Arrow is back

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Yesterday, 8 October, saw the return of Arrow, with its 3rd season. After a longer wait and higher expectations, the season started with a satisfying episode. Here is a view at whats new and what changed this season.

What’s New?

Faster Arrow:

Episode 1 opens with a chase. Arrow onto a big truck. If your first remarks were, “hey isn’t Arrow actually running faster than usual?”, then you are not alone. Arrow is faster this season. And also more acrobatic. When you see Roy’s swing-flick entry, you think maybe Roy’s stunt double is even better than Arrow’s. And that proves true as the episode progresses.

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and a ‘nicer’ costume too… ready to go Arsenal

Superman comes to Arrow:

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Really? Actually No. You will catch the first glimpse of the superman guy at the store where Felicity works. Later he appears and nails the meeting at Queen Consolidates with his speech. So my vote is with this superman dude. (He is Ray Palmer but I am gonna call him Clark Kent or lets say Chunk. Does it make any difference? corse not.) He is the yet-to-be Captain Atom, which he will-be, after he takes over Queen Consolidates and starts new projects in its science division. A full of energy character .ie. someone much needed.

Bow: New and Improved

Bow: New and Improved

You will now notice that arrow’s bow is now a multi-weapon. It’s a stick, it’s a slider, its has the mechanism to drive Arrow up on a rope and obviously its a bow. But not that old bow that flow/unfold to half its size. This ‘improved’ bow reduces to palm size, to fit Olive’s fancy suits.

Hood and Suit:

This time Arrow is wearing Suit under his hood. Not all the time though, but it’s very thoughtful. Could come in handy.

Hong Kong:

Batman and Arrow are much the same. The difference lies in their weapon of preference, and their cities. Starling city is no match to the legendary Gotham. Yet Arrow has this flash-back story that Batman lacks. This time its Hong kong. To early to say how it will turn out, but its a weak start. 1- First you say he was ‘on the island for 5 years’ and then you bring in HongKong. 2- Why is Arrow willing to do something that isn’t right (and may involve killing many innocent people) only to save family of a gangster (just two ppl).

Samurai Katana:

When Arrow blank outs after the beating, he woke with a Chinese (sorry, Japanese) girl nearby. Olive: Where am I? Girl: At our home. Me and my husband’s. (and I was like: SAY WHAT? Another GF, say not this one with pointy elvish ears.) But turns out she is talking about her japanese-american husband. A guy from ‘Real Steel’ movie. and the-girl-with-pointy-ears is actually Samurai Katana from DC comics. Although she don’t look like codename:Katana here, but she will be making appearances in The Flash as Katana, Flash’s half-enemy, half-friend.

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What’s Back:

Arrow’s line is back. “[Full Name], you have failed this city.”

I could be wrong, but as I recall, this line was widely missing from season 2 and its sounds good to be back.

What’s the drop:

With great powers, comes the great responsibility. And with a great show comes great expectations. Here is where a fan’s expectations are let down by the Arrow team.

  1. Scene where Oliver asks Felicity out, is full of poor acting. and it continues in the hotel scene. Both are good in acting, no doubt, but maybe their chemistry don’t suit romance.

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  1. Oliver is keeping Roy on side lines. He tells the group when Thea sends her photos, breaking that she is still in contact with him (but not Roy, who still loves her). We see Roy following Arrow’s orders like a droid.
  2. |My opinion| Oliver is slowly kicking Diggle out of the gang. Says it loud and clear that its his game and not Diggle’s. Then he tells Diggle to back down as he is a father now and his family needs him. Technically he is useless, but still kicking someone out of the group is harsh.
  3. I want Manu Bennett back. I want Summer Glau back.Summer-Glau-and-Emily-Bett-Rickards-in-Arrow-Crucible
  4. The opening episode closes with Sara being shot thrice by a mystery archer, and she falls to Laurel. The archer I guess is Malcolm Merlyn (by the size and colour of the arrows) but it could be Ras al Ghur, the main villian this season. But how Thea teamed up with him. Maybe both Ras al Ghur and Malcolm are working together. There seem no reason why she was sent-away at the end of the last season and then brought back just to die. Its pointless. If you have to kick her out of the show, wasn’t gone-to-the-unknown enough. Maybe its the basis for Laurel to be the Black Canary. (Remember Sara gave that signature Canary jacket to Laurel in s2 finale?) But the problem is, I hate Laurel.
  5. “You got a hot date or something?”, now why would CAPTAIN Lance say so.

