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Old 07-30-19, 05:26 PM
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

Liked it a lot, though I could have done without the gill jamming. Can't get the freakin' image out of my head. I'm hoping S2 explores the supers' backstories a little more, just so we know whether they gradually became pricks or turned overnight.
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Old 07-30-19, 05:28 PM
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

Ep 5 spoiler:
Spoiler:
The baby laser thing might be the most awesome thing I've seen on TV ever.


It's fantastic how The Deep keeps tripping over his own dick trying to save ocean life.

This show is fucking awesome. One of the best streaming shows out there. I've never heard of the comic book, so going into this fresh was great.

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if they follow the comics... s2 is going to be worse pushing the envelope wise, and I can't fucking wait.
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Watched the first two episodes last night. Love it; can't wait for the weekend to binge the rest.
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Finished Season.

My take in the final episode:

Spoiler:
I think Madelyn Stillwell is still alive, the one that got zapped by Homelander and detonated by Billy Butcher was the Shapeshifter
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Antony Starr is perfect as Homelander. He has the same dead eyes and a smile that doesn't quite reach them that he did in Banshee.
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Oh my god that was an awesome show! Burned through it in two days and am wanting more! I hadnít watched a trailer or heard anything specific about it, so I went in totally cold and it was great. I watched the trailers afterwards and felt they gave away too much.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, the first omnibus (14 issues of the comic?) is available for free. Iím about thee issues in and am really digging what the show has done to give more meat and meaning to the story.

I noticed the fly during the Spice Girls pep talk ... they even left in the buzzing sound. I kept looking for it to come back somehow as well (another supe?). Just sloppy production? Odd considering the rest of the show seemed very well done.

Xage ... I thought the same. Donít know why, just a hunch.
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Old 07-31-19, 03:28 PM
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

Originally Posted by xage View Post
Finished Season.

My take in the final episode:

Spoiler:
I think Madelyn Stillwell is still alive, the one that got zapped by Homelander and detonated by Billy Butcher was the Shapeshifter
That occurred to me, too, though not immediately. When I thought back on it...

Spoiler:
they introduced Chekov's shapeshifter early in the season and then didn't show or mention it again. I was waiting for it to reappear in one of the final episodes. I kinda hope this is the case--I thought Elizabeth Shue was great and her character is a good villain.
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Damn, that finale. Not the best, but sets up everything for next season. Awesome show. Highly enjoyable.
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While speaking in a recent Reddit AMA, The Boys creator Eric Kripke described the scene which Amazon made him leave on the cutting room floor.

There was ONE SCENE that Amazon said FUCK NO, you have to cut. I couldn't quite understand why considering everything else we have in the show, but: Homelander, after being dressed down by Stilwell in episode 2, was standing on one of the Chrysler building Eagles. He pulled his pants down and started jerking off, mumbling "I can do whatever I want" over and over again until he climaxed all over New York City. We shot it! Oh my God, Anthony was the BEST in that scene. Amazon seemed to think it wasn't necessary. I thought it told me something about his psyche. To be clear, they've been great, that may have been the ONLY fight I lost in Season 1.
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Oh my god that was an awesome show! Burned through it in two days and am wanting more! I hadnít watched a trailer or heard anything specific about it, so I went in totally cold and it was great. I watched the trailers afterwards and felt they gave away too much.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, the first omnibus (14 issues of the comic?) is available for free. Iím about thee issues in and am really digging what the show has done to give more meat and meaning to the story.

I noticed the fly during the Spice Girls pep talk ... they even left in the buzzing sound. I kept looking for it to come back somehow as well (another supe?). Just sloppy production? Odd considering the rest of the show seemed very well done.

Xage ... I thought the same. Donít know why, just a hunch.
I mentioned the same thing about flies- it happened in more than one scene which leads me to believe it could be something leading to next season or something left on the cutting room floor. What I originally thought was:

Spoiler:
It was Doppelganger


But then you could use that character in practically every scene, couldn't you?
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

Originally Posted by xage View Post
Finished Season.

My take in the final episode:

Spoiler:
I think Madelyn Stillwell is still alive, the one that got zapped by Homelander and detonated by Billy Butcher was the Shapeshifter
In most shows with a shapeshifter, when they die they turn back to their original form (but that might not be the case in this ďuniverseĒ).
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Old 08-01-19, 01:22 AM
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In most shows with a shapeshifter, when they die they turn back to their original form (but that might not be the case in this ďuniverseĒ).
Translucent didn't become visible when unconscious, it wouldn't be so bizarre if the shapeshifter's form was "locked" until he actively changed it.
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

I finally finished the show, that was crazy (in a good way).

Spoiler:

How long are we going to require these annoying spoiler tags?

