One of the best shows in Amazon Prime. The cast is fantastic, the writing is excellent, the action scenes are good and the visual effects are top-notch.
The boys are bloodier and brutal. Antony Starr as homelander is one of the perfect castings for the show, Karl urban nailed as a butcher . Laz as MM, Tomer as Frenchie, and Hack as Hughie nailed the performance.
Performance of the Antony , Jack and Karl
A show orientated towards adults. This show takes all the superhero cliches and puts them upside down.
Jack Quaid is awesome and Karl urban is really entertaining as he swears his way through scenes. Also huge props to Antony star for portraying such a sinister yet charismatic homelander . It’s wild how he ranges from terrifying to smiling from scene to scene or even moment to moment. The character is believable and their performances are powerful.
Antony Starr (Banshee) did a great job as the villain and Karl Urban (start trk) is the Anti-hero.
The cast and acting are spots on, with Karl and Antony star’s performance as its biggest highlights. The cast is fantastic, the writing is great, and bringing back people like Elizabeth Shue and Haley Joel Osmaong is also a surprise cast choice but it works.
ABOUT HUGHIE as the Protagonist
The protagonist (Hughie) is the literally straight man in this R- Rated clown world , where superheroes are marketed as celebrities and peddled to the masses like religion.
He is a member of the vigilante group. Hughie has a mediocre life and is happy with his girlfriend Robin. They are to move in together. However, their relationship is cut short after his girlfriend died in an accident by A – train.
The beauty of the show lies in its outright truth and the unprecedented events that the characters go through while engaging the viewers in the constant battle between good and evil. They are lifelike, humble, and innocent like Anna or diabolical and wicked like the HOMELANDER , the dynamics of the characters, and the portrayal of power and control over one another, either through blackmail. Diplomacy or even love adds to the complexity and makes the show an invigorating experience.
How well the writers have defined each character’s motivations, which helps drive the action in a believable way. Despite, the show taking place in a fantasy world where superheroes are real.