Good News: Its announced that ep 8 will be Arrow-Flash cross over ep. I really wanted that. Waited so long for it.

So far so good, the first episodes is a  go. Waiting for more Arrow.

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A coffee for a river

Caution: Deep waters ahead

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Want some coffee? Have it with some food for thoughts.

Warm coffee:

There are 3 primary colours. One cannot discover a new colour. Its impossible because our eyes don’t have the ability for that. But different combinations of these 3 colours make this world so colourful. Sometimes you see something and feel a warmth in your heart. It means you like it. You will feel like you have never seen that beautiful colour before, but you have. Same is with the ideas. There are a few basic ideas since the world was created. As divine gifts in holy books. We mix them together everyday. We call this mix, creativity. Many people have similar mix, but only a few work hard to make that idea a reality. Become legends. Others just look at their success and say, “hay, I had that idea once. A very long time ago….” They regret and it eats them. So the next time a sudden mix of ideas pop in your head and you feel a warmth in your heart, write it down before you forget. Make it a reality, rather than regret.

Sweet coffee:

Except your family, who cares for you from the heart, 95%+ people act sweet on your face. Some of them are really sweet. Some are just being polite or its strictly official with them. Others are back stabbers and jealous folk.; I like my coffee sweet. So I never think what others actually think about me. They are nice to me on my face and thats enough. It makes me feel the world loves me. Call it closing eyes like a pegion seeing a cat. Call it looking away from the reality. But who cares if other are not loyal to you. Keep your thing to yourself. Be nice, be sweet, be helpfull. Avoid gossip and backbitting. Even if you can’t win their hearts, you have a life full of  happiness and peace of mind.

Strong coffee:

There are people around us who act as if they don’t care. They act as they are so strong. Others may call them emotionless or heartless or whatever, but they are no stronger than everyone else. Creater have given everyone equal abilities. Those who act strong, make fun of tragedies of their lives, forget harsh things in laughs, they are broke from the inside but they don’t want anyone’s sympathies. What make them strong is that they act like strong.

Big Time Review

BTR. Ashow that’s not the funniest show nor the best musical show, yet the best show in the Comedy+Musical genra.

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It’s a story of 4 hockey players who love to sing. They make it to LA as a boy band after selected in auditions by Gustavo Rocque. It focus on the challenges they face and the way they live in hollywood without changing themselves. The story is obviously all made up and the only thing real about the show’s the first names of the 4 band members. It has 4 seasons and each episode features a BTR song, mostly near the end of episode. There are a number of guest appearances and duets. Lots of stuff breaking and some teen drama. The best thing about the show is that it don’t have a laugh track but still it cracks your up with laughter. Not even a single foul word or indecent joke.

It’s definitely an under-rated show. 1 point short on imdb, by my rating. why?

  1. It’s a Nickelodeon show. And all Nickelodeon shows are under-rated. e.g. Spongebob SquarePants (aka. the funniest cartoon show in TV history.) *For more, go to imdb and check the ratings of the Cartoon Network show you hate the most and the Nick show you like the most.
  2. It’s for teenage audience only. Neither for kids nor for elders.
  3. It’s a show about an actual musical band that makes it a promotional show, and such shows are always under-rated.

