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Discussion in 'Community' started by Diggy, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Force Ghost star 5

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    Finished the season last night. It's nice to see superheros but the idea turned on its head. Seeing what they are capable of is truly terrifying, especially Homelander. The Boys has to be one of the most brutal shows I've ever watched. Antony Starr and Karl Urban were the standouts for me. I'm really interested to see what happens next with that ending.
     
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  2. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    The impression I got, based upon the Few scenes with Becca is that she wasn’t raped, and Homelander was truthful about that.

    Come to think of it, he’s a horrible, ruthless psycho, but did he ever lie?
     
  3. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  4. Bilbo Fett

    Bilbo Fett Force Ghost star 5

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    Did anyone else notice the fly that was buzzing around, usually Hughie, in a few different scenes across the season? The first time I saw it I thought it just something that got past the editing but then it showed up a few more times and I was sure it would end up being significant of something but it never came up.
     
  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    In the comics there is a bug theme for a character who speaks only in buzzing noises named Swatto. The show has yet to explain it.
     
  6. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    What's great about The Boys besides the writing and casting is a legitimate potential multi-season story arc with a destination, unlike, say, Game of Thrones, which was launched without understanding exactly where it would be going and why. The gold standard I guess would be something as good as Breaking Bad but more meticulously planned, without Breaking Bad's Rube Goldberg final episode.
     
  7. Bilbo Fett

    Bilbo Fett Force Ghost star 5

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    Interesting you should bring up Breaking Bad. One of the writers for the show also worked on BB.
     
  8. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I just watched the first episode. Not bad. I loved Karl Urban, as usual. I'll keep watching just to see him take all these ******** down.
     
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  9. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi SWC 100 Day Star Wars Challenge Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Well I just binge watched the entire season today. Super fun. Super violent. Great soundtrack. A nice take on the superhero genre. Billy and his crew were awesome. I’m excited to see where it heads next. There’s a lot more that can be explored in the next season, and anymore after that. 8/10.
     
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  10. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Glad you liked it.
     
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  11. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The only good thing about this show is homelander’s performance.
     
  12. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    Really? not enjoying it?


    Homelander is excellent but (with 2 episodes left) I'm really enjoying it.
     
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  13. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No, not enjoying it. It's not doing half of what it could. "superheroes are bad and also *******s" was tired by 1990. I gave it a chance because it looked like it might do something wrt Vought and corporations, but its commentary on that is mild at best--and the message is undercut even more when you discover
    Homelander is the one solely responsible for creating the super terrorists/drug running
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    It is executed fine. It's just not doing enough for me.
     
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  14. Bilbo Fett

    Bilbo Fett Force Ghost star 5

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    It is.

    They had me on the soundtrack in Ep 1. Interweaving individual lines of Daniel Pemberton's Take You Down (which I believe is from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. soundtrack) into the sequence where Hughie plants the bug in 7 Tower was very reminiscent of Morricone's work in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It helps that that song is very similar to the movie's main theme with it's Native American tones.
     
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  15. Bilbo Fett

    Bilbo Fett Force Ghost star 5

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  16. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    Finished it last night.

    Really enjoyed it, can't wait for season two
     
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  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  18. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Started the series last night and halfway thru and really enjoying it. Love Karl Urban's Billy Butcher.
     
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  19. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Star Wars Television star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    I absolutely loved this show. They went places that not many shows dare to go. Even being on Prime I was surprised.
     
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  20. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Finished up the season and was very pleased with it. While I had guessed at the possible ending, it still held an element of surprise.

    I was shocked that Homelander killed Stilwater, but then on seeing the end thought 'oh, ok' I see why. And never thought that Becca would still be alive, though I had thought her baby might be.
    I do like being surprised.

    Looking forward to seeing what season 2 will have to offer.
     
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  21. Yoda's_Roomate

    Yoda's_Roomate Chosen One star 5

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    Two episodes to go and Im really liking it.
     
  22. VadersLaMent

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  23. VadersLaMent

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  24. vin

    vin Chosen One star 5

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    Amazing content.
     
  25. Bilbo Fett

    Bilbo Fett Force Ghost star 5

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