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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 13 September 2020 at 2:10pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I watched the first season, and felt in a few instances, episodes could have been combined.
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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 13 September 2020 at 10:52pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Just caught up with this, solid all around.

If it were a different kind of show, Anthony Starr would be up for an Emmy. His performance is both terrifying and very funny at the same time. His little TAXI DRIVER gag sympathizing with Travis Bickle ("How much shit is he supposed to take?!") had me in stitches.

The introduction of the Stormfront character is interesting too. Behind her faux feminist, "tell it like it is" persona there are a lot of alt-right tactics (social media agitation, "drain the swamp", etc.) that are being used right now and she provides a good contrast to Homelander's more "traditional" fascist.

Also, she is a racist but that didn't come as much of a surprise considering her superhero name of choice.  

Fun and smart show, looking forward to see where it goes from here.






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John Popa
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Posted: 19 September 2020 at 9:34pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Enjoying the new season but it does feel like it's more about The Seven and The Boys are subplots. 
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Brandon Frye
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Haven't seen this show yet but a friend just described it to me as; "Imagine if the Proud Boys had super powers"

Is this accurate?


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Brian Hughes
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 11:15am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

More like what if the JLA were controlled by Corporations and fascist?
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 11:26am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Haven't seen this show yet but a friend just described it to me as; "Imagine if the Proud Boys had super powers"

Is this accurate?

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Not really. It's more "What if Hollywood superstars and professional athletes had superpowers but were also psychopaths controlled by an evil Disney."
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Brandon Frye
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 2:01pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Watched a few clips on YouTube. Nothing that made me want to watch the show.

It actually took me back to the early days of Image Comics when Rob Liefeld marketed his Supreme character as "Superman with an attitude" and Todd McFarlane referred to Spawn as "A Batman that kills the Joker." In both cases I remember thinking 'and that's your selling point?'

I get that The Boys is satirical and I can appreciate good political & social satire, but I still find the concepts a bit too ugly for my liking.


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Posted: 19 October 2020 at 7:11am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I watched the first season:

PROS:

- Very entertaining
- Visually impressive
- Actors do a great job
- Some fun moments

CONS:
- Gore is totally unnecessary, writers are sadists
- Most of the good guys are boring and stereotypical
- Some of the bad guys are too bad, which makes them less believable.
- Backstories and family dramas of good guys feel forced and uninteresting
- For some reason, they felt the need to add Iggy Pop, The Clash and Billy Joel music; as well as french rap or 80s pop when 2 of the characters are listening to it. There is way too much unnecessary music which is also too loud. There are 70s punk music everywhere, but the series takes place in the present and none of the characters belongs to the punk social tribe.
- There is too much inconsistency between the extremely serious moments and the extremely comedic ones (they say failed comedy is the worse you can do and it's proven here).

I will finish season 2 for a lack of a better show to watch.


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