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Feb 06, 2014 03:16 PM EST | James Knight (J.firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is no question that Marvel has it all over DC, when it comes to the cinematic universe. However, DC is killing Marvel in the TV game. Marvels small screen extension of the MCU has failed to capture the same way its big screen counterpart has. Meanwhile, DC’s Arrow is winning over new viewers week in and week out. Arrow star Stephen Amell is praising his fans, while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Clark "Coulson" Gregg has been dissing Marvel viewers for abandoning his show.
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Arrow is one of the hottest shows on TV today. Despite straying from the source material, the hit CW series has converted even the most critical comic book fan.
Comic Riffs recently called up Arrow star Stephen Amell and asked him about why fans are flocking to the hit series:
“The short answer is, I think they can tell we give a [expletive],To put it bluntly, they can tell that we care. They can tell that we’re protective over the script.”
Meanwhile, Marvel fans are abandoning ship when it comes to the new ABC show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The series opened to impressive ratings, but failed to capture the interest of most of the viewers.
After the ratings kept dropping, the network head even called the series disappointing, before announcing that they have plans to turn the series around. However, Clark Gregg is not so understanding when it comes to viewers leaving the show. Clark recently spoke with reporters about the fans leaving:
“Those aren’t geeks. Those are losers. You start to have people like Deathlok showing up; You start to understand that a bunch of these different episodes were connected. A lot of the geeks that I respect most...are very excited about where we’re going. So I’m going to choose to work for them...I guess I don’t mean to say that people who have been frustrated by that discovery period are necessarily losers. I just think they should be, perhaps, a little more patient.”
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