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svalbard

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Anyone watching this at the moment. On episode 2 at the moment and I think it has legs. It is an irreverent take on the Superhero genre.
 

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It's ok, but after a while it annoyed me. The "everyone", is damaged, and so does damage to, and uses others, runs out of legs. I found myself wishing for just one character to be an "a" hole just because they are, not because of "being damaged".
 

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It's ok, but after a while it annoyed me. The "everyone", is damaged, and so does damage to, and uses others, runs out of legs. I found myself wishing for just one character to be an "a" hole just because they are, not because of "being damaged".
Is that not a common trope in TV these days were everyone is damaged to some extent or another or maybe it is a cultural thing.
 
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Is that not a common trope in TV these days were everyone is damaged to some extent or another or maybe it is a cultural thing.
Yes it is, and one I don't like. It isn't realistic. And even in a "superhero" type story, you do need a bit of reality to hang the fantasy on.

I also find the trope very condescending. To say that so called "damaged" people always go on to cause the same to others is nonsense. It happens yes, but also "normal", undamaged people do, and can do more, as they have no filter, as in been there on the receiving end.
 

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I've been seeing the ad on Instagram. I think this looks like a lot of fun.
 

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So Superman is a homicidal maniac, Wonder Woman is a broken PTSD suffering alcoholic, The Flash is addicted to super steriods, Aquaman is a sexual predator with a serious inferiority complex and the Invisible Man is a voyeuristic pervert. Power corrupts. Like it!
 

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Gareth Ennis is involved with this as well. I thought I caught a Preacher vibe off the action.

Finished the series and it is crying out fora S2.
 

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Watched nearly all of it as the wife's been a fan but I'm not so hot on it myself. There's some good things to it - but the whole uber-cynical, all messed up thing feels pretty old these days. I'm not sure this has anything to say about superheroes and power that Watchmen didn't say and a lot of what it says about the modern world is just very heavy handed. Which wouldn't matter if it was fun, but most of the characters don't have enough charisma or interesting traits for me to care about them. Plotting's good. Frenchie and Starlight are pretty cool.

All in all, a curate's egg for me.
 

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Just finished it, I really enjoyed it. Butcher's accent was horrific though, I didn't even realise he was meant to be British to start with. I also liked Frenchie. And Kimiko and actually Hughie I thought was pretty good. The only WTF moment for me was that bloke calling the German Shepherd dogs "German Retrievers". Is that what they're called in the US?! Or were they supposed to be crossed with goldies? Because no, they weren't.
 

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I watched episode #1 last week, and at one point was not sure if it was supposed to be funny or serious when this guy who was holding hands with his girlfriend suddenly finds all he is holding are her hands.

The high speed super hero, similar to the Flash, had just collided with the girlfriend, and at his high speed, had reduced her to a splatter. Droplets of blood and goo, seemingly floating in the slow-motion sequence

So, there is this group of super 'heroes' called The Seven, apparently modeled on The Justice League, but this show seems focused on the gritty aspect, rather than the heroic part.

So, the poor guy who just lost his girlfriend, is offered $45K if he will sign an NDA, even though he was not related to the woman, but he is refusing, and wanting an apology before he will even consider signing.

It seems that these super heroes are taking advantage of the mortals' need for them, and are, among other things, committing acts of sexual naughtiness, with not the least remorse.

An interesting take on super heroes, I might watch more of this, if I ever get around to it.
 

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I want to watch this. I’m kinda getting bored with the whole superhero thing and I think this has an interesting take on it.
 

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Yes, corrupt superheros. Has anyone done this before? Anyway, quite a dilemma for the good guys. How do you stop superheros??
 
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