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01 Aug 2019 18:24 #64733 by murdough
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Helstar wrote: At the beginning of the first episode, there is also a "rape" warning, so six in total lol

You could have used that =)

I wonder if we will see some of the other 'teams' featured in the comic books, in the next season.

The part where I amused the most was the photo/autograph section with all the past "stars", including real ones (Zane, Reed...), and the "Mesmerizer" (the actor from The 6th Sense -prodigy child back then), i found that genious !


It's possible that we might, especially since Kripke's already confirmed that if the show gets renewed for a 3rd season, they'll be doing the superhero orgy from the book.

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02 Aug 2019 01:19 - 02 Aug 2019 01:20 #64736 by Sarge395
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I freaking love it from episode one.  A great what if from a different perspective.  Great FX, evil supers who dupe everyone, big bad corporation, world domination intrigue...  And it seems most of the strongest supes are USA based.  Weird.  

Here are some stills I did.  Just from the earliest part of episode one.  Spoilers.

Queen Maeve (aka Wonder Woman) stops an armored car heist.  She runs along the side of a building.  Her footsteps crack the glass of an unsuspecting granny.  



She drops down in front of the armored car and the car just get demolished.  Just look at it fold around her!

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02 Aug 2019 01:21 - 02 Aug 2019 01:33 #64737 by Sarge395
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The truck splits in two and she ends up in the back where the stunned robbers are.  She punches the shit out of them, comes up to confront the two that exited.  Look at the smirk.  Hot damm this is gold!

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02 Aug 2019 01:30 #64738 by shadar
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I never thought anyone would bring a show like this to TV. Thank you Jeff Bezos, who often gets hammered for being an evil corporate overlord. Doesn't mean he can't take a risk and do something that's great fun. Maybe ONLY someone like him could hang it out there this way. 

He is also bringing us two more seasons of Expanse and a 1.5 billion dollar Tolkien tale. If he shows similiar guts in those productions (albeit in a very different way), I'm all in on evil corporate overlords. <GRIN>

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02 Aug 2019 02:27 #64739 by oldHarmonyMotion
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you're the best sarge. thanks for sharing
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02 Aug 2019 23:32 #64744 by murdough
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Cute little bit from Karl Urban. There's some implication as to our preference about halfway through 

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03 Aug 2019 23:26 #64750 by shadar
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murdough wrote: Cute little bit from Karl Urban. There's some implication as to our preference about halfway through 



I love Billy's "good talk" with the kids. He's such a badass character. Smart but bad to the bone when it comes to supes. 

I know, they were just kids, and his language is awful, but their faces were hilarious. 

The Boys seems to be growing on me, episode by episode. I'm rationing the episodes, so I've still got two to go for Season 1.  I like to savor them one at a time as opposed to binging them. Same as I do for Expanse or other shows I really like. I wait until I'm in the exact right mood for an episode. 

If this is indicative of what the fresh and different kinds of shows that Amazon is producing, albeit on different themes, then the next few years are going to be awesome. Way better than anything that feature movies can bring us, IMHO, thanks to the huge amount of screen time. In the case of The Boys, seven to eight hours for a single season, with multiple seasons coming, versus two to three hours for a movie. 

Streaming really is the future.

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04 Aug 2019 03:24 - 04 Aug 2019 03:25 #64751 by lfan
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Kudos to the Producers for a job well done.   Hopefully, the Netflix team in charge of Jupiters Legacy is taking notes.  While it's not as irreverent and graphic-- at least in comic form -- as The Boys, it's another great satirical and dark take on superheroes and is currently in production in Toronto now.

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04 Aug 2019 04:28 #64752 by murdough
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shadar wrote:

murdough wrote: Cute little bit from Karl Urban. There's some implication as to our preference about halfway through 



I love Billy's "good talk" with the kids. He's such a badass character. Smart but bad to the bone when it comes to supes. 

I know, they were just kids, and his language is awful, but their faces were hilarious. 


