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Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Celestin, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Mr. Mochi

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    I think The Boys is probably one of the most overrated shows, but I’ve only seen 3 episodes.

    Is there something I’m missing about The Boys? To me it comes off as a moralistic lecture disguised as a superhero parody. From the gratuitous examples of corruption, abuse of power etc., I feel like I’m being preached to. The shock feels heavy handed, in the sense that the show wants you to feel a certain way about events and consequently the characters. And if you don’t feel that way, you get very annoyed with the narrative and plot direction. The scene were aquaman threatens the new girl with losing her job if she doesn’t suck him off for example. Personally I can’t relate and I just wouldn’t do it, even if I’m faced with my dream job. She does it and later is upset and crying about it and says she was raped. Annoyance levels rising. While it’s not solely that plot thread but several plot threads, that give off a similar vibe.

    I guess I want to know how the heroes got their powers is a compelling factor, but I actually don’t care for any of the characters.

    As for the acting, I never had the thought that Karl Urban should be a lead. His tone or energy always feels one off center, in the sense that you can figure out what emotion his somewhat sketchy character is trying to portray, say frustration, but Urban makes it feel really unbalanced and “fake”. Everyone else is fine, but I’m not like blown away.

    As for the writing, the dialogue isn’t anything special, I remember information but the conversations always feel like banter, even some of serious clandestine discussion. The overall setting gives off that fake Marvel feel, which I despise and made me avoid superhero movies for the last decade. The idea that dysfunctional people appear to be world paragons feels like it needs to be handled with more subtlety than shock in my opinion for it to feel realistic and not contrived.

    So yeah, I realize The Boys isn’t my cup of tea, but I think it’s because the show is literally a daytime soap opera with gore, violence, and superpowers. I really don’t see why people swear by it, or rave about it. I fit the target demographic almost perfectly and yeah, I’d rather go to church and be lectured about my sins.
     
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    I also watched a few episodes and then didn't stick with it. I guess maybe the good part came later, but the part I saw was barely interesting.
     
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    The Boys S1 doesn't really pick up until the very end when you really start to see how nuts Homelander is. Dialogue, plot, and chars all get MUCH better in S2. But if you're not even able to casually get through S1, yeah, I would just give up.
     
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    Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a live action series on Netflix. Not sure how I feel about that. Netflix doesn't really have the money to make a ton of giant CGI robot dinosaurs look even halfway decent.

    Of course, they could always get real robot dinosaurs.
     
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    Watching Hannibal (tv series) for first time. ngl, I don't think I've ever so quickly hated a character on television as the redhead journalist chick.
     
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    She's the worst, but that show is fantastic.
     
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    Yeah About 6 episodes into the first season and it's awesome. Mads is just excellent in his role, Dancy and Fishburne are also amazing.
     
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    Hannibal is amazing. Though neither of the follow ups are as good as season 1, I think, it's a great show. A very *indulgent* show in many ways, which is very thematic in itself.

    One of my favourite shows of all time, I think.
     
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    Pantheon is another greet show that is currently airing. If you haven't checked it out please do.

    BUT, the most fascinating, thought-provoking and mind bending show I have seen in a long time is, Nathan Fielder's The Rehearsal

    I urge everyone here to check out the Rehearsal, its a genuinely great show that forces you to question everything you see on a screen.
     
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