Anyway, on to the musing:
  1. Homelander is much more devious than I gave him credit for. I assumed all the sneaky underhanded crap was Madelyn's doing.
  2. More than money, I think Homelander wants adoration, and he doesn't care how many thousands of normals, who he shows great contempt for, will get killed getting it.
  3. Unfortunately, Butcher destroyed the evidence that Homelander killed Madelyn. Homelander obviously assumed he wouldn't detonate with the baby there.
  4. Homelander has super speed now? How else did he save Butcher?
  5. Was Becca raped or not? Is she a Vought prisoner?
  6. I was very disappointed the Boys didn't smash A-Train's head in.
  7. The Deep is looking like he's going off the deep end (so to speak). I wonder what crazy things he'll do to rebel against Vought.
  8. The Supers seemed almost afraid of Floor 82. I wonder what's keeping them from taking over Vought.
  9. Starlight seemed like a not-so-tough Supe, and she walked away from two 50-cal shots to the chest.
    She didn't ignore them like Maeve and Homelander presumably would, but that's impressive. Are even scrubs like Mesmer that tough?
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I binged this while on a road trip this week based on the advice of one of my kids and I was not disappointed. I assume this has already been said since it is a pretty obvious observation, but I would call it what Preacher was hyped to be but failed at for a myriad of reasons. I really liked how they portrayed Homelander as a kind of a dumb/mean jock stereotype but he ends up being much deeper than that. There were a few Rogen/Goldberg tropes I could have done without but overall it was very enjoyable and I will definitely be back for season 2. Well done

And:
Spoiler:
Gus Frings!!!
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Yeh that was answered in the second episode.

Osiris, how could anyone not know that was Pegg?
Are you face blind?

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loving it. nice twist at the end of the first episode.

also good to see Lucas Hood from Banshee again.
I must be face blind as well. I recognized Pegg immediately, but I couldn't place where I had seen Homelander, then when you mentioned Banshee it hit me right away.
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I finally finished the show, that was crazy (in a good way).

Spoiler:

How long are we going to require these annoying spoiler tags?

Anyway, on to the musing:
  1. Homelander is much more devious than I gave him credit for. I assumed all the sneaky underhanded crap was Madelyn's doing.
  2. More than money, I think Homelander wants adoration, and he doesn't care how many thousands of normals, who he shows great contempt for, will get killed getting it.
  3. Unfortunately, Butcher destroyed the evidence that Homelander killed Madelyn. Homelander obviously assumed he wouldn't detonate with the baby there.
  4. Homelander has super speed now? How else did he save Butcher?
  5. Was Becca raped or not? Is she a Vought prisoner?
  6. I was very disappointed the Boys didn't smash A-Train's head in.
  7. The Deep is looking like he's going off the deep end (so to speak). I wonder what crazy things he'll do to rebel against Vought.
  8. The Supers seemed almost afraid of Floor 82. I wonder what's keeping them from taking over Vought.
  9. Starlight seemed like a not-so-tough Supe, and she walked away from two 50-cal shots to the chest.
    She didn't ignore them like Maeve and Homelander presumably would, but that's impressive. Are even scrubs like Mesmer that tough?
Spoiler:
2. I think Homelander wants to be worshiped as a god more than he cares about adoration. Whether it's love or fear makes no difference to him.

5. I do not think Becca was raped. Her look after the session gave a consensual but guilty from cheating vibe to me. I am curious how the session lasted 3 hours unless Madelyn really turns on Homelander to the point of lacking control. I also don't think she's a Vought prisoner, but is under their protection. She's raising the first "natural" super baby that we know of, and I'm guessing they want to keep that under wraps.

9. I think there's various levels of invulnerability. Then again, it seems like supers can damage supers, like A-Train getting his leg shattered, but he smashed through Robin without a scratch. Mesmer had his wrist broken, but that was still by another super. I don't think they all have that kind of invulnerability.

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^And Butcher did a lot worse to Mesmer than just break his wrist.
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I couldn’t stop thinking = Zach Morris with super powers.
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^And Butcher did a lot worse to Mesmer than just break his wrist.
We learned from the show that Vaught:

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did a lot of human experiments with compound V, so there must be varying levels of supers out there, some more powerful than others, and some failures. I would guess Mesmer was more of the later.
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Really liked this first season. It is similar to the comics but has some big different so one doesn't spoil the other.
This is one of those rare shows where I think it's way better than the source material. Granted I haven't finished the show yet but the comic was a chore to get through at times.
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Finished it today, really like the series. I can't believe I didn't recognize Lucas Hood from Banshee as Homelander until half-way through episode 2. The blonde hair really threw me off.

This feels like a comedic Watchmen, I really dig it. Can't wait for more seasons.
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I'm 30 minutes in to the first episode and this show makes me laugh like a little girl.

(Like, squealing with delight, and I can't stand superhero movies.)
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I didnít pay 100% attention during the binge. Did anything get more gut wrenching than the airplane rescue scene?
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I didnít pay 100% attention during the binge. Did anything get more gut wrenching than the airplane rescue scene?
I'm trying to think, and that was definitely one of the more cold-blooded scenes in the show.

Of course I also forgot what Butcher did to Mesmer so my memory isn't the best.
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