What started of as one of the most promising takes on a major comic book character on television has slowly slid into a lesser show with limited prospects. When Arrow started, it was the only show of its kind about and I drank it up, now it has a lot of competiion, made even worse by the fact that It has told almost the same story four times in a row.
Superheroes are on television as much as they are in the cinema now, with new seasons of shows based on both Marvel and DC properties right around the corner. There are a lot of hopes and expectations on them to keep up the momentum of the previous series (The Flash, Agents of Shield) or to make up for past mistakes. (Arrow.)
I am getting a little bit fed up with seeing beloved pieces of my childhood disregarded in the media, vilified by the news and abused by cinema. I thought we would be past this by now. “Nerd Culture” is so widespread now that there isn’t anybody it doesn’t touch anymore, and yet we continue to see dated viewpoints and a lack of basic respect for a culture that is fast becoming the dominant one.
I’m not claiming that mainstream media needs to respect all the things I like, but it needs to take a look at itself and update its attitude towards certain subjects. Time magazine, a publication that, like many, refuses to drag itself out of the mindset of 30 years ago has featured Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift on its cover in a way that the collective internet has interpreted as ridicule.