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

  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  2. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  3. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I just finished watching the first season the other day. I know it's been out a while, but I'll share my quick spoiler-less thoughts.
    • I didn't know what to expect as I never read the comic this is based on, but I've heard good things hence why I gave this show a shot
    • The writers definitely went for the "holy **** shock value" at least once per episode and most of them worked
    • It's funny how you kind of hate certain characters at first and then later sympathize with them i.e. Homelander
    • Some characters had a very weak arc so I hope they get more time to shine in Season 2 i.e. Queen Maeve
    • The acting wasn't that great, but there were a few standouts
    • I'll definitely be checking out Season 2
     
  4. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    You sympathize with.. Homelander?
     
  5. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Yeah, we aren't really given much of his backstory as the mysteries unfold with Compound V. We see him as a baby in a secure setting with a blanket as the only thing he remembers. He probably was the first of his kind so he was feared and controlled by his creators/scientists so I buy that he turns into an *** **** because of it.

    Then his focus becomes finding his son. I didn't get the whole attachment with his boss and the baby, but then it made sense because he lost his son. And there's definitely more to the story to unfold. Was Butcher's wife really raped for 3 hours? Seems unlikely. So as a father who wanted to find his son, I did find sympathy towards his plight as he was constantly lied to.
     
  6. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    So... you sympathize with... Homelander?

    None of what you said explains any of his behavior, let alone excuses any of it. He's three-dimensional, but he's still entirely terrifying.
     
  7. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I hope the boys get on the compound v next season
     
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  8. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    To sympathize with someone is to free sorry for that person. I don't need to explain his behavior nor do I excuse him for it. I feel pity for his misfortune in life.

    Is he a bad person who does bad things? Heck yes.
    Is he a terrifying person? Double heck yes, especially if you wrong him.
    Do I feel bad / sorry for him that he was lied to just so the company could maintain some level of control over a super-man they feared? Yes, I do. I do also understand why the company did what they did because they fear him. He's a living god and could probably take over the planet if he wanted to.

    The whole show is about control. Does the company have it? Do The Boys have it? Does the god like figure of Homelander have it? Do any of us have control over their life? I think our glimmer of hope of having some sort of control comes from the Hughie character.

    It would be cool to see what would happen i.e. what kind of power they would get and how they would use it, but I hope (a) none of them would get hooked on it, and (b) it doesn't become the "gummy berry juice" of the show and they take it when they need it to fight a Supe.
     
  9. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    They were all on it in the comic
     
  10. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Holy **** balls.

     
  11. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Force Ghost star 5

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  12. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    In a dick move, Amazon have decided to release the first three episodes of Season 2 on release day with the rest being released each week


    [face_plain]


    why? what is the point of streaming services if they won't drop them all at once.
     
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  13. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    To keep you subscribed.
     
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  14. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  15. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    This is how Doom Patrol is being done as well.
     
  16. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    The Boys is 8 episodes, and thus will be released in a 35 day period. It’s not about keeping people subscribed.
     
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  17. Healer_Leona

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

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  18. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Although I'm not a regular watcher, I am familiar with him as the other half watches. In fact, I've even been to his bar in Austin (something for you to check out next time you visit your daughter, Freida?)

    SO I cna see hiom going either way, being part of The Boys, or being a direct rival to Homelander. He actually would have been as a good a Homelander as Antony Starr.
     
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  19. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If he’s playing Soldier Boy he’s in for a rough time
     
  20. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    I need to read these, don’t I?
     
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  21. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    100%
     
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  22. Healer_Leona

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

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    They're on an ever growing list of things I need to read.

    Every time I visit the daughter we hit Family Business Brewery, Im fond of their stout, Grackle. One December got a pic with him as he was there. :D

    I've been reading up on Soldier Boy and I can see Jensen having fun with this part.
     
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  23. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    dig this is next on my list after I finish the americans. starting season 6 now, the filthy american dogs are nearly defeated. that's what happens, right?
     
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  24. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    For anyone contemplating it. the comics are very different to the series.

    For the first 25 issues, it is Garth Ennis ripping the hell out of DC and Marvel any which way he can, hacking off DC so much in the first 6 issues, the series had to move to Dynamite.

    After the Herogasm mini, Ennis started to change course, taking an anti-corporate tack and weaving in as many war stories as he could get away with on the sly.

    The second half was far more interesting than the first, still had pieces of gross-out humour that the first half had, but there was a different tone that worked better.

    It's an excellent demonstration of the two styles Ennis tends to veer between in all his work - shock jock comedy and serious. His best work is found on the serious side for the most part. but Hitman and Preacher are also a blast.
     
  25. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I missed it, but noticed it was mentioned above, that all episodes aren't being released at once.
    Here's the release schedule according to FutonCritic.

    9/4/20 (Fr.) 3:01 AM AMAZON (#201-203) TBA
    9/11/20 (Fr.) 3:01 AM AMAZON (#204) TBA
    9/18/20 (Fr.) 3:01 AM AMAZON (#205) TBA
    9/25/20 (Fr.) 3:01 AM AMAZON (#206) TBA
    10/2/20 (Fr.) 3:01 AM AMAZON (#207) TBA
    10/9/20 (Fr.) 3:01 AM AMAZON (#208) TBA

    Also, for a laugh, here's the Honest Trailer treatment for The Boys.