Stephen Amell on comparisons between Arrow and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
"Yes... I do have a comment.
We are not in competition with other television shows. I realize Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is an easy comparison, but it's also kind of lazy. We aren't trying to be the best comic book show, we're trying to be THE best hour of entertainment. Period.
There still seems to be a distinction that assumes television is somehow inferior to cinema... I think that's ridiculous. We embrace the rigors of an episodic schedule, use them to our advantage and churn out a kick ass product with a high degree of difficulty and virtually no margin for error. 966 minutes of programming every year.
I couldn't be prouder of what we do and that sense of accomplishment is based solely on the quality of our product, not the performance of anyone else's."
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