I stumbled upon a great article on the reasons why Arrow is superior to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (and yes it does go beyond the annoyance of having to type all of those periods). I particularly loved point 2…. check it out:
“2) Arrow has superior action
Whatever the show pays stunt coordinator James Bamford, it’s worth it. Every episode features at least a couple fight sequences or big stunts. In my opinion, it’s the best fight choreography on a TV show. We’re talking innovative, acrobatic martial arts scenes. Oliver Queen doesn’t have super powers, but you believe that he’s at the peak of what a human can do. I recall a hallway scene where Arrow smashed an enemy’s head into the wall 3 times as he fell down. It was brutal! He slides down staircases, leaps from moving vehicles and engages in kung fu battles with martial artists whose kicks and punches can almost be felt at home. Wire work is sparse and hard to spot. No obvious CG. This is stuntmen (and women) at the top of their game. It varies up the action with close quarters combat, multiple opponents, vehicle chases, gun battles and more. If you want an action show, Arrow delivers every episode.”
50 (Okay, 7) Reasons Why Arrow Is Better than Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Chris Piers – The Robot’s Pajamas
I agree with everything Chris says. There’s not another show like it on TV. Kudos to James, the Arrow stunt team and actors performing stunts.
Now where’s the Emmy?