TV The Boys [Amazon Prime]

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The premise of this TV adaptation of The Boys is set, "in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame and revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty."

The main appeal of the comic was seeing what are essentially blue-collar workers take on the power and celebrity of major public figures (in this case, superheroes), adding a sort of class warfare thematic subtext that's unique in the superhero genre. The fact that it comes from Preacher creator Garth Ennis also means that plenty of in-your-face sex, violence, and generally demented oddity is also part of the mix.
The Boys stars Karl Urban and Jack Quaid in the lead roles of "The Boys" leader Billy Butcher and new recruit Hughie Campbell (respectively). Also in the ensemble cast are Jennifer Esposito (The Affair), Elisabeth Shue (CSI), Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) Anthony Starr (Banshee), Dominique McElligott (Hell On Wheels), Jesse Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence), Chance Crawford (Gossip Girl), Laz Alonso (Fast & Furious), Tomer Kapon, Nathan Mitchell, and Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones).
 

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So far, so good! Only 2 episodes in, but I'm gonna watch all of this for sure.
 
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Couldn't even make it through the first ep. Utterly mind numbing.
 
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I just found it boring. It dragged the entire time and none of the characters were interesting... That part isn't exactly fair since it's the first episode and we're only just meeting characters, but I wanted to shut it off 20 minutes in. Justin was watching with me an he agreed.

Nothing about it said "you need to stick with this".

I'm seeing praise elsewhere tho so don't take my word as final.
 

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A few episodes in. The show seems slow to develop but it is getting there. I am enjoying it so far.
 

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made it thru ep2 and was ok. will give it another couple to see.
 

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Seeing this thread is getting me pumped for the Watchmen series. Not sure if I'll check this out though.
 
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My buddy decided to try watching it again and said it gets better.. So maybe I'll circle back to the it after Money Heist.
 

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My buddy decided to try watching it again and said it gets better.. So maybe I'll circle back to the it after Money Heist.
Yeah it does. Some of the moments in the show are like...LOL WTF!!! The fucking baby scene......LOLOL
 

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Actually thought Episode 1 was pretty decent.

Love the humor and sarcasm.

Looking forward to the next several episodes.
 

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Just watched episode 1 and I don't hate this show.

Also superheros are real dicks.
 

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Halfway thru the season. Still liking it. Might try and finish it tomorrow night.
 

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Think we just started Episode 6.

My wife said this show is crazy. I agree, but, I really like it for some reason.

I am hoping that Hughie ends up being a supe and unlocks powers or something.
 

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i'm ok on this show. fell asleep watching twice, although, was sleepies and in bed so i can't blame it for that. did just finish patriot, which i liked a bit more. coasting along on this one and need to resume at 3... or maybe it was 4...
 

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And done! I liked it. Quite a bit. There were quite a few actors that popped up in this show that I wasn't expecting. They didn't really have any big roles, but it was still fun seeing their faces. If only for a few seconds.
 

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