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2020-08-05 8:44:08 PM  
The bald girl with telekinetic powers was a turnoff but if that wasn't a Scary Movie-type parody joke then the rest of it looks better than Endgame.
 
2020-08-05 9:24:52 PM  
I can't wait for this. Probably the darkest, goriest show on and yet it's so much fun. You can tell they're having a lot of fun making this and Urban is awesome.

And I'm glad to hear it's already got a S3 renewal. Was worried after they cancelled The Tick after S2, which is just as much fun but pretty much the polar opposite of this show tone-wise.
 
2020-08-05 9:37:11 PM  
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2020-08-05 10:41:13 PM  
Not the type of NSFW I was hoping for, but it looks great
 
2020-08-05 10:56:33 PM  
Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?
 
2020-08-05 11:07:09 PM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


It's about what all superhero shows are about - what guys like and wish they could do.  In this case, lots and lots of really heinous and exquisitely gory violence.  It's gore porn.
 
2020-08-05 11:36:21 PM  
Doom Patrol's finale doesn't get released until tomorrow...
 
2020-08-06 12:00:30 AM  

ArkAngel: Not the type of NSFW I was hoping for, but it looks great


I dunno, I got half-mast at the "laser my tits" line.
 
2020-08-06 12:31:15 AM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


I just started season one and it's about farked up, especially the first scene with the girl standing by the curb.
 
2020-08-06 1:39:38 AM  

Mugato: browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?

I just started season one and it's about farked up, especially the first scene with the girl standing by the curb.


They actually toned things down quite a bit from the comic, if you can believe it.
 
2020-08-06 1:40:52 AM  
It took me a stupidly long time to realize Butcher's wife was Patty Spivot.
 
2020-08-06 1:42:52 AM  
"Stormfront will save us?" That can't possibly be an accident.
 
2020-08-06 1:42:55 AM  
Hunh. They seem to be taking a *lot* of liberties now with the source material. A lot *more* anyway.

/Dunno if that's good or bad
/Ennis is terrible
 
2020-08-06 1:45:07 AM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


What Internet were you on last year where you weren't bombarded with every kind of advertisement possible for this show?
 
2020-08-06 1:45:15 AM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


Deconstruction of the superhero genre. Supers here aren't noble champions of justice, like in the 50's & 60's. They're not even the 'Real People With Real Problems' Marvel supers. They're mostly arrogant, narcissistic egotists at best, sociopaths with powers being more likely. And they're corporate sponsored. So, governments need a way to keep the Supers in line. And 'The Boys' used to be that government response, hitting supers where they were vulnerable; assassination of loved one, exposing scandals, lots of dirty tricks. The Boys 'retired' years ago, but their leader, Billy Butcher, gets the band back together and they go private.

Typical Garth Ennis 'Status Quo/Authority/Power is the *real* villain' stuff.
 
2020-08-06 1:46:19 AM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


Superheros are kind of dicks.  The Boys are chartered to bring them some justice.

Hilarity ensues.

/ Farkin' awesome show.
 
2020-08-06 1:47:19 AM  

foo monkey: "Stormfront will save us?" That can't possibly be an accident.


It's not. This is Stormfront in the comics:

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2020-08-06 1:47:40 AM  

Mugato: browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?

I just started season one and it's about farked up, especially the first scene with the girl standing by the curb.


It was precisely at that moment I said to myself, "Rent Party, you're gonna like this show."
 
2020-08-06 1:47:48 AM  

foo monkey: "Stormfront will save us?" That can't possibly be an accident.


It isn't. Stormfront in the comics was an idealized Aryan male with Neo-Nazi ideology. Deliberately named.
 
2020-08-06 1:57:55 AM  
Why would they release a trailer a week after Season 2 was released? The return of those dysfunctional super heroes was awesome.

Can't wait for Netflix to release Season three.
 
2020-08-06 1:58:00 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: foo monkey: "Stormfront will save us?" That can't possibly be an accident.

It isn't. Stormfront in the comics was an idealized Aryan male with Neo-Nazi ideology. Deliberately named.


Damn it Roy. It's 2am. Don't get me started on the pineapple salad.
 
2020-08-06 2:05:06 AM  
Oh yeah.
 
2020-08-06 2:14:05 AM  

dywed88: Why would they release a trailer a week after Season 2 was released? The return of those dysfunctional super heroes was awesome.

