.

Arrow was really good, especially the debut episode, so I'm psyched for more, and yes I'll actually be able to catch the new GL and YJ shows this weekend, so yeahhhhh!