great but why is it a weekly release? The show, so far at least, is written for binge-viewing.
This season was good, but still I have some problems with it. Some dialogue was cringe and dumb, like in the last episode French saying out loud to get the grenades and the RPG in the car instead of picking it up before Stormfront finds them (there was time). This makes the characters dumber and we should believe they killed supers before.
Other things I didn't like is that this season ended like the beginning of season 1, basically we came to square one and there were no much consequences for the actions of the main cast and the supers. To me it seems they ended the series and don't know what to do next. This is not good. They should improve the writing, or they should've followed the comics beat by beat, because when they deviate from the comics it shows they are not so good at writing. And look, the original creator of the comics was not good either, but still the story advanced and there were consequences.
Season 2 is just as good as season 1. The only thing I'm starting to notice is that the boys are getting out of trouble way too easily quite frequently, which takes the suspense away. But suspense is not what the show is there for anyways.
MY REVIEW OF SEASON 2:
Oh my, oh my, oh my... WHAT A BRILLIANT SEASON! It started incredibly and it went out with a BANG! I was worried the second season wouldn't be able to live up to the first but boy was I worrying for NOTHING! This was outstanding!
So The Boys Season 2 introduces us to Stormfront; a Nazi Supe who's 100 years old! Conveniently Stormfront & the big baddy Homelander end up getting it on and end up falling in love... I think? This added something real interesting to the show, especially with Homelander just losing his weird mother/girlfriend. We see a fair bit of issues by both parties come into play, Homelander with his trust issues and Stormfront with her lying... You can already tell it wasn't going to go well.
The Deep is trying his damn hardest to get back into The Boys... He even goes and joins the Church... Unfortunately for him A-Train ends up getting booted out of The Boys (he screwed his heart up with the drugs) and then ends up getting back into it whilst The Deep just waits... Patiently. We have a good weird/trippy scene with The Deep involving his gills, my god they are horrid. What goes through the creators mind for them to sit down and be like "Let's make the gills talk... NO SING!" Either way it paid off.
We get to learn a bit more about Butcher and his Wife & her Son. I'm personally not a fan of either his Wife or Ryan but it gave a decent amount of necessary character depth to Butcher. We learn just how deep his hatred of Supes is rooted as well especially when it takes near enough every fibre in his being to not kill Ryan. I also found it quite entertaining how Homelander & Stormfront meddled with Becca & Ryan - trying to make him see just how powerful he really is.
The finale was a blast. There were 2 incredible scenes that really stood out for me. Scene 1 was the all girl fight scene with Kimiko, Starlight & Maeve absolutely whooping Stormfronts Nazi A##! Boy was that entertaining and satisfying to see! The second great scene was right at the end when Stormfront was killing Becca & Ryan snapped and lazered her T!ts off... I can't wait to see how Homelander is going to react seeing his son murdering his new love.
This season was amazing and I couldn't have asked for more. I am SO pleased with this and I can't wait for Season 3!
yeah, this season for me was kinda meh... putting aside all the blunders that were so painfully obvious, there is the issue of characters always appearing or being there just at the right time that imo bothered me more than it should have... and of course there is the never ending modern day drama about races, homosexuality and all that american bullshit and how could forget the undying antagonists of humanity, the nazis... like seriously? who writes this shit? some jews?
Just finished the season and all I can say is fucking hell. I haven’t watched something so interesting and so raw in a long time. I love everything about this show and cannot wait to see where it goes in the future.
Big drop in writing quality from 1st to 2nd season. Some of the episodes in the mid-season were downright bad, even if others were fun. Guess I'll cut loose.
Unlike the first season, this is just an edgy, filler season at best. At worst, it's a plot-hole riddled mess. It may have introduced some new characters and changed the situations for some minor characters, nothing substantial happens to the main plot. It is fun to watch but it is not very rewatchable like the first one.
This season was massively underwhelming. It's been some time since I've watched the first season, but this season pales in comparison. The first three episodes were good; only I became more and more bored and uninterested as I continued through the season. I never cared about this season from the beginning; I don't seem to care too much about anything that I watch, but I guess the reason this time was because there were plenty of instances that had inconsistencies or downright ridiculous writing behind them throughout the season.
I caught a few nearing the end of the season. I wasn't too bothered with them, though. Even now, after having done a little browsing since then, and more instances like that revealed to me, I don't care enough about them to be that bothered by them or to write down the ones that I noticed.
That being said, this season had plenty of instances that were weakly written and other instances that were contrived; also, some inconsistencies; and an overused use of convenience. And that's a problem, even though I didn't care about the ones that caught my attention and all the other ones that I've learned. It's like I subconsciously noticed the weak writing, which is why I never felt interested in hardly anything that happened in this season; for that, I'm thankful towards my subconscious self.
