TV The Boys (Amazon)

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vast

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Was good not as good as the reviews led me to believe.

The guy that played Homelander killed though. Forgot his name but read he was from NZ.

Hughie drags the show down big time. Especially towards the end of the season
 

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Was good not as good as the reviews led me to believe.

The guy that played Homelander killed though. Forgot his name but read he was from NZ.

Hughie drags the show down big time. Especially towards the end of the season
Antony Starr. Check him out in Banshee (Foxtel). An ex-con who assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business. Pretty full on.
 

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Antony Starr. Check him out in Banshee (Foxtel). An ex-con who assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business. Pretty full on.
Ha I can’t believe I didn’t pick up Homelander’s Hood in Banshee (cracking show BTW).

Halfway thru The Boys and yeah it’s bloody good. That hijacked plane scene.........
 

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I'm 3 episodes in. They aren't exactly subtle in the themes they are trying to explore, are they?

Its definitely good, but the heavy-handedness of everything so far pulls its rating down for me
 

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I'm 3 episodes in. They aren't exactly subtle in the themes they are trying to explore, are they?

Its definitely good, but the heavy-handedness of everything so far pulls its rating down for me
Its meant to be a realistic portrayal. Its a commentary of how financial gain would be the primary focus if we ever had superheroes.
 

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Its meant to be a realistic portrayal. Its a commentary of how financial gain would be the primary focus if we ever had superheroes.
Sure that's the primary story with Voght, but the series does touch on a whole bunch of other themes, but none of it too much subtly.

Overall its an enjoyable series with some really hard hitting moments (the hijack scene in particular)

Not being familiar with the source material, I look forward to the explanation of why
Becca is living in hiding
 
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Enjoyed this show. Favourite scenes were dolphin in a van, laser eye baby and gill sex. I fell in love with Erin Moriarty.

Karl Urban's awful Cockney-Aussie accent was distracting.

I was watching the Mesmer scenes and I was thinking I know that face. Then it dawned on me - it's the 'I see dead people' kid with a beard!
 

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Enjoyed this show. Favourite scenes were dolphin in a van, laser eye baby and gill sex. I fell in love with Erin Moriarty.

Karl Urban's awful Cockney-Aussie accent was distracting.

I was watching the Mesmer scenes and I was thinking I know that face. Then it dawned on me - it's the 'I see dead people' kid with a beard!
i cant stand highie
 

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Interested in checking it out, have heard it is much less puerile than the comic (which I gave up on, have an intense distaste for Garth Ennis's shtick).
 

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