Honestly, I see it two ways, given that Karl's a father. a) he wasn't actually in the room with the kids when he uses the foul language or b) he's having too much fun and knows from personal experience that kids are tough, especially those in the acting business at that age. Either way, you can tell he had a good time doing this scene.
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04 Aug 2019 18:21 #64754 by shadar
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Had a weird dream last night featuring The Boys... had to do with another Supe applying for the Seven who Homelander is totally opposed to having join. Alex is the only other Supe who has been identified whose powers rival, or possibly exceed even his. Vought names her "Freedom", with a script that says Homelander and Freedom are going to get paired up, despite the fact that she can't stand his arrogance.

Vought promptly dress her in a red, white and blue costume with stars on it, which is even worse given she's from Germany, not some heartland state in the US.

And the very next day, she's captured by News helicopters, wearing that costume as she stops a runaway train coming down out of the Sierra Nevada mountains -- 60,000 tons of train -- which she brings to a stop before it derails in a small California town at the foot of the pass. A train accident that was secretly rigged for the publicity. 

Vought, in it's usual money-grubbing way, signs her to a provisional contract (The Eight?) and gives her a trial assignment -- to be the prize in their new Win a Date with a Superhero contest. Which of course brings in millions and millions of new revenue after she appears on every Late Night and News show. 

When the contest winner is finally announced -- a young, blond surfer dude from California who is a Supe with a very low-level power that makes him the worlds best surfer  -- the world goes crazy. Of course the contest was also rigged, but nobody really cares because they are such a gorgeous couple.

For their first date, and against everyone's expectation that he'll take her surfing or whatever, he invites her to a Gala in San Franscisco. Turns out his mother is a wealthy socialite who is always sponsoring events for the rich and famous, and she needed the ratings boost. 

Here's a picture of Alex arriving at the Gala after flying around overhead for a few minutes to everyone's applause. The Vought publicity people who dressed her for the event seem to have forgotten that large skirts and flying women don't mix.

Landing in front of the cameras, with the crowd shouting "Freedom, Freedom", she has to work to preserve her modesty as her skirt goes into parachute mode as she descends to land lightly on one toe. 

It's a wardrobe malfunction on her second public outing. But it only gets worse from here.



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05 Aug 2019 04:50 - 05 Aug 2019 04:51 #64761 by shadar
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My weird dream (see below), flushed out as it was, made it clear to me that The Boys are going to be fan-fiction heaven. There are so many stories that could be told to fill the empty spaces between scenes and characters and episodes, etc..  And it would also be pretty easy to go beyond the characters. There are going to be all kinds of Supes out there that, unlike Annie/Twilight, didn't win the various Supe talent contests and get popular enough to get noticed by Vought (or maybe just not as exploitable). 

It's so incredibly easy to write stories in this universe. And there are NO sensitive toes to avoid stepping on. 

Just as the show has rattled our respective cages, the wide-variety of fan-fiction that would fit into the world of The Boys is limitless and unbounded by convention or explicitness or anything else. 

How about this for a future SWM writing contest subject: Write a story set in the world of The Boys. 

I'd be willing to bet we'd get some amazing stories...

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15 Aug 2019 07:58 - 15 Aug 2019 08:18 #64806 by Franky
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I found this on the net. It's called "Death by Snu Snu Scene". In this clip, a super-strong woman gets a little carried away during a tender moment with mixed results..

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15 Aug 2019 13:14 #64808 by Artnico
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This is one of the best female feat of superstrength I ever seen, not for the woman who is a little too skinny for me, but for Queen's Maeve attitude : I love how she looks confidente and superrior, she's absolutly sexy in this action scene !
Hope there will be plenty more action like this in the serie.


Sarge395 wrote: I freaking love it from episode one.  A great what if from a different perspective.  Great FX, evil supers who dupe everyone, big bad corporation, world domination intrigue...  And it seems most of the strongest supes are USA based.  Weird.  

Here are some stills I did.  Just from the earliest part of episode one.  Spoilers.

