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I'm liking it so far. I think the best part is it explores ideas about being a super hero that aren't often discussed. I also liked the gritty / gruesome realism of the Boys too, so this is another good comic to TV juxtaposition. 

 

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I'm liking it, even though it seems a bit too derivative of The Boys.  It also throws in a bit of the later seasons of Venture Brothers, but without the comedy.  There's also a bit of Spider-Man in there, with the teen protagonist coming to grips with being a super-hero.  I won't go much further than that.  As an animated series that's a bit more mature than the usual super-hero animated series, it's pretty good.

 

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I thought the subway scene took a few too many liberties with the laws of physics but, overall, I quite enjoyed this season. It might help that I never read the comics (which debuted four years before The Boys) but the comments I've read from those who did suggest this is a good adaptation.

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13 minutes ago, Ulysses Dare said:

I thought the subway scene took a few too many liberties with the laws of physics but, overall, I quite enjoyed this season. It might help that I never read the comics (which debuted four years before The Boys) but the comments I've read from those who did suggest this is a good adaptation.

I've made it two episodes in - I was really surprised for the spoiler scene...

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where Omni-Man kills all the Guardians. Like DAMN what a scene! When you watch Justice League and Justice League Unlimited growing up, you know that Batman is just a human and that the Flash can break his legs, etc. but when you see it happen to the characters in this universe, your like - wow that is what should really happen.

 

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The character that has grown on me the most in the series is....

 

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Cecil.  Scarred, balding head of a secretive government agency, and he's as much of a good guy as anyone is in the series.  Yeah, he messes around with mad science, but he isn't the one who plans on betraying Earth or seizing power, he's just doing his best the only way he knows how.  This struck me as a breath of fresh air; you get so used to paranoid themes in entertainment that it's genuinely surprising when they give you these visual clues and then make all of that into misdirection. 

Then again I haven't read the comics and maybe this is not how it plays out. 

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4 hours ago, Glacier Peak said:

How about the voice actors! 

 

Man what a cast.

 

I'll watch/listen to anything with J.K. Simmons.  He's a great actor with an awesome voice.

 

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