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geezer butler

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New DC Comics Shows
« on: October 31, 2014, 11:56:52 AM »
Anyone out there watching "Gotham" or "Constantine?" I really like Gotham so far and the Constantine premier looked interesting IMO.

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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 12:57:32 PM »
I watch "Gotham". It's not bad. The character origins don't match up with the movie origins. Probably not the comics, either, but I'd have to look those up to be sure.
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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 11:21:10 PM »
Yeah Gotham has its own universe going. That fact that it's a prequel, yet set in today's world obviously doesn't match with comic book or cinema histories. I still think it's well done so far.

I like Constantine as a comic book character, so I'm intrigued by the show. I have 2nd episode on the DVR, not sure what the ratings were.

One of these days I'd like to binge watch "Arrow" too. I hear good things about it.

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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 11:28:39 PM »
Oops, I thought you meant shows about comedians in our nation's Capitol.

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 11:48:58 PM »
Oops, I thought you meant shows about comedians in our nation's Capitol.

Yeah, Lewis Black at The Kennedy Center.
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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2014, 04:47:25 PM »
Enjoying Gotham so far.  I checked out the first couple of Arrows on Netflix and thought that it was good as well but haven't had time to watch anymore.   Got Constantine dvr'd but haven't watched any yet.  Also unmentioned in the thread so far, The Flash is a decent show but the premise is pretty much a rip off of Smallville.  In Smallville they used Kryptonite to explain how most of Clark's villians got there poweres, in The Flash it is an experimental power source that explodes giving not only the Flash his powers but others as well.

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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 03:18:28 PM »
 I really like the way Gotham has been going, even though I had doubts in the beginning.  The Flash has become a must watch, and even Karen has gotten hooked.  Arrow has been doing some name dropping lately with Ted Grant ( golden age hero Wildcat), and Felicity's new boss Ray Palmer (The Atom).  Hope they do Wildcat justice.
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 10:07:30 PM »
I really like the way Gotham has been going, even though I had doubts in the beginning.  The Flash has become a must watch, and even Karen has gotten hooked.  Arrow has been doing some name dropping lately with Ted Grant ( golden age hero Wildcat), and Felicity's new boss Ray Palmer (The Atom).  Hope they do Wildcat justice.

I get the feeling that "The Flash" is a stand alone show, but I'd still like to watch Arrow first and see how the crossover happened before starting up with Flash. The interesting thing is: apparently the DC television universe will exist totally separate from the cinema universe (unlike Marvel).

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 08:52:16 PM »
Ok, so I started binge watching "Arrow" season 1 and think it's outstanding. I have 4 episodes left. From what I hear, the show actually gets better in seasons 2 and 3. I look forward to checking out the "Flash" soon.

I'm caught up with "Constantine" too. I like this show and think it has great potential. They have access to DC's other supernatural/horror characters, so we could see Swamp Thing, Spectre (he sort of made an appearance already), Zatanna, Deadman etc. Internet rumors say NBC going to cancel show though. I hope not. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 09:24:35 PM »
Internet rumors say NBC going to cancel show though. I hope not.

From what I read NBC is still very much interested in keeping Constantine around and are wanting to bring in new writers (for next season) to help the show move forward...then again I had read that a while ago.

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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 08:11:58 AM »
I watch both..."Gotham" is interesting, although wish they would actually have the villains instead of the backstory....was never a fan "Constantine" in the comics, but do like the show.

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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 09:17:44 AM »
I have been enjoying Gotham , thought it was unique from the begining like the Galactica reboot of a few years ago, I only watched a partial Constantine episode it didn't do much for me , but I plan on giving it a fair chance and will try a couple of episodes

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2015, 02:41:48 PM »
Finally binged watched Flash yesterday, I'm almost caught up just 2 episodes to go.  I really think this show is filling in a void for fans of Smallville; the two shows are incredibly (probably by design) similar.  One of the few differences is that the main character in the Flash actually appears in costume.  One word of warning episode 8 is a crossover with Arrow but I don't think it really leaves you lost or anything like that, it just may help to be slightly familiarized with Arrow.

Speaking of Arrow I still think of Justin Hartley (from Smallville) as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, he was great in the role but Stephen Amell does a commendable job as well from the few shows I've watched.

D.C. is getting ready to amp up their tv presences with several live action shows, let's hope it isn't to much of a good thing!  A few have already gone in production and a couple actually have premiere dates but most are in development;

iZombie-premieres March 17th on the CW; fans of Tru Calling will find this premise slightly familiar

Preacher-premieres late 2015 on AMC

Supergirl-TBA on CBS, the show may possibly exist in the same universe as Arrow/Flash...but then of course that would definitely tie Superman into that universe as well.  If they do crossover it appears it'll be the only other D.C. show to do so.  Melissa Benoist was just recently announced in the title role.



Static Shock-TBA from WB

Titans-TBA on TNT; based on Teen Titans, Dick Grayson has dropped the Robin persona (as well as his former partner Batman) and adopted the moniker Nightwing.  He is the leader of a band of heroes including Cyborg, Starfire, Beast Boy and Raven.

Young Justice-TBA on CW; leads will be Superboy and Miss Martian; described as a "teen drama/romance with a superhero twist"

DMZ-TBA on Syfy

Scalped-TBA on WGN

Lucifer-TBA on Fox, based on a character from The Sandman comics

Global Frequency-TBA on Fox

Krypton-TBA on Syfy

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Re: New DC Comics Shows
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2015, 03:47:09 PM »
I think we may soon hit superhero overload and the whole thing will implode! So, let's not overdo it, eh?
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2015, 04:16:46 PM »
I think we may soon hit superhero overload and the whole thing will implode! So, let's not overdo it, eh?

Hopefully the cream will rise to the top of the overload and cool things off a bit.  D.C. is also heavily investing in the movie screen as well.  They're just starting their shared cinematic universe which started with Man of Steel, leading into Batman vs. Superman, leading into Justice League; Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg and Green Lantern are all currently set to get their own origin/spin offs to tie the D.C. cinematic universe together (starting in 2017-2020).  Expect any of these characters to pop up at anytime during the course of these movies.

Suicide Squad; A "Dirty Dozen" concept using D.C. villains is in development as well and apparently it will be tied to the cinematic universe and lead Ben Affleck's Batman into some continuing adventures.

Will Smith (Deadshot), Jared Leto (Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller); Gary Sinise is in talks to play General Wade Eiling and Joe Manganiello is in talks to play Deathstroke.

Tom Hardy was originally signed on as Rick Flag but conflicting reports say he dropped out due to the role not being big enough or that there is a scheduling conflict with another production.