The Boys

The Boys (2019)

3 mistakes in season 1

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Good for the Soul - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Elisabeth Shue is talking to Homelander by her car. As she gets her baby out of the car, she says "can we please just talk later" and has a muslin hanging over her right shoulder, turns around, and from the reverse angle the muslin is bundled up in front of her, not over her shoulder at all. Then the angle changes again and it's back where it was before.

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Good for the Soul - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Ashley Barrett is first seen behind Homelander, but then in the next shot she immediately jumps in front of him. (00:19:32)

Good for the Soul - S1-E5

Plot hole: The nanny cam footage A-Train watches makes no sense. There's footage of him having sex with Popclaw, then static, then her accidentally killing the landlord. That would only happen if someone edited it together - there's no lead-in to her landlord situation, it just cuts right to his death and the Boys arriving. But they were in the bedroom well before that - either it's motion sensitive and should have caught the whole thing, or it's recording continuously and still should have caught the whole thing. Instead this digital recording acts like a VHS tape someone accidentally recorded over.

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Suggested correction: Actually A-Train is holding the remote and it changes after he is pressing it against his forehead. He even looks at the remote after it changes, implying he accidentally pressed a button. The static shouldn't be there though as it's a digital recording.


Trivia: Simon Pegg's extended cameo as Hughie's father is a specific nod to the comics - the look of "Wee Hughie" in the original comics was based on Simon Pegg. Artist Darick Robertson said "it was important to capture an innocence but tough determination in Hughie. Two things that seemed to contradict each other and somehow in early sketches he kept looking too old. When I saw Simon Pegg in Spaced I thought he captured that balance perfectly." Pegg knew he was too old to play the character himself, but was happy to play his father.

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