Stephen Amell on comparisons between Arrow and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC may be comfortably winning the ratings battle with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it’s hard to argue that it’s enjoying anywhere near the same level of fan reception as The CW’s own superhero show Arrow, which has been going from strength to strength in its second season. However, Arrow star Stephen Amell has played down any potential rivalry between the two shows, taking to Facebook to comment on comparisons between the two shows….

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.

What are your thoughts on Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Let us know in the comments below….

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