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Old 08-09-19, 08:12 AM
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

I'm surprised it beat Jack Ryan just due to that being a more universal theme.
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The baby scene was still the best by far.

Nobody has discussed the use of practical effects in the show which is amazing (and disgusting).
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
I'm surprised it beat Jack Ryan just due to that being a more universal theme.
we don't know that it did beat it. they said "one of the most", so Ryan could still be tops.
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Old 08-10-19, 08:31 AM
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Re: The Boys (Amazon) C: Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke -- based on the comic -- S: Karl Urban -- premieres 7/26

So do we know, based on the last episode:

Spoiler:
whether Butcher's wife was raped or she cheated on him because back then she was really star struck?


I guess we will find out a definitive in season 2 maybe?
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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 mewmartigan View Post
So do we know, based on the last episode:

Spoiler:
whether Butcher's wife was raped or she cheated on him because back then she was really star struck?


I guess we will find out a definitive in season 2 maybe?
Spoiler:
Judging by the security footage, it looks like she cheated on Butcher
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Originally Posted by Me007gold View Post
Spoiler:
Judging by the security footage, it looks like she cheated on Butcher
That's what I got too.
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Originally Posted by Me007gold View Post
Spoiler:
Judging by the security footage, it looks like she cheated on Butcher
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If she cheated, why exit the room so disheveled? Cheaters usually try to hide it. If she didn't cheat, then she's trying to cover it up by deliberately giving the impression Homelander raped her.
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I'm upto Episode 5 (trying to drag it out and savour it)

Best new show for a long time

Going to be hard to watch the arrowverse shows after this

Every performance is top notch
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Old 08-11-19, 08:45 PM
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Neat seeing a lot of scenes filmed in my city.
So many damn shows and movies filmed here, I'm wearing out the pause/ rewind buttons when watching stuff to recognize the locations.

I chuckled when Giancarlo Esposito's character said he was taking a vacation to Belize. That couldn't have been a coincidence.
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Done. Great show really great.

Originally Posted by Goldberg74 View Post
Finished it last night.

I only have one minor gripe...
Spoiler:
Once Stillwell and the other Corporate Guy couldnít get their stories straight, I knew that Butcherís wife and kid had survived.
My gripe as well. I didn't care for the ending at all. Pretty obvious
Spoiler:
she cheated.
My take anyway.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Done. Great show really great.



My gripe as well. I didn't care for the ending at all. Pretty obvious
Spoiler:
she cheated.
My take anyway.
We don't know this. All we know is Homelander is such a sociopath, he is capable of anything, including extorting/forcing any woman to have sex with him.
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. All we know is Homelander is such a sociopath, he is capable of anything.
And THAT is what makes him so fascinating.
The menace is a tangible thing.
Kudos to the actor and his brilliant realization of the character.
Homelander is one of the scariest guys to hit the screen in a very long time.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Done. Great show really great.



My gripe as well. I didn't care for the ending at all. Pretty obvious
Spoiler:
she cheated.
My take anyway.
I don't think that is obvious at all. In fact, I think they made it slightly vague on purpose. My take from the scene in question is actually the opposite of yours, but I am sure we will find out soon enough.
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Old 08-14-19, 04:29 PM
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Homelander is truly terrifying. Even tho I really liked Banshee, I always thought Antony Starr was a rather mediocre actor. But holy shit, he is amazing in this.
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just finished, great show and a great ending, show of the summer for sure....
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Homelander is truly terrifying. Even tho I really liked Banshee, I always thought Antony Starr was a rather mediocre actor. But holy shit, he is amazing in this.
I think he is terrifying because there is almost an expectation that is super heroes existed in the actual world, it is very likely some would be like Homelander. Scary indeed.
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Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
I think he is terrifying because there is almost an expectation that is super heroes existed in the actual world, it is very likely some would be like Homelander. Scary indeed.
He is essentially a god that walks among man but with the unpredictable temperament of an alcoholic parent.
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He is essentially a god that walks among man but with the unpredictable temperament of an alcoholic parent.
OR an ex-spouse.
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I read Mark Waid's Irredeemable so none of this is shocking to me. Homelander is mild in comparison to the lead character in that story.
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Not only is this show brutal and graphic, but it’s also fun. The Boys, with The Female are these bunch of misfits who work so well together. Held greatly together by an as usual top notch Karl Urban. Using the baby as a weapon was so great. This show is such a refreshing take on a genre we all love. Such good, fun stuff.
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The analogues to Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Batman are obvious. What about Starlight? Is she more Supergirl or Stargirl? And Translucent? Is he an analogue of anyone? Iím drawing a blank on that.
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In the comics, "The Seven" were an explicit analogue to the classic Justice League lineup.

Homelander = Superman
Queen Maeve = Wonder Woman
Black Noir = Batman
Lamplighter = Green Lantern
The Deep = Aquaman
A-Train = The Flash
Jack from Jupiter = Martian Manhunter

When the comics started, Lamplighter was dead and Starlight was brought in to replace him, though she's not really an explicit analogue to any major superhero. Transluscent (who is a character unique to the Amazon series) can sort of pass for a Martian Manhunter analogue, as invisibility is one Martian Manhunter's abilities.
Starlight is an analogue of the female Dr. Light with a mix of Stargirl, Dazzler and Jubilee. I would say that her costume and naivete remind me a little bit of DC's Captain Marvel/Billy Batson
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Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
I think he is terrifying because there is almost an expectation that is super heroes existed in the actual world, it is very likely some would be like Homelander. Scary indeed.
Well we actually have it

The power that idiot Donald Trump has is scary. He could easily get away with rape, murder and worse

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I read Mark Waid's Irredeemable so none of this is shocking to me. Homelander is mild in comparison to the lead character in that story.
Everybody and their brother has done their version of "dark superheroes in the real world" (Alan Moore has done it at least three times), but this series is it's own thing, and a good thing at that.
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Honestly though, this is a pretty loose adaptation, and I may have said it before but it makes me like it a lot more. The comic was really really over the top and disgusting at times in a way that there's no way I could stomach in a live action show. This is way different than Irredeemable where from jump you know that the Superman analogue is evil and doesn't even try to hide it. It does make me curious how Millar's Jupiters Legacy will turn out.

I like that everything is going to be pinned on Butcher since he destroyed the house. Homelander basically toying with him made what happened even more insidious.

There are obviously different levels of supes but most have some level of super strength and invulnerability. But obviously not anywhere near that of Homelander. I'm really curious how they're going to do the flashback to Lamplighter and Mallory because it plays out in the comics in a way that it can't in the show.

How did Starlight know where to go in the last episode? Also why did she stay behind when it's pretty obvious she's going to be implicated? To save a life?

What's amazing to me is that to my recollection there are really only two "fights" between superheroes: the Female vs. Black Noir and the last episode.
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Originally Posted by DWilson View Post
Everybody and their brother has done their version of "dark superheroes in the real world" (Alan Moore has done it at least three times), but this series is it's own thing, and a good thing at that.
I'm not comic book guy, but I do know, in terms of what has been applied to the Silver Screen, The Boys has succeeded far better than anything in this sub-genre(?) I have seen.
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