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2021-01-19 9:56:49 AM  
17 votes:

ssaoi: I thought the show was wild and over the top at times.  Then I read the comic book.  The show just scratches the surface of the WTF-ness of the comics.


That's Garth Ennis for you.
 
2021-01-19 9:43:31 AM  
10 votes:
That would be awesome if I was still fifteen years old.
 
2021-01-19 10:46:23 AM  
9 votes:
Tease boobs and vag in the promos but make the episode(s) wall to wall dongs.
 
2021-01-19 9:30:26 AM  
9 votes:
Ennis needs an editor with full veto power. Seriously.

Herogasm was bad and pointless. Anything that was told there as a part of the larger story could have been rolled up in the story at large.

And I don't remember the artist, but a good portion (all? too lazy to look at it again) was...subpar to say the least.
 
2021-01-19 11:07:38 AM  
8 votes:

Aezetyr: The show is so far over the top that this doesn't surprise me at all. This "herogasm" sounds needless and detracting from the main story. I didn't read the source material but I know enough about it to say 'nay' to this side quest. If it's used to setup Vaught and the Seven in some kind of plot to destroy their image, then sure. But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?


The US is weird with its priorities. No one complains when the violence is extreme, but god forbid someone is shown getting their rocks off.
 
2021-01-19 10:22:16 AM  
8 votes:

Aezetyr: But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?


Yes
 
2021-01-19 9:51:48 AM  
8 votes:
I thought the show was wild and over the top at times.  Then I read the comic book.  The show just scratches the surface of the WTF-ness of the comics.

On a fun note, if your local library has hoopla, you can read the whole series for free at home.
 
2021-01-19 11:34:58 AM  
6 votes:
For me, after this scene that show can do no wrong.

NSFW

GIRLS GET IT DONE! Stormfront vs Kimiko, Starlight and Maeve | The Boys Season 2
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2021-01-19 11:07:58 AM  
5 votes:

Aezetyr: The show is so far over the top that this doesn't surprise me at all. This "herogasm" sounds needless and detracting from the main story. I didn't read the source material but I know enough about it to say 'nay' to this side quest. If it's used to setup Vaught and the Seven in some kind of plot to destroy their image, then sure. But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?


The fact that you think violence is more acceptable than sex says a lot about you.
 
2021-01-19 9:25:47 AM  
5 votes:
Single episode to cover all of the 'plot', so not that much time focusing on the debauchery really.  Probably a lot of implied and a scene or two of shock value.  Wonder if they're going to give it an Epstein reference twist, since the sort of slow trawling an entire culture into sexual excess and kinky island sex was basically the same sort of story.
 
2021-01-19 10:26:34 AM  
4 votes:

Stantz: Still holding out for that adaptation of Crossed


How about no.
 
2021-01-19 11:59:24 AM  
3 votes:
Already done....may be NSFW...

Hancock (2008) - Superpowered Climax Scene (2/10) | Movieclips
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2021-01-19 9:57:42 AM  
3 votes:
I kind of figured they couldn't resist that. Plus, why else would you need anyone to play SoldierBoy if not to watch him get effed up the A by you know who?
 
2021-01-19 2:32:23 PM  
2 votes:
I'm intrigued to see just how far they'll go with it. I think it would be fun to see Hughie freaking out at the depravity, as he usually does, but I don't know if it's worth a full episode.

On the bright side, boobies.
 
2021-01-19 12:14:49 PM  
2 votes:
I can't believe anyone familiar with the source material would complain about this. I can believe people would not want to watch it, but that's so easy to do that also complaining about it seems pointless. If you are going to sign up to consume a Garth Ennis property, then, well, you're going to get some of this. Expecting them to avoid any of the original source material when trying to make several seasons out of a limited run may have been a foolish expectation.
 
2021-01-19 10:57:10 AM  
2 votes:

Flappyhead: Tease boobs and vag in the promos but make the episode(s) wall to wall dongs.


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2021-01-19 10:05:33 AM  
2 votes:

NINEv2: Aezetyr: The show is so far over the top that this doesn't surprise me at all. This "herogasm" sounds needless and detracting from the main story. I didn't read the source material but I know enough about it to say 'nay' to this side quest. If it's used to setup Vaught and the Seven in some kind of plot to destroy their image, then sure. But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?

The part from the first episode, with the tiny supe taking a running head first leap into a chick's whoodee-who wasn't enough for you?


Or when Stormfront is giving Homelander a handy in an alley and he kills a man when he comes.
 
2021-01-19 10:05:21 AM  
2 votes:
 
2021-01-19 9:36:52 AM  
2 votes:
The show is so far over the top that this doesn't surprise me at all. This "herogasm" sounds needless and detracting from the main story. I didn't read the source material but I know enough about it to say 'nay' to this side quest. If it's used to setup Vaught and the Seven in some kind of plot to destroy their image, then sure. But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?
 
