Coming soon (July 26, 2019 premiere) to Amazon Prime The Boys

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  1. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    The Boys (TV Series 2019ā€“ ) - IMDb

    I got to see a preview of this from Amazon where I was asked if this looked like something that I would be interested in or if I thought others would be interested in watching it in the future. I found myself engrossed in the first episode, and really would have liked to have seen more immediately.

    I had almost forgotten about it, but then today as part of the Noovie presentation at the AMC theater where I was going to watch Yesterday, I got to hear (as I was walking in) Maria Menonous talking about seeing the new series that will soon be on Amazon: The Boys.

    I had previously told a couple of my comic book loving co-workers that I thought they'd love it (I couldn't say much more at the time, but was able to say that it would be something I thought they would like). Having seen / heard the mention today, I dug up the info at IMDB as to when it premieres: July 26, 2019.

    Looking forward to the episodes. 8 episodes in series 1.

    My comic book loving friends, at least one of them, noted that they were aware of the source material previously and thought it might be pretty good, but wondered if it Amazon would stay fairly true to the source material which was pretty graphic/coarse. From what I recall (it has been a little while since I got to see the pilot/preview), I don't think my friend has anything to worry about as I think this will be plenty graphic/coarse, but not gratuitously so.

    Read the description at IMDB if you don't know about the show/series/comics at all. If you like superheroes, including very flawed superheroes, then you may find this one very enjoyable.
     
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    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Does any make a new series not based on a comic book anymore?:) I'll probably give this a watch at some point this summer. Thanks for the tip
     
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    Malcontent

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  5. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Looks like a Watchmen knockoff at first glance.
     
  6. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    It's not really much like Watchmen.

    IMO.
     
  7. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Not even close.
     
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Unfortunately not
     
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    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    As much as I appreciate adult version of a lot of comics I find I am getting turned off lately by the gratuitous CGI of a lot of these shows with the slow mow characters floating through the air during battle clashes.
    I liked Jessica Jones a lot because it was more about the people and mind games vs traditional comic books lets fight and smash up buildings.
     
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  10. mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    There is a vast treasure trove of stories in the huge library of graphic novels that are an untapped resource for Hollywood, many of which are extremely well written and thought out. It was just a matter of time before Hollywood recognized this fact and realized that there is an audience just waiting for them to be portrayed on the big screen. Marvel has found the right formula for making the transition whereas DC is finally getting there. I grew up with all of these comics as a kid and seeing them finally done right just puts a smile on my face every time. They may not all be cinematic masterpieces, but they sure are fun and entertaining.
     
  11. Dan203

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    I liked this. I don't like that they left it on a bit of a cliffhanger though. I prefer shows that finish up the main story arc in a single season.
     
  12. Steveknj

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    Exactly this. I guess you can't blame them when you look at the money these comic book movies / series make.

    I agree about Jessica. To me it was much more film noir than comic book.
     
  13. gweempose

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    I watched the first two episodes last night and thought the show was excellent. I'm very excited to watch more.
     
  14. madscientist

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    Please remember this is not a spoilers thread.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Sorry. Didnā€™t think saying that they leave it on a bit of a cliffhanger was a spoiler.
     
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    Ellicott...
    I just watched the first episode of this last night. It's an interesting twist on the superhero genre in that the heroes aren't actually heroes. It took me a while to recognize Homelander as Antony Starr who was the main character in Banshee.
     
  17. Gregor

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    Liked this a lot.
     
  18. wprager

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    Just finished tonight. Loved it.

    When will they get the rest of The Star Trek cast there? Maybe Spock to reprise Sylar.
     
  19. MizzouJames

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    What Star Trek cast is in this show?
     
  20. wprager

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    McCoy (Karl Urban) and Scotty (Simon Pegg plays Hughie's dad).
     

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