I’ve got to say, as far as TV “channels” go, Netflix is my new hero.
Last month, I wrote all about Marvel’s insanely awesome Daredevil series. Which, of course, you’ve all watched by now, right? Good. Well, Netflix is far from a one-trick pony. There’s plenty more superheroing to go around.
My family regularly watches Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. each week, but I’m happy to see that the first season is now on Netflix! That means more people can be exposed to this awesome show that ties in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Recently, though, Allie and I started watching Arrow. We’ve seen Flash, but never got into Arrow, so we’re currently binging the first two seasons on Netflix! It’s pretty darn awesome, I have to say.
Somehow, thanks to movies, TV and Netflix, I’m living a fanboy’s multi-media dream!
It got me thinking though. These shows are both high-energy fun, but they couldn’t be more different. And I don’t just mean that one’s based on Marvel characters and the other DC Comics.
With a variety of differences in storytelling, powers, characters and overall theme, I started to wonder which world would I fit better in. I began jotting things down and after a few all-nighters and what might possibly be a bite from a radioactive stink bug, I came up with the ultimate quiz!
Where Do You Belong:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Arrow?
Answer the following questions as truthfully as you can. Then check your results at the end to see where you fit best!
1. You’ve got a lead on a brilliant scientist set on unleashing his powerful ice machine on the world. You:
A. Prep your team, hunt the guy down, and botch the mission, inadvertently creating a super villain with ice powers
B. Shoot him with an arrow
C. Head to the freezer and get yourself a pint of Ben & Jerry’s “Chunky Monkey”
2. Battling baddies is exhausting. When it’s relaxation time, you head to:
B. An island more dangerous than that hatch-filled one from “LOST”
C. The bathroom
3. Secrets can keep friends and family alive. When you need to stretch the truth, you:
A. Tell your team you’re constantly out recruiting new members, even though you’re not
B. Invent lies so crazy and preposterous that even Pinocchi would roll his eyes at you
C. Blame the dog
4. Origins are everything! How did you perfect your nearly flawless skills?
A. Years and years of hands-on training and studying both in the classroom and out in the field
B. By nearly losing your mind (and your life) on an island prison full of more ski masks than Lake Tahoe in Winter
5. Terrorists are taking over the entire world, let alone your city. To prepare for battle, you:
A. Pack the heavy artillery and have your tech-geeks whip up some super-powered gadgets to freeze the enemy in their tracks
B. Sharpen your arrows
C. Hit the snooze button
Finished? Great! Just tally up your answers and find the letter that appeared the most. Use the chart below to determine your outcome.
A – You’re a badge-wearing Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Just remember to trust no one and that everything is connected.
B – Welcome to Starling City, home of the Arrow. Your toughest challenge will be surviving a family dinner.
C – You call yourself a fanboy?!? Go order Netflix and block off a few weeks to watch all of Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow for starters.
Watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Netflix
3 thoughts on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. Arrow: Where Do You Belong?”
I love both of these shows, I’ve been an Arrow fan from the beginning, sadly I’m Agent of Shield, don’t get me wrong, that’s awesome buy I wish I was all ‘b’. 🙂
I love the Botch the mission and create a new villain thing. Such a trope with super heroes.
It really is, right? 🙂