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THE BOYS (on Amazon Prime) TV spoilers are ok, but no comic spoilers please


By c508

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

Saw the first few episode of THE BOYS which already has some big differences from the (very adult and completed in 2012 after 72 issues) comic series, but is still very good.

The overall theme deals with the corporatization of super heroes with the main company behind them (Vought American) playing a role similar to what we would have if there was a merger between a major defense industry company like Raytheon and an entertainment company like Disney.

It also addresses the question of “if these ‘super abled’ people had all these amazing powers what incentive would they have to walk the straight and narrow?”

It’s already been renewed and I have high hopes for season2.

#2 8 months ago

I bought the first issue when the comic came out. NEVER would have thought they could get it on TV.
The show was definitely worth watching and had me interested all the way through. Don't watch with the kids, though.
Very adult-oriented. I'll never look at fish gills the same way again...

#3 8 months ago
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#4 8 months ago

Watching and LMAO.

Quoted from joelreeves:

I'll never look at fish gills the same way again...

So true!

#5 8 months ago

I want to be Homelander when I grow up

#6 8 months ago

Inexcusable sexual assault aside, I kind of feel for the Deep... all his fishy buddies keep coming to a bad end despite his best efforts to free them from captivity.

The dolphin scene (which was not in comics, he was nautical themed there but could not communicate with aquatic creatures) was hilarious. Dark, but hilarious.

#7 8 months ago

Great show. I was surprised with the last episode.

#8 8 months ago
Quoted from c508:

The dolphin scene

Oh yea, I literally LOLd!

#9 8 months ago

I am on episode 4 now. So far, I'm really enjoying it.

#10 8 months ago
Quoted from sixtyfourbits:

I am on episode 4 now. So far, I'm really enjoying it.

Me too. I'm four episodes in and thoroughly impressed. The show is very well done, and it's great to see our boy Karl Urban get a nice meaty role.

#11 8 months ago

It's in the queue. My wife and I are big Supernatural fans, which was created by Eric Kripke (he's co-creator on this show).

#12 8 months ago
Quoted from newovad:

It's in the queue. My wife and I are big Supernatural fans,...

Wasn't interested in it at all till I saw it was a Kripke show...so he's earned a watch from me.

#13 8 months ago

Thought it was strong. Ending is way different but I really enjoyed it. Urban is chewing up the scenery and the actress who they picked to play Starlight is great. Big fan on Antony Starr as welll

#14 8 months ago

Not a comic spoiler but where is the dog? He was in the promo pics.

#15 8 months ago
Quoted from Anonymouse:

Not a comic spoiler but where is the dog? He was in the promo pics.

I also wondered about that. You can catch him in Butcher’s flashback too...

#16 8 months ago

Just finished episode 5. I’m loving this series. Enough characters and twists and turns to actually keep you guessing how things will play out.
Also, the baby scene in ep.5 had me genuinely laughing.

#17 8 months ago
Quoted from sixtyfourbits:

Just finished episode 5. I’m loving this series. Enough characters and twists and turns to actually keep you guessing how things will play out.
Also, the baby scene in ep.5 had me genuinely laughing.

I just finished Episode 5 too, and I agree with everything you said!

For anyone enjoying this series, I would also recommend these two UK series:
Misfits (2009-2013)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1548850/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
and
Utopia (2013-2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2384811/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

#18 8 months ago

I'm six episodes in and will finish the season tomorrow. Four stars! Loving it! I'll give the comics a try between seasons.

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#19 7 months ago

Just finished the series......loved it. They killed it with the Homelander character. Ending not what I expected.....raises several questions

#20 7 months ago

yeah lemme know when we can talk about 'her' being more excited to see 'him' than 'him' in last episode so good..

#21 7 months ago

Really like it so far.
The hijack scene really bothered me. That was DARK.

Karl Urban was meant for this role. The whole show is cast perfectly.

The perfect companion to the Marvel movie universe.

#22 7 months ago

I binged it one night last week. Great show, messed up ending!

Didn’t realize it was based on a comic so checked out a few issues... way more violent and brutal but somehow sillier and less enjoyable for me.

Bring on another season!

#23 7 months ago

I just finished it earlier this week and I really, really liked it but I am completely undecided about that ending, totally not what I was expecting. Some highlights for me are the multiple transformations of Huey, the amazing baby scene, the dolphin and lobster scenes others mentioned and "The Female"'s part in the confrontation with A-Train in Huey's house. Some seriously dark-ass moments along the way that really blew me away like the hijacking and the shooter in the building.

Can't wait to see where they take this next season.

#24 7 months ago

If you like Homelander and want to see that actor in another dark action series , lookup Banshee on Cinemax.

#25 7 months ago

Banshee rocks! Great sex and violence.

#26 7 months ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

yeah lemme know when we can talk about 'her' being more excited to see 'him' than 'him' in last episode so good..

We need another thread for people who have seen the whole thing and can talk spoilers! No one else I know in person has watched this yet so I haven't been able to discuss it yet. Trying to get my wife to watch it but she travels a lot and it may be too dark for her anyway, the scenes between Homelander and Stillwell would probably not be to her liking either.

#27 7 months ago

Absolutely loved every episode. What a great show!

Casted perfectly.

#28 7 months ago

It's an amazing series ...I love it ..

#29 7 months ago

So we can discuss the show, just no comic book spoilers, right?

#30 7 months ago

Great show, filmed in Toronto.

#31 7 months ago
Quoted from Stones:

So we can discuss the show, just no comic book spoilers, right?

Yes, that was my intention... just avoid comic spoilers (some of which have been neutralized with the end of S1 of the Amazon prime show).

Now that it’s been out for a few weeks, if people are late to the party on the plot of the show that’s on them.

#32 7 months ago
Quoted from c508:

Yes, that was my intention... just avoid comic spoilers (some of which have been neutralized with the end of S1 of the Amazon prime show).
Now that it’s been out for a few weeks, if people are late to the party on the plot of the show that’s on them.

Might want to change the title of the thread then to warn people that show spoilers can be / will be discussed.

What scene was better than the damn laser-eyed baby being used by Butcher to kill all those guys, because I can't think of one except maybe when Huey blows up the invisible guy!

#33 7 months ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

What scene was better than the damn laser-eyed baby being used by Butcher to kill all those guys.

My wife called that one. Super fun scene.

#34 7 months ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Might want to change the title of the thread then to warn people that show spoilers can be / will be discussed.

Done.

#35 7 months ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Might want to change the title of the thread then to warn people that show spoilers can be / will be discussed.
What scene was better than the damn laser-eyed baby being used by Butcher to kill all those guys, because I can't think of one except maybe when Huey blows up the invisible guy!

The botched rescue of flight 37 was pretty awesome in my book.

#36 7 months ago

So that Becca's a bit of a cunt eh?

Anyways, just finished the series, definitely top notch. The special effects are movie quality, very cool for a TV series.

#37 7 months ago
Quoted from Toasterdog:

The botched rescue of flight 37 was pretty awesome in my book.

The aftermath speech that Homelander gave to the local media afterwards.... that was the most disturbing part of the show to me.

Hands in gills came in a strong 2nd.....

#38 7 months ago

Great show, I'm glad to hear season 2 is already being filmed.

#39 7 months ago

So, get lazered or plummet to your doom? I choose lazers.

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