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It looks awesome and the acting is top notch but there is something severely lacking in Penny Dreadful such as a coherent story or charactersIt looks awesome and the acting is top notch but there is something severely lacking in Penny Dreadful such as a coherent story or characters which compel me to care about them or stay interested. Sadly, I don't find it the least bit scary or spooky, either. The beautifully spoken Shakespearean-like dialogue does makes Penny at least a little less dreadful of a series to endure.… Full Review »
Cool serial with very complicated story, which i likes, because i don't know what will happen.
Often jumps in the time and secret sect whichCool serial with very complicated story, which i likes, because i don't know what will happen.
Often jumps in the time and secret sect which wants to annihilate world with ancient plague.
I think there was a lot of tv shows similar this, but it still cool.
First season was mysterious and good, i hope next one will be of same quality and nothing like only lengthening story.
A lot of shows, after time doesn't came with new ideas and it is just lengthening, hope we will see new crazy ideas and it won't be same.
I am very look forward new season.… Full Review »
I really wanted to like this show (I'm up to episode 9 now.) However, the level of implausibility, and worse, the utter stupidity of the mainI really wanted to like this show (I'm up to episode 9 now.) However, the level of implausibility, and worse, the utter stupidity of the main characters drives me nuts. I almost want all the protagonists to die off for the sake of the species (Darwin effect.) The antagonists are much more richly drawn characters. And, OMG, the "not-widowed" husband is like the Gold Medalist in the dweeb Olympics. I guess I will stick with it as one does with a cloying dessert served up by hosts. I also am coming to hate all teenage children in series of this type. "Madam Secretary," and "The Americans" come to mind. While I am pro-choice in real life, I favor retroactive birth control for these annoying brats!… Full Review »
I actually started watching this show sometime on December 2014 thanks to The Flash, which is the spin-off show that is set in the sameI actually started watching this show sometime on December 2014 thanks to The Flash, which is the spin-off show that is set in the same universe as Arrow. The first season was a great debut season despite its shaky start. However, the second season is when Arrow is at its best with its epic storytelling, great emotional character development and well-executed plot arcs.
(You can read my review of the first season of The Flash here)
The third season has a great first half and it has great ideas on what to do with this season. However, most of them felt poorly executed and the second half of the season has a noticeable drop in quality which is why this season of Arrow is quite disappointing to me.
I still love Felicity however I am very angry at how she was handled this season as the annoying love interest. I don’t mind Felicity stepping out from the comic relief we know and love to a more compelling, emotional character however her being emotional over a romance with Oliver which was shoehorned for the Olicity shippers is what ruined Felicity. I am still praying for the redemption of Felicity.
Speaking of redemption, Laurel and Thea has an interesting and exciting character development as the show gave them more opportunities to be bad-ass. Seeing my favorite character Thea having much to do this season was a celebration to me and seeing her screwed up relationship with his biological father Malcolm Merlyn is intriguing. As for Laurel, I am happy that while she is the Black Canary now, she still has work to do with her being a superhero and that felt natural and realistic.
Another thing I liked about this season was the way the show handled Nyssa. Her dealing with Sarah’s death to her dealing with her father’s **** was really interesting and made me sympathize with her.
As what I said before, this season has a lot of great ideas to tackle in. Like the Nanda Parbat and Ras Al-Khul as the main villian could make this season even more kick-ass than the previous. But this season was poorly executed with its lazy writing and it was overshadowed by the shoehorned romance between Felicity and Oliver.
The flashback scenes from the first two seasons were important plot devices as they were related to the season arcs that time. However, this season’s flashback scenes were not interesting and important to the season and it was more used to introduce the new characters Tatsu and Maseo. I do love those characters but the flashback scenes were shoehorned and not crucial to this season’s arc.
I am hoping for some improvement for the next season of Arrow and I am optimistic that the writers and producers would listen to the criticism they’re getting from this season and try to improve the show with the next season. I am not giving up this show just yet.… Full Review »
I didn't even get through the first episode. One guy referred to another guy's young kid as an **** which the father agreed with. Then twoI didn't even get through the first episode. One guy referred to another guy's young kid as an **** which the father agreed with. Then two couples were graphically describing and critiquing another woman's (not present) vagina. Hilarity ensued. This scene was arguably misogynistic and definitely rude. I'm guessing the writers think they're being modern and edgy? Yuck.… Full Review »