Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Jul 26, 2019.
Excellent show, just binged it. Short season, can’t wait for more...
I loved The Boys, hooked from the first episode and binged the series in one sitting. Stand outs for me was Anthony Starr as Homelander and Chase Crawford as The Deep. The way Homelander goes from manipulative psychopath to broken child who himself has been manipulated made me feel a great deal of sympathy for him. Also the Deep especially when it's revealed that his bravado is actually a cover for his raging insecurities and inferiority complex. The scene with the girl back at his apartment was pretty heartbreaking and physically painful to watch, his poor gills.
Overall everyone gave strong performances, though it was obvious that urban was struggling with his accent. It didn't feel bloated and drawn out like most of the marvel shows, and each character was given their moment to shine. Season 2 can't come along fast enough.
Anybody here ever seen the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune? I stumbled across it years ago on Hulu, and two of the main characters were a pair of twins played by Antony Starr. One was a clean cut lawyer, and the other was a not to bright slacker, he really did a great job playing the two totally opposite characters. The Outpost's Robyn Malcolm played his mother and Defiance's Grant Bowler played his father.
Just finished up the season, and I was very happy with how it ended.
Spoiler: Season finale details
I was glad to see Starlight show up to save Hughie at the end. It was a badass moment for, and I've been wanting to see her side with Hughie over the rest of the Seven since they first met.
Very curious where they are headed with The Deep. It's nice to see him getting what he deserves after how he treated Starlight, but at the same time he's so desperate to be taken seriously as a hero that I do almost feel a teensy, tiny, bit of sympathy for him. I really do have to compliment Chase Crawford for a great performance, he can pull of the both the asshole behavior he showed toward Starlight, but then also make you feel that little bit of sympathy when he's treated like shit by Vought.
Wow, I had heard Stillwell died, but not how it happened. That was nasty.
The stuff revealed about Homelander's backstory does a lot to explain how he ended up the way he did. I did not expect it to be him behind the super villains, so that was a big surprise.
They ended things on some pretty good cliffhangers, so I'll be very anxiously awaiting Season 2.
Ever since they first revealed what happened with Becca Butcher, I was expecting her to still be alive, but I did not expect her to be off in the suburbs with her and Homelander's son.
I absolutely adore the cinematography and lighting on this show too. It is just stunning to look at.
I'm assuming we probably shouldn't expect Season 2 until next summer?
^They are currently filming the second season now. Who knows, might get a late-Winter or Spring release.
Finally watched this show, it was fantastic.
Sorry I waited so long.
The dude who played Homelander was brilliant! He just nailed that character perfectly.
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