Rating: 345 Degrees (Out of 360)
This show was recommended to me and I only just took the leap into watching this gem.
I really like the mystery and the unknowns and the twists. I really enjoyed how season 1 has not resolved all of the open loops. Sometimes, a show will wrap up some of the major theme, not knowing if they will get a next season, but this sets up so many options moving forward and leaves me wanting more.
I have been converted. I like short seasons now. I thought I wanted long seasons to get more, more, more of my favorite characters, but I find the shorter seasons (this one being 10 episodes in length) can focus the budget and trim the fat on creating meaningful dialogue and scenes.
The main actress steals the show by playing many very different characters and she does it well. Take a few hours and give this show a chance, its really fun.
Rating: 360 Degrees (Out of 360)
Shawn Spencer is an amazing character. This show embodies everything I love about this genre of programming. James Roday portrays a person who is seemingly a slacker, but little do others know he has nigh perfect memory. He uses his skill and life long best friend Gus (Dule Hill) to solve cases for the Santa Barbara Police as a psychic consultant.
James's quick wit has lead to the claim that 80% of his lines are improved and he his a man of my generation, so I feel his comments were aimed at me. I get it, I get the humor and I can track is line of through his constant riffing with Gus.
I have literally watched every episode of this 8 season show several times and am happy that my wife and kids love this show too. This show is never a waste of time. Watch it, watch all of it and start now. If you like comedy, this show is for you.
Rating: 270 Degrees (Out of 360)
Well, when I first tuned in to season 1, I was blown away. I'd give season 1 a 360 perfect score. This issue is now that 4 seasons have been complete. The things that were special are now routine. Saving the city has become repetitious and the hero's and love interests have too much "high school" drama.
The fight choreography with Stephen Amell (and his stunt double) remain top notch, but when his sister Thea (Willa Holland) picked up the sidekick mantel all was lost. She is simply way too small of a person for the same moves to have the same effect. Meaning, Speedy's punches basically have the same hitting power has the Green Arrow himself. There are interesting things being developed and I'm a much bigger fan of the Flash, so the crossovers are great.
As much as they may avoid a Batman (rumors) I hope he makes a cameo at the minimum some time. I have to give credit that this show kicked off the entire live action DC TV universe and I really do like most of it.
I do recommend watching it, it's not a waste of time and for me a superhero nerd, its still a lot of fun.