Can't wait for Netflix to release Season three.


If you have access to HBO Max, check out Doom Patrol. Dysfunctional doesn't even begin to describe them. And the cast is amazing.
 
2020-08-06 2:14:54 AM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


It's a show based on a comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It's a deconstruction of the Superhero genre based on the idea that having superhuman power removes any moral or ethical constraints a person might have, so every super hero in the story is an absolute monster. Lots of superpowered rape, murder, general fits of gratuitous violence and profane behavior. The protagonists are a bunch of assassins who get superpowers in order to murder heroes to prevent them from becoming too powerful. It's cynical and gross and some people love it. My understanding is the show is toned down a lot, which isn't surprising since I'm not sure baby rape would make for good TV.
 
2020-08-06 2:22:42 AM  

foo monkey: RoyFokker'sGhost: foo monkey: "Stormfront will save us?" That can't possibly be an accident.

It isn't. Stormfront in the comics was an idealized Aryan male with Neo-Nazi ideology. Deliberately named.

Damn it Roy. It's 2am. Don't get me started on the pineapple salad.


Here's a secret....

Myria didn't kill me; it was Claudia's farking Pineapple Salad. SHE KNEW I WAS ALLERGIC
 
2020-08-06 2:23:38 AM  

karl2025: browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?

It's a show based on a comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It's a deconstruction of the Superhero genre based on the idea that having superhuman power removes any moral or ethical constraints a person might have, so every super hero in the story is an absolute monster. Lots of superpowered rape, murder, general fits of gratuitous violence and profane behavior. The protagonists are a bunch of assassins who get superpowers in order to murder heroes to prevent them from becoming too powerful. It's cynical and gross and some people love it. My understanding is the show is toned down a lot, which isn't surprising since I'm not sure baby rape would make for good TV.


Annie and Wee Hughie do manage to make it though with their humanity intact, though. So there's a tiny bit of optimism.
 
2020-08-06 2:35:45 AM  

karl2025: I'm not sure baby rape would make for good TV.


Baby rape? No. Baby eye lasers? farking diabolical.

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2020-08-06 3:06:48 AM  

Ishkur: karl2025: I'm not sure baby rape would make for good TV.

Baby rape? No. Baby eye lasers? farking diabolical.

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"Jack Jack, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"
 
2020-08-06 3:23:08 AM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


It's an adaptation of a famous comic about a group of government super-soldiers (initially) tasked with keeping the setting's expy superhero population under control, because obviously superheroes are still people and go off the rails sometimes.

They seem to have largely stopped it there and run in a different direction than the comic with that basic premise for the most part, discarding some of the really dark themes and references to real-life modern history and gone with more of a "spaghetti western, but with superheroes instead of cowboys" thing.

It's pretty good.  Basically they're amping up the sex and violence that's often subtext in superhero stories, making them outright text, and then amping them up some more until the dial snaps off, and they've somehow managed to do that and avoid the self-serious trap of grimdark nonsense that '90s comics always fell into.  It lacks a lot of the nuance of the comic and is really obviously not going to go with the actual final underlying message of the comic, but I'd not necessarily say that's bad.  It's allowed to be its own thing, since that thing is, again, really fun to watch.

Like, they just named a new character Stormfront and her purpose is to make dramatic speeches about how the world needs the master race, we've gone off the so-subtle-many-didn't-even-catch-it political allegory rails and are getting A Few Dollars More with eye-beams instead, and it's gonna be farking rad.

karl2025: the idea that having superhuman power removes any moral or ethical constraints a person might have, so every super hero in the story is an absolute monster


This is the key difference between the comic and the show, if you want to get into very mild spoilers for a decade-old comic.  In the show, it's something that's largely unambiguously true.  In the comics, it's something that the narrative very much frames as true for very specific character and narrative reasons, with the comic's ultimate message involving a bit of a cattle-prod to the reader's balls when later issues force them to actually re-examine that framing and premise and possibly literally re-read the early issues.

The exact nature of what's going on with that and what specifically the real-world analogy being drawn is would be a much more major spoiler, but suffice it to say that there's absolutely no farking way they even go vaguely in that direction in an American TV show with a target audience consisting almost entirely of Americans.  I doubt they want the series to end with all of the real-life cast and crew being burned at the stake by a mob of hyperpartisan protestors from both ends of the political spectrum.
 
