Which new comic book show are you looking forward to?

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Ice

Teh Sexy Monkey Queen
Plenty of TV new comic book shows coming next TV season. Which one are you looking forward to?

You can choose for more than just one show.



Gotham, FOX



iZombie, The CW



Flash, The CW



Constantine, NBC



Agent Carter, ABC
 
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DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Plenty of TV new comic book shows coming next TV season. Which one are you looking forward to? Gotham, FOX iZombie, The CW Flash, The CW Constantine, NBC Agent Carter, ABC
Most looking forward to Agent Carter, but also excited for Flash, Constantine, and Gotham. No interest in iZombie.
 

Ice

Teh Sexy Monkey Queen
I'm looking forward to Gotham, Flash, and Agent Carter. I'll likely check the other two out, but they're not really a "priority" at this point.
 

Captain Canuck

The poster formerly known as captaincanuck65
Crap, I just realized you can vote for more than one. I most excited for Agent Carter, but I'll check out Gotham and Flash too.
 

Ice

Teh Sexy Monkey Queen
Added a new option "Not looking forward to any" which I forgot to add last night.

Crap, I just realized you can vote for more than one. I most excited for Agent Carter, but I'll check out Gotham and Flash too.
That's my fault. I should've said it was a multiple choice poll.
 
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E

Moderator
Excelsior Club
I should be saying Gotham, but with the early reports so far I'm not as optimistic as I was at first.

Agent Carter probably has the most potential.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
I should be saying Gotham, but with the early reports so far I'm not as optimistic as I was at first.
Bruno Heller.

That is all.

Agent Carter probably has the most potential.
I'm looking forward to that for three reasons:

1.) I'm a huge MCU fan.
2.) seeing the 1940's MCU era further explored will be great.
3.) Hayley Atwell. Hopefully there'll be an episode where she's required to model a bathing suit. ;)
 

wyokid

Well-Known Member
Gotham looks just awful, I was excited for iZombie until they announced it on The CW and now my hope that it will be good is diminishing, The Flash is also on The CW but is also a spin-off of Arrow so I have no faith, Constantine could be good and NBC puts out good stuff most of the time, and Agent Carter is going to make all the rest look like soaps.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Gotham looks just awful, I was excited for iZombie until they announced it on The CW and now my hope that it will be good is diminishing, The Flash is also on The CW but is also a spin-off of Arrow so I have no faith, Constantine could be good and NBC puts out good stuff most of the time, and Agent Carter is going to make all the rest look like soaps.
You are a strange one, wyo. Gotham doesn't look like it's going to win Emmys or anything, but it certainly doesn't look awful. Bruno Heller, man. The guy is a great writer/show-runner.

And while I'm not a big fan of Arrow, it's certainly gotten better in the second season, and Flash looks like it could be fun.

I do agree about Constantine, more than any of the others it looks like it has the most potential as a well written series (though that's based more on the source material than the TV adaptation...it could be just as bad as the Constantine film starring Keanu).

Not saying you're wrong as it's far too early to tell, but that's also my point. Give them a shot before passing judgement. And considering Gotham is the only one with a trailer, it's far too early to make assumptions, even if you didn't like the trailer.

But yeah, watch Rome (a series Heller did) and then tell me that doesn't ratchet up your faith in Gotham. He also did The Mentalist but I've never watched it so can't say how good it is.
 

wyokid

Well-Known Member
I read that Gotham script that leaked. I don't know if they used it, some stuff matches up but nothing doesn't really, but if they did we're in for an awful awful show. I'm going to give them all a first season unless it becomes unbearable.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
I read that Gotham script that leaked. I don't know if they used it, some stuff matches up but nothing doesn't really, but if they did we're in for an awful awful show. I'm going to give them all a first season unless it becomes unbearable.
Fair enough. When you say "some stuff matches up but nothing doesn't really", do you mean in relation to the comics? If so I'd say it's a given they'll alter some aspects of the story. Or do you mean matches up to what was shown in the trailer?

I'm also really looking forward to the upcoming Preacher series, just hoping they stay as faithful as possible.

I'm also still waiting on a network or cable channel to do a Y - The Last Man series. God that would be awesome (and altogether not terribly expensive to produce). Why, Hollywood, when you're so bankrupt of original ideas, do you not see the potential of a Y TV series?
 
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wyokid

Well-Known Member
Fair enough. When you say "some stuff matches up but nothing doesn't really", do you mean in relation to the comics? If so I'd say it's a given they'll alter some aspects of the story. Or do you mean matches up to what was shown in the trailer?
Stuff from the script I read matches the trailer and nothing really huge is different from the script I read.

I'm also really looking forward to the upcoming Preacher series, just hoping they stay as faithful as possible.
I totally forgot about that. Isn't Seth Rogen involved with that?

I'm also still waiting on a network or cable channel to do a Y - The Last Man series. God that would be awesome (and altogether not terribly expensive to produce). Why, Hollywood, when you're so bankrupt of original ideas, do you not see the potential of a Y TV series?
Brian K Vaughn's film script was amazing. I can't remember where I read it though.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Stuff from the script I read matches the trailer and nothing really huge is different from the script I read. I totally forgot about that. Isn't Seth Rogen involved with that?
Yeah, him and his writing partner Evan Goldberg. I'm don't think their writing style matches the tone of Preacher at all, and they've said they're going to have to change some of the more controversial aspects of the comic, which has me worried. But I remain hopeful.

