I’ve been watching a lot of Amazon Prime stuff of late. Currently watching “The Boys” on Amazon prime. After Carnival Row (where’s the rest, damn it) and The Expanse (ditto), the trailer for this one drew my attention. Queen Maev stopping an armored car by standing in front of it and letting it ram into her from behind, wrapping itself around her. Very cool visual and very “super-heroey” (shut up, autocorrect, that is totally a word).
So, I started watching.
Oh, deconstructing superheroes. Gee, it’s not like Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) and Moore (Watchmen) haven’t done that. Four episodes in and, so far, there’s really only one character I give a rat’s patootie about: Starlight. Hughie is, I think, the character we’re supposed to sympathize with and follow but…too much of an idiot, IMO to be terribly sympathetic to me. Okay, yeah, his girl getting killed (near the beginning of the first episode so I don’t think that counts as a spoiler), could explain the “stupidus maximus” but he just doesn’t sell that as a reason behind his actions terribly well.
So far, not impressed. I’m currently partway through ep 5. Will give it a couple more to see if if picks up. And I’ve only gotten that far because of a strong strain of “what the hell; I’ve got nothing better going on.”
So far…not recommended.