2020-08-06 3:32:14 AM  

Jim_Callahan: I doubt they want the series to end with all of the real-life cast and crew being burned at the stake by a mob of hyperpartisan protestors from both ends of the political spectrum.


Uh. I want that. How do we get that?
 
2020-08-06 3:35:11 AM  
Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta
 
2020-08-06 3:44:08 AM  

Gr3asy: Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta


If you haven't already, check out the Watchmen show. Strong female lead, great show overall, and extremely topical.
 
2020-08-06 4:10:21 AM  

Inaditch: Gr3asy: Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta

If you haven't already, check out the Watchmen show. Strong female lead, great show overall, and extremely topical.

The thing to understand about HBO's Watchmen miniseries is that it's a sequel, not an adaptation, of the comics, not the Snyder movie. The events of the comics series happened in the 1980s in the past of the miniseries, while the events of the miniseries happen in the present day.

The opening sequence of the first episode brought to public consciousness a horrific real-world event that happened in real history that few people knew about until this.
 
2020-08-06 4:40:12 AM  
My Hero Academia?

One Punch Man?

Oh, The Boys. Ya, that's a good one too.
 
2020-08-06 4:45:59 AM  

Gr3asy: Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta


I'd never heard of Stargirl until recently, here on Fark.  Is it kind of in the vein of Flash and Supergirl, or significantly different somehow.

/No offense to anyone who likes them, no need to stop liking what I don't like, but Flash etc are a little too soap opera-ish and campy for my taste
 
2020-08-06 4:46:25 AM  
I liked the first series, even though the gore factor is turned up to a hilarious degree in some scenes.

You can tell that Karl Urban is having the time of his life here.

I thought it would be out well before now, though - I was expecting it back in March, then June, then August, and now the real date is... September 4th? Sheesh.
 
2020-08-06 4:50:25 AM  

BafflerMeal: Hunh. They seem to be taking a *lot* of liberties now with the source material. A lot *more* anyway.

/Dunno if that's good or bad
/Ennis is terrible


They took the basic idea and wiped almost all of Ennis's typical bile and spite off it.

Definitely an improvement over the comics.
 
2020-08-06 4:53:50 AM  

COMALite J: Inaditch: Gr3asy: Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta

If you haven't already, check out the Watchmen show. Strong female lead, great show overall, and extremely topical.
The thing to understand about HBO's Watchmen miniseries is that it's a sequel, not an adaptation, of the comics, not the Snyder movie. The events of the comics series happened in the 1980s in the past of the miniseries, while the events of the miniseries happen in the present day.

The opening sequence of the first episode brought to public consciousness a horrific real-world event that happened in real history that few people knew about until this.


Great acting, good story, important history, farking terrible sequel to the original Watchmen.

Lindelof deserves to be beaten near to death by Alan Moore, but spared from death for how good the series was if it hadn't been called Watchmen.
 
2020-08-06 4:53:50 AM  

browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?


Great graphic novel series by the guy who wrote Preacher (Garth Ennis). The show departs from the series in big ways, but it is also a fun ride so far. The casting is great, and Simon Pegg even got a role (he was the model for Hughie, and plays his father in the show, probably because he aged out since the book was published).
 
2020-08-06 4:56:20 AM  

Naido: Gr3asy: Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta

I'd never heard of Stargirl until recently, here on Fark.  Is it kind of in the vein of Flash and Supergirl, or significantly different somehow.

/No offense to anyone who likes them, no need to stop liking what I don't like, but Flash etc are a little too soap opera-ish and campy for my taste


I think I made it to S3 of Flash.

Time travel, every season's baddie being a speedster... Enough was enough.

I heard it got better. I don't even mind the soap opera stuff.

Otoh, the flash is just too powerful. He cannot use his powers to he fullest (running and throwing things, or being borderline omnipresent to get a handle on his ememies' plans or whereabouts) because that is boring. So without being part of a massive justice league level fight against demi-gods, his stories are a doomed to failure as Superman's. So all that is left is the soap opera.

The B-team, or even Spider Man prior to becoming godly himself, make for much better conflicts.

/Not a comic reader, just a big cartoon and movie fan.
 
