So, I like many other started watching "The Boys". I looked for anyone making this topic, but I could not find one, so I thought I would start one.
BTW: This discussion will have spoilers. With that said, I would encourage spoiler [/] blocks, so everyone can have fun. I put no spoilers in my take.
The show, based on the comic, has been developing for a while, but I really don't pay attention to 'in development' movies or shows; so it is all new to me. I think the premise is a bit of a well-worn tire, what if superheroes were real; how would it work; they all be asshoels right; who could stop them; and what would our media, movies, and comics be like if they did exist? These are well worn ideas, but I like any anti-superhero tone when it pops up. I do like how after all teh work DC has done to make their Aquaman cool against, this show just dives deep with the "fish fucker" jokes and makes The Deep the most pathetic one.
So far, my early impressions five show in is - it gets better. I think episode 1 & 2 were a bit rough, Butcher, Hughie, Mothers Milk, and Frenchie were okay; but I think around episode #3 all of their characters get some dimensions that an audiences can hold onto. The TV show definitely has some "Seth Rogen" humor injected into it - more slapstick humor than you would think it would/should have. Nevertheless, I do have to say I like where the show has gone. In fact the actor playing Hughie is growing on me, I hope this visibility helps him on "Star Trek Low Decks" because there is something likeable about him. After the first four episode I sort of got a mind spot for where this show fits....imagine the A-Team mixed with Agents of Shield. If there is one failure of the show I think it is that Butcher, Hughie, Mothers Milk and Frenchie are this rag tag A-Team like group instead of being more Agents of Shield...four guys fighting what amount to Justice League, The Legion of Doom, Lex Luthor and an Ironman defense contractor villain (Justin Hammer?) all rolled together. It is not an asymmetrical war; more like a steamroller flattening just four ants on a road.
What do you all think? Like it? Hate it? Want to see where it goes in season 2?