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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #90 on: 16 August, 2019, 03:27:08 pm »
Fanny baws.

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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #91 on: 17 August, 2019, 08:49:04 am »
You got a Scotch emigre. Something weird happens to us when we leave. We sing about missing the hills and lochs of Brigadoon and use all the money we save in tax to fund political campaigns.


You don't spend it on whiskey then?

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« Reply #92 on: 17 August, 2019, 08:54:20 am »
Can't remember now if The Deep was in the comic.  He does seem very much like an Ennis character: A bit of a perv and a schadenfreude-heavy hard luck case.
The gills bit made me wince.

Not having read the comic, I'm now thinking of this (if you ever go to Hull, this is the best thing to do there*):




Other attractions being the museums and Spiders...

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« Reply #93 on: 18 August, 2019, 05:23:21 pm »
Can't remember now if The Deep was in the comic.  He does seem very much like an Ennis character: A bit of a perv and a schadenfreude-heavy hard luck case.
The gills bit made me wince.

Not having read the comic, I'm now thinking of this (if you ever go to Hull, this is the best thing to do there*):




Other attractions being the museums and Spiders...


That looks proper cool.  I hope it's called the Hull Hull.
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Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« Reply #94 on: 04 September, 2019, 04:08:22 pm »
Just watched the first four episodes back to back. It's brilliant.
Not read the comic but have just ordered the first omnibus.
I have a feeling this is going to cost me  :lol:

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« Reply #96 on: 20 September, 2019, 01:58:30 pm »
It was really very good, even with the divergences from the Comic, though I'm assuming that some of the stuff they cut out could be added back in over the coming season/s.

Butcher wielding the baby was brilliant stuff.


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« Reply #97 on: 06 October, 2019, 11:45:26 am »
This was a curious one in this household. Mrs G gave up on Preacher after about three episodes. She hated it. (I haven’t finished it myself yet either.) So I was surprised she was keen on watching something else by Garth Ennis, although she didn’t realise there was any link between the series before we watched. (Context: Mrs G is a geek, but less so than I am. She also loves Dredd.) I hadn’t read The Boys, so we went in blind.

Some serious shit went down in the series as a whole, and there were some sick laugh-out-loud moments (like the baby weapon). It rattled along at a fair old lick (eight episodes and done – Doctor Who, take note, perhaps). And it – mostly – got the balance right regarding things like treatment of various characters and situations, despite unsurprisingly being a very bloke-heavy series.

So I thought I’d then go back and read the comic, and – wow. To be fair, I’ve only read the first volume so far, but it’s a hair’s breadth from Big Dave at times. It’s rampantly BIG MEN PUNCHES THINGS, sexist and homophobic. I can already see how they saw it as decent source material for a TV show, but this article nailed it for me on that TV show being superior because it knew what to leave out.

I’m sure many people here and elsewhere would disagree. But the comic feels too close to the 4chan wet dream it’s attempting to lampoon, whereas the TV show is actually pretty nuanced, despite also having regular shocking moments. So I find myself looking forward to season 2, but not terribly fussed about reading the other books lurking in my Humble Bundle archive. (Do they get better?)