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Anyone watched any of this? I've almost finished with season one. I'm a little disappointed. I was expecting more, I guess. I've heard season 2 is better.
The only characters I like are Butcher and, to a lesser extent, Homelander.
The rest of the cast is pretty weak and forgettable.
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S2 isnt out yet I don't think. I dug s2, but I was a huge fan of the comic series.

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I just finished it earlier today.  I liked it, but it took some time for me to get into it, probably because of the comic.  It changed around a large number of story lines and I think even things from fairly late in the book are in season 1, so I got thrown for a loop at a few times because of the differences. 



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I will say, I do love how Hughie in the comic was based on Simon Pegg, and when it first came out it was set up as a movie, with Pegg-- but years of development, his schedule, his face lift, and other factors led them to recasting, but Pegg still came in to play Hughie Sr.



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That, I really love.



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I just finished season 1. Gotta admit, the last three episodes got better. Pretty good ending. I was worried it was going to be predictable, and a good amount of it was. I thought I knew what was up but the last two episodes took a few extra turns that I didn't see coming.
I'm going to have to track down the comic.

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I saw the first season of this but I'm not really down for a second (unless they bring back Elisabeth Shue somehow, which seems unlikely). I don't really have much of a memory of what my impressions were of that first season --- mostly just thought it was fun to see parts of Toronto insufficiently masquerading as NYC --- or even of the Ennis & Robertson comic series it was based on (there's an arc where they go to a fetish dungeon and there are pictures on the wall of old-timey pin-up models in classic superhero poses from influential covers or posters, like the Superman / Supergirl one from Crisis on Infinite Earths, that's kind of the only thing that instantly comes to mind for me from more than seventy issues). I know they've returned to the series to try and cash in a little more; I don't really have any interest in that, gotta get Garth Ennis to go on and on about a tank or a plane or Francis Castiglione to get me to pay attention to things.



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S2 isnt out yet I don't think. I dug s2, but I was a huge fan of the comic series.

Way to hide the brag. 



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hahah-- totally a typo.



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I saw the first season of this but I'm not really down for a second (unless they bring back Elisabeth Shue somehow, which seems unlikely). I don't really have much of a memory of what my impressions were of that first season --- mostly just thought it was fun to see parts of Toronto insufficiently masquerading as NYC --- or even of the Ennis & Robertson comic series it was based on (there's an arc where they go to a fetish dungeon and there are pictures on the wall of old-timey pin-up models in classic superhero poses from influential covers or posters, like the Superman / Supergirl one from Crisis on Infinite Earths, that's kind of the only thing that instantly comes to mind for me from more than seventy issues). I know they've returned to the series to try and cash in a little more; I don't really have any interest in that, gotta get Garth Ennis to go on and on about a tank or a plane or Francis Castiglione to get me to pay attention to things.


I didn't really buy Shue in her role. Her lines, along with Butcher's FBI friend, seemed flat and cringey.
Some of the setups were too convenient. Huey meets Starlighter on a park bench? Who meets on a park bench nowadays?

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I met your mom on a park bench...
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I met your mom on a park bench...


Dad?
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I met your mom on a park bench...


Interesting, I meat her on a bench too.
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I've not seen The Boys.  All I know about it is it's basically flipping the script on a Justice League type of team, except the super heroes are all d-bags or even villains, and there is another group of underdog heroes who are the real heroes that oppose them.  Does that sum it up?  Does one have to be a real uber fan of the superhero genre to be into this show? I'm somewhat interested because I saw Brightburn not long ago, which I thought was an interesting take on a Superman analogue character.  But I am also kind of superheroed out, so not sure if I want to get invested.  Would this be recommended for someone like me?



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But I am also kind of superheroed out, so not sure if I want to get invested.  Would this be recommended for someone like me?


That's actually one of the main reasons I started watching it.
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If you're sick of superheroes The Boysis 100% what you need.

It's about a world where all superheroes are made by corporations, and licensed to the government, and all their deeds and antics are PR/politico grandstanding. Off camera and out of the public eye most of them are awful sickos and on power trips.

The heroes, aka The Boys, are a squad of vigilantes, rooted in a now defunct federal black ops crew, who police the supes via shame, exposing their crap, and a lot of graphic violence.
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