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Offline 8ullfrog

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THE BOYS w/spoilers
« on: July 27, 2019, 09:32:02 AM »
I don't get how a show drops an entire season day 1 and somehow does fanservice.

They took some of the most horrible parts of the boys, and subverted the golly out of them. Like, it's a whole new world come season 2.

They even teased at stuff from the original. "good guys" want a base in a distinctive building, they all want licenses to kill, and they want hero X.

The guest stars were surprisingly shocking, in both their brevity, and heavity. Like, holy poo XXXXX XXXXXX isn't only a federal director, he's some form of cabinet secretary! He hasn't chewed the scenery so hard since Star Trek: Enterprise.

And that psycho from that other show? In the other show, he was a horribly meticulous psychopath, here he's somehow so much worse!

One of the central premises of "THE BOYS" is that everything special about the heroes came out of a bottle.

Unlike the comic, our "good guys" don't get juiced. I mean one of them is, and it's horrifying, but it was involuntary.

The Superhero team, our "Villains" aren't all clued in on what is the what. Elizabeth Shue, holy poo. I have rarely been more repulsed by a character.


I mean I know about Jackie Gleeson retiring post Joffrey, and Lena Hedley catching so much poo for Cersei, but holy golly, neither of those chumps have poo on Madelyn Stillwell.


I still don't get how they sold that role.


Anyway the show is nuts, I shouldn't recommend it, but I do.


Speaking of Eric Kripke, yes he apes supernatural in two shots. There is a trunk shot, which is a nice subversion of Supernatural, and several times two characters madam at each other while riding around in a car.

The soundtrack is boss as golly. Like yes, 70's Rock is Dominate, but I'd trust Eric Kripke on French Rap recommendations. poo goes DEEP.


<I need to stop reviewing stuff while drinking> <Rambling snipped>
« Last Edit: July 27, 2019, 04:51:36 PM by 8ullfrog »
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.

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Re: THE BOYS w/spoilers
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 10:45:10 AM »
I thought this was really good and I enjoyed watching all of the first series, at times it reminded me of the film "Watchmen" in their showing of very human flaws in the superheroes.

The days of Squeaky Clean Paladin type superheores is past, nobody is fooled by super virtuous superheroes anymore because who could ever meet up to the virtue level of such superheroes, when I was a child such super virtuous superheroes were role models we could never live up to but in our naivety and innocence that didn't matter, but today where kids can often run rings around their parents in terms of computer use and they can access some pretty nasty stuff out there the super virtuous superhero is just a fairy tale bearing no more relevance to today's kids than the relevance a motorcycle has to a fish.