Queen Maeve (aka Wonder Woman) stops an armored car heist.  She runs along the side of a building.  Her footsteps crack the glass of an unsuspecting granny.  



She drops down in front of the armored car and the car just get demolished.  Just look at it fold around her!

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15 Aug 2019 17:03 #64810 by shadar
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Franky wrote: I found this on the net. It's called "Death by Snu Snu Scene". In this clip, a super-strong woman gets a little carried away during a tender moment with mixed results..


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Yeah, that's A-Train's jealous and somewhat freaky girlfriend who is part of his blue serum smuggler group or whatever. A classic "doesn't know her own strength" scene, but with a sexy explicit and graphically horrific outcome. 

What's remarkable about The Boys is that even our most "out there" fiction rarely matches up to the scenes in this show. At first that shocked me, as we sometimes get pretty graphic and over-the-top when it comes to superstrength and sex, and I personally worry about going too far, but clearly the folks at Amazon (and I'm betting Bezos had to personally sign off on the scenes in this show given the themes) have some even more unbounded imaginations. 

I'm not sure if that disturbs me or excites me more. 

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15 Aug 2019 18:15 #64811 by murdough
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Franky wrote: I found this on the net. It's called "Death by Snu Snu Scene". In this clip, a super-strong woman gets a little carried away during a tender moment with mixed results..

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not so much tender as she was completely and totally wrecked and seduced her landlord who happened to share a similar....interest as we do. beyond that though, it was certainly entertaining

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10 Jan 2020 18:25 #66333 by HikerAngel
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This is the only Amazon show that I've liked thus far, but I liked it a lot. I can't get enough of the Annie/Hughie troubled romance, which is very well done.

This article has a trailer for season 2:
www.techradar.com/news/the-boys-season-2-release-date-trailer

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10 Jan 2020 21:06 #66337 by Woodclaw
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HikerAngel wrote: This is the only Amazon show that I've liked thus far, but I liked it a lot. I can't get enough of the Annie/Hughie troubled romance, which is very well done.

This article has a trailer for season 2:
www.techradar.com/news/the-boys-season-2-release-date-trailer


For me it's kind of the opposite. Mind you, I recognize that the production quality is actually very high, but I'm not a fan of the original comic, so I was never part of the target audience.

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10 Jan 2020 22:14 #66339 by shadar
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Woodclaw wrote:

HikerAngel wrote: This is the only Amazon show that I've liked thus far, but I liked it a lot. I can't get enough of the Annie/Hughie troubled romance, which is very well done.

This article has a trailer for season 2:
www.techradar.com/news/the-boys-season-2-release-date-trailer


For me it's kind of the opposite. Mind you, I recognize that the production quality is actually very high, but I'm not a fan of the original comic, so I was never part of the target audience.


I never saw the original comic, and I suppose that's good given the show is supposedly less graphic. The show really pushed my boundaries as it was. 

But in the end, it was enjoyable and shocking and very memorable all at the same time, and very well done. Super powers + human nature took us to some ugly (and sometimes beautiful) places.

It's been a while since a TV show delighted me, which is to say, was a lot more fun to watch than I'd expected. 

Hopefully they won't be motivated to crank up the gore further in Season 2, but rather focus on the relationships. As HikerAngel says, the relationship between Annie and Hughie is fascinating, with excellent writing and acting. You want a superheroine for a girlfriend?  Well, that comes with a few glitches. 

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10 Jan 2020 23:12 #66340 by cbaby
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The series is much better than the comic so far imo.  Looking forward to season 2.

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10 Jan 2020 23:27 #66342 by HikerAngel
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shadar wrote: I never saw the original comic, and I suppose that's good given the show is supposedly less graphic. The show really pushed my boundaries as it was.