The first thing that came to my mind that could fit within the category of weak, lazy, inconsistent, contrived, or convenient writing has to do with The Boys being wanted. Apparently, they're among the most wanted individuals in America, if not the most wanted, yet that never seems to be properly conveyed. The way that factor is presented makes me think that any of them could make themselves known to as many people as possible, in the most public place possible, with cops present, Homelander and Vought being aware of it, and nobody will care. It's ridiculous.
Most wanted or not, they're still wanted, and the fact that they're remaining at large should be an important priority for law enforcement, not to mention, especially Homelander or Vought. You could say that it's because The Boys don't matter to Vought or Homelander; they're insignificant. But I think that's giving a reason to something that doesn't have one and/or to one that wasn't conveyed properly so you can remain willfully ignorant.
And while I'm on that train of thought, it's even more ridiculous that Hughie and Annie are constantly meeting in public, several times, as well as communicating via text and talking over the phone. How dumb and naive can you be? It shouldn't matter if burner phones are used or if you snap the SIM cards. Someone should still recognize one or both of them since they meet up in public; they're both seemingly very well-known. Vought should have people following Annie everywhere she goes, and well enough that even though she said that nobody followed her, she still could've been followed.
Furthermore, Hughie has the audacity to mention how he's wanted, she's famous, and that they can't be seen together; he may never have said the latter, ever, I don't remember, but the first two things he did say in the premiere. There were also other instances where someone's in public, and it doesn't matter; nobody cares or sees them because the plot demands it. Yeah, that someone is wanted and/or super famous; it doesn't matter. On a deeper level, that's the audacity of the writers, as are all the other examples of lazy writing.
Honestly, it hurts my brain trying to think of some of the instances where the writing was lazy, or convenient, contrived, or inconsistent. I think that's because there were so many and so subtle that you could end up not catching on to some of them. And the fact that the main plot and subplots throughout the season weren't that good did not help with those instances because it helped bury them further and make them even more subtle.
Catching on to them or not, they're there, and they're a problem. I guess stuff like that is usually present in most TV shows or movies; it's possible to write an episode, TV show, or movie well enough to where there aren't, though, I'd imagine. But the main difference with what I imagine is common is that everything else was good enough to the point where it's as if those instances were never there, in most cases. And that wasn't the case with this season.
As far as the main plot of the season goes, it was two steps forward, five steps back, and then locked into place. There was more substance to moments throughout the season than there were to the main plot and the subplots. The only characters that brought entertainment to the table were Homelander and Billy; each character's respective actor played a huge part in that. Every other character wasn't as entertaining, and in some cases, was boring or uninteresting. Every plot thread of the season never seemed to go anywhere; they were there for appearances. I guess Homelander's subplot with Ryan was good. Other than that, all the other subplots weren't that good.
Various moments throughout the season were entertaining; the season itself was entertaining to watch, too. But the further you go into each plot thread, there comes along an example of lazy writing, convenience, contrived aspects, and this feeling of a big ol' pile of wasted time; it'll be best to watch this show for entertainment and not delude yourself into thinking that it's more than that because of the themes, references to the real world, and cool, quirky details and things of which add nothing of importance to anything that the majority of people aren't going to get and wouldn't care about if they did.
I think I was more immersed in the first season and more entertained than I was with this season. But that doesn't necessarily matter in the end, I guess. Regardless of things that I just wrote, I still found myself to be entertained while watching through this season. But it could've been much better, so I hope there will be major improvements to the writing side of things in the third season.
I don't care that much about the things that I've mentioned regarding lazy writing and whatnot, but it does have an impact on the entertainment side of things for me if it's present, which is why I never seemed to get invested and care about what's happening. But as long as it's entertaining, which is something that I think will always be the case with this show, and this season was, regardless of whether anything that I wrote will be interpreted as the contrary, that's good enough for me.
As good as season 1 and in some episodes it was amazing
Very excited that [spoiler] stormfront is dead! But not excited by how they did it first off all she hit MM with thunder that is shown to kill people previously and all she did with it was toss him around. I was expecting at least some serious casualties or near deaths. Also I hated that Lamplighter killed himself instead of just lighting a fire and escaping. But I guess it did not matter cause his head would have gotten blown off anyway. I wonder what the condition for the lady to use her head explosion power is and how come she did not take that chance to kill homelander.
Absolutely insane. Some will say the start up was slow, but it was a great burn, that final along will make anyone shed a tear of joy. 8/10 season, still much more work to do for a perfect score, but nevertheless fantastic!
This season felt like they were more confident on everything: fun, violence, satire, drama, superhero stuff, crazy over the top set pieces. And the ending is great.
Could've gone on longer but for how long it was its action packed and a great continuation of season 1. Wild finish too.
Even better season than the first one. Loved it!
Season 2 is crazy!! Can't wait to see what they'll come up with next.