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Really enjoyed this 8 episode watch. They really nailed putting superheroes in a cynical modern world, and the casting is tremendous with my favorite being Antony Starr as twisted Superman equivalent in Homelander. Erin Moriarty could be a future household name, and Karl Urban is now ready to take his spot as the new Gerard Butler. This feels like one of the biggest, most essential streaming shows to date and a game changer for Amazon

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Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:04 pm
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Yeah this show is dope and I absolutely cannot wait for Season 2. Fantastic performances from Antony Starr, Erin Moriarity, Karl Urban and Elizabeth Shue. I might not have quite loved it as much as most, but I'm really happy it ended up being such a huge success.


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One of the few shows I've been able to binge though I think it was only 8 episodes. Can't remember. It was very entertaining and interesting. Some heroes are a bit more powerful than others. Looking forward to see season 2.

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Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:11 am
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Was A Train trying to intentionally channel Anthony Mackie? Because I kept getting that vibe.

The show is terrific. Much better than I thought it would be. I was really worried it would be gratuitous just to be gratuitous, but it wasn't. Most everything felt natural and flowed well. Though I thought the focusing on The Deep was strange and out of place half the time.

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Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:52 am
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Almost done with S1, wow, I'm impressed.


Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:49 am
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I am waiting for Season 2 to finish entirely before starting it. The reviews for Season 2 (early episodes) are even better than Season 1.


Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:51 am
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This is so much better than all the other modern "wouldn't it suck to actually have superheroes?" type of projects. It never focuses on how cool they are for thinking up this idea. In the opening scenes of the series you get everything you need to know. The Flash kills a girl by running through her and it just immediately tells you that there will be no consequences, no accountability and pressing any further will alienate you from society. Hmm, it's almost like we hear real world stories like this every single week about the people who are supposed to "protecting us from evil." That gives it the grit that Doom Patrol, Project Power, Code 8, etc... all missed on despite how desperately they wanted it. The Boys is the true successor to Watchmen that we have waited so long for.

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Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:27 pm
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Code 8 was about suppression of good guys/heroes, Project Power was about amplifying your inner powers. Never watched Doom Patrol but reading overview it looks like about traumatized heroes. The Boys to me is different, it looks at how people blindly follow their superheros and what happens when these people take these privileges/trust for granted. Its a reflection of our current society as well where not all but some of the "heroes" are treated as gods and people blindly follow what they do/speak (look at our Politics section for more details :P).


Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:23 pm
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Season 2 is off to a great start IMO. I'm already loving it way more than Season 1 and yes this show is a lot closer to what you would probably have expected the Watchmen tv show to be, although I did end up loving that show as well. Homelander is just a creepy and scary fucking character all around and what they have done with him so far in Season 2 is even darker and more twisted than anything in Season 1. Stormfront is easily the most despicable character this season though. After episodes 3 and 4 I really hope she gets somekind of comeuppance by the end of this season.


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The Homelander Doppelganger scene was great. Doppelganger could've pulled it off if he didn't tell Homelander it's totally not gay and that everyone loves him

Stormfront is a good villain that ties in pretty well to current events and how people's emotions are manipulated. Pretty sure she's a nazi.

The show does a good making the Boys part of it entertaining. It could've gone bad if every time they got on you just wanted them to go back to Homelander and co.

My biggest criticism is there's a lot of plot armour. Starlight should be dead.

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