2021-01-19 11:40:32 PM  
1 vote:

deadsanta: Chakan: Ennis needs an editor with full veto power. Seriously.

Herogasm was bad and pointless. Anything that was told there as a part of the larger story could have been rolled up in the story at large.

And I don't remember the artist, but a good portion (all? too lazy to look at it again) was...subpar to say the least.

This. Garth Ennis is the Seth Rogan of comics.  Or vice versa with film.


Which is kind of funny because Seth is a big fan of Ennis and produced The Boys and Preacher.
 
2021-01-19 10:24:50 PM  
1 vote:

snoopy2zero: For me, after this scene that show can do no wrong.

NSFW

[YouTube video: GIRLS GET IT DONE! Stormfront vs Kimiko, Starlight and Maeve | The Boys Season 2]


Good lord...they still manage to swing and kick like girls.
 
2021-01-19 9:26:05 PM  
1 vote:
As someone or many have said before, Ennis needs an editor. So far they've walked the line with his stuff keeping it filmable. I'm sure it will be bonkers and toothless, and not revel in it like half the comic did. It had some great arcs and stories but also was just so out there. I cannot imagine Amazon would allow what people may be fearing to just go unchecked. They've done great so far, no reason to doubt them now.
 
2021-01-19 4:51:45 PM  
1 vote:

Chakan: Ennis needs an editor with full veto power. Seriously.

Herogasm was bad and pointless. Anything that was told there as a part of the larger story could have been rolled up in the story at large.

And I don't remember the artist, but a good portion (all? too lazy to look at it again) was...subpar to say the least.


This. Garth Ennis is the Seth Rogan of comics.  Or vice versa with film.
 
2021-01-19 2:55:39 PM  
1 vote:

Chakan: Ennis needs an editor with full veto power. Seriously.

Herogasm was bad and pointless. Anything that was told there as a part of the larger story could have been rolled up in the story at large.

And I don't remember the artist, but a good portion (all? too lazy to look at it again) was...subpar to say the least.


Counterpoint:  The show and the comic appear to be heading in very different directions thematically, Herogasm is basically the last bit of the comic that fits both directions equally well.  It was pretty inevitable that it'd feature in the show before the plot-lines necessarily have to diverge to accommodate this.

// To be clear, I'm cool with both of the directions in question: the above was an observation, not a complaint.  The show's whole-hearted embrace of the cynicism that the comic ultimately rejects is honestly much more charming and less disturbing than the original, and I'm old enough to have grown up with Loony Toons so I'm fully capable of enjoying the wackiness.
 
2021-01-19 12:07:36 PM  
1 vote:
So, basically a full-on fan service episode.
 
2021-01-19 11:37:58 AM  
1 vote:

Tyrone Slothrop: Aezetyr: The show is so far over the top that this doesn't surprise me at all. This "herogasm" sounds needless and detracting from the main story. I didn't read the source material but I know enough about it to say 'nay' to this side quest. If it's used to setup Vaught and the Seven in some kind of plot to destroy their image, then sure. But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?

The fact that you think violence is more acceptable than sex says a lot about you.


That is not what I said at all.
 
2021-01-19 11:10:28 AM  
1 vote:
It seems to me as if that episode would be better if Aya Cash was still on the show.
 
2021-01-19 10:33:54 AM  
1 vote:

NOLAhd: NINEv2: Aezetyr: The show is so far over the top that this doesn't surprise me at all. This "herogasm" sounds needless and detracting from the main story. I didn't read the source material but I know enough about it to say 'nay' to this side quest. If it's used to setup Vaught and the Seven in some kind of plot to destroy their image, then sure. But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?

The part from the first episode, with the tiny supe taking a running head first leap into a chick's whoodee-who wasn't enough for you?

Or when Stormfront is giving Homelander a handy in an alley and he kills a man when he comes.


Or when Popclaw popped the landlord.
 
2021-01-19 10:16:22 AM  
1 vote:
Still holding out for that adaptation of Crossed
 
2021-01-19 9:51:45 AM  
1 vote:

Aezetyr: The show is so far over the top that this doesn't surprise me at all. This "herogasm" sounds needless and detracting from the main story. I didn't read the source material but I know enough about it to say 'nay' to this side quest. If it's used to setup Vaught and the Seven in some kind of plot to destroy their image, then sure. But do we really need over the top sex with over the top violence?


The part from the first episode, with the tiny supe taking a running head first leap into a chick's whoodee-who wasn't enough for you?
 
2021-01-19 9:43:23 AM  
1 vote:
I love it.
 
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