Brian K Vaughn's film script was amazing. I can't remember where I read it though.
As amazing as I'm sure the film script version was, I'd much rather a 2 (or maybe 3 season long television series). It'd allow for much better character development and world building and delving into the social commentary the series offered so well. Each season could be between 8-10 episodes and hopefully adapt an arc of the comic series every episode or two (and extremely faithfully). That comic was designed as a television series anyway. I understand the need of writers and directors to change things and put their own spin on things (but let's be honest, that's largely motivated by ego and often isn't what's best for the final product), but I'd prefer someone who's both ambitious enough to adapt it faithfully and do a spectacular job while respecting the source material a great deal. Even the pacing of the comic is literally perfect for an ongoing television series with a beginning, middle, and end. Have each season adapt 20 issues or so of the comic. Very simple but the end result would be a guaranteed critical success and a ratings darling, easily ranking up there with shows like Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, etc. The humor, the characters, the social commentary, the adventure/road trip aspect, the overall story...it's literally a perfect and fully scripted and story-boarded television show already mapped out on page.

Of course I'd also really like to see Saga adapted into a television show, though it'd be drastically different in tone and approach than a Y series. It'd feature the adult themes and humor that shows like Game of Thrones thrive on (people love the boobies, apparently, and who can blame them?), and be a great adult sci-fi space opera adventure series. Essentially like Star Wars for grown ups, but with a distinctly different tone. I know Vaughan has said he never intended for Saga as anything but a comic, but screw that. It's a perfectly original series idea that television is just begging for. Both Y and Saga. Hell, even Ex Machina would make a cool West Wing political drama with super hero elements. Vaughan is a master at combining genres into fantastic stories with genuine heart and relatable and lovable characters, while also being intelligent. It's something sorely lacking on TV for the most part. Most shows are either intellectually challenged soap opera crap fests (most of the stuff on CW), or overly cerebral and emotionally cold (Hannibal, Bates Motel, etc), generic and unoriginal sitcoms (all networks), or ripoffs of existing works (those Once Upon a Time shows are a blatant ripoff of the Fables comic series, and it angers me at how obvious they draw from that show for it's storyline and concepts...never watched them but it's obvious just from the commercials).

Y, Saga, Ex Machina... those are stories and concepts never before done on television, and the series themselves leave little to be wanted.
 

wyokid

Well-Known Member
Well if I am remembering correctly the script covered up until it's revealed that there men alive in space which if I remember was the ending of the first or second arc.
 

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
Gotham and Agent Carter are the two that stick out for me.

The early casting reports for iZombie suggest that the TV show will have little in common with the source beyond the name. And that's a shame, given how quirky and fun the comic was. If he weren't already tied up with Hannibal (more on that later), Brian Fuller would have been perfect for this series. But it sounds like they really aren't playing close to the bone here.

We don't have much to go on, high concept-wise, on the Flash despite the fact that it's a series about the Flash.

Constantine is also a bit thread-bare on the conceptual front. The lead certainly has the accent and the right look, but the move to NYC makes me a bit hesitant. FOX's involvement suggests higher production values and a willingness to stick to a high risk concept even if the ratings don't keep pace, but I'm still wait and see on this.

But Carter and Gotham are the two that have premises that really intrigue me.

We don't have too much to go on with Agent Carter, but the concept is intriguing. I love period pieces, particularly that sweet spot of post-WWII chaos, and the whole "agency administrator by day, private enterprise saboteur by night" premise sounds like a blast. Placing it in the era its in means it can avoid the pitfalls of AoS by being both integral to the cinematic mythology while also being largely unhindered by the developments in the movies. And from the sound of Winter Soldier (which I haven't seen yet), it sounds like they'll have plenty of fodder to work with.

Gotham similarly has a premise I really ken too. Batman's been done to death, but the idea here sounds fresh. Reversing the Batman premise (i.e. making a city of weird fiction that necessitates Batman rather than a city that becomes strange because of him) makes the character both more plausible and likable. I like that Heller has outright said he would have refused the premise of "Batman on TV". It's fresh while still retaining true to the core of the mythology. Bruce Wayne as a core character in the series made me hesitant at first, but I've eventually warmed to the idea. Done right, this could do to Batman what Brian Fuller in Hannibal has done to the Silence of the Lambs mythos: being true to the source material while also defying expectations. Bruno Heller has a strong pedigree. Rome was exceptional, though a lot of that came down to the production values available to HBO. Like DiB, I haven't seen the Mentalist, but I've heard only good things. and Donal Logue's involvement certainly doesn't hurt.
 
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DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Bruno Heller has a strong pedigree. Rome was exceptional, though a lot of that came down to the production values available to HBO.
The production aspect of Rome was great (sets, costumes, etc), but the writing and characterization of the series was also a strong point.

Like DiB, I haven't seen the Mentalist, but I've heard only good things. and Donal Logue's involvement certainly doesn't hurt.
I'm always up for more Logue.
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Constantine for me out of those. But if you include download shows It's a tie between powers on playstation and The marvel netflix shows that lead to one big show
 

wyokid

Well-Known Member
After all the new information and leaked pilots my opinions have changed.

Constantine: Really liked the pilot but now that everything is changing I'm losing interest fast. I hope it's good though.

iZombie: Looks fantastic!

Gotham: Looks horrible and got bad reviews. Not looking forward to it.

The Flash: LOVED the pilot so freaking much! The nerd in me is saying this is the one I'm most looking forward to, but I'm not. It's number two.

Agent Carter: Everything about this show sounds fantastic. Literally everything.
 
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