Less graphic!!! Wow! Glad I didn't read the comic book version... it's hard to imagine a more graphic version of that show! It already has more than enough "ew" to put my horror stories to shame. :)

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10 Jan 2020 23:38 #66343 by Helstar
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HikerAngel wrote: Less graphic!!! Wow! Glad I didn't read the comic book version... it's hard to imagine a more graphic version of that show! It already has more than enough "ew" to put my horror stories to shame. :)

You have no idea lol :D yeah I didn't really like the comic book version (but surely the "deconstruction" of superheroes mania is there and I appreciated it already) but the tv serie is a lot better. The only good thing missing from the comic book is TERROR (Billy Butcher's hilarious bulldog)

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11 Jan 2020 18:54 #66358 by TwiceOnThursdays
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Woodclaw wrote:

HikerAngel wrote: This is the only Amazon show that I've liked thus far, but I liked it a lot. I can't get enough of the Annie/Hughie troubled romance, which is very well done.

This article has a trailer for season 2:
www.techradar.com/news/the-boys-season-2-release-date-trailer


For me it's kind of the opposite. Mind you, I recognize that the production quality is actually very high, but I'm not a fan of the original comic, so I was never part of the target audience.


I read the original run (it's been awhile, but I read it back in the day).  And I REALLY get how it'd be too much for people because, that's what they were going for.   (Like if you read Amanda Connor's "The Pro" about a hooker who gets powers by giving a Superman-analog a blow job and swallowing... you should know what you getting into from the outset.)  But the Pro is raunchy... but it's probably PG-13 next to the Boys.

I think the show is much better done that the comic, which seemed to sometimes just go for shock to go for shock.  Not that the show doesn't do some of that -- to not would to not be true to source -- but I find it toned down and more consistant.

And I know that people having seen the show will express disbeief at that but yes the show is really toned down from the comic.  

They just released omnibus editions of the comic, and they're on comixology unlimited if you have that.
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12 Jan 2020 15:35 - 12 Jan 2020 15:36 #66368 by The Highlander
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I have to confess I took one look at this series, realised how gory and unpleasant it was (plus a friend of mine read the comics so I knew a little about it already) and just went no. 

I liked Jessica Jones and Luke Cage but this was just too grim for me.
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12 Jan 2020 22:55 #66380 by shadar
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The Highlander wrote: I have to confess I took one look at this series, realised how gory and unpleasant it was (plus a friend of mine read the comics so I knew a little about it already) and just went no. 

I liked Jessica Jones and Luke Cage but this was just too grim for me.


It does come across as overly grim and graphically bloody on first look, but I stuck with it and grew fascinated with the Hughie and Annie portrayals, Which given what is going on around them is pretty amazing. Basically, a couple of innocents getting sucked into the heart of all that evil, as they struggle and mostly succeed in maintaining their own morality and relationship. They are very unlikely soulmates given they are nominally on opposite sides of the bloody conflict. 

Annie, a beautiful superheroine with great powers, from a small town, who is hopelessly naive (at first) and still idealistic and kind. And Hughie, a simple geeky guy who had a bottom-level job selling TVs in a low-end version of Best Buy, and  whose girlfriend is killed by a super and then becomes Billy Butcher's sidekick. Somehow, he's still got a good heart despite killing an otherwise invulnerable superhero by sticking an explosive up his ass and detonating it. (Invulnerability doesn't work from the inside out). You'll never see that in a CW shows. (Not sure I ever want to see it again either!)

In fact, Annie and Hughie's good hearts are what connect them in a sea of ugly goings-on.  That's a heck of a subplot/sidestory that keeps bouncing off the main story. It's very well written and well acted and its what keeps my head in the show. 

By a large margin, this is the best-written superhero show on TV, IMHO. And very "believable" when you consider what ego and power does to most people. The folks who resist the corruption are the interesting ones. 

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12 Jan 2020 23:33 - 12 Jan 2020 23:37 #66383 by Helstar
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So... in the second season we will have Stormfront (a Thor/Captain Marvel parody) - surprisingly ... will NOT be a villain but a villainess as Aya Cash will portray the character !
Then we get Terror the bulldog and Crimson Countess (a Scarlet Witch parody if i'm not wrong), not sure who'll be the actress.

This is gonna be epic.





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