2020-08-06 5:06:45 AM  

Naido: Gr3asy: Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta

I'd never heard of Stargirl until recently, here on Fark.  Is it kind of in the vein of Flash and Supergirl, or significantly different somehow.

/No offense to anyone who likes them, no need to stop liking what I don't like, but Flash etc are a little too soap opera-ish and campy for my taste


There's some teen drama & angst, but it's a fun show, overall. The drama does tend to get resolved in a timely manner, instead of becoming multi-season trips (Oliver holding is secrets from his allies being the cornerstone in every season, for example). Stargirl is much more in the tone of the Justice League animated series: mildly serious consequences, lots of good action scenes, nice bits of humor.
 
2020-08-06 5:07:23 AM  

Boojum2k: BafflerMeal: Hunh. They seem to be taking a *lot* of liberties now with the source material. A lot *more* anyway.

/Dunno if that's good or bad
/Ennis is terrible

They took the basic idea and wiped almost all of Ennis's typical bile and spite off it.

Definitely an improvement over the comics.


^This. I'm very much more impressed with the characterizations in the show. The comics were rather weak in that regard.
 
2020-08-06 6:02:37 AM  
Oh boy I didn't know it was based on a comic. But so far I haven't heard too much biatching about it deviating from the source material.

I literally knew nothing about it until the thread on it yesterday and wasn't even looking for it when I tripped over it on Amazon. Watched the first episode. It's pretty shocking. Simon Pegg with an American accent I mean.
 
2020-08-06 6:06:45 AM  

COMALite J: The opening sequence of the first episode brought to public consciousness a horrific real-world event that happened in real history that few people knew about until this.


If the American people are surprised to learn about the bloody history of race relations that they were never taught in schools, wait til they learn about the history of labor relations.
 
2020-08-06 6:06:47 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Naido: Gr3asy: Damn, subby, and I was all set for a Harley Quinn S3 trailer after reading the headline.

Or possibly a Stargirl S2 tease.  Though it's a little early for that to be plausible.

/both scratch different comic itches
//and now I realize I just finished showing my dad S1 of Jessica Jones
///nice to see strong female leads common enough for that random trifecta

I'd never heard of Stargirl until recently, here on Fark.  Is it kind of in the vein of Flash and Supergirl, or significantly different somehow.

/No offense to anyone who likes them, no need to stop liking what I don't like, but Flash etc are a little too soap opera-ish and campy for my taste

There's some teen drama & angst, but it's a fun show, overall. The drama does tend to get resolved in a timely manner, instead of becoming multi-season trips (Oliver holding is secrets from his allies being the cornerstone in every season, for example). Stargirl is much more in the tone of the Justice League animated series: mildly serious consequences, lots of good action scenes, nice bits of humor.


That's a lot of words to say, "booty shorts and blowouts."
 
2020-08-06 6:13:08 AM  

dywed88: Why would they release a trailer a week after Season 2 was released? The return of those dysfunctional super heroes was awesome.

Can't wait for Netflix to release Season three.


Eh?

Season 2 is supposed to be released on September 4, four weeks from now.
 
2020-08-06 6:33:06 AM  

Excelsior: dywed88: Why would they release a trailer a week after Season 2 was released? The return of those dysfunctional super heroes was awesome.

Can't wait for Netflix to release Season three.

Eh?

Season 2 is supposed to be released on September 4, four weeks from now.


He's talking about The Umbrella Academy, which is the Zack Snyder version of X-Men.
 
2020-08-06 6:36:28 AM  

Rent Party: Mugato: browneye: Ooookay.  This is the first time I've read or seen anything about this show and all I can say is WHAT THE FARK IS THIS?!!

/Seriously. What is this show about?

I just started season one and it's about farked up, especially the first scene with the girl standing by the curb.

It was precisely at that moment I said to myself, "Rent Party, you're gonna like this show."


Later, but one of my favorite moments was the discussion about saving the plane.
 
2020-08-06 6:44:12 AM  
And I'd watch this show just to watch Urban chew the scenery.  He looks like he's having so much fun.
 
2020-08-06 7:09:46 AM  
Season 1 was a good binge watch. The actors and characterization really carries the show even more than the action. The steady buildup and inclusion of Homelander as the season progressed was done well.  Also, the dolphin rescue was just the right amount of stupid funny.
 
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