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RIP Pyaray Afzal :(

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Prison Break

(Neglect mistake. Currently don’t have time to recheck. Later perhaps)

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“The best gujjar TV series to this date.” – says The Times of RajaBazar

“Basheer have once again broken the code to a breathtaking, heartpounding , fast pace thriller.” – GawalaMandi Press

It is a story about, this guy

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Ghajni Gujjar, a civil engineer from NUST, Texas, Egypt. After years of berozgari (in which he played snocker, watched indian movies, bring dahi and dotch flying chappals of Ammi). One day, inspired by Amir Khan’s Gajni, he finally decides to seek future as a tatoo designer. Tries to sell his designes, but no luck. Hopless about those designes, he desides to become gajjni himself. Later revealed that being a structural engineer and designing prisons in the past few years, he had also added his engineering to the tatoos. Making them blue prints of  a prison. Still berozgar and kangal, like a normal Pakistani, he decides to rob a bank. It was a MQM dharna day in Karachi, so he thought robbing a bank won’t be a problem. But whaola, the Police actually showed up and arrested him. (Kyukay MQM k dharnay par Police nahi jati). He was sent to a prison he himself designed. Judge: “So you design prisons? Lets send you in one of your own making.” Such genious people, much wow.

His Brother:

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In the prison he meets his brother, Allah Rakha, the luckiest man in any TV series. He is so lucky people actually believe he writes his own story. Legend tells that, when he was a kid, he was so pale and weak that her mother took her to a bangali baba. He told her to change the name of the child to “Allah Rakha” and beat him daily if he doesn’t eat 2 rotis a meal, at age 9. So he grew up eating 2 rotis and maar, each meal.

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When he sees his younger brother in prison, he is like: “Chotay bahi? Tum Bee???”. But soon the mystery is revealed. Gajni had no rishta chances in the out side world, due to his berozgari and awargi. So he came to prison to set line with a doctor. As they say, world can change, when engineers meet doctors. (Or doesn’t).

This is the Prison Doctor, Sarah.

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Only one question. Why?

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But you don’t have to worry, coz its just a TV Series where such impossible things happen all the time. We all know how doctors are in real life.

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And then the doctor proves why she is there. She gives insulin shots to gajni with a regular sirunge, that too on his arm. Insulin shots are given by much smaller syringes and in less quantity. (Na k puri tube bhar k laga dow). So thats why she was sent to a prison paramedics. She must have killed patients earlier buy giving fever shots and panadol to everyone. But she was not fired as her sifarish was tagri (his father is a minister). So they thought, “lets send her to prison, there even if she kills 5-10 people a week, none will bother”.

Remember what I said earlier about Girls leaving engineering and going to medicine. Well after seeing this, I take that back. They should rather seek degree in gol-roti, as it will increase there rishta chances by more than 33.34%.

Without wasting time on all chracter, lets just have a general look at all the escapies.

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Anything common? Yes, all of them have some major hair fall issues. If I were making this TV series, I would have shown lifeboy shampoo and zubaida-appa beauty soap in the jail bathrooms.

Short Intro:

  1. T-bag (actual nick name): From lipton T-bag fame. The man behind the “aik waqt ma teen tara kee chai kesay banai?” mystery add. Hobby: killing people. 70-80% psychopathic. A retired political worker I suppose.
  2. Behjamin: Fame: Bin-Yamin lawn and fabrics. Joint owner of Beh-Yamin Brothers and Sons, cloth merchants and dastkari center, Patli Gali, Bara Market, Fasilabad.
  3. Fernando: The crusher, the lover, the believer. Believes in love at first sight. Has a good heart.
  4. The-Reject.
  5. The Mental one
  6. The Good-Ugly-&-Bad man. Worried about will falling hair.

Captain Ballick:

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Either I have seen monkeys and donkeys look better or maybe its because I hate him most. Have you ever known a person whom you want to punch in the face constantly till he dies. Thats the kind of person he is. No more words. I am loosing my cool here. much stop for now. SPOILER: But he dies a hero.

BTW, before I finish this is my favourite chracter

alex_mahone_by_solmaro-d6jzfhcAlexander Mahone (Alex), not only have the brains but also the martial art moves that make him cool. He look older than his actual age due to a drug addiction, which he quit in s3. You will see him from season 2 till the end.

So thats it with the intro review… I have 2 tips for you.

  1. Watch Prison Break in the first spare time you get.
  2. Never and I mean NEVER skip a single episode. The plot is too fast pase and every episode is at the standard level. *Unlike so many other shows that have few ‘space filling’ episodes in between. So enjoy every episode, coz you may not find a similar show again.

My season wise ratting: s1 > s5 > s2 > s4 > s3

Overall :  9.2/10

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