I don't really rate Mark Millar as a writer, although I haven't read Jupiter's Legacy. I didn't like the Boys series either, didn't feel authentic enough to the comic for me.Jupiter's Legacy was a surprising choice for most comicbook fans as It's not a crazy popular comic and it's only like 5 issues. It's barely a seasons worth of story. Mark Millar is sort of well known for not particularly giving a shit about his characters or their development. His strong suit is his themes. Most of his characters are one-note and often shitty shallow people. One of his most Iconic, Ultimates envisions Captain America as, for all intents and purposes, a Alt-right nationalist, Hulk as a mass murderer, etc. Awful people, neat ideas.
For some reason the show runners want you to like these people or empathize, don't bother. Sky Foxes kid is the only one to bother rooting for imo, at least I like him anyway, both on page and screen.
I didn't "hate" the first season. Though it's one big prequel to the comic, taking place entirely in newly written content, thematically it's mostly a fair adaptation.
I really hated both Walking Dead and The Boys because they make up a bunch of drama shit that
A. Isn't in the books
B. Unnecessarily drags out episodes with "omg misunderstaaandingss" and
C. Tries to develop characters without considering their purpose in the books they're adapting (fucking GOT)
Jupiters legacy....so..far isn't pissing me off. The character story they're showing in Season One is at least referenced in the books and the characters are more or less true to the comic. It's....ok. I found myself enjoying it more as the season goes along. The second half is quite a bit more interesting than the first.
I've finished watching Jupiter's Legacy, still pretty hit and miss for me. The 1920s storyline is fairly solid, there's an interesting story arc, good character work, nice sets and locations. The present day storyline feels underdeveloped though. Some characters from the younger generation of superheroes are introduced but they're pretty bland. There's a mystery that's resolved in a pretty disappointing manner. There's a lot of talk about the Code. Not much plot or character development, and a bit short on action as well.
I did wonder if the series was originally meant to be longer and was cut short due to the pandemic.