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Old 23-10-2012, 19:39
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Sorry also nickpicking. What about all those bullets firing at the Arrow not getting injured!!?
They missed.

To be fair, that happens in most action series/films as well as in real life.

Also, not a great superhero if he keeps getting shot.
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Old 23-10-2012, 20:26
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enjoyed the show looks as if it will be good look forward to watching next week
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Old 23-10-2012, 20:32
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Will bookmark these sites as they look pretty good, thanks.
They are also very handy for discovering which UK channels get the rights to various cult shows and when they will be showing them. That's why I follow them both on Twitter

https://twitter.com/TVWiseNews

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Old 23-10-2012, 21:02
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Good start. Was looking for something to replace Person of Interest on Monday nights and this could be as watchable. Hope we get to see more of how he arrived on the island and learnt his skills. Seems there are trust issues with his mother and she is an important character going forward.
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Old 23-10-2012, 23:27
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Three options for Ollie's ex-military bodyguard

1) He was completely above board

2) He was part of Mrs Queen's evil scheme (whatever that may be)

3) He was on the take from the crooked millionaire


As for Colin Salmon's character I'd put money on him turning out to be one of the baddies
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Old 24-10-2012, 10:03
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S*D it forgot about it, Is it repeated on Sky 1 or 2 please!!
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Old 24-10-2012, 10:25
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Good start. Was looking for something to replace Person of Interest on Monday nights and this could be as watchable. Hope we get to see more of how he arrived on the island and learnt his skills. Seems there are trust issues with his mother and she is an important character going forward.
Person of Interest was on a at a different time and day, Tuesday's, before it had it's break.
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Old 24-10-2012, 10:46
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Sorry also nickpicking. What about all those bullets firing at the Arrow not getting injured!!?
Every henchman in the history of fictional crime has been hired for his inability to shoot straight.

The James Bond franchise would have ended in the first film in the real world.

It is something you accept in the comic book genre.
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Old 24-10-2012, 11:08
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good first episode,i enjoyed it

is the arrow actor from melrose place like laurel?

some good casting all round so far it seems, arrow guy is likeable although i hope they explain why hes out for justice now.

some of his workout stuff was of the chain and actions scenes were really well done.

ill be back for episode 2.
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Old 24-10-2012, 11:17
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good first episode,i enjoyed it

is the arrow actor from melrose place like laurel?

some good casting all round so far it seems, arrow guy is likeable although i hope they explain why hes out for justice now.
Well he had that little book full of names which presumably his Dad wrote that when they drifting in that life raft.

From what we saw about Mrs Green this week, I'm assuming that both Olly's parents were dodgy so perhaps Mr Green told Olly that if he got back to Starling City he should try and make things right.

I would imagine there will be further flashbacks to Olly's time on the raft
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Old 24-10-2012, 11:20
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S*D it forgot about it, Is it repeated on Sky 1 or 2 please!!
It's on Sky Go and on catch-up (red button) now.

Repeated Sunday at 8pm.
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Old 24-10-2012, 12:52
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I also don't think he hacked into the computer himself but used a clever programme - think the tech that Mission Impossible agents used - to hack into it for him. I think his expertise was nothing more than the equivalent of inserting a memory stick and following prompts from a program. Anyone could do that.

I would imagine the family's money would give him access to software like that.
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Old 24-10-2012, 13:12
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I also don't think he hacked into the computer himself but used a clever programme - think the tech that Mission Impossible agents used - to hack into it for him. I think his expertise was nothing more than the equivalent of inserting a memory stick and following prompts from a program. Anyone could do that.

I would imagine the family's money would give him access to software like that.
It could be like Batman he has someone like Fox helping him out with stuff like that.

I think in the comics they do have a tech division
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Old 24-10-2012, 13:20
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It's on Sky Go and on catch-up (red button) now.

Repeated Sunday at 8pm.
Great thanks very much
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Old 24-10-2012, 14:57
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Every henchman in the history of fictional crime has been hired for his inability to shoot straight.

The James Bond franchise would have ended in the first film in the real world.

It is something you accept in the comic book genre.
In addition to what I said earlier, it looks like Arrow has a bulletproof vest and that he got hit as he jumped backwards over the desk. He got knocked out for a minute and then you see him pull a bullet from his chest.
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Old 24-10-2012, 17:46
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I liked it lots. I'll be back for episode 2.

Was that a 'Deathstroke' mask we saw on the island at the start? And I liked the little touch of 'Speedy' being into drugs. Nice nod to the comics.

Oh, and how is it that Willa Holland now looks younger than she did in The OC?
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Old 24-10-2012, 18:24
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Was that a 'Deathstroke' mask we saw on the island at the start?
Yep. Can't wait for him to turn up.
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Old 24-10-2012, 18:46
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I caught up on Arrow last night. And I must say - I totally loved it! I watched the trailers and didn't think it looked that good - how wrong I was. Its actaully brilliant, something I'd never thought I'd say after just one episode. Glad its been given a full season as well. It should do well in the 8pm Monday slot. The first episode pulled in 888k.
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Old 24-10-2012, 19:41
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I liked the premiere, wouldn't say i "loved it" (it did feel quite "Smallville-ish", not neccessarily a bad thing, i watched all 10 seasons of SV, but i just hope that this ends up being different), but it showed promise.
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Old 24-10-2012, 19:47
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I admit I was unsure going into just because of Smalville I was a huge fan of that and thought if they wanted a Green Arrow series why not just do a spin off series with the one they already had and who had said many times that they wanted to do a spin off.

But I did thought it was great
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Old 26-10-2012, 09:25
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Was totally surprised by how much I enjoyed this - I really thought it would be sub-Smallville teeny fare, but it really worked, can't wait for the next episodes!

BTW can anyone confirm if the Queen family mansion is the one used as Lex's in Smallville? It certainly looks identical!
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:42
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BTW can anyone confirm if the Queen family mansion is the one used as Lex's in Smallville? It certainly looks identical!
Yep. It's also used in the X-Men movies.
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Old 26-10-2012, 14:31
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So is it some kind of rule that the mansion has got to be run by a bald headed guy
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Old 26-10-2012, 14:45
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I'm not a big fan of comic book series (never watched Smallville) but this was quite decent.

I'm intrigued to know exactly what happened to him on the island. I don't want spoilers, but for anyone who knows the TV show or the comic books, do we get to find out more about his recent past?
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Old 26-10-2012, 15:42
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Was totally surprised by how much I enjoyed this - I really thought it would be sub-Smallville teeny fare, but it really worked, can't wait for the next episodes!

BTW can anyone confirm if the Queen family mansion is the one used as Lex's in Smallville? It certainly looks identical!
It reminded me of "stately Wayne Manor" from the 60s campathon version of Batman
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