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Reply #70 on: September 14, 2020, 04:23:27 PM

I could see it making sense if it was something with a monthly subscription, but doesn't everyone just buy Prime yearly?

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Reply #71 on: September 15, 2020, 12:43:07 AM

I just can't get into this season.
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Reply #72 on: September 15, 2020, 01:05:13 AM

I think I prefer it a bit to the first run. Seems less encumbered by origins.

But the incompetence of the main guys is still irritating.

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Reply #73 on: September 15, 2020, 09:31:47 AM

Yeah this is not as good as the first season...

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Reply #74 on: September 15, 2020, 10:35:33 AM

It seems to be wandering.  They need a direction.

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Reply #75 on: September 15, 2020, 08:54:13 PM

I really don’t care about any of the romances or the Seven politics. There’s no plot.
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Reply #76 on: September 16, 2020, 10:40:39 AM

Really?

Stormfront competing with Gustavo Fring to take over the world with an army of ubermecnsch is not a plot?

It has issues but I hate the angsty bits less this season than last. I don't even hate the bits with Ryan as much I assumed I would.

Could do with fewer Deep scenes though.

It definitely seems more confident that it doesn't need to waste my time with slow motion death sequences. Which is nice.

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Reply #77 on: September 19, 2020, 02:17:28 AM

Episode 5 was great!

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Reply #78 on: September 19, 2020, 03:34:14 PM

I would have expected Homelander to be a little more freaked out at finding someone who was a match for him. Maybe it was a fear boner.

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Reply #79 on: September 19, 2020, 11:24:48 PM

Nah. Finding someone that can potentially kick your ass is hot for some people.

Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.

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Reply #80 on: September 20, 2020, 12:01:21 AM


"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

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Reply #81 on: October 01, 2020, 10:27:42 PM

Episode 7 should have been called

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Reply #82 on: October 02, 2020, 11:06:01 AM

Both Stormfront and Homelander were completely lost in that scene so it isn't them doing it.

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Reply #83 on: October 02, 2020, 12:32:02 PM

Not homelander certainly, but Stormfront could be behind it. More likely Gustavo Fring. It could be the scientologists I guess given that the exploding heads lady was last seen on the loose, but I'm thinking they are a season 3 set up.

Edit : it has been pointed out to me that shockwave getting got might be a clue that it is the scientologists. As there is a natural space for A train back in the 7, though that could still be S3 set up.
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Reply #84 on: October 07, 2020, 06:56:26 PM

Homelander and Stormfront not being targets has to be a clue.  Wouldn't they be targets #1 and 2 for pretty much everyone out there?  Maybe not the Scientology clones, but pretty much anyone else would start with them.

Liberty didn't seem to have Stormfront's powers (she did not fry the traffic stop guy).  My guess is that her involvement in the experiments was about copying the powers of other Supers and adding them to hers.  If so, she has a copy of the powers of the telekinetic Sup that escaped and used it without anyone knowing she had the power.


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Reply #85 on: October 08, 2020, 05:35:11 PM

The only reason they know its liberty is because someone literally recognized her face. She did not fry the traffic stop guy because she wanted to beat him.

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Reply #86 on: October 08, 2020, 07:07:45 PM

The only reason they know its liberty is because someone literally recognized her face. She did not fry the traffic stop guy because she wanted to beat him.
There is no evidence of Liberty having electric powers, and usually someone with electric powers has something about their costume or name that evokes electricity.  That is the basis for my belief she didn't have the powers then, but does now. 

I could be wrong - I'm not basing the theory on much.  But we'll see.

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Reply #87 on: October 08, 2020, 10:16:22 PM

Or, you know ... that.

Nice.

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Reply #88 on: October 09, 2020, 12:16:54 PM

Fuck Fresca indeed.

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Reply #89 on: October 09, 2020, 06:38:16 PM

Please tell me there are more episodes, because last night's kept me interested for every minute. Wheels within wheels well and truly.

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Reply #90 on: October 09, 2020, 06:41:01 PM

Please tell me there are more episodes, because last night's kept me interested for every minute. Wheels within wheels well and truly.

That was the end of season 2.


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Reply #91 on: October 09, 2020, 06:47:45 PM

And season 3 is apparently going to be a prequel season:

https://ew.com/tv/the-boys-season-3-jensen-ackles-soldier-boy-payback-explainer/

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Reply #92 on: October 09, 2020, 07:50:00 PM

And season 3 is apparently going to be a prequel season:

https://ew.com/tv/the-boys-season-3-jensen-ackles-soldier-boy-payback-explainer/

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I think there will be flashbacks and maybe an episode set in the past - but the majority of it will continue the present day story.  It isn't going to be a true prequel. 

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Reply #93 on: October 09, 2020, 08:04:44 PM

Watching Season 2 is like reading a fanfic of the Boys season 1. A lot of "and than" storytelling.

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Reply #94 on: October 10, 2020, 08:01:21 AM

Watching Season 2 is like reading a fanfic of the Boys season 1. A lot of "and than" storytelling.
So you're saying that the Season 2 continued the stories of Season 1?  It … continued the stories?  Cunts.

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Reply #95 on: October 10, 2020, 09:21:36 AM

I found season 2 far better than 1.

There was an actual story rather than a sequence of bad special effects shots.

I didn't care if there was a season 2. Wheras now a kind of hope thee is a season 3.

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Reply #96 on: October 10, 2020, 12:38:11 PM

Watching Season 2 is like reading a fanfic of the Boys season 1. A lot of "and than" storytelling.
So you're saying that the Season 2 continued the stories of Season 1?  It … continued the stories?  Cunts.

Hmm I'm things don't make a logical progression and is thrown at the audience for shock value.

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Reply #97 on: October 10, 2020, 04:52:12 PM

...Hmm I'm things don't make a logical progression and is thrown at the audience for shock value.
No, you're a lot of things, but you're not things don't make a logical progression and is thrown at anything for shock value. 

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Reply #98 on: October 10, 2020, 05:11:05 PM

...Hmm I'm things don't make a logical progression and is thrown at the audience for shock value.
No, you're a lot of things, but you're not things don't make a logical progression and is thrown at anything for shock value. 



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Reply #99 on: October 12, 2020, 04:52:08 PM

I do have to say, waiting 8 episodes for nazi thunder to get stomped out was kinda worth it.

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Reply #100 on: October 14, 2020, 01:26:29 AM

HOLD UP.

Hold.
The.
Fuck.
Up.

Bro, did you just say vanilla folder?

Vanilla fucking folder?


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Reply #101 on: October 14, 2020, 02:21:26 AM

Vanilla....Manila

Manila....Vanilla

Let's call the whole thing off.

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Reply #102 on: October 14, 2020, 04:19:54 PM

You know, I read that and didn't even process what he was trying to say.  I thought he was trying to say that it was a boring/cliche ("vanilla") plot device and was just phrasing it extremely awkwardly because he'd recently suffered some head trauma. 

The reality is WAY funnier though.   why so serious?

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Reply #103 on: October 14, 2020, 05:09:28 PM

And the whole thing is a Fallout prequel, apparently.
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Reply #104 on: October 14, 2020, 08:52:45 PM

What are you imagining her escape to have been?

The kid grew up believing he was in a normal neighborhood.  So we're talking about maybe something like a wall and some guards hidden away.  Cameras, too, obviously.  But this was not Supermax.

She showed a cigarette and lighter to a camera in the fourth episode and just drove off.  Butcher was able to sneak in with no trouble and with no knowledge of the situation while she spent years seeing the defenses in place.

Not exactly Fort Knox, especially when the real prisoner was the kid.


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