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July 26, 2019, 09:44 PM
Skins2881
The Boys - Amazon
Getting ready to check this out. Interesting angle. Looks at collateral damage super heros cause; arrogance; and the wake left in their path.

Can't wait to see how this turns out. Cinematography looks great, as long as it's not a crap show it should if nothing else be visually entertaining with lots of bass and explosions for surround sound.




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/tcrNsIaQkb4



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July 27, 2019, 12:03 AM
Vgex
I’ll give it a shot. I usually enjoy Karl Urban’s projects.
July 27, 2019, 12:04 AM
Orguss
Having watched the first episode, I have to admit I got angry at the arrogance of the supers. It’ll be interesting to follow this story to its conclusion.



"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
July 27, 2019, 06:02 AM
Nframe
I'm two episodes in and am enjoying it. I like how supers are portrayed in a different light.
July 27, 2019, 10:04 AM
jsbcody
I am on episode 4. I kept thinking Homelander looked familiar to me but I couldn't place him. And then he did a little smirk.... Antony Starr, the Sheriff for the series "Banshee".
July 27, 2019, 01:41 PM
AllenInWV
They had me at "Elisabeth Shue".


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July 27, 2019, 07:29 PM
Rey HRH
quote:
Originally posted by AllenInWV:
They had me at "Elisabeth Shue".


I started watching today because there's nothing else. I like the twist.

I was going to ask what role is she playing then I remembered what she looked like. She's like the head of vought corporation



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
July 27, 2019, 07:58 PM
jsbcody
quote:
Originally posted by Rey HRH:
quote:
Originally posted by AllenInWV:
They had me at "Elisabeth Shue".


I started watching today because there's nothing else. I like the twist.

I was going to ask what role is she playing then I remembered what she looked like. She's like the head of vought corporation


The face, the head is up on floor 82. Wink
July 28, 2019, 05:07 AM
AllenInWV
I like it. A "fun" look (though I suppose not really all that original) at the superhero genre.

I wonder how long we'll have to wait for Season 2?


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- Jim Elliot
July 28, 2019, 05:47 AM
fpuhan
I'm watching it. I'm about four episodes in. I'm not binge-watching, so it hasn't grabbed me by the neck, but yeah, it's a novel twist on the super-hero-as-good-guy trope.




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July 28, 2019, 12:17 PM
AllenInWV
I also laughed at Homelander explaining the realities of physics to Queen Maeve on the airliner.


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"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."
- Jim Elliot
July 28, 2019, 03:08 PM
smschulz
quote:
Originally posted by jsbcody:
I am on episode 4. I kept thinking Homelander looked familiar to me but I couldn't place him. And then he did a little smirk.... Antony Starr, the Sheriff for the series "Banshee".


I thought he was familiar, well son of a bitch.
I loved Banshee but without the beard and with the blonde hair I didn't catch it. Eek

Through 3 episodes and funny now how we are rooting for the good-guys Super Heroes to get squashed. Smile
July 28, 2019, 04:24 PM
Lord Vaalic
quote:
Through 3 episodes and funny now how we are rooting for the good-guys Super Heroes to get squashed.



They don't seem all that heroic at all, murdering people, accidentally killing bystanders and not giving a shit, perverted behavior, etc. So its easy to root against them, they aren't heroes at all, just frauds and assholes.

I am enjoying it so far




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- "Which part?"
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July 28, 2019, 05:07 PM
cslinger
Spice Girls pep talk. AWESOME!!

I am enjoying far more then I thought I would.

It’s quirky as hell with quirky characters and I dig it.


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July 28, 2019, 05:18 PM
RHINOWSO
quote:
I am enjoying far more then I thought I would. It’s quirky as hell with quirky characters and I dig it.


Well said - it's very entertaining, I gave it 1 episode at a time and haven't been disappointed - the choice of actors carry the day, specifically Karl Urban and the rest of his crew.

I hope they do a Season 2.
July 28, 2019, 06:23 PM
cslinger
“You’re like the Rainman of fucking people over.” HA!!!!

The music is very well chosen as well. Not overbearing but really adds to the show/story telling.

Also Black Noir is Snake Eyes undercover. That is all.


"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
July 28, 2019, 08:38 PM
RogueJSK
I enjoyed the hell out of Season 1 of The Boys. I was pleasantly surprised, after recently being disappointed by the mediocre first season of Umbrella Academy, a similar "flawed superhero" series.
July 28, 2019, 08:57 PM
Orguss
Just finished the season, also. I was pleased with the way it ended and am looking forward to seeing more.



"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
July 29, 2019, 12:02 AM
stzd8
After watching the series, it made me think that Anthony Starr could replace Pine for Kirk if he doesnt come back .
July 29, 2019, 09:55 AM
cheesegrits
quote:
Originally posted by AllenInWV:
They had me at "Elisabeth Shue".

They had me at "Karl Urban." Big Grin

We're also really enjoying the show, too. The guy who plays Frenchie is great. I think the weak link is Jack Quaid, the guy who plays Hughie. He's just not a good actor, IMO.