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Message started by Rat Man on Oct 9th, 2020 at 4:50pm

Title: The Boys
Post by Rat Man on Oct 9th, 2020 at 4:50pm
   Prime has a really good series, especially for those who like super heroes.  It's called The Boys.  Imagine all of the super heroes America loves are corrupt and mercenary.  I won't say more than that but it is well worth a watch IMHO.  The season finale for season two is tonight I believe.  There will be a third season.  Watch it.

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by Bill Skinner on Oct 12th, 2020 at 12:16pm
Yep. 

Our super hero's have all been noble.  Or, at least, attempt to be. Or do the right thing, because it's the right thing to do. 

These guys aren't.  They're petty and backstabbing, with all the flaws and none of the virtues of normal people.

After all, why have any virtues if you don't have to?   

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by Kick on Oct 12th, 2020 at 2:03pm
Explains the lasting appeal of the Greek gods :D Petty and backstabbing is their bread and butter.

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by IronGoober on Oct 15th, 2020 at 8:54pm
Thanks for the recommendation. I've been enjoying it so far.

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Oct 17th, 2020 at 4:32pm
Wasn't that exactly the premise of the animated movie Megamind?

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by IronGoober on Oct 18th, 2020 at 1:17am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 17th, 2020 at 4:32pm:
Wasn't that exactly the premise of the animated movie Megamind?



Hehe. Kinda. I loved Megamind. But I like almost every animated film. It was definitely one of Will Ferrell's best performed characters.  I might go watch that tonight...

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by perpetualstudent on Oct 18th, 2020 at 5:48pm
Megamind is massively underrated.

If you like the thought experiment of "corrupt superheros" you should try the graphic novel "Kingdom Comes". They're actually pictures of oil paintings but it's a very good exploration of what if superheros aren't super. And the bigger questions of lawful good vs neutral good and where that leads.

Another series to try on Prime is "Victorian farm" it's a BBC living archeology type of thing. If you like older tech and experimental archeology it's worth watching.

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by Slyngorm on Oct 19th, 2020 at 3:05am
Its been years since I've read Kingdom Comes but I definitely remember it being worth a read simply due to the art. Extremely impressive!

Title: Re: The Boys
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 26th, 2020 at 5:50am
yeah the boys was exceptional.

I've always wondered why super heroes have to have wingy, whiny pathetic normal personas when out of costume.
And why none of them ever make any money.

The boys pretty much tells it like my cynical heart believes it should be.

It also has the best and most 'WTF !!!' opening scene of all time.

Series 3 will be interesting.

Oh and there is a LOT of swearing, s sex and ultra violence

NOT FOR CHILDREN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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