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I just came off a binge watch of the show I loved it.
I've only read the first couple but the plot is quite different in where Compound-V fits into the universe and that changes everything. They also tweeked it to critique the phenomenon of the MCU in the real world.
Simon Pegg is in it playing his own father as a nod to the comic.
Kyle Urban is a fine Butcher maintaining both his sinister streak and his charm, (unfortunately his cockney accent is a bit uncanny valley at times).
Superheroes are less the subject of ridicule to sneer at in this and more treated as terrifying things you would never want to exist. There are still elements of the nods and winks of poking fun in the comics but more subdued, it is more 'gritty' I'd say.
My biggest criticism is one of the locations they shot at feels more like a counter strike level than the real world. Complete with barrels and waist high crumbled concrete walls to hide behind. which on the scale of criticism is pretty low.
Homelander comes across as the most interesting and complex character.