Spoilers The Boys: Season 3 on Amazon Prime Video (2022)

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  1. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Have they said how many seasons this will be? As a casual fan Season 3 felt very samey and treading water. The next really needs to be the last and just wrap it up or at least have something big happen
     
  2. Starkers

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    I thought that was very good. Actually liked the fights and liked that they didn't remotely pan out as we expected.

    Maeve vs Homelander was very good, obviously he was going to kill her if they'd carried on, but I was impressed at how long she went toe to toe with him. Also glad she's not dead and hopefully gets some semblance of a happy ending.

    Butcher, not that big a cunt after all then, I did like Hughie's line that he saved his life in the worst way possible though!

    Nice to see Frenchie take a stand. "My cakehole is staying open."

    Loved the fake-out with Hughie and the tempV

    Nice to see they made Solider Boy not an out and out villain (not quite) He's probably easier to empathise with than Homelander let's face it.

    Noir's death scene was oddly touching.

    So Butcher is dying, hopefully he'll have just enough time to take down HL! I wonder if he can take any more TempV or whether it'll accelerate his death?

    Really hurt to see Ryan take his father's side. I can't recall, does he know the specifics of his conception?

    Guess it's always possible to bring Soldier Boy back?

    Shame we're not going to see Starlight in her uniform again but it is great that she's now one of The Boys.

    I've written off The Deep but somehow I still have hope for A-Train's redemption. Not sure why.
     
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  3. Starkers

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    The technical term for it is Trichotillomania (Thank God for the X-Ray trivia on Amazon Prime!)
     
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  4. The Wormhole

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    This is true. Though I mostly like it for listing all the actors in a particular scene. Saves me the trouble of having to pause or wait until after to check IMBD if there's an actor in the scene I find familiar but can't quite place.
     
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  5. theenglish

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    I really liked this season overall. At times, the graphics were a little too much for me, but that's to be expected given the source material. Annie was the highlight for me this season as she really came into her own and took charge. It has been great seeing her character's arc over these three seasons. Homelander blatantly channelled Donald Trump this season.

    Right down to the final scene where we see Trump's fantasy of shooting someone down in the middle of the street to a cheering crowd. And Ryan's smile at the end was chilling.
     
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  6. TedShatner10

    TedShatner10 Commodore Commodore

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    Episode 7 and the finale were not bad on principle, Season 3 was a streaming smashing hit and they advanced the overall plot in Homelander's apparent favour, but they're slowly writing themselves into a corner on how to treat Homelander (the recent episodes show he's not invincible with great planning and prep, though SB is the only thing guaranteed of one shotting him) and the world setting is getting less believable with the still very murky founding of Vought, Vought itself having a few too many fingers in pies (they've got Vought Petrolium now), the heroes just being violent celebrities becoming one note, the political commentary being one note, and the ambigious supposed lack of combat record for Soldier Boy, the bomb proof man, etc, not making a lick of sense Ennis style.

    I'm looking forward to Season 4 with more caution now and I wouldn't be surprised that fans and critics a couple years down the line will turn on The Boys if Eric Kripke doubles down on the stupid that's starting to slowly rear its head in the past couple of episodes....
     
  7. Non Sync

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    As I'm not familiar with the original source material, I can't help but wonder if Vought has something up its sleeve as a fail-safe should one of their creations goes truly rouge.
     
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  8. ashleytinger

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    Well if Kripke follows his model that he laid with Supernatural, there are 5 planned seasons to tell his story and then he's going to pop off to other things and The Boys will keep running without him for another 10 seasons :P
     
  9. Awesome Possum

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    I think they’re only concern is remaining profitable. The Supes can do whatever they want as long as the money keeps flowing in.
     
  10. Aragorn

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    Returning for season 4 will be
    Nathan Mitchell (Black Noir), who will play a new character who puts on the Black Noir costume.
     
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  11. Awesome Possum

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    I hope he's also friends with cartoon animals that only he can see and hear.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the comics...

    Black Noir is a Homelander clone with orders to kill Homelander if he gets out of hand. [/quote]
     
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  13. The Wormhole

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    When I noticed there were no tributes to Black Noir at the end of the finale, I wondered if maybe Vought was going to cover his death up by having someone else where the costume. Wasn't actually expecting Nathan Mitchell to still play the new character, but I see it working.
     
  14. Mr. Adventure

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    TIL Karen Fukuhara cooks
     
  15. Skipper

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    I'm still amazed how some viewers realized only in this season that Homelander is the bad guy considering that in the last one they showed him in LITERALLY bed with a LITERALLY Nazi.

    Now I know why some authors are frustrated in using metaphors and analogies because a lot of people are simply incapable of understating them.

    Morrison wrote something about that... I have to find it.
     
  16. theenglish

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    That's like people calling their newborns Daenarys even after she had started displaying questionable behaviour.
     
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  17. Skipper

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    Found it!

    The comics audience is becoming more and more compressed and unpleasant. It’s really sad. After I did Seaguy and so many people said they didn’t get it, I felt completely exasperated. Seaguy is based on medieval quest literature which always has the young hero setting out and he has his companion who gets killed, the questing beast, but many of my readers seem to now be unaware of storytelling structures beyond the Hollywood three-act, and the literalism is so rife that nobody seems to be able to deal with symbolic content anymore. It’s strange. One of the symptoms of schizophrenia is the schizophrenic can’t process metaphor. If you say to a schizophrenic “a rolling stone gathers no moss” he takes it utterly literally! He doesn’t see it as having any kind of secondary meaning. My thesis is that everybody’s gone kind of schizophrenic, which also explains the rise of reality TV. Because people cannot deal with a symbolic approach anymore—they have to see the “real deal.” And the real deal is incoherent and it lacks catharsis or dramatic structure.
     
  18. Crazyewok

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    I'm pretty sure there must be.
    Though the fact Stan Edgar got taken down so easily makes me wonder if they fucked up.

    Though I cant see any character played by Giancarlo Esposito being that much of a idiot.
    In some ways homelander seems to be scared of him.
    I mean the only way homelander got rid of him was by legal routes rather than straight up murder. Homelander has murdered people with much more public standing and gotten away Scot free. There is something he has over homelander.
    I think he will be back with a surprise.

    Yeah but if a sup goes completely rogue then that's bad for business as well.
    Homelander as CEO of vaught is really really bad for business.
    I think once Stan Edgar reappears he will have something up his sleeve.
     
  19. FPAlpha

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    Daenerys is at least understandable, i believe she only started to cross the line when she came to Westeros. Before that the people she punished and had killed were slave masters, evil wizards and such.

    Homelander was shown to be an asshole from the get go - i don't like to think about the people who think he's not that bad, that would be quite telling.
     
  20. the G-man

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    It may be a problem with consumers of entertainment in general but it seems especially pronounced with TV viewers (perhaps because the genre spent so many decades dealing in absolutes) : The viewers can't accept that a popular lead character is really a villain and so they tell themselves he/she isn't really that bad of a guy. I remember David Chase mentioning that he had to regularly remind viewers (through action and dialogue) that Tony Soprano was not some sort of misunderstood good guy, but a sociopathic mob boss/murderer) and the world was full of viewers making excuses for Walter White long after Walter himself stopped doing so.